Female artists featured in exhibits at MCC galleries
McHenry County College will be hosting an exhibit titled "Girls" by artist Lisa Marie Barber through Feb. 28 in artspace144, a gallery located down the hall from the gymnasium in Building A.
The exhibit features ceramic sculptures rooted in Central American folk art and the Mexican Catholic shrines of Barber's heritage and upbringing in Tucson, Arizona. These assemblages encompass her decorative conceptions of home, gardens, peacefulness, playfulness and celebration.
Barber is a full-time professor in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and earned her Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University and her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.
Examples of her artwork and a full listing of her exhibition records and awards can be found at www.lisamariebarber.com.
The college will also host an art exhibit titled "Violent Delicacy" by MCC art instructor Sarah Dupré Jan. 20 through Feb. 21 in Gallery One and Gallery Two, inside and outside the library, respectively.
The exhibit features paintings and drawings formed using graphite, pastel sticks, house paint and oils to create a lyrical and atmospheric clash of mediums.
Dupré, an abstract artist, teaches painting, drawing, and art appreciation at MCC. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The college is at 8900 Route 14 in Crystal Lake. For information, call Sandra Lang, gallery curator, at (815) 455-8785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.