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Join us as Tucson icon, Barbara Rogers brings us into her creative world – sharing her personal and professional history and how through art we can all transcend the ordinary.

 “I paint because the act of painting is direct; it is another truth – you make a mark and there it is, just you and this act of creation. When I paint, I am an explorer in the terrain of my own psyche, discovering what relationships will emerge as the work develops. I depart from representational accuracy to select and then exaggerate or simplify the stunning botanical forms that are present in the world around me.”

 Barbara studied with Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff at the San Francisco Art Institute. She graduated with a B.SC. degree in Art Education from Ohio State University; she received the Eisner Prize and her MA in Painting from the University of California at Berkeley.

Barbara Rogers has been a faculty member or visiting artist at many major universities in the US and internationally, including the University of California, Berkeley; the San Francisco Art Institute; University of Chicago; San Jose State University; Cooper Union in NYC; and finally at the University of Arizona.  In 2007, after numerous mentoring and teaching awards, Rogers retired and is now Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing in The School of Art at The University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

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Image: Barbara Rogers | Shrines to Botanical Relics no. 22 | oil on panel with saguaro cross-section and glass