For most of her life, Barbara Silverman studied art. At age 11 she submitted a drawing to one of the "draw this" magazine ads for art school. Ah, "too young" they told her.
Silverman has always worked creatively with images in a variety of different media, drawing and painting grocery store signs, ads, county master plan maps, downtown plans, and even the official insignia for the fire chief's car. She also taught art for several years to middle and high school students.
Today Silverman enjoys all aspects of art. She is retired and enjoys having quality time for painting in northern New Mexico and western Colorado. She paints in acrylics and oils, in plein air and in her studio. She also volunteers as an Art Partners mentor through the Partners program sharing her skills with a young artist. "Creating is my passion," she says. "I paint for the pleasure it gives me."
Delta Senior Citizens are honored to display works of art by Barbara Silverman in the dining hall of the Delta Community Center located at 247 Meeker Street. The Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Thrift Shop in the Center is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch is served at noon in the hall. The suggested donation for lunch is $3.50 for those 60 years old and older on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; the donation on Tuesdays and Thursdays is $3. All are encouraged to view this impressive display of Silverman's work.