Senior Art Students to Display Work
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The Franklin College Art Department will host a senior art exhibit from April 4-29. 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 4 at 6 p.m., is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will feature the works of Addison Csikos, Griffin Engbrecht and Maci French, all graphic design majors, and Haven Tunin, a ceramics major.

Csikos, a Whiteland native, is also minoring in business. She is a member of the softball team and Chi Alpha Sigma honorary.

Csikos was inspired to pursue her major because of her love of Disney. “Ever since I was young, all aspects of Disney have intrigued me and as I got older I realized my dream was to make it there one day. Therefore, I found my calling as a designer through many years of experimenting with multiple types of art.”

Engbrecht, an Anderson native, has been involved in the college’s Pride Alliance organization.

When asked why the choice of major, Engbrecht responded: “I chose my major based on my love of art and desire to create change through it.”

French is from Lebanon. She is a member of the women’s golf team and Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Her future plans include working as a graphic designer in a marketing services department, but first she will be interning with RefQuest+, a sports officiating company.

“I’ve always loved the creative side of art, but wanted to be able to use it in the business field,” says French.

Tunin is a resident of Franklin. She has received many awards for her artwork during her time at Franklin, including the Best in Show award during the spring 2021 art show and the Rinker Art Award.

Following graduation, Tunin plans build a home ceramics studio where she will continue to run her ceramic business, which includes participating in art shows and selling work online. “I will also be teaching ceramics to kids at a summer camp in New York during this upcoming summer,” says Tunin.

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

POSTED Mar 23, 2022