Friday, January 26, 2018

Fran Joy, prolific, expressive artist gives hope in dark times

Visual artist Fran Joy sees her work as a form of service, helping people find hope in dark times. Her upcoming show The Power of the Female Spirit, Feb. 1, 6-9p, at Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave. in Evanston, is a departure from her portrait work and celebrates the emergence of power women are celebrating.

Our conversation focuses on how Fran expresses so much hope in her work, despite America's dark times and the violent passings of many of her subjects.

Fran's work will also be showing at Garrett Seminary and The First Baptist Church as part of Black History Month programming in Evanston and can be seen online at


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