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WELCOME Director’s Note She is the one who nurtures you She provides comfort and soft touches She is the one that fights for her beliefs in quiet ways or loud when needed He is part of she She is part of everything This year’s show focuses on women, but is not exclusive to women. If there was ever a time we all needed each other, it is now. When we came up with this theme we thought the immediate future would be filled with female leaders. Angela Merkel is one of the most powerful women in the world. The United Kingdom has a female leader and, we projected, the United States would be led by a woman. While that did not happen, this show has taken us on an amazing journey through several different archetypes of SHE. Lilith, the strong, independent female, the mother/nurturer, the warrior protector and the crone. We end with modern woman. That is us, filled with choice and opportunity. We appreciate that you have made the choice to support us in our creativity. It takes over 100 people to build this show, designers, performers, models and artists. We come together around a common theme and allow our juices to flow and blend. That experience is as indelible as the show. We thank you for understanding the value, and importance of art in all forms. While government funding for the arts may decline with our new administration, art will not stay silent, Amy Kimberly Director

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The Faboo Designer Challenge A total of $1,000 in prize money will be awarded by Faboo. Green is the New Black designer lines are assessed by a panel of judges for the following awards: $500 for Best Overall collection, $250 for Most Fashion Forward and $250 for Most Original. Faboo is a woman’s clothing store, located in Basalt, and dedicated to high fashion and community. Faboo has supported this show for three years and believes that we all are beautiful creatures who deserve well-made, unique clothing to cover us!

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What is happening at Carbondale Arts? Our mission is Building Community Through Art and we take this seriously. Carbondale Arts (CA) has been an intrinsic part of the Carbondale community for over 43 years and is deeply involved in issues such as affordable housing, economic development and education in our schools. Known for events like the Carbondale Mountain Fair and this show, we find ways to bring people together to keep our community thriving. Our home is The Launchpad, located in the core of the Carbondale Creative District. We share our space with Dance Initiative, The R2 Gallery, The Artique and the Betty Jane Schuss Memorial community gardens. Stay connected with us throughout the year by signing up for our newsletter or becoming a member at

Big Project Update: Rosybelle, The Mobile Maker Space This spring the Rosybelle bus is launching with workspaces for 12 students, featuring tech and art equipment for knowledge thanks to the Susan Gurrentz Fund for the Arts and the Betty Jane Schuss Foundation, a new paint job by artist Stanley Bell, run from solar thanks to CORE and Sunsense and a new coordinator in the form of Kat Rich. Watch for her at a school or event near you. She will be providing three summer camps in the West end of our county and a free after-school art class for our Carbondale elementary school youth. Programs like these are supported, in part, through this event. If you believe in the power of creativity help keep opportunity thriving in our valley and beyond.

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April 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 • 7:00 pm April 22 and 23 • 2:00 pm (no performance on Easter Sunday, 4/16)

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FEATURE A Growing Dance Community! “Dance is the mother of all arts. Music & poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space, but dance lives at once in time and space” – Sachs Through the support of Dance Initiative, Carbondale Art’s partner at the Launchpad, Carbondale has seen a swell of activity in the movement arts, resulting in a very active and committed group of dance artists who organize their passion and their work as CoMotion: a conscious movement project. CoMotion dancers have performed in Green is the New Black (GITNB) since it first organized in 2013 and strive to develop multidimensional works and explore creative boundaries through collaboration. In addition to performing in the fashion show, CoMotion has also created and performed full evening works in warehouses, gallery spaces, and The Launchpad where they also train and rehearse. Various CoMotion company members have collaborated with some of Dance Initiative’s Artists In Residence and commission artists, Patrick Mueller, Meg Madorin & Laura Ann Samuelson, and Alya Howe, to perform resident’s original works. These are some significant accomplishments

for a group of dancers, who aside from dancing together twice a week, also have full time jobs during the day and families. CoMotion was founded by dancers Ashley Arnold, Aja McAdams, Brianne Jones, Dana Ganssle Ellis, and Deborah Colley and has been deeply supported by Dance Initiative. Over 27 different dancers have participated in CoMotion projects, and 19 of them have performed in GITNB under the choreographic direction of Deborah Colley. This year a core of four CoMotion dancers, Dana Ganssle Ellis, Deborah Colley, Emily Fifer, and Meagan Londy Shapiro are working collaboratively to create the choreography for SHE. This shared creative process makes for richer and more compositions. Hopefully, the depth of the artistry will bleed into your experience as an audience member, but it certainly helps the dancers dive deeper into their own work and performance. Photo by Austin Lottimer

