Barbara Thun
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Color and texture, the written word and combinations of images and mediums are the basis of my work.

Earth's Secrets We exist in a precarious balance with all of nature. My work seeks to remind us of the overwhelming power and beauty of this world – and our insignificance. The power to destroy lies always just behind or below the surface of its beauty.

My present work includes a tactile involvement with three dimensional natural forms and drawings that reflect a more abstract approach to the color and texture of the land – both mediums reflecting the mystery and power of the natural world.”

Reed Wall


Receiving her BFA from Plymouth State College in 1983, Barbara went on to become a member of the Phoenix gallery in Soho and exhibited there for three years before completing the MFA program at Bard College in 1989. She has exhibited widely in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, including The Currier Museum, Colby College, Anselm College, University of New Hampshire, Lehigh University, Northampton Community College, Muhlenberg College, Allentown Museum, Reading Museum, Penn State Berks, Reading Area Community College, The Freedman Gallery at Albright College, and the Fleisher Memorial in Philadelphia.

Barbara served as gallery director at Penn State Berks from 1989 to 1991. She was president of the Penn State Berks Fine Arts Council from 1992 to 1995, and chair of the "Landmarks" Outdoor Sculpture exhibition of 1997. From 1997 to 2000 Barbara was president of the Friends of the Freedman Gallery at Albright College and served as chair of the Albright Fine Arts Commission. Barbara is a past trustee of Albright College, and in the greater Reading community, she has been a member of the Reading Museum Board and is now a member of the Goggleworks Community Art Center Board.


1989                                                 MFA, Bard College
1983                                                 BFA, Plymouth State University
1960                                                 BS, Ohio State University


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