‘Something daring and bold…’ Barbachano steps in as new director of Holter Museum of Art
Marga Lincoln For the Independent Record
Spring brings a time of renewal to the Northern Rockies.
And at the Holter Museum of Art, it brings a new executive director — Christina Barbachano.
She’ll be on hand to meet the public at the Holter Gala & Art Auction on April 28 at the Helena Civic Center.
A multimedia artist and arts educator, she’s also the current school superintendent at Harlowton Public Schools.
She started part-time at the Holter on Monday and will go full-time June 12, once she finishes out the school year.
In her bio, she refers to leading a “double life” as an art educator and administrator.
But, perhaps it’s more of a double-double life.
Before she found a passion for the visual arts, she was immersed in music and dance.
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“I used to dance classical ballet until I was 14,” she said, taking classes at the Royal Academy of Dance in England.
She also plays piano, violin, viola and saxophone. And for Christmas, her husband bought her a cello.
Another important passion is her family, which includes her husband Alex Bolotsky, their teen daughter, Nadja, and a college-age son, Ezra.
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