On Thursday, February 28 from 3-5 pm, the public is invited to an opening art exhibit reception and Artist’s Talk in the Hastings Gallery at Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College. Barbara Campbell Thomas’ exhibit, Jubilee, will feature a group of works combining fabric piecing with painting, works combining painting with quilting, both of which overlay visual vocabularies to create complex formal dialogues.
Thomas is an Associate Professor of Painting, Printmaking and Drawing at UNC-Greensboro and lives and works in Climax. She came relatively late to quilting, which she learned from her mother, but quickly realized its power as an art form, traditionally practiced by women, to inform and expand the range of her painting.
Thomas’ works of art have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States, in such venues as the Weatherspoon Art Museum, The Painting Center in New York City, the Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
She received her MFA from the University of California-Berkeley and has been an artist-in-residence at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Georgia, as well as at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture. She received a 2018-1019 North Carolina Artists Fellowship.
Thomas’ works will be on exhibit in the Hastings Gallery from February 27 through March 28.More Posts