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McHenry County College Art Gallery Features Ceramic Installations by Lisa Marie Barber

[Monday, January 13, 2020]

McHenry County College (MCC) will be hosting an exhibit titled "Girls," by artist Lisa Marie Barber January 15 through February 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

The college is located at 8900 U.S. Highway 14 in Crystal Lake. For more information, call Sandra Lang, gallery curator, at (815) 455-8785 or email her at:

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