Art exhibit of works by alumna Ashley Dull and Becky Franklin to run through Oct. 10

Aug. 26, 2010

Luther alumni Ashley Dull and Becky Franklin will exhibit their work Sept. 1-Oct. 10 in the Center for Faith and Life.

The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.  There will be a Homecoming reception for this exhibit on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life.

Dull and Franklin are creating new work for this show.

Dull's paintings consist of beautiful, inspirational moments in nature and resemble photographs at first glance. Dull says that she wishes "to send a message with each painting—a message of hope and a simple reminder of life's goodness."

Franklin feels that public art is "an important way of expressing oneself that shouldn't be overlooked. It is a great way to open discussion and visual expression through ideas."

Franklin often paints pictures of herself as a human heart in various situations as a "response to the freedom and restrictions of love and life."

Dull holds the bachelor of arts degree in art from Luther. She is currently located in the Twin Cities area and is showing her art at local and out of state galleries.

Franklin holds the bachelor of arts degree in art from Luther. Her various experiences with work study at Luther led her to establish an annual endowed scholarship at Luther in 2007 for current Luther students hoping to pursue professional art internships outside the studio.