Hanna Jubran SculptureWILSON, N.C. – Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of Hanna Jubran’s “Alchemy, Metaphor & Form” sculpture exhibition now on view in the Virginia Thompson Graves and Lula E. Rackley Galleries located in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. An opening reception and gallery talk by the artist is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 7 from 2-4 p.m. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend.

A world-renowned artist, Jubran received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently a Sculpture Professor and Sculpture Area Coordinator at East Carolina University.

Jubran’s work addresses the concepts of time, movement, balance and space. Each sculpture occupies and creates its own reality influenced by its immediate surroundings. The work does not rely on one media to evoke the intended response, but takes advantage of compatible materials such as wood, granite, steel, iron and bronze.

Over the years, Jubran’s work has been on exhibit in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and South America. He has participated in numerous international art shows, competitions and symposiums, including but not limited to: The International Sculpture Symposium in Granby, Canada, The Ecatepec, Mexico International Monumental Sculpture Symposium, The Toyamura International Sculpture Biennial at Toyamura Village, Japan, The International Sculpture Symposium and Conference at Europos Parkas in Vilnius, Lithuania, The Second International Invitational Iron Sculpture Exhibition and Iron Pour at Tallinn University in Tallinn, Estonia, and The International Woodcarving Symposium in Kemivarji, Finland.

Jubran’s research awards include the Milwaukee Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, the Artist Fellowship Award at The Southeastern College Art Conference in Mobile, Ala., the ECU Five-Year Achievement Award, the VCAA Teacher Scholar Award from East Carolina University, the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award at The Southeastern College Art Conference in Columbia, S.C., the Board of Governors Teaching Award, and the East Carolina University Alumni Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award Finalist from East Carolina University.

Among his exhibition awards are the Purchase Award, JUST- Jackson Union Sculpture Tour in Jackson, Tenn., the Artist Choice and 3rd Place Chaco Argentina Sculpture in Biennal, Chaco, Argentina, the First Place 3D, Sculpture Salmagundi VIII Indoor Exhibition in Rocky Mount, the Best in Show, The Down East Sculpture Exhibition in Greenville, Purchase Award, Yuzi Paradise Sculpture Competition in China, the Semi-Grand Prize in the Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale in Hokkaido, Japan, the Merit Award in the 29th Annual Competition of North Carolina Artists in Fayetteville, and the Best Execution of Concept at the Ma’llot International Sculpture Symposium 2000 in Ma’llot, Israel, among others.

Selected commissions and collections of Jubran’s work are on view across North Carolina as well as Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, New York and Kansas.

A recent commission Jubran just completed is on view on the campus of Fayetteville State University. The installation is a nine-segmented concrete sculpture and reaches 11 feet in height. Jubran continues to be consistent in his pursuit of creating enjoyable sculptures for private and corporate collections.

The “Alchemy, Metaphor & Form” sculpture exhibition runs through October 10. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the exception of holidays. For additional information, please contact Gerard Lange, director of exhibitions, at 252-399-6475 or email glange@barton.edu.

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Questions? Please contact Kathy Daughety, director of public relations, at 252-399-6529 or email: kdaughety@barton.edu.

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