USF Creative Arts will present ‘Alphabet Exhibition’

January 3, 2022

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—University of Saint Francis Creative Arts invites the public to an “Alphabet Exhibition” from Jan. 17 to Feb. 23 at the Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center.

Admission is free at the Rolland Center, located off Leesburg Road on the southeast side of campus, 2701 Spring Street.

USF will host a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, followed by a lecture at 7 p.m. from USF Graphic Design Program Director Alan Nauts. Nauts will discuss his career as a designer, from owning an advertising agency to teaching design and managing a studio art practice.

The Alphabet Exhibition will feature 26 “letter” posters designed by important 20th Century graphic designers, including Michael Bierut, Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Heinz Edelmann, Shigeo Fukuda, Tom Geismar, Pierre Mendell, Woody Pirtle, Peter Saville, Paula Scher, Rosmarie Tissi and Yarom Vardimon.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, contact USF Creative Arts Coordinator Molly McGowan at 260-399-8064 or

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the College of Health Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Business and College of Adult and Distance Education. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. 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 campus experience includes 18 athletic programs boasting two individual and four 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.