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Opening for Burford Memorial Exhibition Sept. 5 at Barry Gallery

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
ARLINGTON, Va. – The public is invited to a free opening reception for the Jim Burford Memorial Exhibition from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the Barry Gallery at Marymount University.
     Burford, who passed away in July, was an Arlington resident and popular art instructor at several area schools and colleges, including Marymount, where he taught for 15 years and was known for riding his bike to class.
     “He was a very energetic, popular professor who loved teaching,” said Judy Bass, a professor of fine arts and director of the gallery. “He had a great personality and was very accessible.”
     His work is included in many private, corporate and public collections, including the Portland Museum of Art, the University of Art & Design in Finland, the Archives of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery Library.
     The Barry Gallery, located in the Reinsch Library at Marymount, 2807 North Glebe Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.
     The exhibit will run through Oct. 9. For more information on the gallery, go to www.marymount.edu/barrygallery.