Art Exhibits Announced for 2019-2020 Season
Events and Lectures

The Franklin College Art Department will present a series of art exhibits and lectures on campus during the 2019-20 academic year, including presentations by three professional guest artists. Four exhibits will feature Franklin College art students of all skill levels. 

Each exhibit will be housed in the Elba L. & Gene Portteus Branigin Atrium on the first floor of the Johnson Center for Fine Arts. Associated guest lectures will be held in the Henderson Conference Room on the second floor of the Johnson Center for Fine Arts.

All exhibits and associated lectures are free and open to the public.

  • Guest artist Erick Sahler will present the lecture “Things I Wish I Knew at Your Age,” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, followed by a reception. Sahler is an artist from the Eastern Shore of Maryland and a member of New York’s distinguished Society of Illustrators. His vibrant, hand-pulled silkscreen prints inspired by the Chesapeake Bay region have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and numerous mid-Atlantic publications. His exhibit will be showcased from its opening on Tuesday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Nov. 22 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • The first of four Franklin College student art exhibits will be held from Dec. 2 through Dec. 9, 2019. Students from all levels of studio art classes will display a selection of their work completed during the fall semester. Student art awards will be presented. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2., and the exhibit will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Guest artist and sculptor Kimberly McNeelan will visit the closing reception of her exhibit from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Her exhibit will be showcased from Thursday, Jan. 23 through Tuesday, Feb. 18 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. McNeelan is an Indianapolis based sculptor and furniture maker who celebrates community, nature and healthy living through her public artwork. She is an author for Woodworker’s Journal and a professor at Butler University. In her spare time, McNeelan teaches woodworking at the Indianapolis Art Center.
  • Guest artist Sarah Edmands Martin will present the lecture “Worlds of Storied Experience,” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, followed by an opening reception. Martin is a designer, storyteller and researcher who specializes in dark narratives and contemporary fable. As an assistant professor of graphic design at Indiana University in Bloomington, Martin uses her artistic work to experiment with eclectic media. She uses diverse processes like printmaking, animation and early photographic methods to inform her design practice. Her exhibit will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 25 through Friday, April 3 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • The second of four Franklin College student art exhibits will be held April 7 through April 17, 2020. Senior art students will showcase a selection of their work completed during the 2019-20 year. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. The exhibit will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • The third of four Franklin College student art exhibits will begin on April 21 and end on May 1, 2020. A second group of senior art students will present a selection of their work completed during the 2019-20 year. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21. The exhibit will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • The final Franklin College student art exhibit will take place from May 6 through May 18, 2020. Students from all levels of studio art classes will display a selection of their work completed during the spring semester. Student art awards will be presented. The exhibit will begin with an opening reception at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5 and will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

 

Written by Pulliam Fellow Erica Irish ’21

 

POSTED Sep 9, 2019