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This is Week In The Arts—a curation of virtual events, exhibits and reopenings around the Roaring Fork Valley.

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With COVID-19 cancelling in-person classes and exhibits, Basalt’s Art Base is finding ways to bring people into its gallery virtually, and get art out into the community.

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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. 

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An annual exhibit exploring the meaning of home with high school immigrants opens this weekend in Basalt. 

The 15 students are all recent immigrants from El Salvador. They’re in Basalt High School teacher Leticia Guzman-Ingram’s English as a Second Language class. She translates for one student, who explains in Spanish that this is his first time making art. 

Benjamin Timpson

 


"Metamorphosis" is an apt name for a new exhibit in Basalt that honors murdered and abused Native American women with portraits created from real butterfly wings.

 

Artist Benjamin Timpson sourced the wings from sustainable butterfly pavilions.

Christin Kay

Several current and upcoming art exhibitions in the Roaring Fork Valley are focused on the work of female artists. In Aspen, the Bird’s Nest Gallery has just opened a show called "Rise." The Art Base in Basalt has a group photography show called "Body of Work," featuring three young women raised in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Aspen Art Museum is also highlighting women this summer.

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.

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  Genna Moe has been a mainstay in the Roaring Fork Valley arts community for almost ten years. She ran children’s programs at the Aspen Art Museum. She worked at the Wheeler Opera House.

 Lisa Singer’s interpretations of stormy weather are on display at the Art Base in Basalt starting Friday. She spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort about what creating these paintings does for her state of mind.

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Lynn Goldsmith’s “The Looking Glass” exhibit continues at the Art Base in Basalt. The show features wildly distorted self-portraits, in which Goldsmith contorts her body. Some photos look pastoral — others are straight out of a Tim Burton Film.