USF to Host Ventures in Creativity Exhibition

June 13, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Fort Wayne Artists Guild and the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts present the 40th Annual Ventures in Creativity Juried Exhibition, July 8-August 18, at the Mimi and Ian Rolland Visual Art and Communication Center on the USF Main Campus, 2701 Spring Street. An opening reception with awards will take place on Saturday, July 8, 6-8 p.m., in the Weatherhead and Goldfish Galleries in the Rolland Center. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m.

This annual exhibit of local and regional artists showcases a variety of media including: oil, acrylic, pastel, graphite, watercolor and sculpture. The judge for this year’s exhibition is national landscape artist Carolyn Lewis. She is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America.

Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis offers a robust campus experience including 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and three team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.