Friday, April 11, 2008

Barrett Medical Office Building

Barrett Center grand opening

Artists from the Worcester County Arts Council were invited to display their artwork in the new James G. Barrett Medical Office Building in Berlin, Maryland, from January through August 2008. I dropped in for the grand opening on April 11th and found the parking lots and building overflowing with guests. Even though there was a power failure, the turnout was fantastic.

Barrett Center grand opening

As you can see the design of the building with these airy corridors full of windows allowed the show to go on even if the lights were out. They had clowns, face painters, balloon animals, promotional materials, tours of the medical suites, a buffet, hundreds of tiny cheesecakes, and crush of people. And best of all, the walls were covered with the work of local artists! I had a great time and kept running into people I knew.

Sea Stars at the Barrett Center

My painting Sea Stars was hung prominently in the main entrance of the building. That happened to also be where the dedication of the building was taking place and was stuffed with people. So I stopped by another day to get a clear photograph of it hanging there.

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