Home

Posted on: November 14, 2017

Local Artist’s Work Donated to IBFCC

New Art Piece at IBFCC

A second Jean Van Harlingen painting now hangs in the entryway of the Irene B. French Community Center (IBFCC).


John Barry recently donated the original art piece titled “Lacing Future Histories” to the IBFCC. The Palm Springs, California, native said he bestowed the painting because of the artist’s ties to Merriam.


Van Harlingen was born in Dayton, Ohio, but lived in Merriam for eight years before she passed in November 2014. The internationally-known artist was famous for her work in fiber as well as oils and sculptures.


This is the second Van Harlingen piece donated to the IBFCC. In 2016, the Van Harlingen estate donated a piece titled “When the Moon Shines 4.” Both pieces are made with pigmented dyed pulps.


These art pieces are just two of 25 donated pieces at the IBFCC, all totally more than $28,650. Visit the IBFCC to see all works of art the community center offers.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Home

Merry-in-Merriam-newsroom

Merry In Merriam Holiday Offers

Posted on: November 23, 2017
Picture of Cat and Dog

You Can Now Register Your Pets Online

Posted on: December 4, 2017
Planting the Seeds

Merriam to Dedicate Public Art on Friday

Posted on: November 29, 2017
election-results

Unofficial Election Results

Posted on: November 8, 2017
rate-sheet

Wanted: Advertisers

Posted on: November 7, 2017
1440729_68204496

New Online Burn Permit Application

Posted on: October 5, 2017
Pickleball-Festival---46

Merriam Hosts Inaugural Pickleball Festival

Posted on: September 29, 2017
Building-Community-yes-results

Merriam Voters Approve New Community Center

Posted on: September 15, 2017
ballot-reminder-postcard

Get the Facts - Your Vote Counts

Posted on: September 6, 2017
Building-Community-FACTS

Mail-in Ballot Facts

Posted on: September 5, 2017
Building-Community-blog

Read Our Blog

Posted on: September 5, 2017
Building-Community-newsroom

Community Center Mail-In Vote

Posted on: June 28, 2017
New police officers

Merriam Police Adds Four New Officers

Posted on: August 29, 2017
_Pink-Week---group-photo---web.jpg

2016 Year-in-Review video now online

Posted on: February 14, 2017
parks blog update sized.jpg

Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan news

Posted on: September 21, 2016