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Are You An Art Lover? The R2 Art Gallery is pleased to announce our 2017 gallery exhibition schedule. We are so proud of the caliber of artists that surround us in the Roaring Fork Valley and we hope you will take the time to experience this world-class art.

Showing now: Incandescence A group show of glass artists curated by Robert Burch with encaustic paintings by Erin Rigney March 24-April 14: The Alaprima Painters Joan Engler, Sandy Francis, Doug Graybeal, Stephanie McConaughy, Judy Milne, Carla Reed and more! April 20 - April 28: 5Point Film “Eyes of Adventure” curated by Sarah Uhl May 5 - May 26: Photography Exhibition “Within and Without” and “Contemplative Photography” curated by Drinker-Durance June 2 - June 30: Correspondence Artists include Jill Sabella, Brian Colley, Staci Dickerson, James Katzenberger, Deb Jones, Reina Katzenberger and Laura Stover August 10 - September 1: Paintings by Paul Manes September 8 - October 6: Solo Installations with Lara Whitley and Lindsay Jones. October 12 - November 8: Chris Hassig and Elliot Norquist

What Is Happening in the Carbondale Creative District (CCD)? The CCD is overseen by Carbondale Arts. The district is governed by a committee consisting of nonprofit, business and creative leaders. Over 200 creative businesses can be found in Carbondale. You can learn about them and all the exciting enterprises and events happening in the district at

The Rio Grande ARTway: Slated to begin in spring 2017, this linear park is a creative place-making project that will bring community together and give voice to who we are and what we are about. The first park is De-Rail Park at Hwy. 133 and the Rio Grande Trail. Partners include RFTA, The Carbondale Rotary Clubs, MBS Associates LLC, DHM, and SGM. The Latino Folk Art Garden is in the beginning design process and will be located at 8th Street and the trail. Coming soon is the Youth Art Park: soft surface and single track trails and interactive art and history installations.

We end every year with our fabulous, unique “Deck the Walls Holiday Show” starting mid-November.

Space to Create Housing Initiative: Space to Create Colorado is the first state-driven initiative for affordable housing for artists in the nation. The purpose is to develop affordable housing and work space for artists and arts organizations and to position Colorado as the nation’s leader in artist-led community transformation in rural communities. Space to Create will facilitate the development of nine projects in Colorado over the course of eight years. It is Carbondale’s year to compete for a Space to Create project and we are not letting this opportunity go by. The application is due on March 15. Stay tuned!

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This show is a huge production of love and energy. The models and dancers have put countless hours into rehearsals. A BIG thank you to all of them!

Special Thanks

You make our world go ’round! Emma Dancinger Cool Brick Studios Shawn Tonozzi John Hoffman The Town of Carbondale Wagner Rents Eric Brendlinger and crew Out of the Mud Theatre Dos Gringos Dance Initiative Pan and Fork Restaurant Sopris Liquor & Wine Dana Gansssle Ellis Fat Belly Burgers Gina Cucina Kayla Whited Terri Ritchie Brian Colley Staci Dickerson Gift Bag The Third Street Center Sponsors The Sopris Sun True Nature Healing Arts KDNK Radio Modern Floral Sue Drinker Gina Cucina Drinker Durrance Graphics Planned Parenthood Marble Distillery Roaring Fork Beer Company Jane Bachrach Dos Gringos Beth White CORE/CLEER Jeremiah Hutchins Basalt Thrift Maciej Mrotek Carbondale Light and Power Faboo Clothing Live Loud T-Shirt Co. Renee Ramgee Caito Foster

