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.
Thursday, September 29 at 6:30pm
Please join us to brainstorm ideas on our 2016 Green is the New Black Fashion Show theme, SHE! We are hosting a Salon on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30pm to discuss the possibilities at Amy’s house located at 85 N. 7th St. in Carbondale. This salon is tradition that has spanned at least five years and is a great way for those of you who are inspired by the theme to put you input into the early creation stages of the show.
Friday, September 30, 5:30-7:00pm
The artists of Vantage Points, the current exhibition at Carbondale Arts’ R2 Gallery in The Launchpad (76 S. 4th St, Carbondale), will be speaking about their work to the public from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. Patricia Ringer creates large scale abstract paintings and her new series, Ambiguity, came about as a radical attempt to break out of realism, opting instead to evoke a more personal story from her new work. Laura G. Thorne, metal sculptor, endeavors to present the complexity of our 21st-century-world in an intriguing and harmonious way that illuminates the elements, natural and man-made, that form it. This event is free to everyone and refreshments will be served.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
The Launchpad: Helps over 60 teachers present classes; provides public edible gardens and gathering spaces; maintains Valley Settlement gardening projects; hosts over 30 special arts events per year; exhibits over 100 local artists; pays monthly sales tax to our town.
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.