Work by Julia Crocetto from "Post Frontier Landscapes"    
Check out August's events, workshops and class offerings
The Launchpad is a community 'Space for the Arts' featuring two studios that are affordable teaching, working and performing spaces for a diversity of artists--perfect for movement-based arts, aerials, music, theatre, or any creative gathering. Classes, events and rehearsals at The Launchpad are held by individual entities. If you are interested in taking a class or learning more about a particular class, please contact the instructors directly.

If you would like to see a month-to-month listing of classes or to check availability for renting space, click  HERE.
Special Events, Workshops, & Presentations

Opening Reception of "LOOM" with Cate Tallmadge & Andrew Roberts-Gray 
Friday, August 9 from 6-8pm with patron/member preview at 5:30pm

"LOOM" explores the relationship between the weaving loom and the evolution of the modern computer. This two-person show is organized around collaborative pieces by mixed media artist Andrew Roberts-Gray and painter and textile artist Cate Tallmadge. The works investigate connections between woven geometry and painterly geometry, and highlights the link between the binary coding in weaving and computing.

Ada Lovelace saw the correlation between the punchcards used to program a Jacquard loom and its future application in computing. This visionary observation became the artists' prime motivation for creating the work in the show. Both Tallmadge and Roberts-Gray made a decision to title individual pieces by selecting mostly women who were important in mathematics and computer science.

Contact Carbondale Arts
(970) 963-1680
Opening Reception of "Post Frontier Landscapes" with Julia Crocetto
Friday, August 9 from 6-8pm with patron/member preview at 5:30pm

"Post-Frontier Landscapes" is a solo exhibition by textile artist Julia Crocetto, whose inquiry is rooted in her experiences of the Greater West, specifically areas that are or have been known as Frontier Lands. This exhibition is a facet of her study of borderzones and anomalies, which developed from the artist's attempts to connect with place and grapple with her faulty memories of the West.
"Post-Frontier" is Crocetto's description of the present condition of the American West; on the surface it feels familiar and evokes nostalgia, upon closer inspection it reveals the colonial, drought-afflicted story of the Anthropocene. It is her response to anomalies such as administrative lines on a map, often arbitrary to the topographic, biological, or cultural content of the land they transect. It is the artist's lament for loss of wilderness   and innocence, that there is no place in the American West "untrammeled by man".

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(970) 963-1680

Weekly Classes for Adults

Bachata Dance Class
With Erik & Claudia Peña
Thursdays from 8-9pm (August 1 & 15)

Mezcla Socials Nights are about bringing a variety of Dances to the community through classes and Socials. This includes Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Zouk, Kizomba and many others. Please refer to main title for current dance style being offered and Instructor(s). No partner or experience is necessary. Bring soft-soled shoes or clean non-street shoes and water. 
$10 drop-in.   
Contact  Claudia Pawl
Adult Aerials Open Gym with Carrie Vickers
Hosted by Sopris Soarers
Tuesdays, 9-11am & Fridays, 8:15-10am

Open gym, Adult Aerial Exploration is open to all adult students enrolled in our classes. Drop-ins need to contact Stacy Everson or Carried Vickers directly. 
Contact Carrie Vickers
CoMotion Company Class
Hosted by Dance Initiative
Thursdays, 6-7:30pm

CoMotion Dance Company class is open to all levels and styles of movers. Taught by professional members of the company on a rotation basis, this class offers many different styles and techniques including modern, jazz, contemporary and improvisation. This class is also taught on occasion by nationally renowned dancer/choreographers when they are in residence at the Launchpad. Drop-ins are $10. All are levels are welcome and encouraged! 

Silent Meditation  
(non taught)
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:45-7:30am 

This is a silent meditation session hosted by Linda & Russ Criswell. Please bring your own meditation cushion if you need one. Chairs are provided. This is free to the public.      

Contact Russ Criswell

Interested in renting space?
The closed studio, Studio C, features 680 square feet of spring-loaded Harlequin dance floor, ballet barres and mirrors designed by and for professional dancers. This is also a great space for private meetings. The Open Studio features 1150 square feet of spring-loaded Harlequin dance floor as well as rigging for aerial silks and other aerial arts. The public can view classes and rehearsals in progress. The Open Studio can also be adapted for intimate performances. In addition, one or both studios may be rented for special events and for full days. 

Classes & Workshops

Peak Hours  $20/hr  |  "Regulars" Peak  $16/hr  |  Off Peak  $16/hr  |  "Regulars" Off Peak  $12/hr


Rehearsal (non-income producing)

All Peak Hours & Non-Regulars Off Peak  $10/hr  |  "Regulars" Off Peak  $8/hr


Special Events

Peak Hours  $65/hr  |  Off Peak  $50/hr  |  Day Rental $450  


The Launchpad is brought to you by Dance Initiative and Carbondale Arts
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