The Lovely Cocktail Servers Jennifer Lauckhart (Crew Leader) Vanessa Gilbert Angilina Taylor Vanessa Porras Christa Wagner Lauren Suhrbier Gavi Weiner Raychl Powers Kelly LeMere (Crew Leader) Jessica Jones Karen Grey Hannah Thimsen Adrienne Russell Nicki Leniton Collette Newell

The CA Board Beth Wysong Erkko Alm Jody Ensign Regna Jones Jessica Cabe Kat Rich Seth Goddard

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The Dessert Reception Thanks to all the businesses and individuals that supplied us with sweetness! Allegria Village Smithy Whole Foods Sweet Coloradough Town. Sweet Ruby’s d’Elissious LLC

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This production takes a tribe to create. We thank all those who have dedicated so many long hours and amazing creativity to the project. Director: Amy Kimberly

Wardrobe Mistress: Kether Axelrod

Assistant Director, Stage Manager/ Model Liaison: Regna Jones

Videography: Drinker Durrance Graphics and Muse Motion

Dance Choreography: Directed by Deborah Colley and created by Deborah Colley, Dana Ellis, Megan Londy Shapiro and Emily Fifer

Box Office Coordinator: Alta Otto

Sound Design for Dance: Deborah Colley

Poetry: Ellissa Rodman and Michele Burkey (Moon is Broken)

Projection Direction and Stylist: Laura Stover

Live Singing: Olivia Pevec

Breath Choir: Ellie Davis

Videographer for Opening: Hamilton Pevec

Libations Manager: Evan Cree and Shawn Tonozzi

Animation for “Lilith Scene”: Wylie Chenoweth

Dessert Reception: Jody Ensign

2D Animation for “Crone Scene”: Akili Sosa

Designer Challenge Judges: Monika Oginski, Faboo Clothing; Shelly Safir Marolt

Videographer for “Siri Scene”: Jeremiah Hutchens 2D Art: Meghan Gillespie

Cocktail Crew Coordinator: Jennifer Laukhart

Other Animation: Brian Colley

Hair and Makeup Lead Stylists: Jessi Hinker ( and Brittany Sutherland (Glow Skin Therapy,

Model Coordinator/Assistant Stage Manager: Pam Williams and Katie Walker Audio Visual: Alchemy AVSC Lighting Design: Loren Wilder Projection Mapping: Evan Gaspar Set Logistics & Design: Chris Erickson Music/DJ: Eric Allen

Hair and Makeup Stylists: Nicole Wilcox; Jenna Wano; Dee Harcourt (; Tonya Wilson; Stephanie Aldrich; Ivy Arneson, Danielle Williams and Molly Douglas (Narcissus Salon); Becky Johnson (Bombshell Salon of Carbondale,, Monica Muniz (Studio 2, 970-704-9598); Nicole Nelson; Lance Michael; Kai Burrows; Lily Nichols

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Lilith There once was the idea of paradise. Before that, no vocabulary for good nor evil. As soon as light bathed that world, so too did the first shadow fall.

They will come with knives and sticks, carve their initials on your heart, laugh cold and blue. This life will shake your body like a devastation and prayer, breaking your heart over and over until it stays open –

We woke from the newly made earth together, Idea made flesh, words breathed into life I was not the one to choose order, and so you damned me for it. I was lifted away on the wind for the crime of saying we were born equals, Sent to linger in the shadows, away from the light.

There is no justice on the battlefield of someone else’s making. There will never be true power as long as it relies on diminishing another.

What you never learned, Adam, is that I did not fear the darkness.

Love is the incantation and the remedy – stand grounded, girl. Yours will be the story of your own making.


My gift to you is the boundless strength of unbridled forgiveness and radical empathy – carry with you this secret: that there is nothing lowly in this universe.

