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.
First Friday, May 5, from 6-8pm
Carbondale Arts is pleased to present two photography exhibitions at the R2 Gallery from May 5 through 26, 2017.
Within & Without: Over the past couple years, Susan G. Drinker and her husband Dick Durrance has been prowling the streets and alleys of Carbondale with their iPhones, capturing unusual glimpses of our funky little town. Everyday items take on a new dimension when seen through the eyes of this world famous team of photographers.
Fresh Perceptions: Curator Nannette Weinhold teaches Roaring Fork High School and Middle School photography students to see directly what enters into the field of vision, a fresh perception occurs, focusing their attention on color, pattern and texture. As they begin to view the world in this way, the spectrum of life, in turn, opens up and expands.
The R2 Gallery is open to the public weekdays 9am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.
First Friday, June 2
Carbondale Arts presents Correspondence, an exhibition which displays the artfully slow-paced discourse between artists utilizing the postal system. For many of the artists this was the only means of communication between them, forcing an exploration of the intimacy of conversation through the physical exchange of letters/art works.
Participating correspondents include: Brian Colley, Christopher Dickerson, Staci Dickerson, Laurie Doctor, Deborah Jones, James Katzenberger, Reina Katzenberger (curator), Tracey Kessler, Gabriel Liston, Bonnie Nadzam, Jill Sabella, Laura Stover, and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer. Additional correspondents include: Robert Burch, Juliana Forbes, Rick Griffith, Takeo Hiromitsu, Bart Laemmel, Andrew Roberts-Gray, Maggie Woods, and more.
The Opening Reception takes place June 2, 6-8p.m. The exhibition will be open to the public June 2 through 30 from 9a.m. to 5p.m. weekdays and 10a.m. to 2p.m. on Saturdays. For more information visit www.carbondalearts.com or call (970) 963-1680.
Now through the end of June, 2017
Bill Weidman is a resident of the Roaring Fork Valley. He is a former art teacher who sees relief printmaking as a great expression through line and form. Bill’s work is carved into blue foam board used for insulation, and he prints with water soluble oil-based inks.
All framed prints at Bonfire are for sale. Bill also has additional unframed prints at the Artique gift shop, located inside The Launchpad.
Friday, August 11, 2017
The Carbondale Creative District and KDNK Community Access Radio are pleased to announce Hootenanny With The Heathens on Friday, August 11th with The Band of Heathens. Local favorites Mile Markers will open the festivities. Food and brews from the valley will be available, with proceeds benefitting KDNK. The concert will be free.
The event celebrates the 1 year anniversary of the state certification of Carbondale’s Creative District. “The Creative District process has brought us all together in a stronger, collaborative way,” Amy Kimberly, Executive Director of Carbondale Arts explained, “And community control of our airwaves is important.” KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl added, “We are proud to be broadcasting from the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District, and looking forward to celebrating together as a community.”
The Band of Heathens have been Roaring Fork Valley favorites for many years. The band’s fifth studio album and eight overall, Duende, marks their tenth anniversary as a group. “I feel the album brings together all our influences, everything we’ve done over the years as a band,” explains Ed Jurdi. “We’ve touched on every part of our career, our roots, some singer-songwriter contemplative stuff, some high-energy rock ‘n’ roll. It’s all us, the record we were supposed to make. Ten years later, that’s what keeps us coming back.”
The celebration will include creativity in all colors including Rosybelle, the mobile maker bus, interactive installations and lots of community. The event starts at 5 pm on the 4th Street Plaza in the core of The Carbondale Creative District. No advance tickets are required. More info at carbondalecreativedistrict.com. Check out the radio station at kdnk.org. And listen to the Heathens’ music at bandofheathens.com.