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University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts

  • Address: 2701 Spring Street Fort Wayne, IN 46808
  • Phone: (260) 399-7700
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The School of Creative Arts (SOCA) at the University of Saint Francis offers exhibitions, lectures, performances and various other creative offerings in the visual arts, music, theatre and dance.

  • 2018-07-16 2018-08-17 41st Annual Ventures in Creativity <p>41st Annual Ventures in Creativity</p> <p>July 16th - August 17th</p> <p>This annual exhibition of local and regional artists showcases a variety of media including oil, acrylic, pastel, graphite, watercolor, and sculpture. This year's judge is artist Alan Larkin, MFA, who taught drawing and printmaking at IU South Bend and recently retired.</p> <p class="font_8"><span><span><span>Normal gallery hours for the show will be:</span></span></span></p> <p class="font_8"><span><span><span>Monday - Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 1-5pm</span></span></span></p> <p class="font_8"> </p> 1001 Leesburg Rd Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-09-15 18:00:00 2018-09-15 21:00:00 2018 Presidential Gala: Beyond the Sun and Sea <p>The University of Saint Francis, President Sister M. Elise Kriss OSF and the School of Creative Arts will host the 2018 Presidential Gala on Saturday, September 15, 6-9 p.m., in the Mimi and Ian Rolland Visual Communication Center on the USF Main Campus off Leesburg Road, just south of Spring Street. The gala opens the 2018-2019 gallery season with “Beyond the Sun and Sea: Contemporary Art of Korea and Japan.” This exhibition is a partnership with Andrew Bae Gallery in Chicago.<br /><br />Featured artists in the exhibition will include Keysook Geum, Tetsuya Noda and Leeah Joo. Geum is a professor of Textile Art and Fashion Design at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea, and also serves as the president of the Korean Society of Costume. She recently designed<br />the opening ceremonial costumes for the Winter Olympics that were held in PyeongChang, South Korea.<br /><br />Noda, a Japanese master of printmaking, was the first artist to combine traditional Ukiyo-e printmaking with contemporary screen printing and photography. Joo, who was born in South Korea, is a painter based in Connecticut. She holds an MFA in painting from Yale University and currently teaches at the Maryland Institute of Art and Southern Connecticut State University. Other artists include: Jungjin Lee (photography), Kwang Jean Park (mixed media works on paper) and Jae Ko (pigmented paper sculpture).<br /><br />A gallery talk with artist Leeah Joo and gallery owner Andrew Bae will be presented in the Weatherhead Gallery and precede the gala at 5:30 p.m. Both of these events are free and open to the public. The corporate sponsor for the 2018 Presidential Gala is 3Rivers Federal Credit Union.<br /><br />The Goldfish Gallery, located at the Rolland Art Center, will feature a selection of original prints by Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) that present a wide range of forms and compositions that define him as a founding figure of Abstract Expressionism and the influence that the culture of Asia had on him as an artist. Prints are on loan from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and private collections.<br /><br />Photographs by Chelsea Nix and Mariano Cortez will be on view in the Artist Spotlight Gallery. They have established PROJECT SIMPLE, a non-profit organization devoted to supplying clean water and nutritional food to impoverished communities throughout the world. Their work has been featured in National Geographic and other major publications. Nix will present two lectures at the Rolland Art Center on Wednesday, October 3 at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. focusing on her photography and their organization.<br /><br />“Beyond the Sun and Sea” will be on exhibit from September 4 through October 21. USF gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.</p> Rolland Art Center Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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