The Franklin College Department of Art will welcome its first guest artist exhibit of the 2019-20 academic year to campus this month.
Eastern Shore of Maryland artist Erick Sahler will feature more than three dozen of his original silkscreen prints in an exhibit from Wednesday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Nov. 22 in the Elba L. & Gene Portteus Branigin Atrium. He will open the exhibit with a lecture, “Things I Wish I Knew at Your Age,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the Henderson Conference Room, located in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts. An opening reception will follow.
Sahler is a member of New York’s distinguished Society of Illustrators. He produces vibrant, hand-pulled silkscreen prints inspired by the Chesapeake Bay region. His work has been featured in numerous mid-Atlantic and national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and CBS Baltimore.
In his lecture, Sahler will discuss his career, his artistic processes and how to make a living as an artist.
The lecture, reception and fall exhibit are free and open to the public. The exhibit will be open for viewing Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.
Written by Pulliam Fellow Erica Irish ’21
POSTED Sep 10, 2019