Monday, April 20, 2015

Explore the 2015 Senior Art Exhibition


Academic Honors-Art Department Honorees

2015 Senior Art Exhibition Awards Announced

The 2015 Senior Art Exhibition awards were presented by Dr. Wendy Schaller , associate professor of art, on Thursday April 9 at the Coburn Art Gallery opening reception. Shauna Spiesz was selected as the senior art award recipient by the AU art department faculty. Shauna’s artworks use the human figure to explore trauma and its emotional states, struggles and empathy in the aftermath of such events in our lives.  Shauna Spiesz –a double major -BFA with concentration in Painting and BS in Art Education from Bay Village, Ohio.
Cecelia Maxwell was awarded honorable mention for her senior art exhibition. Celica Maxwell is receiving a BFA with a concentration in Printmaking and Digital Art, from Wooster, Ohio. The Senior Art Exhibition runs from April 9-May 9, 2015. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Coburn Summer Art Camps

Join the Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University Campus for Summer Art Camp, which offers two one-week sessions and several one day art experiences throughout the summer. Students ages 4-12 will learn how to use a variety of media and experience activities including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture. They will develop a cultural appreciation and aesthetic awareness as they explore different art forms as well as developing their own talent for self-expression. 
 Session 1 Art Camp entitled Sculpture-Exploring the 3-D World: activities will include investigative practices in materials, masking building, clay work and environmental art on June 22-26 from 9am-12noon.  Session 2 runs July 13-17 and it is entitled The Landscape-Painting and Photography: activities include plein aire painting, exploration of painting methods and seeing the landscape through a lens. The camp ratio is 1:7.   Summer Art Camp session is $60.00 per child. All materials are provided.

       Summer Art Days for younger artists ages 4-6 years old will be on                                                   June 18 -Minion Picassos’-Exploring the World of Robots and
July 23 WOOF ! Animals in Art- exploring animal creations.                              
Each ART DAY is from 10:30am-12pm and is $5.00 per child.

Enrollment is limited. Registration and payment due prior to the class date.
For more information or to register your child for summer art activities, call 419.289.5652 or

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

AU Art Majors served as the jurors for the Congressional Art Competition on March 30

AU Art Majors served as the jurors for the Congressional Art Competition on March 30, where they selected five finalists for Congressman Gibbs. The winner will be announced on Friday April 10th in an award ceremony at the Coburn Art Gallery. Bravo to all of the talented high school art students that submitted artworks for consideration !

Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 Senior Art Exhibition-Opens April 9th

The Ashland University Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 9, and run through May 9 in the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus.

“While the Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art majors, it also represents more than just the students’ studio art experiences,” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. “For these students of the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate careers at Ashland University.”
Held each spring, the event brings together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art and includes graphic design, digital art, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture. 
Exhibiting seniors this year include Danielle Rhonemus of Bluffton, Ohio, BFA in Printmaking & B.S. in Art Education; Shauna Spiesz, Bay Village, Ohio, BFA in Painting & B.S. in Art Education; Taylor Wade, Shelby, Ohio, B.A. in Fine Art - Digital Art; Tricia Dasco, East Canton, Ohio, B.A. in Fine Art - Digital Art: Jennifer Clingerman, Beaver, Pa., B.A. in Fine Art - Digital Art; Cecelia Maxwell, Wooster, Ohio, BFA in Digital Art; Ashely Palmer, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, B.S. in Commercial Art; and Alex Myers, Massillon, Ohio, B.A. in Fine Art - Ceramics.
The opening reception on April 9 will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with the senior art awards being announced at 5 p.m.