Senior Art Students to Display Work
Events and Lectures

The Franklin College Art Department will host a senior art exhibit from April 17-28. The exhibit will be held in the Elba L. & Gene Portteus Branigin Atrium in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts, located at the corner of Branigin Blvd. and Grizzly Drive. The opening reception, on Monday, April 17 at 6 p.m., is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will feature the works of seniors Emily Cumbee and Baileigh Hamilton.

Cumbee, a Cloverdale native, is a graphic design major. She serves as events coordinator for the Franklin College Pride Alliance. One of her favorite pieces of art she created was an illustration of clouds inspired by Studio Ghibli animation on her iPad.

Cumbee was inspired to pursue her major because of her high school art teacher. “He has always been so supportive of me and my art journey, even when I was the hardest on myself. I often doubted my abilities, and his support of my artwork helped me continue to be better.”

Hamilton is from Quincy. She is majoring in psychology and minoring in studio art. She is a member of the Black Student Union. Her favorite piece of art was a photograph she took for her photography class.

“It felt like a great accomplishment and proved to me that my work was better than I originally thought”

Studying art at Franklin College develops creative problem-solving skills that empower students to create meaningful art and successful careers. Franklin College offers an art studio major with ceramics, digital fine art photography, graphic design, painting and pre-art therapy tracks, as well as an art therapy major, an art history major or minor, a graphic design minor and an art studio minor.

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

POSTED Apr 10, 2023