Press Release

UU Joins "Bad Art for a Good Cause" Effort

Vote for Dr. Washington at


Sherry Mercurio
Director of Communications and Public Relations
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Urbana, OH (February 2, 2018)

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, is proud to announce that once again, one of its own “celebrity” artists, Dr. Christopher Washington, Executive Vice President, is participating in this year’s “Bad Art by Good People” fundraising event. 

Voting has officially opened for the seventh annual fundraiser, which features non-artist celebrities competing to create a work of art and campaigning for the public’s votes for their artwork. Votes can be cast Feb. 1 through March 2 at 5 p.m. using PayPal on the Arts Council’s website at, or in person using cash, check or credit card at the Arts Council, 119 Miami St., Urbana, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The artist who receives the most votes will have their name added to the Golden Brush Trophy.

The “bad art” will be auctioned at an Inauguration event, Friday, March 2, 6-10 p.m., with all proceeds going to benefit the Arts Council.

For more information, visit the Arts Council’s Facebook page ( or contact the Arts Council office directly at 937-653-7557.


About Urbana University - A Branch Campus of Franklin University

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, prepares students for successful and professional careers within a caring and supportive environment. Regionally well known for education and teacher preparation programs, Urbana was founded in 1850 and acquired by Franklin in 2014. Urbana’s 128-acre, residential campus nestled in heart of Ohio provides a background for students actively engaged in campus activities through 20 student-led academic, professional, performing arts, social and service organizations. Blue Knights athletics includes 17 NCAA Division II sports and three intercollegiate club sports. Urbana University is a division of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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