USF hosting artist retrospective exhibit

Jan. 14, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - An exhibit of the works of the late Karen McArdle, an associate professor of ceramics and metalcraft at the University of Saint Francis for over 10 years, will open with a reception in the Lupke Gallery at the University of Saint Francis on Feb. 9 from 6-9 p.m. The exhibit, “Karen McArdle Retrospective,” will be free and open to the public through March 29 in the gallery at the university’s North Campus at 2702 Spring St., across from Brookside.

McArdle’s art has been described as eclectic and diverse in its exploration of the media of ceramics, sculpture, print making and metalcraft. The exhibit will span four decades of the artist’s work. To learn more about McArdle and her art, visit

Lupke Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

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