Monday, September 9, 2019

Compassion-The Art of Healing Upcoming Events

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Ashland University's Coburn Gallery and College of Nursing and Health Sciences in cooperation with the Rho Nu-at-Large Fall Scholarly Meeting will provide opportunities to view and discuss the concepts of compassion and healing through a variety of creative media while offering continuing education (CE) credits for nurses. The events are also open to the public.
The opening reception for the juried art exhibition titled Compassion: The Art of Healing gallery exhibition will open at 4:30 p.m. with a scholarly poster session starting at 5:30 p.m. (1.5 CEs). At 7 p.m., Jeanne Bryner, RN, BA, CEN (rtd) will offer a presentation on her book Learning to Heal: Reflections on Nurisng School in Poetry and Prose (1.5 CEs). Her books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Jeanne Bryner is a registered nurse author who was born in Appalachia and grew up in Newton Falls, Ohio. Jeanne has nine books in print. Her work has been adapted for the stage in several national venues and the 2004 Fringe Festival of Edinburgh, Scotland. Jeanne’s most recent anthology, Learning to Heal: Reflections on Nursing School in Poetry and Prose, received the 2019 Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing from the Working Class Studies Association.
CEs will be awarded based on participation and completed evaluation form. Ashland University (OH-458, 8/2020) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
For more information, concerning nursing CEs-Jackie Owens, Associate Professor of Nursing, at 216.554.2964/ or art exhibition Cynthia C.Petry 419.289.5652/

Monday, August 26, 2019

Juror Results-COMPASSION-The Art of Healing

Juror Results-COMPASSION-The Art of Healing
The following artworks have been selected by our juror Mary Urbas for inclusion in the upcoming exhibition. 
Thank you to all entrants and to our juror.  


Nancy Booth - The Comfort of an Older Brother
Charles Mintz - Three Knees
Clare Murray Adams - Ordinary Saints &  In Case I Forget
E. Ellen Albrecht - Nursing is…
Susan D. Shafer - Centering: Women Connecting to the Universe
Jan O’Dea - Solomon’s Song (A Nurse’s Meditation)
Kerry Kirkpatrick - Hacked - Endure, Suffer, Survive
Arthur Novotny - I Can’t Remember Your Face & Yesterday’s Hero
Heidi L. Weller - Visiting Mimsy 2
Holly Gage (artist) and Christopher Gage (lapidary) - Warrior Scar Pendant with Crazy Lace
Mandem - Medical Trials of the Saints: St. Vitus, The Worldseer &
    Medical Trials of the Saints: Translating Theotokos
Jill White - First Touch of Loss
Alex Paat - Reunion
Susan Allen - The Lab Coat
Jennifer Lee - Vertebral Column Cups (Set of 7) &
Mind and Soul
Martha Lois - Emptiness of Grief - Meditation
A Light, A Remembrance - Meditation
Doug Becht - Gifts of Healing 
Tricia Kaman - Yoga Pose
Barbara Morejon - Dad (In Honor of Robert Nell)
      Open the Drawer (In Honor of Ann Hines)
M.P. Marion - Transition
Joyce Morrow Jones - Bent, but Not Broken: Yielding to my Healing &
Women Healers
Paul Wibur - Highway Clouds


September 27, 2019 Deadline for receiving *hand delivered or shipped works

*Hand delivered artworks by appointment ONLY.

Oct 11-Nov 16, 2019 Exhibition Dates

October 22, 2019 Reception & Awards Presentation 4:30-7:00pm

October 22, 2019 AU AU College of Nursing and Health Sciences Fall Scholarly Meeting featuring speaker Jeanne Bryner, RN, BA, CEN, who will discuss her new book,Learning to Heal. Accompanying this book are 2 handmade quilts, which will be available to view the evening of the presentation and throughout the exhibition. Jeanne has edited 4 anthologies and is the author of 9 books. Her poetry has been adapted for the stage and performed in the United States and Scotland.

November 13, 2019 Exhibition Closes

November 14-19, 2019 Return of Shipped works

November 14-16, 2019 Pickup of hand delivered artworks *by appt only*

ALL hand delivered works must be removed by November 16, 2019.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Displacement: New Works by Taryn McMahon and J. Leigh Garcia-Opens September 26

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a two person exhibition titled Displacement: New Works by Taryn McMahon and J. Leigh Garcia. The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, August 29, from 4:30-6:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

J. Leigh Garcia and Taryn McMahon, both Professors of Print Media at Kent State University, explore themes of displacement in their work. The displacement and racialization of unauthorized Latinx immigrants is both the context and focus of Garcia’s work, while McMahon explores the displacement of nature and landscapes through human endeavors and anthropocentric worldviews.

As a biracial Latina, a seventh-generation Texan of European descent on her mom’s side and granddaughter of Mexican immigrants on her dad’s, J. Leigh Garcia has followed the roots of her own ancestry to shape her artistic practice. Major events in Texas history such as the Mexican-American War, the Battle of the Alamo, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and Bracero Program have created a complex relationship between her two cultures: Texans and Mexicans. The residual racial discord that has resulted from these historical moments is both the context and focus of her work. Through printmaking, papermaking, and installation art, Garcia encourages awareness of our current immigration and foreign affairs policies through the lens of her biracial cultural identity. Garcia received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from The University of North Texas.

