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USF Exhibit Celebrates Betty Fishman's Life In Art

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"Art," according to Betty Fishman, "is not a decoration, but a statement."

Betty Fishman has been a prominent figure on Fort Wayne's arts scene since the 1950's--as artist and educator, as well as gallery director, advocate and collector.

Through October, the University of Saint Francis is celebrating Fishman and her artistic legacy with an exhibition of her private collection in its Lupke Gallery, and hosting a reception for the public this Thursday.

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Johnson sees this exhibit as a gathering of "seminal pieces within the history of Fort Wayne's life of art."

Several works from her personal collection will also be displayed publicly for the first time and will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Rick and Louis Cartwright Scholarship Fund.

To gain insight on the exhibit, and the artist herself, WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with USF's gallery director, Justin Johnson to discuss Betty's many contributions to the city's cultural skyline.

Event Information:

Betty Fishman Art Exhibit Reception
@ University of Saint Francis Lupke Gallery, Fort Wayne
Thursday, September 13th, 2018
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Free Admission

The exhibit runs through October 21st. You can find more information at USF's website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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