Art Opening Thursday September 12 Carbondale Arts R2 Gallery

Jack Brendlinger Restrospective and Transcultural Bonding in Clothing by Etar

First off, a retrospective exhibition of Jack Brendlinger’s sculptural bronze works, which 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.

Another 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.

The preview begins at 5:30pm, including a talk with both Jack and Etar, followed by the opening reception for the public at 6:00pm. We'd love to have you come get a first look at the artwork before it officially opens. We also plan to have a champagne toast during the talk to show our appreciation for these longtime and dedicated artists!

We hope to see you this THURSDAY, September 12, for the reception and we appreciate your support of Carbondale Arts. Thank you!

Interwoven: Fiber & Clay exhibition

“The Colorado Creative District Highlight Exhibitions are a way to connect artists. Colorado is filled with so many creative people and more than 25 creative districts. Our goal is to bring together artists from all mediums across the districts that would normally have not had the chance to work in collaboration,” says Carbondale Clay Center Executive Director, Angela Bruno.

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Origami Crane folding events with Jill Scher, the 2019 recipient of the Ro Mead Community Grant

Come learn how to make origami cranes and be a part of a peace Installation at the Third Street Center! Jill Scher will lead you through the folding steps. Make a crane for the TSC and another for yourself, or more!

July 11th

9:30am-12:30pm: Studio 10 at the Third Street Center. Materials provided. Ages 9 to adult.

July 16th

9:30am-12:30pm: On Roseybelle at the Launchpad. Register through Carbondale Arts. Materials provided. Ages 9- adult.

August 1st

9:30am-12:30pm: Studio 10 at the Third Street Center. Materials provided. Ages 9 to adult.

August 2nd

5-7:30pm: On Rosybelle at The Launchpad during First Friday. Ages 9 or above unless accompanied by an adult who will help a younger child



July 11 through August 2, 2019

Carbondale Arts presents “Cross Pollinate: Works on Paper”, a group exhibition curated by Marcia Weese with an opening reception on Thursday, July 11, from 6-8pm at the R2 Gallery located inside The Launchpad at 76 S. 4th Street in Carbondale. “Cross Pollinate” brings a variety of professionals together, including architects, sculptors, ceramic artists, printmakers, (and even a theoretical physicist!), with the common thread being works on paper.

Works on paper are often immediate, intimate, personal expressions with more emphasis on process than product. Because of the often spontaneous nature of drawings and works on paper, this is an opportunity to view more intimately the inner nature of each presenter. Is there a common thread among us, or does each of us approach our world from a separate vector? What is the warp and what is the weft of this group woven together? Where are the intersections and where are the departures? How can such a cross pollination strengthen the dialogue between us and broaden our perspectives?

Curator Marcia Weese (printmaker) brings together 8 other professionals including Gordon Baym (theoretical physicist), Olivia Emery (architect), Jody Guralnick (painter), Sam Harvey (ceramicist), Charmaine Locke (sculptor/painter), Julia Marshall (landscape architect), James Surls (sculptor), and Brad Ziegel (architect).

“Cross Pollinate” is generously supported by DHM Design, an employee-owned planning and landscape architecture firm that provides a range of services, including landscape architecture, land planning, ecological planning and urban design to clients nationwide since 1975.

A preview for Carbondale Arts members and gallery patrons will take place on Thursday, July 11, at 5:30 pm to meet the artists and for an opportunity to see the work before the exhibition opens to the public at 6pm. For more information call (970) 963-1680.

Join us for the opening reception of Rendered Time by Stephanie Seguin

OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday, July 5th 6-8pm
Join us for the opening reception of Rendered Time by 2017-2019 resident artist Stephanie Seguin on First Friday, July 5th 6-8 pm. We will have Gerbs Grub Food Truck and Fourth of July festivities!

EXHIBITION DATES: July 5th - 26th
Rendered Time is an exhibition built around the various relationships we have surrounding time and is comprised of 730 coil built vessels made primarily within the final 6 months of the residency.

ARTIST TALK FOR MEMBERS: Monday, July 22nd 6pm
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