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, March 31, 5:30-7pm
Join the artists of Alaprima here at our R2 Gallery for a special “Know Your Artist, Know Your Art” event this Friday, March 31 from 5:30-7pm for an evening of watercolor demonstrations! Have you ever wondered how watercolor painting is different from acrylic or oil? Learn some tips and tricks from these eight artists, and see examples of how they’ve integrated techniques such as wet-into-wet, dry brush, masking, and salt texture effects into their work. The artists will be in attendance and will give tours around the gallery, giving insights into their process and inspiration. Watercolor can be a challenging medium in which to work, and this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about it with this talented group of artists!
Now through April 14
Carbondale Arts is pleased to present The Alaprima Painters: Watercolorists of the Roaring Fork Valley, on display at The Launchpad now through April 14. Alaprima was founded in 2015 by Judy Milne and Joan Engler as a watercolor painting group of like-minded individuals who enjoy the camaraderie, support, and critical input of artists in a non-competitive atmosphere. This show exhibits a variety of subjects and showcase the unique style of each Alaprima member.
With love and gratitude, The Alaprima Painters dedicate this show to Sarah (Tootie) Peterson, who is a friend, mentor, and teacher. An Aspen native, Sarah is an extraordinary watercolor artist who has inspired many to love watercolor and to paint with joy.
This exhibition will be open to the public in the R2 Gallery at The Launchpad on weekdays from 9a.m. to 5p.m. and Saturdays from 10a.m. to 2p.m. through Apr. 14. For more information visit carbondalearts.com or call (970)963-1680.
March through April, 2017
My photographs are an extension of a lifetime of study of the natural world. It is through photography that natures’ mystery and beauty are expressed. The subtle interplay of light, color, and shadow comprise these photos. I do not compose my photographs – they exist. They are the result of the intersection of time, place and light.
The expression of the natural world has been enhanced by both my formal study of it, and teaching about it. I have been trained as a professional Biologist. One has to learn to truly “see”, in order to understand. Researching rare plants and animals has only enhanced my skills at observation. Understanding the dynamic interplay of organisms, their evolution and life histories allows me to “see” with an understanding. Also integral is an ability to read the landscape. All of these factors precipitate out in my photography.
All photographs were shot with Kodak T-Max 100 film with a Nikon camera. All prints are from high resolution scans printed on archival material. Prints are available in editions of 100.