Monday, June 29, 2015

The Fine Art of Plein -

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host an exhibition titled “The Fine Art of Plein Air,” which will feature paintings from the officers and board of the Ohio Plein Air Society. 
The exhibition will run from June 28 through Aug. 2.

“En plein air” is a French expres­sion mean­ing “in the open air,” and it references the act of paint­ing outdoors with the artist’s subject matter in view. Plein air artists evoke the spirit of this art form which began in the mid-1800s, most famously with the Impressionist artists. The essence of plein air is capturing the color and natural lighting within the landscape as the painting is created.

Exhibiting Central Ohio OPAS artists include Bridgette Turner, Carol Cosgrove, Chuck Marshal, Doreen St. John, Karen LaValley, Marty Husted, Robin Roberts, Susi Havens-Bezairre and Tamar Rudavsky.

On Sunday, July 5, Ashland’s own Brookside Park will be the site of a “Paint Out” hosted by the Ohio Plein Air Society from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a wet paint sale prior to the Myers Band Shell concert that night. The “Paint Out” will allow the artists to share their talent and passion for plein air painting while the public observes the process. The Coburn Art Gallery will be open on Sunday, July 5, from 12 to 4 p.m.
The Coburn 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 exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.
- See more at: http://news.ashland.edu/article/ashland-university-coburn-gallery-host-exhibition-0#sthash.Jd9th35r.dpuf
The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host an exhibition titled “The Fine Art of Plein Air,” which will feature paintings from the officers and board of the Ohio Plein Air Society. The exhibition will run from June 28 through Aug. 2.
“En plein air” is a French expres­sion mean­ing “in the open air,” and it references the act of paint­ing outdoors with the artist’s subject matter in view. Plein air artists evoke the spirit of this art form which began in the mid-1800s, most famously with the Impressionist artists. The essence of plein air is capturing the color and natural lighting within the landscape as the painting is created.
Exhibiting Central Ohio OPAS artists include Bridgette Turner, Carol Cosgrove, Chuck Marshal, Doreen St. John, Karen LaValley, Marty Husted, Robin Roberts, Susi Havens-Bezairre and Tamar Rudavsky.
On Sunday, July 5, Ashland’s own Brookside Park will be the site of a “Paint Out” hosted by the Ohio Plein Air Society from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a wet paint sale prior to the Myers Band Shell concert that night. The “Paint Out” will allow the artists to share their talent and passion for plein air painting while the public observes the process. The Coburn Art Gallery will be open on Sunday, July 5, from 12 to 4 p.m.
The Coburn 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 exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.
- See more at: http://news.ashland.edu/article/ashland-university-coburn-gallery-host-exhibition-0#sthash.Mn02Wqbg.dpuf

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ashland Community Arts League Juried Exhibition-Award Winners



The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University announces a regional juried exhibition featuring 25 members of the Ashland Community Art League. The juror for the exhibition was Danny Butts, former director of the Mansfield Art Center and currently art history professor at Ohio State Mansfield.
Marty Bossler Lee
MP Marion


Susan Shafer

Nancy Pierce
Carly Richmond

Robin Roberts

Janet Wells


Janet Steiner

The exhibition includes local artists Susan Shafer, Mary J Ferretti, Debra Akers, Mary Ann Claudy, Nancy Dupre, Jane Johnson, Diane Kaye, Marty Lee, Barb Morejon, Betty Perry, Nancy Pierce, Matt Potosky, Betz Richards, Caryl Richmond, Robin Roberts, Dana Sherburne, Peg Stover, Jan Wells, Barry Wheeler, MP Marion, Patricia White, Janet Steiner , Larry Schiemann , Christa Gast , Linda Goodman and Heidi Weller. The exhibition showcases the local artistic talent in the Ashland community and will run from May 15 through June 19, 2015.

An opening reception was held on Friday, May 15, with $425.00 in awards announced including Best in Show Marty Bossler Lee oil painting entitled “Once Upon a Time’, 1st Place MP Marion handmade paper collage “Shadow Graph III” , 2nd Place Susan Shafer pastel and charcoal drawing “ Gathering: I”, 3rd Place Nancy Pierce “ Showers of Flowers” watercolor and Juror Honorable Mentions  Caryl Richmond, Janet Wells, Robin Roberts and Janet Steiner.
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.

Ashland Community Arts League-Opening Reception @ the Coburn May 15th