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Joseph Barrett featured in Silverman Gallery exhibition


“Joseph Barrett: From the Lahaska Studio” is showing at the Silverman Gallery in Buckingham Green.

The public is invited to the opening receptions, taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.

The exhibit runs through Oct. 28. The gallery is located at 4920 York Road (Route 202) in Buckingham Green Shopping Center, between Route 413 and Peddler’s Village.

“They bring Bucks County to life with vibrancy, color and an inherent splash of happiness. Whether the scene is a snowy road, a Lambertville garden or a New Hope vista with the river and canal, Joseph Barrett’s work enhances the world by its mere existence,” said Silverman Gallery owner Rhonda Garland. “It is an honor and a privilege to have curated this exhibition of paintings that span the last 20 years.”

Barrett’s works are highly sought after by collectors and are in many major private and public collections, including Doylestown Hospital and Moravian College’s Priscilla Payne Hurd Gallery in Bethlehem. The Payne Gallery hosts the largest institutional collection of the New Hope Impressionist School of painters, including Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber, Fern Coppedge, Walter Schofield and Rae Sloan Bredin.

Barrett has exhibited widely over his 50-year career in such venues as the Pennsylvania State Capitol Rotunda, the Coryell Gallery, Jim’s of Lambertville, the Salmagundi Club, Aldie Mansion, the Pennswood Village Art Gallery and the Philadelphia Sketch Club.

In 2011, Herman Silverman, founder of the Silverman Gallery and the Michener Art Museum first sought to represent Barrett because his work best represents the essence and legacy of the New Hope School of Impressionism.

Barrett is also known for the gold leaf and sgriffito frames that adorn his pieces, which pay homage to early Bucks County frame-makers such as Harer and Badura. “Beautifully crafted, gilded and decorated they make his paintings truly stand apart.”

Silverman Gallery also represents the work of local favorites, Jennifer Hansen Rolli, David Stier, Jim Rodgers, Anita Shrager, Desmond McRory, Glenn Harrington, Evan Harrington, Jonathan Mandell and Jean Childs Buzgo. For information and to browse the paintings online, visit the Silverman Gallery website or call 215-794-4300.