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"Power and Sensitivity" of Bing Davis' ('59) Art Prompts Letter to Newspaper

February 10, 2006

February 10, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "We both came away amazed by the power and sensitivity illustrated by the various pieces in the eclectic presentation of" Bing Davis' art, write John and Helen Bunnell in a letter published in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Willis "Bing" Davis is a 1959 graduate of DePauw University. The Bunnells, who live in Preble, Ohio, attended an exhibition of Davis' work at Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

"From 1955 to 1959 Davis was a highly skilled athlete (basketball and track) at DePauw University and an art major. He now is an internationally known artist," the Bunnells write. "Who will be the future leaders who arouse our human sensitivities, who help nurture our spirituality, who spark our capacity for compassion and tolerance? Maybe it will be a 250-pound defensive tackle or a frail 125-pounder who creates caricatures of the school principal. It might be the student with straight A's in science and math, or it might be the one who creates an oil painting of the family puppy. Journalism, speech teams, drama, music, visual arts -- keep them alive. There may be a Bing Davis lurking somewhere here in northeast Indiana." (Davis' Thrown and Altered Form is seen in photo at right)

Read the complete letter at the newspaper's Web site.

Learn more about Bing Davis in this previous story.

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