Thursday, January 5, 2023
Thursday, December 1, 2022
The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will be hosting a month-long “Senior Art + Design Exhibition” December 1- 17, featuring the capstone experience for graduating art and design students Nathan Langdon, Joel Steiner and Bo Haron. On December 1, there will be an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the gallery, located in the Center for the Arts building on the AU campus. This event is free and open to the public.
“While the 2022 ‘Senior Art + Design Exhibition’ provides the capstone experience for graduating art majors, it represents more than just students’ studio art experiences,” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. “For the student in the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate career at Ashland University.”
This fall’s exhibition includes illustration, digital art, video work and graphic design from the exhibiting seniors.
Nathan Langdon, an Ashland resident, will graduate with degrees in both Fine Arts and Digital Media Production, as well as concentrations in both Digital Art and Graphic Design. He is the son of Dave and Dawn Langdon and he graduated from Ashland High School. During his time at Ashland University, he has been active as the video and graphics producer of the campus television station AUTV-20 and the head of the Creative Services team. Nathan won an award for Best Display during the Spring 2022 Senior Art + Design Exhibition. He has gained additional design experience through his internships with the Ashland University Men’s Basketball team as their graphic designer and with the local film company Good Deed Entertainment as a visual effects artist, editor and marketing assistant. Nathan currently has plans to begin working in the motion graphics industry immediately following his graduation this December.
Joel Steiner will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. He is the son of Sam and Karen Steiner from Orrville, OH. He graduated from Smithville High School and began his studies at Ashland University in the fall of 2018. While at Ashland, Joel has worked on and participated in two student juried shows and won Best in Show and Honorable Mention. He interned at Vinyl Marketing this past summer before taking up another internship with WPG this fall. Upon graduation, he hopes to find a job with a company or agency in Ohio where he can continue designing and creating.
Haoran Bo from Beijing, China. Bo Transferred from Kentucky to Ashland University in Ohio in 2019 and has been studying graphic design and plan to graduate in December. Bo previously served as a UI designer intern at Beijing YiChe Internet Building where he designed auto show advertisements and car purchase financial plans for various auto companies and also as an advertising designer at New York Global this semester. After graduation Bo intends to Intern in an American design company for one year. Then go back to Beijing YiChe Internet Co., Ltd.
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. For more information about the exhibition, call 419-289-5652 or visit the gallery’s Facebook page.
Monday, October 24, 2022
The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host the National Collage Society’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition, which features 70 works by 62 artists from across 32 states and 4 countries. The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, October 27, from 4:30-6:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
The National Collage Society, Inc. (NCS) was founded in 1982 by Gretchen Bierbaum. It is incorporated in Ohio with a dedicated Board of Directors. A non-profit classification was granted with a Federal ID.
Each year the NCS holds two exhibits, a member small format show in the spring and a juried exhibit in the fall. The two annual NCS exhibits average 40 states represented and 7 countries.
The goal of the National Collage Society is to foster the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has only been identified and defined during the twentieth century. The NCS, Inc. advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits and workshops, lectures and publications.
The National Collage Society’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition will run from October 27 through November 19. 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 reception or exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook. The exhibition can be viewed online beginning October 27 at the NCS website-http://www.nationalcollage.com/index.html .
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Friday, September 2, 2022
There will be a series of activities offered by the gallery during the “Flash” exhibition, including an interactive collage station where patrons will be able to try their hand at creating their own artwork. On Sept. 17, from 10 a.m.-noon, an Art Saturdays event, “Cut & Paste,” will introduce the medium of collage to children aged 7-12. Pre-registration is required.
On Thursday, Oct. 6, there will be a “Collage Collaborative,” a collage and mixed media workshop, from 6-8 p.m. in room 346 of AU’s Center for the Arts. The event is part workshop, part hands-on art making and networking for adults that are interested in collage and mixed media techniques. Materials are provided, but attendees are also encouraged to bring collage and material items to share. It is free and open to the public, though pre-registration is required.
The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. weekends. Gallery admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the exhibition, reception or upcoming activities, call 419-289-5652 or find the gallery on Facebook.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host an exhibition titled Flash- featuring collage works by 11 artists from across the United States. This exhibition offers a broad range of analog techniques that include both 2-D and 3-D forms as well as a diverse approach to the use of ephemera. The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, September 1, from 4:30-6:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
The exhibition features the following artists: Axelle Kieffer of Georgia, Rhonda Urdang of Arizona, Clare Murray Adams of Southington, Ohio, Nick DeFord of Tennessee, Diane Speight of Georgia, Robert Villamagna of West Virginia, Dan Barry of Texas, Colleen Monette of Washington, Larry Zdeb of Michigan, Gwyn Waight of Peninsula, Ohio and Bret Hines of Akron, Ohio.
The Flash- Collage Exhibition will run from August 29 through September 23. 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. The exhibition and all FLASH programming is free and open to the public. For more information about the reception, exhibition or upcoming activities, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook