News release from the University of Saint Francis:
Hoosier “plein air” painting exhibit opening at USF
(August 14, 2014) â€” An Indiana painter in the “plein air,” or “open air” style will exhibit works in Lupke Gallery at the University of Saint Francis (USF) North Campus Sept. 10-Oct. 15. An opening reception for “Louis Bonsibâ€”Hoosier Plein Air Artist,” will take place Sept. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the gallery.
Bonsib’s daughter-in-law, Gretchen Bonsib, donated over 140 of his oil and watercolor paintings to USF. This exhibition will present a selection of the very best of the Louis Bonsib collection (1892-1979). The exhibit and opening are free and open to the public.
Lupke Gallery features a year-long rotation of USF’s permanent collection and regional private collections. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The North Campus is located at 2702 Spring Street, across from the main campus. Ample free parking is available.
About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional courses, the university offers focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. Approximately 2,400 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.