Barbara Earl Thomas's 'The Illuminated Body' Shines in Philadelphia, Merging Art with Community

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Artist Barbara Earl Thomas presents 'The Illuminated Body,' a journey of art and community through cut-paper portraits at UPenn's Arthur Ross Gallery.


Born in Seattle, artist Barbara Earl Thomas has brought her first traveling exhibition, "The Illuminated Body," to the University of Pennsylvania's Arthur Ross Gallery. Reflecting a lifetime of creative evolution, Thomas bridges her family's tradition of handmade crafts with intricate cut-paper portraits that glow with an inner light, emphasizing the human touch in art.

March 5, 2024