June 1-22, 2012 Opening Reception: June 1, 6-8pm Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm Free R2 Gallery Third Street Center, 520 S. 3rd Street, Suite 9 Building community through art, the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities (CCAH) is excited to announce its second annual invitational sculpture show, “Feel Free to Touch 2” with a First Friday opening reception June 1st, 6-8pm. This exhibit runs through June 22nd at the R2 Gallery in the Third Street Center, Tues.-Fri, 9am to 5pm or by appointment, and is in collaboration with the Carbondale Public Art Commission (CPAC) — featuring the work of 30 sculptors including the dozen artists who were selected to exhibit in CPAC’s Art aRound Town sculpture exhibit. Most of the invited exhibit artists are from the Roaring Fork Valley. For more information, visit: www.carbondalearts.com or call: 970.963.1680. “The evening will start with the unveiling of the new sculptures selected by the CPAC which will be on the streets of Carbondale for the next year. The focus then turns to the CCAH gallery show,” said Ro Mead, CCAH program director. “These two events will most certainly pave the way as Carbondale becomes the sculpture center of the Roaring Fork Valley.” Local artists include: Jack Brendlinger, John Doyle, Mark Harris, Wewer Keohane, Bruce Lemire, Charmaine Locke, Jill Scher, Jason Schneider, Natasha Seedorf, Barry Sheehan, Sherrill Stone, James Surls, David Rasmussen, and Michael Lindsay, CPAC artist. The first “Feel Free to Touch” sculpture show in 2011 received widespread critical acclaim and this year’s exhibit is predicted surpass the original. When asked to explain the CCAH show’s title, sculptor Mark Harris from CPAC said, “Sculpture provokes a visual and tactile response, and part of the pleasure derived from sculpture is being able to feel and connect with the art visually and emotionally. Two and three-dimensional works of art provoke the desire to be touched, so many art lovers often ask, ‘Can I touch your work?’” The R2 Galley is named in honor and memory of Ron Robertson, a strong supporter of the arts and preliminary architect for the CCAH studio at the Third Street Center before he died in January 2010. All art openings are free to the public. For more information, connect to: www.carbondalearts.com or call: 970.963.1680.
CCAH Gallery Exhibit – June 2012 “Feel Free to Touch 2”
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