The Barrington Cultural Arts Center is debuting their contribution to Barrington’s 2015 Sesquicentennial celebration with a special exhibit of local portraits celebrating the “Faces and Places of Barrington”. Artists with the BCAC have been busy for months painting portraits of 26 local individuals to create this historic exhibit and all are welcome to attend the collection’s grand opening on Friday, June 12th.
Pieces from the “Faces and Places of Barrington” collection will be unveiled at the Barrington Cultural Arts Center’s headquarters in the Ice House Mall during the grand opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 12th.
The exhibit includes portraits painted by multiple artists in recent months, including portraits of Village of Barrington President Karen Darch, Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Corr and Community Church of Barrington Pastor Zina Jacque along with Barrington teachers, police, fireman, merchants and school board members, just to name a few. Also included are oil paintings of prominent sites in town. The exhibit will run through July.
The Barrington Cultural Arts Center provides a physical space for artists to perform and teach their craft at their Ice House Mall Gallery and Art Center. The goal of the BCAC is to collaborate on public art offerings including murals, painted benches and plays, for example. Gallery opportunities are available to members. For more information, visit BarringtonCulturalArtsCenter.com.