Assistant Professor of Art Rich Barlow's site-specific chalk wall drawing for the exhibition

Hartwick’s Barlow Featured in Chicago-Area Exhibit

December 9, 2016

Work by Hartwick College Assistant Professor of Art Richard Barlow will be featured in an exhibit at the Elmhurst (IL) Museum of Art, in a group exhibition entitled “Sense of Place.”

Barlow will make a site-specific chalk wall drawing inside a Mies Van Der Rohe house at the museum complex. The exhibition opens December 10 and runs through February 12, 2017.

“Cultural geographers, anthropologists, sociologists and urban planners study why certain places hold special meaning to particular people,” says the museum’s website. “Many places have a strong identity and character that is deeply felt by local inhabitants and visitors. Elmhurst is a small city (population 45,000) with a strong civic culture and a community that believes in the value of shared culture, education and worship; this is part of the ‘sense of place’ of Elmhurst. The exhibition, ‘Sense of Place,’ will explore the myriad tangible and intangible ways in which the visual arts can be imbued with a sense of place.”

“I am excited to have my first show in the Chicago area, and for the opportunity to make my work in a Mies Van Der Rohe house,” Barlow said.

For more information on the exhibit, visit the museum’s website. Barlow’s additional work can be seen at his website and Facebook page.