ABOUT THE GALLERY
W elcome to the Edith Langley Barrett Art Gallery. The gallery program presents 5-6 exhibits per academic year, student employment and learning opportunities, guest artist days for arts and crafts, and student activities in partnership with the UC Student Senate. These provisions are part of the fall and spring semesters. The gallery is the academic home of the Artist-in-Residence program.
Established in 1980, the gallery is dedicated to Edith Langley Barrett, Professor of English, 1961-1973. Barrett led the way for the founding of the gallery, with the support of a team of fellow faculty, and provided expressive arts venues for the college community with an emphasis on bringing art into the lives of UC students.
Gallery location is in the concourse, on the lower level of Gannett Library. Open hours are Mon – Fri 1 – 5 pm and Sat 12 – 3 pm during the course weeks of the fall and spring semesters. All exhibitions are by invitation, and are produced by the student employees working with the director. The gallery program provides for exhibits by individual artists, regional arts groups, collections, and NYS art and history subjects. Exhibits are annual, bi or tri annual, and one-time events as well as single-day presentations and workshops for arts and fine crafts.
Professor Edith Langley Barrett [1970 - 1973] established the gallery. She taught English from 1961 – 1972 and was known for launching the imagination and creative spirit of students. Barrett was born in Chicago and earned her degree in English from The University of Minnesota in 1947. Her academic expertise was American Romanticism and techniques for the novel. The second director was Professional Artist and Professor Joan Fiori Blanchfield [1973 – 1996]. Our third director was Professor of Art History Virginia Kelly [1996 – 2001]. The current director, and Artist-in-Residence, is Carolynne Whitefeather [2001-present].