The Franklin College Fine Arts department will showcase an exhibit by John Strickland ’63: “Paintings by John Strickland: Chasing Ambiguity; Trying to Get It Wrong,” will be on display from Sept. 7 – Sept. 22 in Theatre Margot in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts. The exhibit will open with a 7 p.m. lecture by John on Sept. 7 in the Henderson Conference Room of the Johnson Center for Fine Arts.
“Strickland has been fascinated by words, images, and sounds for as long as he can remember. He graduated from Wabash College [ 1963] as an English major and received an M.A. in writing from Goddard College. After college, he taught high school English and coached football in Indiana for 33 years. During this time, his interest in jazz and image making, primarily painting, grew. Though he no longer writes, he finds that the disciplines of art, music and writing nourish each other.
During his lecture, Strickland will speak about painting as problem solving, and the very specific methods and techniques he is using, drawing heavily on comparisons with music and poetry.”
Exhibit hours will be daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Franklin College Public Relations Office at (317) 738-8185.