After nearly two years of planning, community members celebrated boots-on-the-ground progress of the Rio Grande ARTway last weekend with two volunteer work sessions at the new DeRail Park near Highway 133. A third volunteer work day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Latino Folk Art Garden along the path near Eighth Street.
CARBONDALE — A climber, a paddler, a skier and a hunter gather over beers in a mountain town. Over time, they craft a business. Anything that will keep them there, playing in the mountains. It’s a scene frequently played out in towns across the West. Only this time, it worked.
We all carry stories within ourselves - stories about who we are, who we’re meant to be, and stories about what has come to pass in our lives. This is how we shape ourselves, but we often don’t have a way to share our deepest stories with others.
Dance Initiative kicks off this weekend of dance with a Happy Hour Reception and the screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary Mr. Gaga. Come to The Launchpad at 6p.m. for libations, snacks, and House Demos by the company members of the STAYCEE PEARL dance project, a taste of Denver’s Control Group Productions and the trailer of local outdoor dance film project Letter To Congress: A WILD Sanity.
Carbondale Arts presents two-person exhibition “Line of Totality” with Chris Hassig and Elliot Norquist, opening Thursday, October 12, from 6-8pm. Hassig’s detailed, richly complex drawings have recently moved into a more abstract, evocative realm, using diverse media whose marks simultaneously suggest strata, landscape, and atmosphere. Norquist, a metal sculptor, has been exploring simple shapes and their relationships for years. With both these complex and bold works on display together in the R2 Gallery, there is plenty of space for new meanings and explorations along the Line of Totality.
The first art installation on the Rio Grande ArtWay will be celebrated with a special dedication ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 11:00 a.m. A collaborative art project between Ascendigo Autism Services and Scavenger Industries, the mosaic bench was created by multiple members of the community during this summer’s Carbondale Mountain Fair. The dedication ceremony will take place adjacent to the corner of 8th Street and the Rio Grande Trail in Carbondale.
The CU Carbondale Speakers Series presents a printmaking workshop with C.U. Graduate Student Julia Klema on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at The Project Shop at SAW (525 Buggy Cir., Carbondale). This workshop explores a variety of monoprinting techniques including color reductive printing from plexiglass, collograph printing, and the use of stenciling.
The Carbondale Creative Industry Inventory provides a listing of your name or business, a photo, location (which automatically populates on our Carbondale map), contact information and a weblink and is accessible from kiosks throughout town for the use of locals and visitors alike.
In this talk, Ricarose Roque, Assistant Professor in the Information Science department at the University of Colorado Boulder, will explore how to design inclusive learning experiences that enable young people to create and express themselves with new technologies and media.
Dance Initiative's 6th annual Spectrum Dance Festival features a Happy Hour screening of the acclaimed dance film, "Mr. Gaga", a performance by Dance Initiative's Artist in Residence STAYCEE PEARL Dance Project (SPdp), and adult and youth master classes on September 29 and 30th at The Launchpad.
he Salon, curated by Alya Howe and Andrea Clearfield, is an award-winning performance series that just recently found a new home at The Launchpad in Carbondale. Join the curators on Sept. 9 at 7:30p.m. to watch eleven artists present piano, dance, poetry, harp, comedy, singer/songwriting in an intimate setting.
Dance Initiative presents Letter To Congress: a wild sanity, an outdoor dance performance, choreographed and performed by Deborah Colley with dancers of CoMotion: a conscious movement project and live music accompaniment by local Indie Folk band Raccoon Fight.
Carbondale Arts presents “Homecoming: A site-specific installation by Lara Whitley” and “Pattern Recognition: Observations and Explorations by Lindsay Jones”, both opening in the R2 Gallery on Friday, September 8, from 6-8pm.
Angela Bruno took over as executive director of the Carbondale Clay Center in 2017 after serving as interim director since late 2014. After growing up in Glenwood Springs, Bruno left the area but returned in 2009. She's a painter, sculptor and ceramic artist herself, and serves on the council of the Carbondale Creative District.
Carbondale Arts presents the 46th Carbondale Mountain Fair on July 28, 29, and 30 in Sopris Park. Mountain Fair celebrates art in all forms of expression with the fair's diverse range of arts and crafts, non-stop entertainment, great food and an amazing spirit.
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 Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.