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Jefferson Community College gallery features associate art professor’s work


WATERTOWN – The Gallery at Jefferson Community College features works of JCC associate professor of art, Lucinda D. Barbour, of Watertown.
The display, titled “Exploring Duality,” may be viewed through April 5 at The Gallery, located on the first floor of the Jules Center (Building 6), between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. when classes are in session. The art show features works in a variety of mediums including oil paintings, watercolors, colored pencil, mixed media, and watercolor crayons using a dry application.
The Exploring Duality exhibit includes many portraits that delve into the person's internal life as well as their exterior appearance. A double portrait called "Stacy with Flying V" and "Stacy with Green Corn" represents a woman striking a balance between modern society and traditional Native American beliefs.
Mirroring portraits of "Esha" and "Vela" depict the similarities and differences of the features and personalities of these two sisters. Stylistically, they reflect traditional Indian portraits in the background colors, emphasis on the eyes, and the symbols of the lotus flower and peacock feather.
“Exploring and recognizing duality can help us find balance in our lives,” said Barbour, who has taught art courses at Jefferson Community College since 1996.
Barbour holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Columbus College of Art and Design and a master of arts from Northern Arizona University.
A reception to honor Barbour will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the lobby of The Gallery.
For more information, call the JCC Student Activities Center at 786-2431. 

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