Thursday, September 9, 6pm. Olin Hall, room 231
Barcelo earned her M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Maryland and her B.F.A. from The Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. She teaches ceramics, 3-D design and sculpture at the Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Connecticut. Her work in sculpture combines a fascination for the tactile with a lifelong interest in languages and cultures. Her Cuban and Portuguese heritage and her experiences traveling and living abroad influence her use of language and material. Working with words crafted of copper wire and a range of organic and industrial materials, she makes sculptures that connect the sensual and the visceral with her curiosity about languages, cultures, translation, interpretation, travel and memory.