Imagination expressed during Autumn@Adams


esther lopez and annie lopez

In 2013, Esther Lopez hands out her award winning red chile at the Autumn@Adams Cook-Off.

With bursts of color, hot chile and creativity everywhere – the eleventh annual Adams State University Autumn@Adams Week, Great Expression/Gran Expresión, will inspire. Events are scheduled from September 8 through September 13.

The popular Last Lecture returns with Adams State President David Svaldi at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in McDaniel Hall 101.

A dance performance by Mountain Valley Dance, choreographed by Aubrey Lucero will kick-off the week, on September 8. After the performance, Lucero will speak on her creative process. James Doyle will join the dancers, performing percussion music and discussing how small notes become successful numbers when he writes compositions.

Poetry and stained glass – Dr. Carol Guerrero-Murphy and Kay Malouff will discuss how their imaginations spark, ignite, and fuel their art forms, on September 9.

Runners of the valley are welcome to participate in a 5K Color Run on September 11, starting at 4 p.m. at the East Campus. There will be no charge for the run, and free t-shirts will be provided to the first 100 runners. Starting at the same time, the Human Performance and Physical Education Department invites the public to their open house until 6 p.m. Following the open house is an SLV Lifeways Lecture "Archaic Spanish of the Upper Rio Grande Region" by Dennis Lopez.

The above events are free and open to the public. Free refreshments will be served.

participants at autumn@adams cook off

Participants, pen in one hand and samples of chile in the other, pay $3 to sample all chiles and salsas at the 2013 Autumn@Adams Cook-Off.

The annual event starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, on the North Campus Green. Contestants pay $10 per entry and participants pay $3 to sample all the green chile, red chile and salsa and vote on their favorite.

For a complete schedule of events, or for a cook-off form, visit Autumn@Adams, or call 719-587-7827 or 719-587-7341.