Campus News Release
Paintings by Faculty Member Included in Hoosier Salon Art Exhibit
Release date: February 28, 2013David Cunningham, assistant art professor at Franklin College, will be one of the featured artists at the Hoosier Salon's "Exploring the Natural" exhibit, March 8 through April 27, at the Broad Ripple Gallery in Indianapolis.
Cunningham will have ten paintings in the exhibit. One painting, "Meditation on the Infinite," features an assortment of stones, displaying beauty in supposedly ordinary objects. Cunningham says painting has become a very spiritual experience for him, and he enjoys creating pieces that show a connection between color, texture and shape.
Cunningham earned his bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Evansville. He received his master's degree in fine arts from Indiana University. His work has been featured in galleries in Indiana, Kentucky and New York. He now teaches classes about drawing, painting, ceramics and color and design.
"Exploring the Natural," sponsored by Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers, will have an opening reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8. There will be a chance to meet the artists, and wine and appetizers will be provided. The Broad Ripple Gallery is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday. All pieces in the exhibit are available for sale.
The Hoosier Salon, founded in 1925, is a statewide nonprofit organization. Besides its Broad Ripple Gallery, the Hoosier Salon also has galleries in Wabash and New Harmony. The organization also features an annual exhibit, which is currently partnered with the Indiana History Center located at 450 W. Ohio St.
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185. Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for challenging careers and fulfilling lives through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 28 majors, 36 minors and eight pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.franklincollege.edu.