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'Up All Night' on Display in the Marian University Art Gallery, February 19-March 13

by Jenny Ambroise | Feb 16, 2015

Up All Night features the fiber works of Wendy Franklin and will be on display in the Marian University Art Gallery in the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences from February 19-March 13. Franklin will host a workshop on felting on February 19th 12:30-3:00 p.m. (register by emailing, and an opening reception of the exhibit will be held February 19 from 4-6 p.m. The workshop and the reception are free and open to the public and are generously sponsored by the Talbot Street Art Fair.

Franklin, whose work centers around texture and color, strongly believes in form over function. She describes, “I can walk into my studio, dig through piles of randomness to find the perfect strand of aqua that I had in mind. I can work for hours arranging and rearranging little fibers on a piece and nearly forget that I am supposed to pick up the kids.”  Franklin asserts that great art doesn’t need to be universally understood, and that if you love it, that’s enough. She wants to make people happy with her art.

Wendy Franklin works in her studio in the Stutz Building in downtown Indianapolis.  She was an award winner at the Indiana Artists Juried Show at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2014. Her work is part of numerous corporate collections, and she has exhibited in galleries from Tampa, Florida to Chicago, Illinois.  

The Marian University Art Gallery is located on the north end of the second floor of the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, although appointments at later times are welcome. Please contact gallery director Jenny Ambroise at with any inquiries. 

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