Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

"Interrupted " Exhibition Opens Thursday September 1st

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will host an exhibition titledInterrupted,” which will feature a selection of works that address the theme of loss and longing within people’s lives.
An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through Sept. 25, 2016.
The exhibition includes 35 artworks from 26 artists from across the United States. They include: Aileen Bassis, Andrew J Brown, Diana Budde, Molly Jo Burke, Anne Chesnut, Sage Dawson, Adrienne Der Marderosian, Eugene Ellenberg, Roya Farassat, Marcella Hackbardt, Megan Hildebrandt, Chakila L. Hoskins, Honey Lazar, Emily McIIroy, Charles Mintz, Robert Mullenix, Danielle Muzina, Carlos Rene Pacheco, Melissa Redman, Sarah G Sharp, Rachel Suzanne Smith, Sally Schluter Tardella, Kim Rae Taylor, Julie Wills, Lauren Voss and Jim Zimpel.

The theme for the exhibition was inspired by a story featured on NPR that discussed the validity of “unfinished works” by visual artists and the artworks relationship to the whole of their lives and careers.
According to Coburn Gallery Director Cynthia Petry, the response to the ‘Interrupted’ exhibition theme has been overwhelming with more than 100 artists nationwide submitting works for the call for entry. A total of 26 were selected for the exhibition by Petry.
“For many of the artists, the theme evoked emotions that reflected our need as humans to see each point within our lives embedded with meaning, even if these points may be left unfinished or lost,” Petry said.
The Coburn Gallery also has the honor of debuting a video installation work as part of the “Interrupted” art exhibition. This video work by Cleveland artists Honey Lazar and Lauren Voss is titled “The Year My Sisters Died.”
“This video is a visual poem about my grief as well as those times when life flattens us. Seasons changed, trees shed, rested, and predictably bloomed. Rain and snow fell. Mourning held a monotonous metronomic rhythm. Eventually, I accepted that my sisters were gone; that my sorrow would not end, but it was time to get up and leave the room,” Lazar said.
For more about the “Interrupted” exhibition or events at the Coburn Gallery, visit www.ashland.edu/coburngallery or find the gallery on Facebook. The Coburn Gallery is open from 12 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday.

Monday, August 15, 2016

"Interrupted" Opening Reception September 1, 2016

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will be hosting an exhibition entitled Interrupted featuring a selection of works that address the theme of longing and loss within our lives.



The exhibition includes 35 artworks from 26 artists from across the United States: Aileen Bassis, Andrew J Brown, Diana Budde, Molly Jo Burke, Anne Chesnut, Sage Dawson, Adrienne Der Marderosian, Eugene Ellenberg, Roya Farassat, Marcella Hackbardt, Megan Hildebrandt, Chakila L. Hoskins, Honey Lazar, Emily McIIroy, Charles Mintz, Robert Mullenix, Danielle Muzina, Carlos Rene Pacheco, Melissa Redman, Sarah G Sharp, Rachel Suzanne Smith, Sally Schluter Tardella, Kim Rae Taylor, Julie Wills, Lauren Voss and Jim Zimpel.

The Coburn Gallery has the honor of debuting a video installation work by Cleveland artists Honey Lazar and Lauren Voss entitled "The Year My Sisters Died " as part of the Interrupted art exhibition.
“This video is a visual poem about my grief as well as those times when life flattens us.  Seasons changed, trees shed, rested, and predictably bloomed.  Rain and snow fell.  Mourning held a monotonous metronomic rhythm.  Eventually, I accepted that my sisters were gone; that my sorrow would not end, but it was time to get up and leave the room” says Lazar.

The Coburn Gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday September 1 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through September 25, 2016.

For more about the Interrupted  exhibition or events at the Coburn Gallery,  visit www.ashland.edu/coburngallery or find us on Facebook. The Coburn Gallery is open from 12pm-5pm Monday through Friday and 12noon-4pm Saturday/Sunday.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Awards-Ohio New Photography Exhibition

The award winners have been announced for the Ohio New Photography juried Exhibition that will run through July 31 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.
This exhibition offered $750.00 in awards to artists, including youth category awards for young photographers 17 years and under. The awards were announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on June 26, 2016.
The outside juror for exhibition was Honey Lazar -Cleveland photographer served as juror for the exhibition. She studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and is a lifelong workshop student. Selections of her work are in permanent collections at the Progressive Corporation, University Hospitals, and Southwest General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Her photographs have exhibited internationally, most recently in Malaga, Spain.
Lazar accepted 41 entries of the 101 art entries submitted.
Adult Award winners include Joe Applebaum of Shaker Heights, Ohio who was awarded Best in Show - $250 for his digital photograph entitled Suprasternal. Honorable mentions were awarded to Maria Gladman of Cardington, Ohio for her photograph entitled Swan Song and Christine Walsh-Newton of Dover, Ohio for her photograph Completeness.



