The Launchpad

Alissa Davies is an acrylics painter recently relocated to Boulder. She is one half of the new exhibition at the R2 Gallery in the Launchpad. Here she talks about her creative process and her career as an intuitive painter who paints abstracted landscapes that reveal her internal feelings.


Matthew Eames, local ceramics artist, and the gallery and studio Manager at Carbondale Clay Center, opens a new show at the R2 Gallery in the Launchpad called Forever Until Tomorrow. Not only is his work, by nature, fragile, it is very detailed. Here he describes the show and his artistic process.


Elizabeth Morisette

Fort Collins-based artist Elizabeth Morisette creates fiber art from upcycled materials. She spoke with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself about Clever, her solo show opening at The Launchpad on First Friday, March 6.

Andrew Rice

Printmaker Andrew Rice was raised locally and now teaches at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He presents Accessed (Means of Entry) at The Launchpad on First Friday, March 6.

Tuesday Community Calendar

Feb 25, 2020
Chris Erickson

Here’s your community calendar for Tuesday, February 25th, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library, where community members will find a safe and welcoming space providing access to tools, programs, and information that nurture lifelong learning. For the list of today's events, like CORE’s Imagine Climate 2020 kick-off party at The Launchpad, click on the headline.

John Toly

The 40th Annual Valley Visual Art Show exhibition opens at The Launchpad on January 17 and continues through February 28. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with featured artists Chet Haring and Sarah Meyer about their contributions.

Monday Community Calendar

Jan 6, 2020
Nightclub 2-Step

Here’s your community calendar for Monday, January 6th, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library, a safe and welcoming space providing access to tools, programs, and information that nurture lifelong learning. For the list of today's events, like Nightclub 2-Step Dancing at The Launchpad, click on the headline…

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Visiting dancer Sophie Braziunas is hosting a series of contact dance jams at The Launchpad. She shared the concept with Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself. KDNK DJ Chris Hassig joins the conversation to describe his experience.

Carbondale Arts

The annual Deck the Walls Artisan Market at The Launchpad opens on November 22 and continues through December. Staci Dickerson of Carbondale Arts dropped by to share details about this year's offerings.

Carbondale Arts


Jack Brendlinger's bronze sculptures are produced with the lost wax technique. With age, his work has become abstract, gravity defying, modern, and filled with whimsical characters. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh joined Jack at The Launchpad to learn more. The show remains on display through October 4.

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK

 

Local fabric artist Etar’s Transcultural Bonding In Clothing highlights her experiences working with locals in Bolivia, Uzbekistan, Dubai, and many parts of Europe. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh stopped by The Launchpad to speak with Etar about these gifts from her soul. The show remains on display through October 4th.

On Friday, September 21, The Launchpad in Carbondale hosts The Salon curated by Alya Howe. Performers include a filmmaker, dancers, and a comedian. Alya stopped by Express Yourself with playwright Cassidy Willey to share details about this and a partnership with Aspen Words, bringing poetry to youth at KDNK.

Thursday Community Calendar

Sep 12, 2019

Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, September 12th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company. For the list of today's events, like an opening reception at The Launchpad, click on the headline.

Andrew Roberts-Gray and Cate Tallmadge

Artists Julia March Crocetto and Cate Tallmadge both explore the present moment with paint and fabric. The results, touching on triumph and change, are currently on display at The Launchpad. For a glimpse into these works, and Cate's collaboration with artist Andrew Roberts-Gray, we join Raleigh Burleigh from the gallery...

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.  

Stephanie Seguin

Artists Savanna LaBauve, Stephanie Seguin and Eden Keil currently have work on display at The Launchpad's R2 Gallery. Raleigh Burleigh dropped by for another edition of From The Gallery on Express Yourself. Exhibits Linear // Planar and Yellow for Frances run through May 31 at The Launchpad.

Claudio Pawl

On today's show, Sopris Sun reporter Megan Tackett interviews Claudia Pawl, managing director for Mezcla Socials. Mezcla Socials is a new latin-style dance group that meets at The Launchpad on Thursdays at 7:30 and ocassionally invites teachers for special workshops.

Monday Community Calendar

May 13, 2019
Roaring Fork Social Dancers

Here’s your community calendar for Monday, May 13, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company. For the list of today's events, like Night Club 2-Step Partner Dancing at The Launchpad, click on the headline.

National Parks Development

 

KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh joins artists Will Gurley and Bobby Martin at The Launchpad where their work is on display. Both exhibits play with the notion of preservation and encroaching development. The artists host a special closing reception in conjunction with 5Point Film on April 26 from 5 to 6pm. Will Gurley also speaks about “The Art of Business” the following day at The Thunder River Theatre. The full schedule of community events related to 5Point is available here.

Wednesday Community Calendar

Apr 3, 2019
Brian Colley

Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, April 3rd, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company. For the list of today's events, like Life Drawing at The Launchpad, follow the headline...

Carbondale Arts

Artist Jeff Stevens joins Megan Tackett on Express Yourself to discuss his exhibit “It Was Dark Inside the Wolf,” now hanging at Carbondale Arts’ R2 Gallery! The premise is to artistically explore our daily habits of information consumption using mixed media and collage.

Carbondale Clay Center

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, March 1st, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine on the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale announcing the official Sopris Liquor and Wine beer, Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager offered in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company.  For a list of today's events like The Annual Pairings Reception at Carbondale Clay Center follow the headline...

Under Alya's Umbrella

Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, January 12th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine on the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale announcing the official SLW beer, Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager offered in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company.  For a list of today's events like 1st Salon 2019 at the Launchpad follow the headline...

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, November 16th underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine inviting you to visit their newly renovated and expanded 12,000 square foot space on the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. For a list of today's events like the opening reception for the Deck the Halls Artisanal Market at the Launchpad follow the headline...

Dance Initiative

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, October 19th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale.  For a list of today's events like Dance Initiative presenting the 7th Annual Dance Spectrum Festival at the Launchpad follow the headline...

Kirk Robinson and Valle Noone

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, October 12th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale.  For a list of today's events like Carbondale Arts presenting an opening reception for two exhibits at the R2 Gallery in the Launchpad follow the headline...

Alya Howe & Stefano Da Fre explain their artistic expression ahead of the showcase at The Salon Carbondale on Saturday, September 22nd at The Launchpad. 

Thursday Community Calendar

Sep 13, 2018
From and Void

Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, September 13th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. For a list of today's events like the opening reception of Mary Conover's Solo Exhibit and Form and Void at the R2 Gallery in the Launchpad follow the headline...

Thursday Community Calendar

Aug 9, 2018
Jennifer Ghormley

Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, August 9th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. For a list of today's events like the opening reception for Print Works at the R2 Gallery in the Launchpad follow the headline...

Friday Community Calendar

Jul 6, 2018
Carbondale Clay Center

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, July 6th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale.  For a list of today's events like the opening of Paralleled Pastiche at the Carbondale Clay Center follow the headline...

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