From professional intelligence wonk to recreational artist, Pasadena resident Larry Barter tackled his career and retirement with the same large amount of enthusiasm.
View Barter’s interpretations of Maryland barns, Baltimore street life, nautical Maine and French bakeries in the Larry Barter Memorial Exhibit from July 15 through Aug. 19 in the Cade Center for Fine Arts at Anne Arundel Community College. A free reception with appetizers and beverages will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 19.
Experience Barter’s commitment to excellence in watercolor, oil painting and a wide range of printmaking. The exhibit also features an education room, where the tools of lithography, intaglio, relief, watercolor and oil painting will be displayed by examples of each medium by Barter.
Barter, who passed away in April, was a native of Houlton, Maine, and longtime Maryland resident. He earned a prize in AACC’s juried Student Art Show in 2012 and placed in the Kent Island Federation of Art’s Annual Human Form Show both in 2013 and 2016. Chris Mona, visual arts chair and humanities at AACC, said Barter was a motivating presence at the college where he studied for more than a dozen years after retiring from the National Security Agency. “Larry was a constant and active art maker, both as president of the AACC Printmaking Club and in organizing informal art experiences for the community,” he said.