Interactive Evening Featuring Artist Ben Roth to Launch Stio’s Mountain Studio Series

CHICAGO (September 23, 2015) – Founded to inspire a connection with the outdoors, Jackson Hole apparel company Stio strives to bring the authentic mountain lifestyle to its customers through award-winning products, outdoor stewardship, and now its Mountain Studio Series. The calendar of events debuts at the Stio Mountain Studio in Chicago on Tuesday, September 29, with Jackson native and materials artist Ben Roth leading a captivating evening detailing his creative process, during which attendees will build their own works of recycled art.

A materials artist working in the reclaimed and recycled materials medium, Roth focuses on conservation as well as aesthetics when creating his work. At the first Mountain Studio Series event, Roth will share his creative process, techniques and problem-solving methods in conjunction with a do-it-yourself workshop called Scraptacular. Hosted by Chicago art non-profit Rebuilding Exchange, Scraptacular will provide materials for attendees to create their own original recycled art while they enjoy a wine tasting and light fare from Tenzing Wines.

"We are excited to launch our Mountain Studio Series with events curated to highlight the people, art, photography, music, and video that capture and project the soul of the mountain lifestyle we value so deeply at Stio,” says Stio founder and CEO Stephen Sullivan. “The Stio Mountain Studio, our brand concept store, which opened earlier this year, is a place people can come to find and connect with the mountain lifestyle that our brand represents. Ben Roth is a perfect ambassador to launch our new event series and communicate Stio’s values to a new audience.”

The event starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, at the Stio Mountain Studio – Chicago, located at 1719 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. All Mountain Studio Series events are free to the public.

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About Stio®

Headquartered in the heart of the Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Stio® was founded to inspire connection with the outdoors through beautiful, functional, and innovative products infused with the soul of mountain lifestyle.  Stio’s “mountain town style meets backcountry performance” product is sold via Stio Mountain Studio™ retail stores in Jackson, Wyoming and Chicago, Illinois, Stio® catalogs and the Stio® website.