Barbara Lister-Sink

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Barbara Lister-Sink

Founding Artist

Barbara Lister-Sink (B.A., Smith College; Prix d’Excellence, Utrecht Conservatory; Ed. D., Columbia University) is passionate about both music and art. An internationally distinguished pianist and teacher, and a native North Carolinian, she developed an interest in art and art history while majoring in music at Smith College. Lister-Sink creates abstract pastel drawings of the landscapes, seascapes and irises of her native state. Her medium of choice became pastel because of its easy access to color and line, coincidentally her favorite aspects of musical performance. She also now combines her love of art and music in piano performances with correspondent art slide shows, and exhibitions of her works created while listening to music. Her pastels and watercolors are in private collections in New York, Ann Arbor, Baltimore, Amsterdam, Florence, Winston-Salem and Los Angeles. In 2019, her works were shown in the Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA.