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Haitian musician Papaloko joins several Carbondale performers for a Haiti benefit, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the Church at Carbondale.Joining Papaloko will be local performers Amanda Bank, April Clark, Ellie Davis, Steve Skinner, All the Pretty Horses and more.There will also be a traditional Haitian feast served, as well as an auction of the paintings of Papaloko. All proceeds go to Papaloko4Kids, a nonprofit organization serving the children of Haiti since 1986. Tickets are available for the show only, or for dinner and the show. To make reservations for dinner, call 366-1813.

The Bluebird Cafe in downtown Glenwood Springs will be featuring an artist through April 7.Susan Obermeyer Strauss is a Colorado native and has a studio and home along Cattle Creek south of Glenwood Springs. Susan studied art at the San Francisco Art Institute as well as The Evergreen State College. About 10 years ago she began printmaking and eventually bought her own press. Susan also has her first Solo Show in New York city at the A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery April 27 through May 8. Her work is collected internationally. Her current work mixes mediums of photography, printmaking, painting and collage. Susan uses oil-based inks and paints as well as encaustic. Susan’s work is influenced by both travel experiences and cultural explorations. She finds inspiration in both nature and icons. Her focus and journey is to generate an intimate dialogue between paint, texture and light interlaced with iconic imagery.

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