Modern Woman

This is the time when I see what has held the center of every lie I’ve told myself I had to believe all these years –

Even in this late hour, there are those who wish to possess my body and my mind: They draw up fences in the fertile earth of my imagination, make me cherish each stone in the walls around my heart, tell me to exchange boundlessness for certainty.

That beauty was my only treasure and the gradual unfolding from youth was to be despised. Now, I will look for the way things have spiralled out from that false center – this new shape I will take is real. It’s one they’ll never approve, one they’ll never control. Come, hold my gnarled hands. Look into my eyes and see multitudes.

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I’m done hearing their words come out of my mouth. I will no longer be contained. I am She who does not depend on definitions. I am She who chooses to stand in the arena I am She whose soft breath warms the last coals of unborn hope Now is the time when those dimmest embers shine in the vast darkness. From them, fires will spread.

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DESIGNERS (in order of appearance)

Scavenger Industries

We provide education through the arts with events, camps, workshops, classes, art restore and artist residencies. Our emphasis is on collaboration and conservation. Located at 13 Moons Ranch.


Meghan Gillespie is a Carbondaleborn illustrator, textile and crochet artist. This line utilizes a variety of reclaimed materials to capture feminine strength, resourcefulness and soul. 970-309-0567

Ben Rosenthal

Art has no gender and clothing is art so why does gender hold so much weight in a social environment. This collection pushes the social norms of masculine and feminine.

Ironic Dilemma

Jewelery and clothing made with the environment in mind


From the ancient roots of goddess culture to the commanding current of modern feminism, StreetLore channels the sensual mystique of all that is She. @streetlorefashion on Instagram StreetLore on Facebook

Robert’s Re-Creations

Transforms the mundane into wearable art utilizing sustainable and eco-friendly materials. Think outside the box and imagine the possibilities…. Rick Riddle-Luckey, Owner 720-707-7070 Joshua Luckey-Riddle, Owner/ Lead Designer 720-361-3504

Rachel Riot

Rachel Riot is an independent fashion designer of handmade clothing and accessories with a dark and elegant avant garde twist. Instagram@rachel_riot_designs

Anne Scott

Through the love of fashion and nature, it is my goal to provoke a social conscience by creating products driven by design and awareness.

Threads & Alchemy with jewelry by Adriane Panciera

Sarah Peterson of Threads & Alchemy is a couture eco-fashion designer. She mimics nature's alchemy to transform recycled materials into fashion gold. 719-248-0218

Morgan Walsh with Natasha Seedorf

The nuno-felted merino wool and silk clothing was designed and handmade by Morgan (morganslair@ The neckpiece was designed and forged by Natasha (


FABOO sells unique, flattering, comfortable European and domestic designs. Our goal is to promote personal styling and honesty in dressing women of any body shape focusing on the best quality and affordable pricing. 132 Midland Ave, Basalt 970-343-0602

Deborah Lindquist

Deborah is an eco-clothing and lifestyle designer based in Los Angeles. Designs from the runway and more are available for purchase at


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Michelle Hale of Boulder brings a mix of eclectic and playful designs for men and women. Many pieces are oneof-a-kind creations designed and handmade by the artist. 720-938-1566

Madre Selva

Sylvia R. Gutierrez’s concept is a mixture between relaxed, modern, hints of indigenous and at the same time, elegant. Her studio is located at 596 Hwy 133, Carbondale.

Rachael Gillespie in collaboration with Robert Burch

Rachael Gillespie's clothing line is in collaboration with glass artist, Robert Burch. They created wearable art pieces using a variety of different elements including photographs, glass, and leather.

Samadhi Collection

Heden by Delia Rose Bolster

Yoga and lifestyle designs for the warrior woman! Flowing fringe, draped fabric and intricate woven straps are sure to make you feel fierce and courageous.

Are we building to an aesthetic utopia or regressing into an orgy of ego, indulgence, and pleasure? Heden walks the line between eden and a hedonistic dystopia. 740-591-3714

Photo by Renee Ramge


VSOP by Akomplice is a project focused on the creative art of product quality, environmental responsibility, and the highest standard of design. 805-845-1155

Jan Eagers

Inspired by excavated garments buried for millennia in the boglands of Ireland; in wool, leather and fur. 970-274-1710

Laura Stover

The hand-painted patterns in this collection were inspired by the bodypainting of the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia.

