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Renowned painter Barbara Grossman will give a lecture and slide presentation on her works on Thursday, November 9, at Colby College in Waterville. The 4:30 p.m. event will be in room 154 of Bixler Art and Music Center and is open to the public free of charge. A reception will follow.

Grossman’s compositions often include women in groups of twos and threes in tranquil social gatherings. She uses vibrant, active color and plays with concepts of space to enliven her paintings. Her earlier works recall artist Henri Matisse’s Moroccan series of paintings.

Grossman received her B.F.A from Cooper Union and later worked as a Fulbright scholar at the Academie der Kunst in Munich, Germany. She has held faculty positions at University of Pennsylvania, Vermont Studio Center and The Chautauqua Institution. A founding member of the Bowery Gallery in New York City, she has exhibited her paintings nationally for more than 25 years. Grossman received the National Academy of Design Award for Painting in 1995 and 2000.

The November 9 event is sponsored by the Colby art department and supported by funds from the Arts Lecture Fund.