| November 30, 2015 | Culture
Valley gal Genna Moe ups Aspen's art ante in her new role at The Art Base.
Golden touch: Professional wunderkind Genna Moe (INSET) is guiding The Art Base, in Basalt, to gilded heights.
With a dual degree in art history and visual arts from the University of Washington, newly appointed executive director Genna Moe has big plans for The Art Base (99 Midland Spur, Basalt, 970-927- 4123), formerly the Wyly Art Center. Before joining the nonprofit, Moe developed educational outreach programs at the Aspen Art Museum and was part of the management team at the Wheeler Opera House. Here, the 29-year-old—who is president of the Aspen Young Professionals Association—explains her plans.
What is your vision for The Art Base?
The Art Base is an exhibition space and a classroom—I plan to grow both aspects, while celebrating and supporting emerging artists.
Which events are you most excited about for this winter?
In addition to our physical expansion, we will begin implementing three new programs: Art Share, a rental gallery full of regional works of various sizes, mediums, and styles; The Art Commons, an affordable open community studio space for rent by the hour; and Art as Healing, where we’ll work with valley partners to explore the relationship between art, health, and recovery.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHAYLA GROVES