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In Full Bloom: Flower Paintings and Watercolor Sketches

All day, everyday starting 2/27/2019 through 3/27/2019

Barber Library, Rotunda

Artist Statement by Dr. Robert Barber

I have always been connected with the beauty of flowers. With the painting of each bloom I am drawn into the deeper essence and unique character of each flower. I often enlarge the flower to see the unfolding of the flower’s spiritual nature. Spending time with a flower in this manner feeds my soul and is a form of meditation for me like the river is to the fisherman.

Dr. Barber began painting for the first time in 2006 after his retirement as President of COCC. He then attended COCC as a part-time art student for the next 3 years.

Opening Reception

Thursday, February 27, 5 to 7 p.m. in the Barber Library Rotunda Gallery

  • Paintings by Dr. Robert Barber
    Paintings by Dr. Robert Barber
  • Paintings by Dr. Robert Barber
    Paintings by Dr. Robert Barber
  • Musical entertainment at In Full Bloom reception
    Musical entertainment at In Full Bloom reception
  • Attendees at In Full Bloom reception
    Attendees at In Full Bloom reception
  • Attendees looking at Dr. Barber's paintings
    Attendees looking at Dr. Barber's paintings
  • Attendees reading Dr. Barber's artist statement
    Attendees reading Dr. Barber's artist statement
  • Attendees looking at sketches
    Attendees looking at sketches
  • Dr. Robert Barber, library director Tina Hovekamp, and COCC faculty
    Dr. Robert Barber, library director Tina Hovekamp, and COCC faculty
  • Tina Hovekamp introduces Dr. Barber
    Tina Hovekamp introduces Dr. Barber
  • Dr. Barber presents his show, "In Full Bloom"
    Dr. Barber presents his show, "In Full Bloom"
  • Dr. Barber presents his show, "In Full Bloom"
    Dr. Barber presents his show, "In Full Bloom"

Information: Mary Beth Hamilton

In Full Bloom painting by Bob Barber