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Solo exhibit to open today at Community Arts Center

September 7, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

A solo exhibition of the work of artist Jo Ann Post Barlow will be on display in the Maxwell Gallery of the Randolph County Community Arts Center.

Seasonal Scenes will open during the 11th annual Arts Center Gala at 6 p.m. today. Tickets for the gala are available at the Arts Center office.

Seasonal Scenes is a retrospective of Barlow's pastel works, and it includes five works completed in the past year.

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A solo exhibition of the work of artist Jo Ann Post Barlow will be on display in the Maxwell Gallery of the Randolph County Community Arts Center. Seasonal Scenes will open during today’s 11th annual Arts Center Gala.

"I am honored to be asked to exhibit in the Maxwell Gallery," Barlow said.

Barlow is a native of Elkins who now makes her home, for most of the year, in Westminster, Md. She has been an active artist member, volunteer and exhibits committee member of the Arts Center from the beginning, and her artwork has been recognized with awards in several exhibits over the years.

She went to Elkins High School and graduated from West Virginia University. She later earned a master's degree from Towson University in Maryland and worked in education until the 1980s.

After her husband passed away in 1983, she said part of the healing process "was focusing on my artistic creativity," which included her new interest in pastels.

Barlow is a member of the Carroll County (Md.) Artist Guild and the Seneca Trail Artists Guild. She has had private exhibits at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, Md.; Fairhaven Retirement Community in Eldersburg, Md.; and at Barnes & Noble in Ellicott City, Md.

The Maxwell Gallery at RCCAC was named to honor one of the founding board members of the RCCAC, Judge Robert E. Maxwell. It serves as a solo exhibition space for RCCAC artist members.

Seasonal Scenes: A Solo Exhibition of Works by Jo Ann Post Barlow will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, through Nov. 17. Weekend hours will be announced.

Concurrently, on exhibit in the Great Hall, is the 11th annual Gala Juried Exhibition sponsored by Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center.

The Randolph County Community Arts Center, a nonprofit organization promoting and supporting the arts in Randolph County and the surrounding areas, is located at the corner of Randolph Avenue and Park Street in Elkins. The Arts Center is supported by private donations as well as the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

More information is available at 304-637-2355 or www.randolpharts.org.

 
 

 

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