Barton’s Friends of Visual Arts Welcomes Artist Stacey L. Kirby to Speak on October 24

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WILSON, N.C. — October 8, 2019 — The Barton Art Galleries at Barton College is excited to host the Friends of Visual Arts” Fall Lecture featuring Durham-based artist Stacey L. Kirby. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.

For more than a decade, Kirby has combined installation and performance to create “performative interactions” in alternative, private, and public spaces. Her work addresses identity, citizenship, and civil rights. Kirby believes in freedom through creative embodiment and invites visitors to become active participants in her work to empower the voice within all of us.

Kirby is the recipient of the ArtPrize Eight Juried Grand Prize (2016), the N.C. Arts Council Artist Fellowship for Visual Artists (2014-2015) and an ArtPrize Pitch Night Grant (2016) for North Carolina. She has performed and exhibited extensively, including exhibitions at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem), the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Bard College, Flux Factory (Queens, N.Y.), Fraction Workspace, (Chicago, Ill.), and Wellesley College (Mass.).  Kirby has a duel degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Studio Art and Journalism and Mass Communications.

For more information, contact Maureen O’Neill, director of art exhibitions and educational programming, at 252-399-6476 or moneill@barton.edu.

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