Campus News Release
Art Exhibit by Christopher Ganz
The Enigma by Christopher Ganz
Release date: January 18, 2013The Franklin College Art Department will host an art exhibit to highlight the work of Christopher Ganz. The exhibit, entitled "Multiplicities: Drawings and Prints by Christopher Ganz" will be held in the Elba L. & Gene Portteus Branigin Atrium in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts, located at the corner of Branigin Blvd. and Grizzly Dr. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, Feb. 5 and will conclude on Thursday, Feb. 21.
The exhibit will open with a lecture by Ganz entitled "Education and Influences" that will take place in the Henderson Conference Room of the Johnson Center for Fine Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. Ganz will speak about his education, as well as influences from his past and present. He will describe how these influences have revealed themselves, consciously and unconsciously, in his artwork. An opening reception will follow the lecture.
Ganz has his master's of fine arts degree in printmaking from Indiana University. His love for drawing began while attending the University of Missouri for his undergraduate degree. Inspired during a summer in Italy, Ganz grasped charcoal with a new vigor and large, sfumato-laden drawings ensued. Artistically he is influenced by Dore's engravings of the Divine Comedy, as well as artists like Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Goya, Lucian Freud, Mark Tansey and Michael Mazur. Ganz is currently an associate professor of printmaking and drawing at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. His drawings are represented by Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago, and he shows his prints across the nation.
Exhibit hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Marketing and Communications 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 challenging careers and fulfilling lives through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 28 majors, 36 minors and eight 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.