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AJ 401 Phone: 765-285-5841
School of Art
Art and Journalism Building (AJ) Room 401
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Barbara received her MFA degree in 1983 from The Ohio State University, and her BFA in 1981 from Ball State University. She has over twenty-five years of teaching experience, and serves as the coordinator of Undergraduate Advising, Admissions and Scholarships. Professional affiliations with organizations on the national level have given Barbara the opportunity for research and dialogue with art educators, artists, and designers from across the United States in a variety of educational institutions and programs. She currently serves as an elected member of the board of Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) that represents and supports college art concerns with a focus upon the practical and philosophical interests of studio faculty. As a member of Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE), and as a previous member of the board, she is the current chair of the Awards Committee.
Professor Giorgio’s traditional drawings on paper, digital prints, and more recent drawings on glass, have created a unique opportunity to combine imagery through composite manipulation and geometrical layering of unexpected patterns generated from objects taken from her personal surroundings, those found in nature, and in the anatomical structures of the human form. Responding to opportunities found in glass by using frit and powder with sifters, brushes, spatulas, and stencils, she combines, and plays off of, existing and implied patterns creating a hybrid art form. A rich and varied play between positive and negative shapes is explored, whereby contrasting values, textures and patterns are woven together in an orchestration of subtle optical effects and nuances.
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