Barbara BrierExhibiting April, 2024: Barbara Brier


Exhibit Title – Eighty Sixth & Lex



Photography is the medium that allows me to capture the images that attract me but also to record what I was doing and thinking on a given day, reflect on why I took a particular picture, and consider how I will use it in the future. In short, the memories my photos evoke are the foundation of my work in collage and mixed media. Both collage and photo manipulation allow me to add layers of complexity to my original photos.



My long and winding road began as an art major at NYU but segued to a career in retailing and corporate communications. In the 90’s, I decided to apply my business experience to school reform, got an MA in Education and spent the next 20 years as a grants program evaluator for Brown University’s Regional Education Laboratory and as an independent consultant and program evaluator.

Upon retirement, I returned to art pursuits and began an exploration of photography, collage and mixed media.  I also co-founded nextactART, a group dedicated to helping later-in-life creatives realize the value of artistic expression, build community, and showcase their work. I have participated in several nextactART group shows in NYC’s Chelsea Art District and East Hampton, NY. I have participated independently in several of Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Art Guild juried shows, where I’ve won 2 prizes for my photography.

About the Library

Pompano Beach LibraryThe Pompano Beach Library opened in 2018 as part of a joint use complex with the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Center. The 26,000-square-feet library includes a multipurpose room, conference room, three tutoring rooms, teen activity room, storytelling room, adult computer lab, teen computer lab, and a Creation Station for maker projects. Meeting space is available for public rental.

The library’s collection contains over 50,000 items with print materials, foreign language books and DVDs, reference materials, large print books, audio books, DVDs, and CDs. The collection also includes holographic, virtual reality MERGE Cubes that can be borrowed. The Youth Services collection includes picture books, chapter books, young adult reading materials, LaunchPads, and other materials to promote learning and literacy.


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