Sticks & Stoneware
The Carbondale Clay Center is hosting a collaboration of local artists this coming month. “Sticks & Stoneware”, a fusion between local ceramic artists and local woodworkers, and will be available for viewing in the Clay Center’s gallery throughout the month of May.
The Carbondale Clay Center has long collaborated with different forms of art within the Carbondale community. Last year the gallery hosted collective shows involving artists from Spiro Lyons Glass, Colorado Mountain College, and other independent local artists.
The artists taking place in this show are John Cohorst, Liz Heller, Giselle Hicks, Matt Johnson, Dave Kodama, Brad Reed Nelson, Mark Tan, and Lea Tyler. The artists worked with each other to create collective works of ceramic and wood.
The opening takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 4th, at the Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St. The show will be available for viewing from May 4th – May 25th in the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery. For more information, visit www.carbondaleclay.org or call 970-963-2529.
ANGUS L. GRAHAM SCHOLARSHIP
The Carbondale Clay Center honors one of its most vibrant members with the Angus Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund. Angus Graham is remembered as a talented, passionate and widely adored member of the Carbondale Clay Center community. He was a highly involved member of the arts community in the Roaring Fork Valley, often teaching children’s classes at the center, assisting artist Alleghany Meadows and the Artstream Nomadic Gallery, taking classes at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and being an active member at SAW (Studio for Arts + Works) in Carbondale. After his passing in August 2017, the Carbondale Clay Center (with support from his family and friends) created the Angus Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will serve to benefit future developing artists.
There were two fundraising events (an online auction and a silent auction) benefiting the Angus Graham Scholarship Fund. Both auctions included donations from artists across the country who knew, loved, and were inspired by Angus. These works of art were created by using or incorporating Angus’ personal tools, sent out to his friends and colleagues by the Carbondale Clay Center. All proceeds from both auctions are going directly to the Angus Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Carbondale Clay Center
The Carbondale Clay Center has been an important part of the Roaring Fork Valley and the field of ceramics since the Center's inception in 1997. Over the last 20 years, the Clay Center has played a pivotal role in our local art scene by offering a positive and supportive place to build community through artistic expression and arts education. Generous community support has allowed us to successfully sponsor ceramic classes, kids clay camps, gallery exhibitions, artist residencies, outreach programming, special events, and community parties.
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