Barton Art Galleries Presents “Grounding Whispers” Exhibition and Installation in January

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Opening Reception Scheduled for Thursday, January 20, at 5 p.m.; Gallery Talk at 6 p.m.

WILSON, N.C. —January 12, 2022 — Barton Art Galleries presents “Grounding Whispers Infrasound Recordings of Wilson,” an exhibition and installation by Miguel Elizalde, Assistant Professor of Communications at Barton College. The exhibition will run from January 18-February 23.

On Thursday, January 20, the Barton Art Galleries will host an opening reception at 5 p.m. for “Grounding Whispers.”  A gallery talk by the Elizalde will follow at 6 p.m. This event will be open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Reservations will be required for the opening reception and gallery talk, and space will be limited. Social distancing and masks also will be required when visiting this exhibition. To make reservations for this event or to visit the Barton Art Galleries on a future date, please contact Maureen O’Neill, director of exhibitions and educational programming, at or 252-399-6476.

About the artist — 

Miguel Elizalde is a Spanish artist and educator interested in the role of body sensations that are embedded in the perceptual process. His background is in advertising with more than 50 international awards and recognitions for his work in communication campaigns over the years.

As an artist, words were his first tool, later it was video, and currently it is space and sound. These days, most of his work is about the presence of infrasound in public spaces; however, he continues using any of these three tools depending on the project. He has exhibited in Europe, Asia, and America.

As an educator, he has been teaching courses at the intersection of art, design, and technology for the last 15 years in Europe and the United States. He is interested in artists working with brands and brands working with artists. During the last decade, he also worked as a creative consultant for international clients.

The Barton Art Galleries, located inside Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College, is open Monday­-Thursday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment. For additional information or to reserve a time to visit, please contact Maureen O’Neill, director of exhibitions and educational programming, at 252-399-­6476. Barton Art Galleries requests visitors to make a reservation in advance of their planned visit. Individual and small group tours may be scheduled by reservation, and evening and weekend times may also be scheduled by request.


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