COCC president emeritus opens exhibit at college
The flower-themed paintings and sketches of Robert Barber, president emeritus of Central Oregon Community College, are exhibiting at the Bend campus's Barber Library Rotunda Gallery from Feb. 27 to March 27. An opening reception for "In Full Bloom" is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.
"I have always been connected with the beauty of flowers," Barber wrote. "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."
Barber was president of COCC from 1990 to 2004. The college's library bears his name. He began painting for the first time in 2006, following his retirement, and attended the college as a part-time art student for the next three years.
For more information on this exhibit, call Mary Beth Hamilton, library specialist at the Barber Library, at 541-383-7564.
In advance of college events, people who need accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability may call Joe Viola at 541-383-7775. For accommodation due to another disability, such as hearing impairment, contact the Office of Disability Services at 541-383-7743.
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