Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Senior BFA Art Exhibition Opens November 21st


From the end of November through December, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art + Design Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors.

Showcasing the work of graduating senior Kiana Ziegler, the 2019 Senior Art + Design Exhibition will open on Thursday, November 21 with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus.

“While the 2019 Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art majors, it represents more than just students’ studio art experiences,” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. “For the student in the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate career at Ashland University.”

This fall’s exhibition, which will run from November 21 to December 14, include painting, printmaking, photography and digital art.



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 received 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 + Design Exhibition. During the Spring 2019 Graphic Design Senior Show, Ziegler was rewarded the Outstanding Senior Award. 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 either attend Ohio University to receive a Masters in painting, or to continue working toward her goals of owning a house and travelling to Japan.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Benefit Pop-Up Art Sale -November 21st

Just in time for the holidays, the Coburn Gallery and the AU Art Club will host a one day Benefit Pop-Up Art Sale in the Center for the Arts building 1st floor lobby on Thursday November 21 from noon-6:30pm. 100% of the funds will be collected on behalf of  Becky Hale, 2018 AU Art Education graduate that passed away suddenly in October. Becky had a passion for teaching young artists and did so through the Coburn's Art Saturdays program, Summer Art Camp and most recently through the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
Patrons can browse the artful hand crafted items created by Ashland University Art + Design students, alumni, faculty, and community members. “We are honored to host a unique and temporary pop-up experience for art lovers in our own backyard while raising funds in memory of Becky Hale” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. Credit cards, checks and cash will be accepted. For more information about the shop, or to donate artwork or make a monetary contribution contact the Coburn Gallery 419.289.5652 or coburngallery@ashland.edu

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Awards Announced -COMPASSION-The Art of Healing

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University announces awards for the current exhibition COMPASSION-the Art of Healing. The juror for the exhibition was Mary Urbas, gallery coordinator and exhibition curator for The Gallery at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland.
The theme of the exhibition, which will be on display at the gallery through Nov. 13, focuses on the humanitarian nature of the healing process as seen through the arts. Health care professionals and caregivers have played an integral part in the healing process throughout history and this exhibition hopes to highlight these contributions, as well as the process of patient restoration and wellness.
An opening reception was held on Tuesday, October 22, with $800.00 in awards announced including Best in Show: Mandem, oil painting series entitled “Medical Trials of Saints”, Honorable Mentions:  Jennifer Lee ceramic and found object sculpture “Mind and Soul” , Alex Paat acrylic and chalk on panel “ Reunion”, Jill White “ First Touch of Loss” photograph and Juror Mentions:  Clare Murray-Adams, “In Case I Forget” mixed media assemblage and Heidi Weller “ Visiting Mimsy 2 “ digital photograph. Local artist Ingrid Ann Hines was awarded the Coburn Gallery Artist Recognition Award for her collaborative work with Barbara Morejon.


Regional artists selected for inclusion are Doug Becht, Nancy Booth, M.P. Marion, Barbara Morejon and Susan D. Shafer, all of Ashland; Jennifer Lee, Bay Village; Susan Allen, Bratenahl; Joyce Morrow Jones, Tricia Kaman, Martha Lois, Mandem, and Charles Mintz, all of Cleveland; Jan O’Dea and Paul D. Wilbur, both of Columbus; E. Ellen Albrecht, Cortland; Alex Paat, Galloway; Heidi L. Weller, Jeromesville; Arthur Novotny, Lyndhurst; Jill White, Mansfield; Clare Murray Adams, Southington; Kerry Kirkpatrick, Toledo; and Holly and Christopher Gage, Bowmansville, Pennsylvania. 


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 opening reception or the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Upcoming Art Saturday Event for Children Ages 7-12

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery has established Art Saturdays, an educational and creative experience for children. Art Saturdays will be offering a class on the following date – November 16 entitled Self Portraits-Exploring the work of Frida Kahlo from 10:00am-noon.

“Self Portraits” will explore the art of Frida Kahlo while expanding the young artists observational drawing and painting skills. The November 16 class is for children ages 7-12 years old with a $5.00 art fee per child. All supplies are included and class sizes are limited. Pre-registration is required.

Classes are located in Room 346 located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus. For more information or to register your child for classes, contact the Coburn Art Gallery at 419.289.5652 / coburngallery@ashland.edu or visit our website www.ashland.edu/coburngallery.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Compassion-The Art of Healing National Exhibition Opens October 11-

The national juried exhibition, "COMPASSION: The Art of Healing" will have its opening reception Tuesday, Oct. 22, at The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University.
The theme of the exhibition, which will be on display at the gallery from Oct. 11 through Nov. 13, focuses on the humanitarian nature of the healing process as seen through the arts. Health care professionals and caregivers have played an integral part in the healing process throughout history and this exhibition hopes to highlight these contributions, as well as the process of patient restoration and wellness.

The opening reception will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. and will coincide with the Ashland University College of Nursing and Health Sciences, in cooperation with the Rho Nu-at-Large, Fall Scholarly Meeting in the Hugo Young Theatre.
The exhibition features 30 works and was juried by Mary Urbas, gallery coordinator and exhibition curator for The Gallery at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland. Urbas, who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art, has 40 years of experience in the professional art world as a gallery owner, curator, teacher, consultant and exhibiting fiber artist.
Regional artists selected for inclusion are Doug Becht, Nancy Booth, M.P. Marion, Barbara Morejon and Susan D. Shafer, all of Ashland; Jennifer Lee, Bay Village; Susan Allen, Bratenahl; Joyce Morrow Jones, Tricia Kaman, Martha Lois, Mandem, and Charles Mintz, all of Cleveland; Jan O’Dea and Paul D. Wilbur, both of Columbus; E. Ellen Albrecht, Cortland; Alex Paat, Galloway; Heidi L. Weller, Jeromesville; Arthur Novotny, Lyndhurst; Jill White, Mansfield; Clare Murray Adams, Southington; Kerry Kirkpatrick, Toledo; and Holly and Christopher Gage, Bowmansville, Pennsylvania.
Artists' awards will be announced at 6 p.m.
At 7 p.m., Jeanne Bryner, RN, BA, CEN (rtd) will offer a presentation on her book, "Learning to Heal: Reflections on Nursing School in Poetry and Prose", winner of the 2019 Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing from the Working Class Studies Association.
Bryner, who was born in Appalachia and grew up in Newton Falls, has nine books in print and has seen her work adapted for the stage in several national venues and the 2004 Fringe Festival of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her books will be available for purchase and signing, while her quilts also will be on display that evening.
Admission is free and open to the public.
The Coburn Gallery, located at 331 College Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For more information on the exhibition, go to www.ashland.edu/coburngallery, find it on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.

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/ jowens2@ashland.edu or art exhibition Cynthia C.Petry 419.289.5652/cpetry@ashland.edu.