CCAH, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, 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.
Through November 6th
Curated by Lynette O’Kane, this exhibit visually articulates the seemingly random animations of wind and water. The exhibit includes an installation of delicate wire constructed tumbleweeds, plaster and encaustic wall works depicting clouds and weather patterns and monoprints representing the movement and flow of water. The artists discuss the unpredictable vagaries and synchronicities of their lives. There are 3 disparate sets of circumstances, 3 geographical locations and 3 creative expressions in different media. In CrossCurrents, artists Lynette O’Kane, Meris Barreto and Wendy Prellwitz combine their varied energies and mediums into a unified presentation.
Friday, October 30 from 5:30 to 7:30pm
The annual celebration of the dead returns the night before Halloween, Friday, October 30 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Join CCAH, The Valley Settlement Project, Ballet Folklorico and Thunder River Theater in an evening of color, procession and performance. The evening starts in the Round Room of the Third Street Center with altar viewings, traditional foods, hot chocolate, face painting and the fantastic performance by Ballet Folklorico. The procession starts at 6:30 at Third Street and ends at Thunder River Theater. Entertainment at the theater will include a bilingual puppet show and poetry. Everyone is invited to join in. If you would like to make an altar please contact CCAH at 970-963-1680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15.
Stop by Bonfire Coffee during their normal business hours to view the artwork of Brad Gilbert: Mississippi native, musician, artist & mountain biker. His inspiration comes from bands and their album covers such as The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, as well as artist Walter Anderson.
A Youth Show of Design, Daring & Dance
Cirque d’Sopris, an annual youth show of design, daring & dance took place on Saturday, January 31st and Sunday, February 1st, 2015. This year’s theme was the Chinese Zodiac. The show features youth fashion creations, dancing, acrobatic feats, and more! A fashion design class is held prior to the show, look for this class in the fall. We are always blown away by the creativity and talent of these young folks and ask ourselves, did they really make these clothes?!? And the answer is YES! They did, they make them all. Now if only they made clothes for big kids too : )