Youth award winners include Maria Groom of Canton, Ohio who was awarded Best in Show-$100.00 for her digital photograph The Beauty of War. Honorable mentions -$50.00 were awarded to Emily Brustoski of Ashland, Ohio for her photograph Iggy, Victoria Adams of Bucyrus, Ohio for her photograph entitled The Ashes Rise, Maya McDonald of Ashland, Ohio for her photograph entitled Untitled and Colin Mayr of Dublin, Ohio for his photography entitled Friday Times.




The Ashland Photography Club generously donated funds to help to support youth awards.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

"Ohio New Photography" Exhibition Opens Sunday June 26th

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will hold a regional juried exhibition titled “Ohio New Photography,” which will feature the works of 20 professional photographers and 14 youth photographers from the state of Ohio.
The “Ohio New Photography” exhibition opens on Sunday, June 26, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public. Awards will be announced at the opening at 3 p.m. The exhibition will run from June 26 to July 31 in the Coburn Art Gallery.

The exhibition features the works of the following photographers -- Alec Casto, Lee Fearnside, Christine Walsh Newton, Joe Applebaum, Christina Sadowski, Teresa Davis, Deborah Pinter, Marla Gladman, Xiaoting Qui, Don Pavlish, Miranda Robertson, Shari Wilkins, Susie Underwood, Carissa Woytach, Kerry Kirkpatrick, Robert Kovatich, Jaime Lucas and Rachel Buchleitner. Youth category photographers include Colin Mayr, Teagan Kennedy, Basia Morris, Maya McDonald, Miles Barnhardt, Tyler Rittenhour, Megan Gallant, Kelsey Carver, Emmelia Bloomfield, Victoria Adams, Maria Groom, Emily Brustoski, Maggie Cole and Rowyn Osborne.


Honey Lazar, a Cleveland photographer, will serve as juror for the exhibition. She studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and is a lifelong workshop student. Selections of her work are in permanent collections at the Progressive Corporation, University Hospitals and Southwest General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Her photographs have exhibited internationally, most recently in Malaga, Spain.
Honey works on long-term projects for exhibition and publication. She photographs to immortalize loved ones, landscapes and objects of desire, and has recently published, “Loving Aunt Ruth:  Recipes for a Life Well-Lived.” Honey says she loves everything about photography, especially the people she meets.
“Judging photography is a rewarding, challenging and inspiring task. Examining how others see, narrate, compose, and ultimately use craftsmanship and artistry is a pleasure and a privilege,” she said.
“My congratulations to all those chosen for this show, especially the young people at the beginning of an artistic life,” she continued. “We submit to calls believing in our work, and I hope every photographer not selected keeps her or his faith knowing that choosing was not easy. Gallery space is limited, and choices are made, but all of us must keep submitting, working and loving the act of staring, documenting and imagining. I studied each entry many times looking for work that left me breathless.”
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10am-noon 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, call419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

Friday, June 10, 2016

OAC Event at Ashland University


Coming up next Wednesday June 15th-The Coburn Gallery and the Ashland Community Arts League will co-host a presentation by Kathy Signorino, Coordinator for Artist Programs and Percent for Art Office from the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), on Wednesday June 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center auditorium at Ashland University.

The presentation will provide information on the Individual Excellence Award program, the OAC's online grant application system and other individual artist services provided by the state agency. Following the the presentation there will be a question and answer period. The event is free and open to the public.
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. The Ohio Arts Council was created in 1965 to foster and encourage the development of the arts and assist the preservation of Ohio's cultural heritage. With funds from the Ohio Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, the OAC provides financial assistance to artists and arts organizations.
For more information about the event, call 419.289.5652 or visit The Coburn Gallery on Facebook.Location Hawkins-Conard Student Center 2nd Floor Audtorium
Parking off of King Road.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Interrupted -CALL FOR ART


CALL FOR ART- "Interrupted"
Coburn Art Gallery at Ashland University seeks works for a thematic exhibition entitled "Interrupted". Works should address the concept of loss and longing within our lives.Open to all media including video and sound works. The exhibition will run September 1-25, 2016. Interested artists should submit an email to the gallery director Cynthia Petry at coburngallery@ashland. Include current vita and up three images. Title, media and size with images. Indicate “Interrupted”-Call for Art in your subject line. Deadline to submit entries June 22, 2016. Notifications sent July 11th. Accepted artworks will need to be delivered by August 17th. No entry fee. For more information coburngallery@ashland.edu / 419.289.5652 .  Artists responsible for shipping costs/delivery of artworks to/from gallery.