USF exhibit to feature works by David Shapiro, Liz Quisgard and Deborah Orloff

October 17, 2022

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—More than 20 works by historically significant artists David Shapiro and Liz Quisgard will be on display from Oct. 31 through Nov. 20 at the University of Saint Francis. Photographs by Toledo, Ohio-based artist Deborah Orloff will also be featured.

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, in celebration of its 100th anniversary, generously donated the works by Shapiro and Quisgard to USF. The exhibition will be held in the Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center, located off Leesburg Road on the southeast side of campus, 2701 Spring Street.

Orloff will present a “Closer Look” artist lecture at noon on Nov. 10 at the Rolland Center. An artist reception with Orloff will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 10, also at the Rolland Center.

Orloff’s works reference the transience of selective memory and how we as a culture fabricate memories based on image—especially “family photos.” She will present her technical processes as a photographer as well as the symbolism found in her work. Orloff is a professor of art at the University of Toledo and received a Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University.

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.

Shapiro (1944-2014), a mixed media, minimal abstract artist, created paintings incorporating his spiritual and meditative beliefs. His large-scale, minimal paintings contain a synthesis of texture and color.

Quisgard (born 1929), a New York-based textile and mixed media artist, incorporates a visual tapestry of color and pattern into her art, inspired by Moorish and Byzantine architectural structures.

For more information, contact Gallery Director Justin Johnson at 260-399-7700, ext. 8005 or [email protected].

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 and the College of Arts, Sciences and Business. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the music technology and graduate health sciences programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis, recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution, has 18 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.