No Refuse

No Refuse by Nikki and Rob Miller featuring unique one-ofa-kind upcycled fashion made from old clothes and drapes in Carbondale, CO.

Justice Bouchet

Shoutout to everyone who supported this crazy high schooler with this crazy project! (especially you, grandma) All costumes are for sale.

Chloe’s Brand

Inspired by the idea of protesting for women’s right to their own bodies and health through clothing made of the unconventional fabric of sailcloth. Facebook & Instagram @ChloesBrand

Studio Rand

Space aliens and candy pirates not included. 720-308-0105

Barakat: /Aqua/-

These pieces were inspired by a multimedia performance entitled "Aqua". Aqua was created to highlight the importance of water to our civilization.

Christie Interlante

Christie Interlante is an artist who enjoys making wearable art for events, friends and bold and playful clients.

Lily Guilder

Clothing for anyone who wishes to channel their inner Rockstar/ Glamour Queen/Superhero/ Dapper/ Iconoclastic self. All items available for purchase Instagram @lilyguilder lilyguilderdesign on Facebook

Sherman Chastity Couture

"Grab Them By The Pussy ... You Can Do Anything." These elegant, mechanized, armored fashions confront the complex issues related to sexual objectification and freedom of expression in our hypersexualized culture. ChastityCouture.html


Original, locally designed and handmade clothing from new and up-cycled materials by Katrina Byars and Wylie Chenoweth. Oneof-a-kind pieces. Commissions available. Katrina at Wylie at 970-274-3027

Kenichi Woodworking and Wintercroft (masks) with Silk Utopia (garments) Kenichi Woodworking (David Kodama, Carbondale) and Wintercroft (Steve Wintercroft, UK) to create wooden, low-poly animal masks. Follow: @kenichiwoodworking @wintercroft

Salvage junkie, Crystal Brooke McCann hand-paints silk gowns, leather, cashmere and vintage furs to give them new life.

Maria Rodina

This line explores the juxtaposition of how one presents herself to the world versus how she feels on the inside.

MODELS & PERFORMERS Ben Frye Beth Broome Carolyn Yates Bill Laemmel Dana Ganssle Ellis Carrie Vickers Deborah Colley Caroline Iles Emily Fifer Cyndi Heckman Gabriela Alvarez Espinoza Danielle Morse Meagan Londy Shapiro Deborah Colley Rebecca Rogers Delia Bolster Ali Fortunado Ellen Casey Good Cristina Malkhassian Akers Emilie Kershaw Dani Brownell Emily Marshall Devika Gurung Garrett Alexander Julia Morton Gregory Albrecht Kira Vicenti Hattie Johnson Lynn Ruoff Ian Oeser (IO) Hamilton Pevec Jennie Spillane Ian Oeser Jessica Adams Peter Gilbert JR Ackerman Satya Leidner Julia Morton Shannon Jones Kat Rich Katie Alderson Katy Parr Models Laura Stover Alexandra Jerkunica Lisa Manzano Ali O’Neal Lisa Wagner Andrea Black Mallory Yacullo Annie Van Druten Maria Mork Ba’ra Hlavnlekova’


Maria Sabljak Mario “Alex” Salgado Matte Curry Mustang Molly Nick Forbes Oriana Moebius Paul McQueenes Rachael Gillespie Robert Burch Rochelle Norwood Stacey Campos Stephanie DiBacco Steven Deliyianis Sue Van Horton Tracie Wright Trent Palmer Wendy Stewart

Warrior Scene Rising Crane and Sopris Soarers: A collaboration of swords and silks depicting the strength and prowess of the warrior woman archetype. Stacy Everson (choreography) Carrie Vickers Karen Bradshaw (silks and swords) Jennie Spillane Maria Mork Liza Mitchell Ian Oeser Photos by Renee Ramge

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