MARCH 5 – 25, 2021 “NESTed Roots” is a collaboration between graduate students of NEST, CU Boulder’s Grand Challenge program and select artists of the Roaring Fork Valley presenting relevant works about climate and environmental change.
Carbondale Arts presents “NESTed Roots”, a collaborative exhibition in partnership with CU Boulder’s “Nature, Environment, Science & Technology (NEST) Studio for the Arts program and Aspen-based CORE (Community Office for Resource Efficiency), opening March 5, 2021 at the Carbondale Arts R2 Gallery.
This dynamic group exhibition focuses specifically on how the arts can create conversation and spark action to bring awareness to climate change. Artists from the Roaring Fork Valley and CU Boulder’s NEST program will exhibit work ranging from photogravure etchings, found and fabricated steel, and reclaimed polystyrene to art films, plush animals and even sound recordings of rocks. Learn more about the featured artists below.
Spearheaded by NEST Studio for the Arts, in collaboration with Carbondale Arts and CORE, NESTed Roots tentatively includes work by Trace Nichols and Mark Cesark of the Roaring Fork Valley; Christy McCain; Matt Smith; Heather Hillard; Rayna Benzeev and Nolan Carey; Erika Raberg, Jonathan Raberg, Ryan Packard and Claire McCahan; Dr. Rebecca Safran, Beth Osnes, and Juliana Forbes; and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation “Environmental Futures” Seminar at the University of Colorado Boulder.