Carbondale Creative District

Gavin Dahl

Tonight from 6pm to 8pm, the Carbondale Creative District hosts Carbondale's first-ever, virtual First Friday using Thunder River Theatre Company's ThunderStream service. Aly Sanguily, KDNK DJ and owner of Batch, gave details on Express Yourself about the night's events and her participation with the noise-making portion at 7pm in gratitude to first responders and other essential workers.

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Carbondale Arts unveiled its strategic plan Monday after a year of work. It includes a revised mission statement, marketing and financial strategies, and clarification on the role of the Carbondale Creative District within Carbondale Arts. Executive Director Amy Kimberly says the new plan provides clarity and direction.

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Colorado Sun reporter Sue McMillin's latest article finds Colorado's plan to embed arts spaces into historic district's is a slower process than initially envisioned. "But towns are fine with that," she writes. KDNK's Gavin Dahl speaks with her about covering stories far beyond the Denver metro, including Ridgway, Trinidad & Loveland.

Jesse and his psychotropic folk band from Austin, The Deer, return to Carbondale for two shows next week: Friday night at the Carbondale Mountain Fair, and the following night at Steve's Guitars. The Deer, Austin’s answer to Elephant Revival, have an elliptical way with a lyric and delicate but complex melodies that surround and suffuse the words. It all adds up to something psychedelic and irresistable. The Deer have played Steve’s Guitars several times, and in the process have become Carbondale favorites. We caught up with Jesse while the band drove through Nevada. 

On Express Yourself, host Megan Tackett is joined by local artist Brad Reed Nelson of Board by Design. This year, the Bauhaus school celebrates its 100th year. In honor of this revolution in design, Carbondale Arts presents Bauhaus Seen a group exhibition of furniture designers curated by Brad, plus paintings by Richard Carter and Dave Durrance.  

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At the Colorado Creative Industries summit in Salida last week, Amy Kimberly of Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Creative District was honored with the Governor's Creative Leadership Award. After an extended ovation, she called Carbondale her muse and humbly shared the spotlight with staff members Laura Stover, Brian Colley, Staci Dickerson, Kat Rich, and Rachael Manning. She ended the speech by raising her fist and declaring, "Together, we are a force!"

Artist Ali O'Neal appeared on Express Yourself to talk about her art and her new show at CMC Morgridge Commons in Glenwood Springs on Friday, January 11 from 6-8pm. The show is a collaboration between CMC and the Carbondale Creative District.

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Work along the Rio Grande Artway in Carbondale continues. This weekend there is an opportunity to volunteer at the Latino Folk Art Garden for a final planting and the installation of six giant clay pots, created at the Carbondale Clay Center. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Amy Kimberly, executive director of Carbondale Arts, to learn more. Work at Latino Folk Art Garden, at the intersection of 8th street and the Rio Grande Trail, is Sunday, July 8, from 2 to 5pm. Community Mosaic Days are Thursdays from 2 to 4 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to noon through July 14th. To reserve a space, contact paradiseartglass@sopris.net.

Wendy Holmes

 

Carbondale is exploring affordable housing for creatives with Artspace. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Wendy Holmes, Senior Vice President of Consulting and Strategic Partnerships, to learn more about the preliminary feasibility study.

Chris Hassig Artist

Oct 20, 2017

Carbondale native and artist Chris Hassig talks about his new show at the Launchpad and about his working process. The piece below, Lost Coast, is one of the pieces that sold. The show will hang until November 8.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program spent time with Rebecca Durham, Kyle James Hauser and Diego Felix from the Music District Detour. Charlee (DJ Cheeto) interviews the artists about building community through music.  

Express Yourself

Aug 11, 2017
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Sondie Rieff of the Our Town One Table event about this year's version the day before the eclipse. Aspen author Jill Sheeley about her 12-book-long career in writing, spanning a Christmas book, two cookbooks, 9 children's books, and a young adult novel. And Ed Jurdi of the Band of Heathens talks about their new CD Duende. 

Heathens at the Hootenanny

Aug 11, 2017

The Band of Heathens are helping KDNK and Carbondale Arts celebrate the first birthday of the Carbondale Creative District with a hootenanny tonight at the 4th Street Plaza. KDNK's Amy Kimberly spoke with founding member, singer and co-songwriter of the Band of Heathens, Ed Jurdi, about their new CD Duende and about how the band expresses their authenticity.

Express Yourself

Aug 4, 2017

Katy Marshall about the effort to keep Humpty Dumpty in Carbondale. Linda Flynn and Corrie Karnan talk about their new books, which receive a reading at the Carbondale Branch Library on August 16. And landscape artist Dan Young about his new show at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt and about his 30 year career as a landscape artist.

All five artists proved themselves articulate about their artistic process. Chris Hassig, Sarah Uhl, Sue and Katelyn Krehbiel, Kip Hubbard and Kaylie Finnis all found the spotlight on Express Yourself after the 37th Valley Visual Arts Show opened at the Launchpad. 


The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Carbondale Arts and the Tourism Council to launch new visitor information kiosks around town, as well as an online version. News director Gavin Dahl sat down with Carbondale Chamber executive director Andrea Stewart to learn more.

Sculpture by Laura G Thorne

Amy Kimberly from Carbondale Arts was our guest on this morning's Nonprofit Spotlight. She says: "We feel these airwaves are important, they connect us, they get information out there that's important, they allow creativity and freedom. There are so many kids that have grown up here on KDNK who are absolutely some of my most favorite adults.  They are the ones that are holding the spirit of the community for the future. I really think that KDNK is a huge part of that. We hope people keep this station thriving."