This Month in the Art Gallery
This Month in the T. Ross Kelly Family Gallery... Barbara Marder!
Painting was Barbara’s medium of choice and the focus of her formal art education, but in 1980 she began experimenting with glass enamel. Soon metal became her canvas, and glass enamel her medium of choice. In 1987 Barbara attended the first Enamel Society conference in Cincinatti and exhibited in the juried show. Since then she has worked with enamel in a painterly way. Newly acquired metalsmithing skills inspired her to create textural or three-dimensional forms with copper. Surface texture and color ideas are her primary focus, and her inspiration tends to come from her travels and working with children and marveling at their spontaneity. Barbara has recently retired from a long career from teaching visual arts in the Somerville, Massachusetts public school system. Please stop in and visit her display!