Art Exhibit Features the Works of Taylor Alumna Julienne Johnson

By Lindsay Robinson Published: Oct 08, 2014

Julienne Johnson

Taylor University’s Metcalf Art Gallery presents Structure and Passion: Julienne Johnson 2008-2014 beginning Thursday, October 16, and continuing until Friday, November 7.

The exhibition includes a number of Julienne Johnson’s mixed media paintings and assemblage structures compiled from five of the artist’s collections. Peter Frank, international art critic and curator, will speak at the events scheduled during the first three days of the exhibition.

Johnson graduated from Taylor University in 1964 and is an internationally exhibiting artist based in Los Angeles. The pieces included in the exhibition belong to her collections, Ashes for Beauty, touchmetouchyou, Novi Coeptus, Touched, and Kinexion.

Frank is an art critic for the Huffington Post and an associate editor for Fabrik Magazine. He first became involved with Johnson’s artwork while editing and contributing to Johnson’s books Ashes for Beauty and TOUCHED.

The exhibition is made possible by a gift from Taylor alumni and friends Roger and Naomi Muselman. 

Opening Schedule:

Tuesday, October 14:

12:00 p.m. - The Role of the Critic in Shaping Culture

Lecture by Peter Frank, Moderated by Julienne Johnson

Complimentary lunch will be served

Euler Science Complex, Legacy ’64 Commons

(Please RSVP to the Art Department at or 765-998-5322.)

Thursday, October 16:

1-3:00 p.m. – Faculty Reception - Metcalf Gallery

3:00 p.m. – Peter Frank Poetry Reading in Metcalf Gallery

7:00 p.m. – Opening Reception - Metcalf Gallery

7:45p.m. – Julienne Johnson artist talk with Peter Frank

Friday, October 17:

4:00 p.m. – So So SoHo So Long: The Re-Emergence of Art around America, Peter Frank Lecture/Discussion- Metcalf Auditorium

Saturday, October 18:

1-2:00 p.m. – Julienne available in gallery

1-5:00 p.m. – Gallery open