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.
Monday, October 24th at The Launchpad from 5 to 6pm
We are honoring the one year anniversary of Ro’s moving on with a tree dedication onMonday, October 24th at 5pm at The Launchpad. We have two trees to dedicate, one for Ro and one for Carol Rothrock, a former CCAH Board member and artist who passed away several years ago. Both are fruit bearing trees that will give back to this community as both these women did. The celebration will be from 5 to 6pm. People are encouraged to bring an appetizer, drink, a story or a poem to share.
First Friday, November 4
The annual celebration of the dead returns on November 4 for First Friday in an evening of color, procession and performance. The evening will begin with an art walk around the Carbondale Creative District from 5 to 6:30pm. At 6:30pm, all will gather at the Thunder River Theatre for a performance by students from Ross Montessori as well as Community Offerenda and the Innvocation of the Dead. Following these pieces, we will process to the Third Street Center for altar viewings, traditional foods, hot chocolate, face painting and music by La Tricolor. The procession will begin at 7pm. Everyone is invited to join in the celebration.
In honor of Dia de los Muertos, Carbondale Arts invites those who have lost loved ones, or who feel drawn to create an altar, to participate in Remembering the Dead Altar Show. The altars will be on display in the Round Room at the Third Street Center from November 1-7. Please contact Carbondale Arts to reserve space by October 15th by emailing email@example.com or 970.963.1680. Dia de Los Muertos is sponsored by Carbondale Arts, Thunder River Theater and The Valley Settlement Project. Gracias!
Through November 5
Stop by the R2 Gallery in The Launchpad to view Feverish Migrations and ALLOY. Feverish Migrations brings together poetry by Cameron Scott and engraved prints by Johanna Mueller. Cameron is a winner of the 2016 Blue Light Book Award for his recent work, “The Book of Cold Mountain” a collection of poems illustrated by Johanna, who uses animals in her artwork to express her vulnerability, spirituality in conjunction with nature, and awe of the natural world. Both of these exhibitions run through November 5.
ALLOY is an exploration of metals as material curated by Natasha Seedorf and Olivia Pevec. It is a conversation about art, craft and artifact and an examination of what makes a thing an example of one or the other and where they cross. The periodic table of elements shows us 89 metals in the known universe. They are in our blood and in our food. We pry them from the earth, purify, process and mix them to meet a vast array of needs. From medicine, to warfare, infrastructure to fashion, metals are a part of every aspect of our lives. Featured metal artists include Haley Bates, Mark Cesark, Allison Finn, Matt Haugh, Olivia Pevec, Natasha Seedorf, Ira Sherman, and Reina Katzenberger (providing graphics).
The gallery is open to the public weekdays 9-5 and Saturdays 10-2.
September through October
Robert Burch spent his childhood between Atlanta and Tokyo. High school education tossed him around the country from Gainesville, Georgia to Carbondale, Colorado. While in Carbondale his passions ignited with the use of the art facilities, taking a special interest in glass blowing. After showing widely across the United States, Robert found himself at the mecca for glass blowing, Seattle. He has just returned from teaching at the Pukeberg College in Sweden to reside in Carbondale, Colorado.
Robert has a studio at SAW (Studio for Arts+Works) in Carbondale where he creates works with glass, metal, and 2-dimensional media as well.