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.
Friday, October 18 from 6-8pm with preview at 5:30pm
Carbondale Arts presents a new exhibition, “Alarming! Our Human Identity in the Digital Age” opening on Friday, October 18, from 6-8pm at the R2 Gallery located inside The Launchpad, at 76 S 4th Street in Carbondale. A member and gallery patron preview will take place at 5:30pm, and will include a short art talk before the public reception at 6pm.
Our identity in relationship to technology is rapidly changing. This exhibition, by K. Vuletich, Perry Taga, and Sarah Espinoza, uses interactive technologies and mixed media collage to emulate this changing relationship. The line between fact and fiction has been blurred by the constant inundation of ads, notifications, and news. Become part of the installation as you touch, look, and listen.
In Benjamin Walker’s Theory of Everything, he equates personalized ads to an alluring honeypot intended to entrap viewers. Walker later asks the question, what if, in addition to selling us products, in-app ads “are also trying to change who we think we are?” Could our interaction with technology be the next stage of human evolution or are we, as Kurt Vonnegut suggests, “serving as appendages, to machines”?
“Alarming!” is generously supported by Land+Shelter, a local architecture and planning company that seeks to harmonize the built environment with the natural environment and, in so doing, practice sustainable design. Land+Shelter provides an integration of architecture, sustainable design, owner’s representation, planning services, and community outreach – since 2005.
“Alarming!” will be on display at the R2 Gallery through November 8, 2019.
October 27 from 2-5pm
Join puppet master Soozie Lindbloom in a fun filled afternoon of Dia mask making. Hosted by Valley Settlement, Carbondale Arts and SoL Theater, everyone can have their own beautifully decorated mask for the Dia Procession. Drop by the Third Street Center between 2 – 5 pm and create your own work of art to wear. Fun for all ages. This event is free but we will happily take donations to offset the costs. No RSVP required, just show up!
October 16 at 6:30pm
Carbondale Clay Center would like to give a warm welcome to the 2019-2020 CCC Resident Artists, Jennifer Arnold & Kaitlyn Getz. Join us at the Launchpad on October 16th at 6:30pm for an intimate gathering with snacks, beverages, and slide talks from each artist. These gals have been a part of the CCC family for some time now, through teaching, volunteering, and exhibiting. We are so excited to have them here as residents for the next year.
More about the CCC Residency Program, http://www.carbondaleclay.org/residency-program
More about the current Resident Artists, http://www.carbondaleclay.org/current-resident-artists
Call for Altars & Celebration November 1
The celebration of the dead will take place on November 1st in Carbondale for First Friday. Every year, community members and artists make altars honoring those they have lost and loved. The altars will be put up on Wed./Thursday, October 30th and 31st, and taken down on November 9th. Altars cannot be bigger than 6 ft by 4 ft, but they can be smaller. Reserve your space now by emailing email@example.com
Carbondale Arts brings the community together on First Friday, November 1st for the annual celebration of Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Festivities start at 5pm at the Third Street Center (TSC) for altar viewing, face painting, Mexican hot chocolate, and traditional treats. The Que Viva will be held at 6pm, before the procession begins at 6:30pm. Bring your flashlights, candles, or glow sticks for the procession as it will be dark! Two viewings of Aspen Sante Fe Ballet Folklorico take place at 7:30pm and again at 8:30pm at the Thunder River Theatre Company. Dance of the Sacred Fire will finish the evening off with a fire and aerial silk performance at 4th and Main. All these events are free to the public. This event is a collaboration between Carbondale Arts, Valley Settlement, Thunder River Theatre Company, SOL Theatre, The Third Street Center, Mezcla Socials and Aspen-Santa-Fe Ballet Folklorico.
September and October, 2019
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!