Price shows paintings as she prepares to depart

December 14, 1993|By John Dorsey | John Dorsey,Art Critic

For 12 years, Barbara Price has been a vice president and dean at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, but during that time she has never ceased pursuing her painting career.

Today, as she prepares to leave the institute for her new post as president of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, a farewell exhibit of her work opens. The exhibit is at the institute's second floor gallery of the Fox building, at Mount Royal and Lafayette avenues, and the lower level gallery in the main building, Mount Royal Avenue and Lanvale Street.

At the institute, Price has held the posts of vice president of academic affairs and academic dean. Among her accomplishments have been strengthening the curriculum, adding master's programs, expanding continuing studies and initiating a summer program in Sorrento, Italy.

Painting, however, has continued to be a central concern. "It is most important to me that the institution for which I work understand the critical role that my painting plays in contributing to my success in the workplace," she said. "It is in the studio that I am able to replenish myself."

The exhibit continues through Dec. 22 and includes three groups of works, created in 1963, 1976 and 1993. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (until 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays), noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For information, call (410) 225-2300.

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