Monday, November 22, 2021
Friday, November 12, 2021
This fall’s exhibition includes paintings, illustrations, printmaking and ceramics from Dénes and Stanley.
Stanley, from Frazeysburg, Ohio, is set to complete a bachelor’s degree in art education with a concentration in ceramics and a minor in art history. At Ashland, she has been a three-year executive member of art club, including serving as president for one and a half years. She also was a gallery assistant, an art camp counselor, an intern for the Salvation Army and a carpenter and designer for two theater projects. She is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society and has participated in three juried student art exhibitions. Stanley plans to begin her career as an art teacher following graduation and also would like to open her own gallery.
Dénes will graduate with a bachelor of education degree in art and a bachelor of fine arts with a printmaking concentration. She minored in illustration and Spanish. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dénes has worked as an art history and Spanish tutor at Ashland and has been part of art club every year, serving stints as president and treasurer. Her artwork has been displayed in the Student Juried Exhibition four years in a row, winning awards twice, and was inducted into the Phi Sigma Iota honor society (foreign language).
The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. on weekends. Gallery admission is free and open to the public. Currently, face masks are required inside all campus buildings at Ashland University.
For more information about the exhibition, call 419-289-5652 or visit the gallery’s Facebook page.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
The Coburn Art Gallery and the Ashland University Department of Art + Design will host Hush II, a ceramic sculpture exhibition featuring Ashland University alumnus Kimberly Chapman. The exhibition opens Thursday, Oct. 7 with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibition pulls from three groupings of ceramic works by Chapman: Bridled Women, Elsie’s Arsenal and the Refugee Series. The sculptures explore how men have used disinformation and false claims against women since the beginning of time to justify their actions and exonerate themselves from blame. Chapman’s work centers on what’s left behind after terrible things happen, from the perspective of women and children.
The eerie, delicate white porcelain sculptures shed light on these dark topics. For its content, the artwork calls upon past experiences as well as emotionally charged sociopolitical issues. By exploring topics like silencing women, the refugee plight and domestic violence, viewers are given an opportunity to contemplate such prevalent issues in today’s contemporary culture.
In addition to the exhibition, AU students will exhibit their visual art journals exploring the topic of immigration alongside Chapman’s works in the gallery.
Chapman will give a visiting artist talk Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Coburn Art Gallery. The exhibition and artist talk are co-sponsored by Ashland University’s Symposium Against Indifference -Truth in the Age of Disinformation.
Chapman graduated from Ashland in 1979 with an Associate of Arts degree and then went on to a 25-year career in marketing. She recently graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in order to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time artist. In 2020, her first solo show, Hush, was featured at the John J. McDonough Museum in Youngstown. Chapman also has a current exhibition titled “Eighty-Six Reasons (for asylum admission)” at the Fawick Gallery at Baldwin Wallace University.
The Coburn Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is free and open to the public. COVID-19 safety protocols require that face masks must be worn inside all campus buildings.
For more information about the opening reception or the exhibition, call 419-289-5652 or visit the gallery’s page on Facebook.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
The Coburn Gallery will be offering ART SATURDAYS programming-Cartoon Illustration and Storytelling for creative young artists ages 8-12 years old on November 6, 2021 from 10am-noon. The cost is $10.00 per child. Face masks will be mandatory at the event. Pre-registration is required. Class sizes are limited. Email email@example.com for more information.
Friday, September 3, 2021
Thanks to all of our Ashland University alumni who came out for the opening reception last night ! It was great to see you all and meet your families and share fond memories of the ole' Art + Design days. #ashlanduniversity #auartdesign #coburnartgallery
Monday, August 30, 2021
The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host an Art + Design Department Alumni exhibition celebrating the creativity, innovation, and dedication of its alumni over the years. The exhibition will feature more than 75 artworks created by alumni from across the United States.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Coburn Art Gallery Exhibition Schedule
Fall Semester 2021
Art + Design Alumni Exhibition
September 2 – 30, 2021
Opening reception September 2, 2021 4:30pm-6:30pm
Alumni Visiting Artist Lecture TBA
Hush II -Kimberly Chapman
The exhibition pulls from three groupings of porcelain sculptures by Kimberly Chapman: Bridled Women, Elsie’s Arsenal and the Refugee Series. Men have used disinformation and false claims against women since the beginning of time to justify their actions and exonerate themselves from blame. This exhibition centers on what’s left behind after terrible things happen through the lens of women and children. The eerie, delicate white porcelain sculptures shed light on these dark topics. The artwork calls upon past experiences as well as emotionally charged sociopolitical issues for its content. By exploring topics like these-silencing women, the danger of the refugee plight and domestic violence, viewers are given an opportunity to contemplate such prevalent issues in today’s contemporary culture.
Sponsored by the Symposium Against Indifference -Truth in the Age of Disinformation
October 7 – November 7, 2021
Opening reception October 7, 2021 4:30pm-6:30pm
Visiting Artist Lecture TBA
Senior Art + Design Exhibition
Ricki Dénes & Alexis Stanley
November 18 – December 18, 2021
Opening reception November 18, 2021 4:30pm-6:30pm