Monday, October 19, 2015

Senior Art Exhibition- Fall 2015

Senior Art Exhibition Fall 2015

Held each fall, the Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art Exhibition which features the capstone experience for graduating art majors, the 2015 Senior Art Exhibitions represents more than just students’ studio art experiences. For students of the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate careers at Ashland University. Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art, the Senior Art Exhibitions opens on November 12 with an opening reception from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the Coburn Art Gallery located in the center for the arts on the Ashland University campus. 

Exhibiting seniors include: Taylor Menhart-Graphic Design, Olivia Glass-Ceramics, Randi Schimmoeller-Printmaking and Mary Jean Ferretti-Digital Art.

The senior art exhibition runs from November 12-December 20, 2015.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

AU Art Alumnus Mauricio Uranga's Kickstarter Campaign

AU Art Alumnus Mauricio Uranga's Kickstarter campaign will go live on October 12 to fund his current eco- friendly backpack design. The design was created by his company Kawi Planet which founded with his two brothers in Mexico.

Maurico graduated from Ashland University in 2013 with a degree in Painting and Commercial Art with a concentration in Industrial Design. "The backpack is made with organic, compostable, vegan materials without the addition of chemicals that harm our environment. It is ergonomically designed, which you will notice as soon as you put it on. The inspiration behind this backpack is the Tarahumara culture; however, we designed it to suit the lifestyle of enthusiastic travelers, exotic artists, book lovers, and people not afraid of expressing their true selves."

To contribute to the Kickstarter campaign or to learn more about Kawi Planet Eco Friendly products

‪#‎KawiPlanet‬ ‪#‎AUArt‬ ‪#‎DesignMatters‬ ‪#‎SupportArtists‬

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Traci Molloy Visiting Artist Lecture this Thursday@7pm

7:00pm Dauch College’s Ridenour Center
Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will host artist and activist Traci Molloy on Oct. 8 and 9 as part of a visiting artist program.
As part of her visit to Ashland, Molloy will be working with AU students in a hands-on collaborative project that relates to social justice while expanding participants thinking around activism and social change. Molloy also will present a special artist lecture on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Dauch College’s Ridenour Center. Admission to this lecture is free and open to the public.
Molloy’s visit to Ashland University is made possible by the generosity of the Art Department, the Coburn Gallery, Ashland Center for Nonviolence, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology and Student Activities.
Molloy is known for her works that explore adolescent culture, loss and violence through photography, digital arts, installation, painting and printmaking. Molloy has worked with youth who lost a parent on 9/11 through American Camps, with refugees at the Center for Grieving Children’s Multicultural Program, with high school students in the Bronx to address race and gun violence, and has taken on the theme of human trafficking in “Freedom Expressions” held at the Atlanta airport.
Molloy has exhibited her work in over 130 different venues. Select venues include: Taller Boricua (New York City), SPACE (Pittsburgh), Ruby Green Gallery (Nashville), IPCNY (New York City), The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art (Long Branch, New Jersey), Triple Candie (New York City), the Kansas City Artists Coalition, The Contemporary (Atlanta), Artemisia (Chicago), SPACES (Cleveland) and the Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus, Ga.). Her artwork has been reviewed in national and regional publications, including Art Papers, Review Magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Reader, and Creative Loafing. She has been interviewed on NPR in Atlanta and eHarlem TV in New York.
Her collaborations have been exhibited in Johannesburg, New York City, Tokyo, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Cleveland, and featured on Good Morning America, WPIX Channel 11 News (New York City), WCVB Channel 5 News (Boston), and CBS Evening News (Atlanta). Molloy has participated in residencies at the Lower Eastside Printshop, the Newark Museum and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (forthcoming).
For more information about Coburn Gallery events and programming, call (419) 289-5652.