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.
Now through May 31
Carbondale Arts hosts ‘’Linear // Planar’’ by Savanna LaBauve and Stephanie Seguin and “Yellow for Frances” by Eden Keil at the R2 Gallery at The Launchpad in Carbondale. “Linear // Planar” features new works from Savanna LaBauve and Stephanie Seguin who are both in their second and final year of Artist in Residency at Carbondale Clay Center.
Having used the prompt Paper Clay: Two artists. Two materials. Two perspectives, each artist responded to their materials, investigative processes, and the search for the point at which forms would melt into the page and where patterns became physical form. The resulting works highlight the space between the two and three dimensional, and scrutinize where they meet, overlap, and diverge. Through vessels paired with drawings, neighbored by sculptural components layered with pattern, the show presents the viewers with a compelling look at a breadth of material possibilities. Savanna and Stephanie aspire to spark a new plane of thought by engaging their audience through a collation of research-based results.
Yellow for Frances by Eden Keil is a series of large scale paintings continuing an exploration of the landscape through an abstracted and personal lens. The paintings combine elements of previous works, dissected and reimagined, with a focus on integrating yellow into the pieces. The work looks formally to waves, mountains, ultrasounds, radar, wood grain and other imagery across scales. Eden herself is an artist interested in landscapes in the broadest sense. She has spent the past ten years balancing her personal studio practice with a more collaborative focus on community based public art, teaching, and art therapy.
Both exhibitions run through May 31. Gallery hours are weekdays 9-5 and 10-2 on Saturdays.
First Friday, June 7, from 6-8pm
Carbondale Arts presents the opening reception of “Bauhaus Seen”, a group exhibition featuring Bauhaus-inspired furniture makers from across the country curated by Brad Reed Nelson as well as Bauhaus-influenced painters Richard Carter and Dave Durrance. “Bauhaus Seen” opens at the R2 Gallery at The Launchpad in Carbondale on First Friday, June 7, from 6-8pm.
This year, the Bauhaus school celebrates its 100th year. When renowned Aspenites Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke invited the famed Bauhaus designer Herbert Bayer to Aspen in the 1940s, they planted the seeds of the mountain modernism that now flourishes in both the Roaring Fork area and throughout the West.
“Bauhaus Seen” commemorates Bauhaus furniture-makers, curated by Brad Reed Nelson of Board By Design, and features ten legendary American furniture makers and designers including Russell Baldon (CA), Vivian Beer (NH), Andy Buck (NY), Tom Loeser (WI), Wendy Maruyama (CA), Brad Reed Nelson (CO), Christopher Poehlmann (PA), Sylvie Rosenthal (WI), Jason Schneider (MI), Brent Skidmore (NC), and Mark Tan (CO).
The exhibition also brings together two Roaring Fork Valley painters who have been directly influenced by Herbert Bayer of the Bauhaus movement: Richard Carter and Dave Durrance.
The connection between the cultural climate of the Bauhaus era and that of today remains uncanny. Exhibitions like “Bauhaus Seen” and the others in the Roaring Fork area commemorating the Bauhaus connection this summer will showcase this uniquely American modernist history and show how vastly important education in art, design and culture continues to be.
“Bauhaus Seen” is generously supported by Susan Beckerman, Bunny and Charles Burson, Isa Catto Shaw, Larry Cohen, Sara Ransford, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Jonathan Singer, and Ruth and John Ward.
A preview for Carbondale Arts members and gallery patrons will take place on Friday June 7, at 5:30 pm to meet the artists and for an opportunity to see the work before the exhibition opens to the public at 6pm For more information call (970) 963-1680. Learn more about the exhibition and artists at our website.
Friday evening June 21 from 7-8:30pm and all day Saturday 10am-5pm
Building a Sustainable Life as an artist introduces Artists U (artistsu.org) principles and tools. The workshop distills key topics and tactics: Strategic Planning, Finances for Artists, Communications, Generating Opportunities, Time Management, and Artist Mission Statements. This is a two day work shop taking place at CoVenture on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 7-8:30pm and at The Launchpad on Saturday, June 22, from 10:00am-5:00pm. Cost is $50 for Carbondale Arts/ Art Base members (code MEMBER) and $60 for non-members. Artists U provides workshop materials including AU workbook. Carbondale Arts will provide food and drink including coffee, tea and cold beverages, snacks and lunch on Saturday.
The workshop also builds community through partnered work, resource sharing and Working Groups. Artists receive the Artists U Workbook and have the option of forming Working Groups that meet monthly for five months to do the key work: planning, finances, and time management. Working Groups essential provide accountability and support for artists to change their trajectory, and build rigorous and supportive community conversations.
Andrew Simonet is writer and choreographer in Philadelphia. From 1993 to 2013, he co-directed Headlong Dance Theater, creating dances like CELL (a journey for one audience member guided by your cell phone), and This Town is a Mystery (dances by four Philadelphia families in their homes). In 2013, he left Headlong to focus on writing. His debut novel, Wilder, was published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2018.
In 2006, Andrew founded Artists U, an incubator for helping artists make sustainable lives with programs in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and South Carolina. He wrote Making Your Life as an Artist, an open source guide to living as an artist. He is on the leadership team for the Tremaine Foundation’s Artists Thrive initiative, the Artist Parent Residencies Working Group, and Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program.
He has received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, an Independence Fellowship in the Arts, a Bessie for Choreography at the New York Dance and Performance Awards, and residencies at Yaddo, Ucross, The Studios of Key West, and Hambidge. His performance work has been supported by The Creative Capital Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Pew Trusts, Rockefeller Foundation, Japan Foundation, and New England Foundation for the Arts, and produced by Dance Theater Workshop (NYC), The Kyoto Art Center, P.S. 122 (NYC), Central Park Summerstage, The Jade Festival (Tokyo), The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. He lives in West Philadelphia with his wife, theater director K. Elizabeth Stevens, and their sons Jesse Tiger and Nico Wolf.REGISTER