Rio Grande ARTway Update

Rio Grande ARTway Update       

Seeking a Program Coordinator      

Don't know if you noticed, but a beautiful fence has been built at DeRail Park, the first evidence that the Rio Grande ARTway is happening. The fence was designed and built by Scott Levine of Permascapes and is just the beginning of this artistic adventure. The Carbondale Rotary Clubs are partners on DeRail Park, which will feature a hand-crafted picnic table made by Marty Schlein, landscaping and old remnants from the railway days. Artists Olivia Pevec and Natasha Seedorf are working on an archway at this entrance that will honor our bicycle culture. The Latino Folk Art Garden is located at 8th Street and the Rio Grande Trail in Carbondale. It will give voice to the Latino community and the different cultures and nationalities. It is overseen by a team of stakeholders that include Samuel Bernal from Entravision, Veronica Whitney from El Montanas News, Hanya Goddard from the Valley Settlement Project, Lucy Moncada Arcila, Carlos Ulloa Jaquez from Alpine Bank and Diana Cardenas and Sarah Kelly from English In Action and Seth Goddard from Carbondale Arts. The garden is designed and site clean-up and planting will commence in the Fall. This project will take many volunteers from the community to help make happen. The site will need to be cleaned up and graded. Trees will be planted and artisans will be called upon to create mosaics and tables and lounging spaces. Carbondale Arts is in the process of finding a Project Coordinator to oversee volunteer work days and community outreach. Candidate should be bilingual. To get involved in this project or find out more about the position please contact Amy Kimberly, 970.963.1680 or amy@carbondalearts.com.