The University of St. Francis Gallery is the on-campus exhibition space at University of St. Francis. Its primary purpose is to enrich the educational experience of the University’s student population by exposing them to current practices in the visual arts, and to the best examples of art in their community. This dual exposure will expand their understanding of what is possible artistically, preparing them to engage with visual culture on a national and international level as artists and art appreciators, while reinforcing their sense of where they are from. The gallery will also strive to be a creative resource to our community (defined here as students, faculty, staff, alumni and local area artists) through the quality and scope of its programming.
To demonstrate contemporary art practices in our exhibition program, we will include emerging, mid-career, and nationally recognized artists that are producing cutting edge work. We will focus on work that formally and thematically engages and stimulates our students, and fosters dialogue within the educational process. This work should transcend any concerns of the art world, or comment upon it in ways that would interest our community.
To demonstrate the artistic practices of our community we will select work of the highest artistic caliber that is relevant to the thematic programming of a given academic year.