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New painting exhibit on display

Barry McNamara
02/24/2010
An exhibit of paintings by Frank Trankina, associate professor of art at Northern Illinois University, is currently on display at Monmouth College’s Len G. Everett Gallery.

Trankina will be on campus on March 26, the final day of his “Painting About Painting” exhibit, to give a talk at 2 p.m., and a reception will follow. The exhibit, talk and reception are all free and open to the public.

Trankina’s previous solo painting exhibitions have been displayed in Chicago and Crystal Lake, as well as in New York’s Pelham Art Center, where he won the Rutsch Award in Painting.

Trankina received a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting in 1985 and, two years later, his master’s degree in painting and drawing, both from NIU. He then attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, earning his M.F.A. in painting and drawing in 1992. He has taught at NIU since 1996, and he began his career in higher education in 1988.

Located in Hewes Library, the gallery is open Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to midnight; Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, noon to midnight.