WILSON, N.C. – Barton Art Galleries will welcome sculptor Hanna Jubran to campus on Tuesday, October 7, from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. for an artist lecture. His sculpture exhibition “Alchemy, Metaphor & Form” is currently on view in the Virginia Thompson Graves and Lula E. Rackley Galleries located in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend.

As he reflects on his 25-year journey creating sculpture, Jubran will discuss his influences, creative activity, and goals along the way. He will also share with the audience a brief synopsis of symposiums, exhibitions, and commissions of his work during this quarter-century period.

“The nature of my goals for art is to reflect my own aesthetic views, concepts and sincerity of expression,” said Jubran, a native of the Upper Galilee region of northern Israel. “My journey began when I left my hometown of Jish in 1967. My vision, goal and dream is to become an active voice out of this relatively invisible place. Therefore, there is no choice but to continue my intended journey and to give to my community in the East and West a feeling of accomplishment and pride. I am emotionally motivated to be creative and a contributor to humanity. For me, sculpture and research is an opportunity I cannot ignore.”

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.

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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