Our recently installed campus gallery will feature two fresh artists for the month of November, award-winning sculptor Joni Younkins-Herzog and local painter Jennifer Baltimore. The Franklin Art Scene on Friday, Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m., will launch this particular exhibition. Several pieces from both artists will be on display in the gallery, located in our ca. 1866 Abbey Leix Mansion.
Younkins-Herzog is a Floridian sculptor, whose work has been featured both across the country and internationally. Her work combines beauty with absurdity, mixing overt sensuality with grotesque elements to blur the lines between reality and fantasy. The pieces often incorporate repurposed and recycled elements, which also help demonstrate the artist’s curiosity towards science and modern biotechnology developments.
Baltimore, an art and psychology teacher at Middle College High School in Franklin, is an emerging artist who uses fluid acrylics and glazing to create works of realism, abstraction and non-objective art. She examines quiet moments of everyday life, and mixes elements of the past with the present.
The artists’ work will be available for viewing throughout the months of November and December. For more information on the Franklin Art Scene, visit its website. For directions to the campus, click here.