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.
Dress Rehearsal tickets on sale February 27
Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, Carbondale Arts will produce the 9th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza: SHE. Full of locals, performance art, multimedia, inspiring sustainable fashion and a storyline to boot, this show isn’t just entertaining– it is about raising money to educate our youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. Green is the New Black sells out every year at 500 seated tickets plus standing room each night. Local and national designers and artists come together to create a dynamic, alluring, and thought-provoking event featuring fashion that sparks the imagination and is created from recycled and/or sustainable materials. These creations, intertwined with dance and multimedia artistry, attract an audience from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.
General admission tickets are SOLD OUT for both Friday and Saturday nights. $20 tickets to the 8pm Thursday dress rehearsal will go on sale Monday, February 27th.The dress rehearsal will be the full show with all tech and other performance pieces, the only major difference is no dessert reception and no bar.
Saturday VIP tickets ($100 each) are still available and include a seat in the FIRST TWO ROWS immediately surrounding the runway, a gift bag, a complimentary glass of champagne, as well as access to the Marble Distillery Bar, the Beer & Wine Bar, and the dessert reception. As a reminder, tickets (VIP and GA) are nonrefundable.
Do you need to switch your Friday or Saturday ticket to a different night? Use this Facebook Group to post your desired night, and when you’ve found a match (important!), update the ticket names on Eventbrite by following the instructions on this link.TICKETS HERE
Friday, February 24 from 6-8pm
Carbondale Arts will host an Opening Reception for the exhibition Incandescence on February 24 from 6 to 8pm at the R2 Gallery located in The Launchpad. Incandescence showcases a new collection of encaustic paintings by artist and designer Erin Rigney as well as 9 Roaring Fork Valley glass artists, curated by Robert Burch. Burch will also display his new glass and metal series titled ‘Material Studies.’ Rigney’s encaustic abstractions are an exploration of the atmospheric designs in shells and the unsung art that washes up upon our shores.
January - February, 2017
Katelyn Krehbiel is a senior at Roaring Fork. She is a mostly self taught artist as well as being an endurance athlete and a full time student. Katelyn started as a clay artist when she fell in love with pottery at age 11 and worked at the Carbondale Clay Center teaching kids classes in the summer and doing her own learning with residents such as HP Bloomer in the winter. Once she started high school clay was too time consuming to fit into her busy schedule. She began drawing in 8th grade and picked up the skill quickly, enjoying the instant gratification of two dimensional art. She believes that her technical skill of drawing comes from understanding three dimensional shapes in clay. When Katelyn is not running or Nordic skiing she is drawing. She says “Art is the only thing that truly makes sense to me.” Katelyn has had work at the Art Base, the Aspen Chapel and she won people’s choice in the valley visual show last year. Katelyn plans to major in art and Nordic ski at Montana State University next year.
In this show I wanted to bring my love for exploration of the outdoors into my artwork. As I begin to plan for college and for leaving my home I have come to realize the prominent role the mountains have played in my life. They are part of me and I hope that I can always be part of them. They are the strength in my heart, my lungs, my body, my mind and my spirit. I have chosen to do the Colorado fourteeners as one of my main subjects because the mountains are the blood and soul of colorado locals.
Mountains are my hiding places. I feel comfort in their expanses and in their wild. These mountains are unforgiving and stark, but they are also some of the most calming places one can ever be. As a woman I often feel we are looked at as pretty flowers that are easily picked which is why I placed them with the mountains. I feel that women have the same strength as these mountains. By placing the protective dogs (And goat!) in front of the portraits, I was trying to highlight the wildness that we all may feel from time to time. We may be calm and pleasing to the eye, but like the mountains women never will be completely tamed.
Get a girl in the place she belongs and she will become herself.