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Under Alya's Umbrella

A salon in Carbondale this weekend brings together a variety of artists and speakers for short performances. 

Alya Howe has been organizing salons in the Roaring Fork Valley for several years now.  She can’t pick a favorite act from Saturday's lineup, which she calls "knock-your-socks-off."

New York’s Summation Dance is driving cross-country, exploring political divides. They’re in Carbondale this weekend.

Their travels and conversations are the raw material for a performance still in the making.

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Savanna LaBauve and Stephanie Seguin have spent the past two years as artists-in-residence at the Carbondale Clay Center.

The fruits of their labor go on display Friday in a new exhibit at the R2 Gallery.

The two artists spent their residencies exploring different forms and materials, experimentation that Seguin says is on display in their show “Linear//Planar.”



The Valley Visual art exhibition at the R2 Gallery in Carbondale is the longest-standing open-call art show in the Roaring Fork Valley. It’s open to all artists with an area code that starts with 8-1-6. The show features an eclectic mix of local art, a lot of which comes from non-professional artists. Some are hobbyists who know this is only place they’ll be able to exhibit their work all year. Others see it as a career move, a way to get a foot in the door in the art world.  

Launchpad opens "Crosscurrents" show

Oct 2, 2015

Carbondale’s Launchpad gallery will be opening its latest show tonight. “Crosscurrents” explores how daily parts of life, like water and the sky can help to interpret life in a greater sense.


The piece “Crossing Longitudes” is a visceral composition. A string of barbed wire makes a fence, with bronze tumbleweeds are stuck in the edges - stopped in their tracks. This installation by Meris Baretto is just one of the pieces being shown at the Launchpad.


Renowned dancer comes to Carbondale for residency

Sep 7, 2015

Molissa Fenley is a dancer decades into her career. She has been written about in the New York Times and the New Yorker. This week, she comes to the Launchpad in Carbondale for a residency at the Dance Initiative.

Cross Currents - The Launchpad

Aug 26, 2015

This week on CrossCurrents, Amy Kimberly, Executive Director of CCAH and Peter Gilbert, Executive Director of Dance Initiative on the new arts and rehearsal space in Carbondale, "The Launchpad", formerly the Gordon Cooper Library.