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.
September 21, 7.30pm at The Launchpad
The Salon features a broad spectrum of artistic performance, including all types of music, spoken word, dance and multimedia works. Many of the pieces and ensembles are experimental and created specifically to suit the intimate atmosphere. While each salon is different, they all have a powerful, inspirational impact that comes from the close connection between the artists and the audience. Cost: $25 in advance, $28.00 night off ($28.50 with credit card). For tickets and more information: https://thesaloncarbondale.
September’s Salon artists will include: Comedy: National touring Comedian A.J. Finney; Film: Award winning film maker Marcia Kimption; Dance: Past Soloist with the Joffrey Ballet Cynthia Giannini showcasing her student; Music: local and now nationally touring persuccionist Zack Ritchie; Theatre: Cassidy Wiley with premiere a new work; Dance: locals Claudia and Eric Pena romance and enchant us with their sultry Bachata
Thursday, September 12, from 6-8pm
Carbondale Arts presents 2 exhibitions opening to the public on Thursday, September 12, from 6-8pm at the R2 Gallery located inside The Launchpad. A preview for Carbondale Arts members and gallery patrons will take place at 5:30pm with a talk by the artists.
An exhibition of Jack Brendlinger’s sculptural bronze works will be shown as a retrospective. Jack’s sculptures are produced with the lost wax technique. With age, his work has become abstract, gravity defying, modern, and filled with whimsical characters. Jack is a fifth generation Coloradan (born in Denver) and is a highly accomplished artist and sculptor.
Solo exhibition “Transcultural Bonding In Clothing” represents the work of Etar, an established and well-known fabric artist in the Roaring Fork Valley. The show will take visitors on a transcultural journey through fabric, highlighting Etar’s experiences working with locals in Bolivia, Uzbekistan, Dubai, and many parts of Europe as well. Etar has lived and worked in Aspen for over 30 years and created unique, high-end clothing for many dedicated clients.
Both shows will remain on display through October 4. Gallery hours are 9-5 weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays. Learn more about both exhibitions at https://www.carbondalearts.com/r2-gallery/
Deadline to apply is Oct 14
Presented each holiday season by Carbondale Arts, Deck The Walls is carefully juried and open to artists and craftspeople all over the Roaring Fork Valley and the state of Colorado. Our goal is to provide vendors with an exceptional venue for their unique wares and to offer our community a chance to take home thoughtful and well-made local and regional goods.
Carbondale Arts is cultivating a vibrant collective of local and regional artists, designers, and hand-makers for each year’s Deck The Walls. We strive to help small businesses grow and to encourage community to engage and connect with the artisans while supporting our local economy during the holidays.
Applications are being accepted now online. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 14, with acceptance notices sent October 21. All details available in the online form.
Questions? Call 970-963-1680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Held on Sunday evening, October 13, Art Heist is a fundraiser for The Launchpad (home of Carbondale Arts and Dance Initiative). Participants will have the chance to steal great artwork right off the walls of the R2 Gallery! Full details and tickets (3 different levels) now online!
Artists and art collectors: WE NEED YOU! Please consider supporting The Launchpad by donating artwork, either of your own hand or from your collection, for this fundraising event. All donations and proceeds raise funds for The Launchpad. As you probably know, this extraordinary “space for the arts”, located in the heart of the Carbondale Creative District, accommodates diverse forms of artistic expression in our community all year round.
An art donation form may be filled out online or in person at The Launchpad (form due no later than October 1, art delivered by October 7, 8, or 9). Please refer to the donation form for important dates and other information relevant to the upcoming Art Heist event. Acknowledgement letters will be issued to all donors for tax purposes.
Hope to see you at the heist!
Now through September 6
Carbondale Arts presents two exhibitions that run through First Friday, September 6.
“LOOM” explores the relationship between the weaving loom and the evolution of the modern computer. This two-person show is organized around collaborative pieces by mixed media artist Andrew Roberts-Gray and painter and textile artist Cate Tallmadge. The works investigate connections between woven geometry and painterly geometry, and highlights the link between the binary coding in weaving and computing.
“Post-Frontier Landscapes” is a solo exhibition by textile artist Julia Crocetto, whose inquiry is rooted in her experiences of the Greater West, specifically areas that are or have been known as Frontier Lands. This exhibition is a facet of her study of borderzones and anomalies, which developed from the artist’s attempts to connect with place and grapple with her faulty memories of the West.
Learn more at https://www.carbondalearts.com/r2-gallery/
Mid August through the fall
If you find yourself in Denver, be sure to check out the work of Carbondale artists in the Rotunda of the Capitol, in the Lieutenant Governor’s office, located inside the Capitol, as well as the office of the staff for the Legislative Council. Participating artists in this dynamic group exhibition include Kay Clarke, Brian Colley, Larry Day, Staci Dickerson, Kristen Doyle, Dave Durrance, Monica Goldsmith, Jim Harris, Chris Hassig, Lindsay Jones, Reina Katzenberger, Wewer Keohane, Steve Lock, Charmaine Locke, Paul Manes, Jay Phillips, William Poague, Mike Rand, Katherine Rickenbaugh Rich, Erin Rigney, Annette and Andrew Roberts-Gray, Deva Shantay, Lisa Singer, Jeffrey Stevens, James Surls, Catherine Tallmadge, Andy Taylor, Nicolette Toussaint, Katy VanNostrand, Greg Watts, and Marcia Weese. This exhibition came about because of a partnership between the Carbondale Creative District and Colorado Creative Industries. Spread the word to all your Denver peeps!