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Shafer Art Gallery Exterior at night

Shafer Art Gallery

About the L. E. "Gus" and Eva Shafer Memorial Art Gallery

The L.E. "Gus" and Eva Shafer Memorial Gallery has been called the "Gem of the Campus". Located in the Fine Arts building, the Shafer Gallery displays significant works by Gus Shafer, objects from Barton's growing permanent collection, and a rotating series of exhibitions from regional and national artists. Learn more about upcoming exhibits and events! Check out the Shafer Gallery's Flickr collection to view images of past exhibits.

Virtual Tour

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Current Exhibit 

The Last Supper by Luis Mario FigueroaRev. Richard Vettel-BeckerExegesis: Portraits of Spirit-Paintings by Rev. Richard Vettel-Becker and Luis Mario Figueroa

March 9-April 4 

Visit the Current Exhibits webpage for more details.

Soup Supper, Ceramics Sale, and Classical Guitar-March 29 th 6pm to 7:30 pm

On March 29th at 6:00 The Shafer Gallery will host a Maundy Thursday soup supper and classical guitar concert by multitalented artist musician Luis Mario Figueroa. Figueroa has played at venues around the world and in the United States. He feels a strong emotional connection between his art and the music he will perform.

In addition, the Barton County Arts Council will provide ceramics for a sale of ceramic art to raise funds for the Barton County Relief Fund. Gallery Director Dave Barnes and Episcopal Deacon George Martin will also give a gallery talk concerning the artistic traditions of the Stations of the Cross which are displayed prominently in the current Exegesis exhibit.

The soup and bread prepared by George and Karen Martin will be provided via the generous sponsorship of St John’s Episcopal Church in Great Bend. The Shafer Gallery is located on the campus of Barton Community College. For more information contact Dave Barnes at 620.792.9342 or follow at

Free admission. Soup available first come, first serve, while it lasts.

Upcoming Exhibit

Barton Student Exhibit Prospectus