Schlesinger Center’s Forum and Passage Gallery Presents Barbara Frank Myth, Dreams and Reality

By Editorial Team on May 1, 2018

Sat, 05 May 2018 - Sun, 10 June 2018

Casting Pond No.2 Under Water Over Sky by Barbara Frank. Courtesy of Schlesinger Center.
Reception: Saturday, May 5 from 4pm to 6pm

The Forum and Passage Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of paintings by DC area artist, Barbara Frank. The solo exhibition, Myth, Dreams and Reality will be on display April 28, 2018 to June 10, 2018 with an artist’s reception scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5th 2018.

Barbara’s work is an on-going narrative that blends vivid images from her daily life, dreams, and travels. Her artistic influences are far ranging, from early Spanish painters, classical French artists, and German expressionists to Japanese screen painters and calligraphers.

The works in this show are from two series – The Casting Pond and My Own Personal Exodus. Photographs that she took on friends’ farms in rural Kentucky, Wisconsin, and the Shenandoah Valley inspired the animal and the landscapes paintings. The compositions and content reflect her interest in such things as Old Testament text, the most current neurobiology research, Eastern meditation practices, and spy novels.

Barbara Frank’s work has been exhibited extensively in galleries and museums across the US and is included in private and corporate collections. She is a recipient of the 2016 prestigious Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant. She was also awarded an individual artist fellowship from the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities and fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Hilai Artist and Writer Center in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am to 4pm

The Forum Gallery is located on the first floor and Passage Gallery is located on the second level of the Schlesinger Center, which is located at 4915 E Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA. For more information about art shows and concert hall events, call the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156.