Free-Form features the artwork of one of Marian University’s First Year Seminar classes held at Indiana Women’s Prison and will be on display in the Evans Center Gallery in conjunction with the screening of the film College Behind Bars at 6 p.m. in the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences Lecture Hall on June 11. The exhibit and preview are free and open to the public, but registration is required for the preview. Register now.
Marian University partnered with the Bard Prison Initiative to offer higher education to those incarcerated at Indiana Women’s Prison. In professor Jenny Ambroise’s First Year Seminar course, students became “makers” by creating visually based projects that connected with the theme of fashion as art, personal experiences, and the common reader Where Am I Wearing. Projects ranged from designing steampunk fashion to making African-inspired masks and address ideas about creativity and visual literacy.
The Marian University Art Gallery (Evans Center) is located on the north end of the second floor of the Michael Evans Center for Health Sciences on the Marian University campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, although appointments at later times are welcome.
About Marian University Indianapolis
Founded in 1937, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Midwestern rankings to be named #10 Most Innovative Regional University, #24 Best Value University, and #38 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.