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Barbara Balzer: Post-Hurricane Artist Talk

Published September 7, 2016

621 Gallery was so impressed by the amount of Tallahassee-folks that came out to support Barbara Balzer and Morgan Hamilton in the wake of Hermine!

Barbara has generously offered to give an additional lecture on her work on Wednesday, September 14!

Barbara will begin her artist talk at 7:30pm, followed by a Q&A session and snacks-and-mingling.

We look forward to seeing all of you!

Barbara Balzer is an incredible local ceramist with an impressive history and body of work:

“Barbara Balzer is an international award winning artist. Most recently, her work was awarded the President de la Generalitat Valencariana Award-First Prize-at the X Bienal Internacional de Ceramica in Manises, Spain and is included in the Museum’s permanent collection. While earning a double-major in European Literature and Thought and American Literature at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Barbara attended a ceramics class taught by Chuck Hindes and immediately became transfixed by the materiality of clay. After earning a law degree at the UI College of Law, she moved to Tallahassee to clerk at the First District Court of Appeal and raise a family. While Barbara later did many things, including writing Florida’s Lemon Law as a Senate staff attorney, qualifying for the First Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials, and being a homeroom mother for 8 years, she always continued to explore with clay, in the evenings, on weekends and at workshops. Upon being invited, she attended Florida State University College of Fine Arts, walking distance from her home, and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture. Barbara’s work has been included in the Florida Museum of Women Artists’ Inaugural Exhibition and galleries and museum throughout the world. She considers herself one in a long line of figurative sculptors beginning with the anonymous artist who crafted the Venus of Willendorf almost 30,000 years ago. Barbara’s studio is located in Tallahassee where she continues to work, always in service of an idea.”

To learn more about Barbara and her work, please visit: