Carbondale Arts offers a wide range of community events throughout the year from gallery openings, to social sketching to Mountain Fair and even opera! Almost all of our events are free and open to the public.
Friday, September 8, from 6-8pm
Carbondale Arts presents “Homecoming: A site-specific installation by Lara Whitley” and “Pattern Recognition: Observations and Explorations by Lindsay Jones”, both opening in the R2 Gallery on Friday, September 8, from 6-8pm.
Lara Whitley built “Homecoming” using glass she foraged from abandoned town dumps in the Valley. The resurrected miner’s shack she created digs into both the history of our community and the zeitgeist of our time: throwaway culture. As Lara notes, “These bits of glass were the plastic of their day.”
Abstracting images from architecture and landscape, Lindsay Jones creates drawings, small sculptures, and installations out of materials such as paper, collage, and balsa wood. Her work is the result of her observations of the landscape; the rural, the urban, the exquisite, the boring, the natural, the unnatural, etc.
August 10 through September 1, 2017
Carbondale Arts presents a solo exhibition of paintings by Paul Manes, from August 10 through September 1 at the R2 Gallery in The Launchpad.
Paul Manes began his professional career in New York City in the early 1980s. His art has been widely exhibited in America and Europe and his paintings have been acquired by many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, and the Hyde Collection Art Museum. His work forms part of numerous private collections in the United States and Europe. Paul is currently based in Carbondale, Colorado.
This exhibition runs through First Friday, September 1. Learn more about the exhibition and the artist here.
Through August 2017
Photographs from Erik Wardell’s travels are on display at Bonfire Coffee (on Main Street in Carbondale) through the end of August, 2017. Erik is local photographer passionate about witnessing the spectrum of the human experience through travel and photography. He spent six months in the Indian subcontinent interacting with local cultures and volunteering for inspiring woman catalyzing change with various social ventures. During that time he lost 30 pounds while crisscrossing the country by rail and experiencing the cultural diversity, wonder, and horror that is India. When he’s not traveling and snapping photos, he spends his time being a husband to his wife Kellyn, playing outside, doing yoga, and helping direct 5Point Adventure Film Festival.