‘Light and Land’ open at library
Burnham Library in Bridgewater is presenting a new exhibit of art, “Light and Land,” through Nov. 15.
The show features Impressionist paintings by Vail Barrett of Roxbury, a pastel Impressionist painter for over 30 years
He graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Penn., in 1973 with a bachelor of arts degree and later attended The Art Students League, School of Visual Arts and Parson School of Design in New York City.
From 1986 to 2000 he was an artist showing with the Christina's Gallery on Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
During those years Barrett exhibited in a one-person show at the Chubb Insurance headquarters in Warren, N.J., and also completed a two-year 10-painting commission for the First American Title Insurance Company in New York City.
Barrett’s other art shows have included an exhibition in Princeton, N.J., Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville and the Doral Arrowwood Conference Center in Rye Brook, N.Y.
In 1990, he was chosen Artist of the Year for the Eden Foundation, an organization which helps autistic children in Princeton.
This past spring, at the Art at the Meeting House Show held in Roxbury one of his landscapes won first prize for pastels.
The show may be seen at the 62 Main St. South library.