Sandra Barnhouse: Sociology
- May 18th - July 1st
- Reception: Thursday, June 1st, 4-7pm
Sandra Barnhouse has a degree in art education from the University of Northern Colorado (1966) and a master’s in painting and printmaking from St. Cloud State University (1975), where she also had a twenty-year career as publications editor.
About a dozen years ago she became interested in a mysterious abandoned school building at the corner of Hwy 1 @ 35 north of Underwood and for several semi-annual visits to the area, she continued to return to it, imagining how she might fix it up. During a time when her life was changing dramatically, the building came up for sale and within a week she bought it. With the generous help of Dean Lilja, a friend of two decades, she managed to clean it up and make it into a studio, home and gallery. Barnhard Arts (coincidental name, as the building already had its own) is the result.
Barnhouse continues to paint and write at Barnhard Arts, most recently self-publishing How to Watch Television: An Autistic Guide to the Humanity in 2014.