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Barbara Anne Hirokawa, American art educator. Certified teacher art education K-12. Named Colorado Art Educator of Year, 2000, Pacific Region Art Educator of Year, 2002; Summer Art Institute grantee Alliance of Indiana Colleges of Art, 1986, grantee National Art Education Foundation, 1990.


Hirokawa, Barbara Anne was born on October 18, 1945 in Fort Dix, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Andrew S. and Mary Helen (Nykaza) Gall.


Bachelor of Science, Butler University, 1968. Master of Arts, University Colorado, 1973.


Teacher Lawrence (Indiana) Township Schools, 1968-1971, Jefferson County Schools, Golden, Colorado, 1972—2001, retired, since 2002. Member Colorado visual art standards task force Colorado Department of Education, Denver, 1994-1995. Curriculum writer Jefferson County Public Schools, Golden, 1989.


  • Certified teacher art education K-12.


  • Other Work

    • Photographic exhibitions numerous local and state juried shows, since 1980.


Advisor Cherry Creek Art Festival, Denver, 1991, Denver Art Museum-All About Art, 1993. Executive board directors arts resource council Denver Public Schools, since 1991. Secretary class of 67 St. Mary of the Woods (Indiana) College, since 1991.

Member National Art Education Association (photography exhibitor Electronic Gallery 1993, Marion Quinn Division Leadership award 1991), Colorado Art Education Association (vice president, representative 1980-1999, director professional art resource team 1987-1994), Photo Imaging Education Association (executive board directors, treasurer 1992-1995), Art Source (board directors since 2000).


Married Masami Hirokawa, July 29, 1984. Children: Christopher Perry, Derek Perry.

Andrew S. Gall

Mary Helen (Nykaza) Gall

Masami Hirokawa

Derek Perry Hirokawa

Christopher Perry Hirokawa