Nancy Hemenway Barton (1920-2008) lived in Maine for much of her artistic life. A concert pianist, working mother and wife of a diplomat, Barton was literally a socialite. She grew up in Massachusetts (summer in Maine) and attended Wheaton College. In the late 1940s, she lived in Uruguay and Argentina.
After about two weeks of waiting, the sheath was removed on Friday from a new public sculpture at IKEA Burbank that had raised a few eyebrows before its unveiling. Under the blanket was a 16-foot-tall abstract sculpture of a vase named “Bobble,” created by Christian Moeller, a renowned artist and