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. 

Two more exhibits opening at Aspen Art Museum

Nov 18, 2015

The last of the Aspen Art Museum’s new shows will be opening tomorrow. They’ll be marked by a reception tonight.

Ryan Gander’s exhibit “Make every show like it’s your last” will open Friday, along with a group exhibition called “A Fragile But Marvelous Life.”

Gander’s sculptures are modeled after things like his daughter’s makeshift forts. “A Fragile But Marvelous Life” includes the work of Ian Wilson who is known for his minimalistic style, including works like his 1968 piece “Circle on the floor” which is exactly what it sounds like.


Jocelyn Murray has been working in the arts for years - she's the Exhibitions Manager at the Wyly Community Art Center and is an abstract painter. She says the Wyly offers something unique for artists throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.

Murray discusses exhibitions, working with artists, and the Wyly's two gallery spaces: the main Wyly Gallery and the Wyly Annex, a temporary gallery space in downtown Basalt. 

Currently, the Wyly Gallery is showing The Wyly Open, and the Wyly Annex is showing Works by Tony Prikryl​. Both shows are up until November 21st. 

Holly Gressett, the Associate Director and Programs Director at the Wyly Community Art Center, is a big advocate for art and encourages everyone to try a workshop at the Basalt-based arts center. Gressett discusses the adult, children's, and partner programs the Wyly offers. 

Learn more about workshops, classes, and programs at

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The Aspen Art Museum will be opening some of its new exhibits this week. The contemporary art space is opening multiple installations through the course of this month, including painting, sculpture and video works at various places.

Deb Jones is the founder and former Director of the Wyly Community Art Center. Today, is she a full-time working artist, but reflects on the beginning of the Wyly and its evolution over the years.

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Collaboration brings Carbondale artists to Red Brick

Aug 31, 2015
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Just like any other month, the Red Brick Center for the Arts is opening a new gallery in the former school building. But instead of artists banding together under one creative theme, these artists all have studios at the Third Street center in Carbondale.

Jacob Efthimiou is a cellist from Delhi, New York.  He grew up playing music with his brother and two sisters. They would play for Christmas and other festivities throughout the year. He just finished his first year at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Jacob is a runner. He kept up his hobby for the first few weeks in Aspen but had trouble fitting it into his schedule, and breathing in the thin air. Jacob says that he has learned a bunch so far at the school, but has had trouble applying the new information just because his musical mind is still expanding.

Phone photography on display at gallery opening

Jul 14, 2015

A new art show opening at the Aspen Chapel Gallery opens tonight. Entitled “I-Show - Photographs from Phones” features pictures taken from phones.


In the basement of the Aspen Chapel hang about forty photos taken solely on cell phone cameras. Subjects range from beaches to horses on television racing at the Belmont Stakes.

  Summers Moore, the curator of the show, says part of her inspiration for the exhibit was that people often think art can’t come from the device inside of their pocket.

Film on Carbondale's James Surls Opens ShortsFest

Apr 6, 2015

This year’s annual Aspen Film’s Shorts Fest features several documentaries on Colorado artists. One called “The Journey” follows sculptor James Surls. Austin Lottimer is co-director of the film. He spoke recently to Aspen Public Radio’s Rob St. Mary.