Campus News Release
Franklin College Students Host Art Exhibit "Micro and Macro Points of View"
Release date: September 25, 2012The Franklin College Art Department will host a student art exhibit to highlight the work of two students. The Rinker Art 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 Boulevard and Grizzly Drive. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, September 25, with an opening presentation at 7 p.m. in the Henderson Conference Room, and will conclude on Friday, September 28. A reception will follow the opening presentation in the atrium. Exhibit hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
The exhibit will feature work from seniors Kirstyn Click and Rachel Hancock. Click will have her photomicrography on display and Hancock will be showcasing plein air landscape pieces. The exhibit is made possible by the Georgia Jean Dolen Rinker Art Challenge Award.
Georgia Jean Rinker, known as "Gij" to her friends, came to Franklin College in 1938. At Franklin, she enjoyed her studies, the faculty and the camaraderie of her fellow students. She was active in campus life as a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. A talented artist, Mrs. Rinker worked in advertising for a large drug store chain before World War II. During the war, she worked for several newspapers. Helping young people was always an important part of Mrs. Rinker's life. Whether serving as a den mother for her children's Cub Scout troop, an officer with the PTA or an advisor for Pi Beta Phi, Mrs. Rinker always found time to encourage the success of young people. The Georgia Jean Dolen Rinker Art Challenge Award was established by her family and friends to keep her memory alive in the artistic expression of Franklin College students.
Contact the Franklin College Office of Communications for more information at (317) 738-8185.
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for significant careers through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 30 majors, 35 minors and nine pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA.