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Tyrone Regional Arts Council announces featured artist

Whether it was building furniture or painting pictures, art has always been a part of Brandon Barber’s life.
After graduating from Tyrone Area High School in 2000, Brandon enrolled at Penn State University with a major in sculpture. He soon discovered, however, that educating others and fostering a love for art had a special appeal. That led Brandon to change his major to Art Education: Division of Museums and Cultural Institutions with a focus on Studio Art.
The current exhibit, located at the Gallery on Pennsylvania Avenue in Tyrone, is a mixture of ceramics and printmaking. Pottery pieces were created using hand-building, appliqué, and thrown wheel techniques. The framed pieces represent a variety of printmaking styles: etching, lithograph, woodcut, and reduction-cut.
Barber will be completing an internship this summer in the Education Department of the Mattress Factory museum in Pittsburgh. Upon graduation, Brandon plans to pursue a career as an Art Educator in a museum setting. The exhibit will run through April 30 and may be viewed, at all hours, through the Gallery window.
Gallery exhibits are made possible by a grant from the PA Council on the Arts, a state agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and Tyrone Borough.
Additional information on the artist and his works may be obtained by contacting the ARTS LINE office at 684-ART2.