Taryn McMahon’s artworks interrogate ways that natural spaces project our own desires and fantasies of the natural world and our place within it. McMahon blends digital and hand drawn print processes to further explore how our interactions with the natural world are mediated through technology, and are thus fragmented and selective. Through her work, McMahon imagines a future ecology in which technology and reality are collapsed into each other and the natural and the manmade have become intertwined and indistinguishable in the face of unprecedented ecological change. Like a DJ spinning sounds culled from disparate sources, the forms are remixed through the filters of printmaking, drawing, digital photography, and collage.

McMahon received her BFA from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, and an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. She has received numerous awards for her work including the Southern Graphics Council International Graduate Fellowship and fully funded residencies at Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO; Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL; and Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY. Her work has been featured in recent exhibitions at The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA and Carroll Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, among others.

The Displacement exhibition will run from August 26 through September 28.The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is free and open to the public. For more information about the reception or exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

COMPASSION-The Art of Healing- Entry Deadline EXTENDED August 13th

As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may not remember your name but they will never forget the way you made them feel.-Maya Angelou

COMPASSION-The Art of Healing-DEADLINE EXTENDED to August 13th for artwork entries. All interpretations of the theme welcome. We are also relaxing the time limit that the submitted works have been created- by artist request. We look forward to your submissions. for a prospectus.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

"Auriculum" Sculpture Rededication Ceremony

TODAY- John Clague’s "Auriculum" Sculpture Rededication Ceremony noon-2pm. Thanks to Charles Mintz for digitizing the film. See the film here-

Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded by the State Library of Ohio, the Ashland University Library has scheduled the restoration and rededication of the most recognizable artwork on the Ashland University main campus: John Clague’s Auriculum.
This large and distinctive stainless steel and lead sculpture was assembled on campus in 1973 with support from a federal grant. Clague (1928–2004) intended for Auriculum to complement the new library’s Brutalist architectural style, and to bring “interactive joy” to the AU community by combining visual, auditory and tactile elements in the work.
Jim Gwinner of the McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory will complete a restorative treatment to the sculpture in late April. An open house with light refreshments to celebrate the restoration will be held on Thursday, May 2, from noon to 2 p.m., with a brief rededication ceremony taking place at 1 p.m. The festivities are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

AU Senior Graphic Design Exhibition Reception

AU Senior Graphic Design Exhibition Reception-April 23, 2019
Senior Art Exhibition II artists include Cait Davis, Sage Haines, Allison Montgomery, Michaela Ping, Madeline Rogowski and Kiana Ziegler. 

2019 Senior Art + Design Exhibition Awards

The 2019 Senior Art + Design Exhibition awards were presented by Daniel McDonald, chair of the Ashland University Art and Design department, on Tuesday April 23 at the Coburn Art Gallery opening reception.

Kiana Zeigler was selected as the senior exhibition art award recipient by the AU art + design department faculty.

Kiana Ziegler, from Ashland, OH, will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Art, with a painting concentration, and a Bachelor of Art in Commercial Art, with a graphic design concentration. Ziegler is the youngest of Alma and Charles Ziegler of Ashland. She grew up in Ashland, graduating from Ashland High School in 2015. She entered her college career as an Honors Program Scholar, and shortly afterward, was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, an honor society for academic excellence. She got the opportunity to create a mural for the Writing Center and a portrait for the theater production, Little Women in 2018. Off campus, Ziegler completed the illustrations decorating the entrance to Masterminds Escape Room and Game Library. She has completed several other private commissions as a freelance artist.

Active in her department, Ziegler served as the Vice President and President of Art Club. She was granted the opportunity to travel with the Art Department to museums in Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburg, and New York City. Ziegler was rewarded many art awards, such as the Bernini Art Award, People’s Choice Award, Design and Illustration Award, and Best in Show in the Juried Student Art Exhibition. She showed her artwork along with other projects at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium. She was on the Dean’s List 7 semesters, and received several scholarships. Upon graduation, Ziegler plans to attend Ohio University to receive a Masters in Fine Arts in painting.

Honorable Mention Senior award recipient was Sage Haines.

Haines, daughter of Sue Amos and Shaun Haines, will graduate with a Bachelor of Art in Digital Media Production as well as Commercial Art, with a concentration in Graphic Design. She is a graduate of Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio. She has been recognized as Ashland University’s Intern of the Month for the Fall 2018 semester and was selected as Outstanding Sophomore of the year for the Department of Art. In the 2018-19 school year, she has served as President of Art Club as well as Program Director for Ashland University’s student-run television station, AUTV-20. Haines has been exhibited in the Juried Student Art Exhibition several times and was awarded the Digital Art and Photography award in 2018. Haines has served as Ashland-based company Novatex’s graphic design intern for one year and will likely continue professional employment with the company upon graduation.

The Senior Graphic Design Exhibition runs from April 23-May 4, 2019.