Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Art Saturdays Fall 2011

Ashland University Fall 2011
Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery and Art Club have established “Art Saturdays,” an educational and creative experience for children 7 to 15 years old. “Art Saturdays” will be offering classes on the following dates – September 10, October 15 and November 19, in the Room 346 located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus. PLEASE NOTICE CHANGE IN THE SESSION TIMES FOR ART SATURDAYS.

SEPTEMBER 10th -Adobe Photoshop Workshop for students ages 10-15. Students will learn about Photoshop and gain new skills in creating art on the computer. Basic computer skills required. Cost is $10.00 per student. Enrollment is limited to 12 students. * 10am-12noon*

OCTOBER 15th--ART FEST-students will engage in many fun art activities inspired by the AU purple and gold eagles. Ages 7-12. Cost is $5.00 per student. *10am-12noon*

NOVEMBER 19th-ADVENTURES IN BOOKMAKING-students will learn the basics of bookbinding and mixed media transfer techniques. Cost is $10.00 per student. Enrollment is limited to 15 students. *10:00am-12noon* Students ages 7-15
For more information or to register your child for classes, call 419.289.5652 and leave a message or email coburngallery@ashland.edu.

*Please dress your children messy!
*Children will be dropped off and picked up at Center for the Arts Building on the AU campus in room 346. You may drop off your children at 9:50am and please pick them up at 12:00noon.
Please enter the CFA doors by the back parking lot off of College Blvd.
*No refunds if your child is absent from the “Art Saturdays” classes.
*Questions please contact Cynthia Petry at 419.289.5652 or email at coburngallery@ashland.edu.
* A very limited number of scholarships are being offered for the fall sessions of “Art Saturdays”. Scholarships will be granted subject to availability. Call 419.289.5652 for info.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Upcoming Exhibition

Jason Kaufman & Laura Weiser
Exhibition opens August 12th
RECEPTION August 25th from 4:30pm-6:30pm
Jason Kaufman Studio Visit & Talk
Monday September 12th@3pm CFA Sculpture Studio

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cleveland.com story OHIO-All Media Artist


Broadview Heights resident June Hund has been creating art for most of her life. Only recently, however, has she put her work on display for others.

That decision, it seems, has served her well.

Hund won “Best in Show” at the Ohio All-Media Juried Exhibition at Ashland Univeristy’s Coburn Gallery. The opening reception was June 26 and the artists’ works will continue to be displayed until July 29.

Her collage, “Sail the Darkened Seas,” is a mixed media piece that demonstrates the depths of the soul in which artists create. She had been crafting the work for over a year.

“I like to get dimension,” Hund said. “I do a lot of building up of the material and scraping down.” The collage, which encompasses a variety of media on wood, serves as a sort of historical portal for Hund. Some of the pieces in it came from other works of art in her past. It’s a recycling habit that comes up often in Hund’s art. Her own watercolors and drawings often become the basis of future projects, as they get reworked into abstract collages, she explained.

Much like the grand machinations of life itself, Hund’s work focuses on assemblage and manipulation. With little sparks of inspiration, the trajectory of any particular piece can shift dramatically. The intervention of destiny is as palpable in “Sail the Darkened Seas” as it is in any person’s life story.

“My artwork is a reaction to a situation or event. Unconsciously, I think about the composition and the visual elements of art when I work on a piece. I control the surface by adding or removing layers. Each piece is a creative journey,” Hund said.

With her work catching attention from various art shows now, her own creative journey may hold a fascinating future.

“It was an interesting surprise,” Hund said of her recent accolade. “It’s fantastic to have the honor to share my art with my peers.”


Monday, July 11, 2011

Call for Proposals-2012/13 Exhibition Season

The Coburn Gallery of Ashland University is accepting proposals for individual or group exhibitions for the 2012/2013 exhibition season. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Proposals should include 15-20 digital jpeg images on CD, image list, artist resume and artist statement. Please mail proposal packets to Cynthia C. Petry, The Coburn Gallery, 331 College Avenue, Ashland, Ohio, 44805. Deadline September 30, 2011 Notifications will be sent during the month of January 2012. Proposal packets will not be returned without SASE.