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MCC Fine Arts Gallery to feature the late Barbara White


Red Sun by Barbara White, acrylic on canvas.
Red Sun by Barbara White, acrylic on canvas.

The Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery will present an exhibition of acrylic paintings by Flint area artist and former Mott Community College student, the late Barbara White. Her exhibition, titled “A Life of Color and Creativity” will be in the gallery from Monday, Jan. 14 through 29. In addition, there will be a public reception in the gallery on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from Noon – 3 p.m.

These events are made possible in part by the Ballenger Trust.

Barbara White received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin. She taught drawing and painting workshops and adult education classes for more than 30 years. Her award winning paintings were included in many state and national exhibitions including Kettering University, Flint, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, and Planet Earth Exhibit, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL.

Her Artist Statement reads as follows:
“I am a lifelong landscape artist and have been teaching drawing and painting for over 30 years. I have worked in water colors and oils but now prefer acrylics (and more recently fluid acrylics) as they are a more versatile medium. In my compositions, whether on paper or canvas, I use the basic elements of lines, shapes and texture with a strong emphasis on intense color and design. Drawing with a brush, pouring paint to create spontaneous weather conditions, using paint and media as a stain or opaque mask to develop shadows and reflections on water are all challenges to me as a landscape artist. My style falls between semi-abstraction and representationalism, and my goal as a painter is to create an emotional response for the viewer.” ( Barbara Jean White passed away Dec. 17, 2017.)

The Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Arts and Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus in Flint. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Art and Design office at 810-762-0443.

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