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Early spring is the perfect time for local ceramicist Molly Peacock’s show “Morphous.”

 

Her lightly colored, cloud-like ceramic forms look like melting snow banks.  

 


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A new photography exhibit at the Art Base invites visitors to create the final masterpiece.

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Fifteen Basalt High School students are asking the question, “How do you know when you’re home?” The students, all newcomers to the U.S., have been working with a local artist to create the new Art Base exhibit “Home: Unpacking Self and Place.” It opens Friday evening. The students involved are using art to reflect on the home they left behind, while becoming a part of their new one.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

As the Lake Christine Fire begins to be contained, valley residents are picking up the pieces. They’re unpacking their go-bags, sweeping ash from their doorsteps and checking on their neighbors. For some, the emotions of the past week may just be sinking in. Last Sunday, the Art Base in Basalt opened its doors to the community and offered a free “Art, Healing and HOPE” class, meant to help residents relieve stress and start to heal.  

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Imagine the tools you typically find in an art class.  Pens, pencils, brushes... small, safe items.  For John Bozza’s “Power of Tools” class, the first items students need are eye protection and a face mask. They learn to use electric saws and drills, and to find art in the things that they can’t control.

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Thursday night in Basalt, a local curator will discuss the limited roles that women historically played in the art world, and recognize modern female artists.  

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

The Claudette Carter ARTmentors Program art show opens Friday night, exhibiting the work of three high school students who spent several months shadowing professional artists.

Americans for the Arts

A new study shows that the arts contribute over $13 billion to Colorado’s economy every year.   

Art class offers space for healing and hope

Feb 26, 2018
Courtesy of Sheri Gaynor

The Art Base in Basalt offers a variety of exhibitions and classes for children and adults. One of the organization’s newer courses is “The Art of Healing and Hope." It’s an art therapy class for cancer patients and people experiencing trauma and grief.

Week in the Arts: February 5, 2018

Feb 5, 2018

Tuesday, there will be a screening of the documentary film “Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste” at The Temporary in Basalt beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aspen Public Radio is hosting a second town hall forum at Belly Up Aspen. The conversation starts at 6 p.m.

 

Week in the Arts: Jan. 22, 2018

Jan 22, 2018

 

Tonight at 5, Colorado Mountain College in Aspen presents a reception for the group exhibition “Open Book: The Book as Object and Image,” featuring work from over 30 artists.

 

Tuesday, there will be an author talk and book signing with 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at Paepcke Auditorium at 6. She is the second speaker in this season’s Aspen Words lineup.

 

Week in the Arts: January 8, 2018

Jan 8, 2018

On Tuesday at 6, Alice McDermott kicks off the Winter Words series, hosted by Aspen Words at Paepcke Auditorium.

Wednesday the Aspen Chapel Gallery’s latest exhibition opens. “7 X 7” will feature student artists from the Roaring Fork Valley’s seven high schools. The opening reception starts at 5.

 

Courtesy of Gena Moe, The Art Base

The Art Base in Basalt has teamed up with Aspen Sister Cities to launch the new Roaring Fork Valley Art Exchange program.

Week in the Arts: Oct. 9, 2017

Oct 9, 2017

 

Welcome to the beginning of another colorful fall week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

Tuesday through Friday, The Wheeler Opera House will be hosting a series of events in commemoration of John Denver. For a complete events schedule, visit wheeleroperahouse.com.

 

Local printmaker Curt Carpenter’s exhibition “Woodcuts of the Roaring Fork River” went up Friday night at The Art Base in Basalt. This exhibition is a scavenger hunt of sorts.

Latest Art Base exhibition explores outer space

Feb 9, 2017

Three artists, all with connections to the Roaring Fork Valley, will launch Basalt’s Art Base into space with a unique group exhibit.

Cross Currents-Art Base and Hudson Reed Ensemble

Dec 7, 2016

This week on Cross Currents, the Art Base has an opening Friday evening featuring Isa Catto's latest work.

Drawing isn’t necessarily the flashiest of the visual arts, but a new show at The Art Base in Basalt is looking to change the opinions of people who see it.

Richard Carter, James Surls, Chris Hassig and Jody Guralnick are part of the show simply  called, Drawings.

It’s a show that takes the four artists out of their regular media. None of them are drawers by trade.

The Art Base wins Wintersculpt prize

Jan 17, 2016
Patrick Fort

  Three teams completed snow sculptures on Sunday as part of Aspen Winterskol festivities, and only one came away a winner. As time began to run out, contestants made final touches to their pieces.

The Wyly Community Art Center is going through some big changes.

Genna Moe is the Executive Director of the Wyly and just a few months into the job, she's excited to announce new programs, projects, and goals for the Basalt-based art center, including a name change.

With the support of the Wyly family, the Wyly Community Art Center will re-brand as The Art Base - alluding to its role as a base of operations for emerging artists in the Roaring Fork Valley. And, the main exhibitions space will be named the Charles J. Wyly Gallery at the Art Base.