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Joe Barrington

Joe's whimsical metal sculptures create an atmosphere of fun. His monumental-sized sunflowers and cacti are easy to spot in the sculpture garden.  

 

Joe attended the Cisco Junior College, then earned his BFA from Midwestern State University in 1980. He has been exhibited in “Best of Show, Texas Sculpture Association Show” at Las Colinas, 1995, “Art at the Bar Invitational Sculpture Exhibit” Dallas, TX 1988, “Excellence '88 National Juried Sculpture Exhibition” Dallas 1988, “OK USA National Juried Sculpture Exhibition” Lawton, OK 1985, and many more.

 

Major projects that he has worked on are “Sculpture in the Parks, 1st Annual Outdoor Exhibit” in Lubbock, TX 1990, “Abilene Cultural Affairs Council 10th Anniversary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Abilene, TX 1990, and many more in North Carolina, all around Texas, and in New Mexico’s “Annual Outdoor Show at Shidoni” Tesuque, NM 1988-1991.

Born in1957, he grew up around the Texas oil business, but decided to take a different path after attending art classes in college.  He now divides his work time between creating his metal sculptures and fashioning functional architectural pieces for homes.