Aspen Institute curator Lissa Ballinger will now also help choose exhibitions for the Art Base in Basalt.
Ballinger has worked in the art world for 20 years and spearheaded the Roaring Fork Valley’s celebration of the Bauhaus in 2019.
She’ll work with the Art Base’s exhibitions committee to select work that will be displayed in the center’s Charles J. Wyly gallery.
Ballinger says she’s excited to curate shows featuring valley artists.
“I’m very much interested in supporting local artists and having as space for local artists to experiment and exhibit and feel welcomed in the valley,” she said. "My work at the Institute doesn’t really allow me to work and support living artists, and this is a really extraordinary experience."
Art Base executive director Genna Moe says she believes Ballinger will elevate the exhibition program in exciting ways.