Thursday, January 5, 2023

AU Art + Design Faculty Exhibition opens January 19, 2023

 

The Coburn Gallery announces its upcoming art exhibition featuring works from the Ashland University Art + Design Department Faculty. This annual exhibition highlights the two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of the current faculty as professional artists exhibiting in their prospective areas. The Art + Design department faculty pursue active studio careers in addition to their teaching endeavors. 

The Art + Design Department Faculty Exhibition opens on Thursday January 19 with a reception from 4:30-6:30pm and the event is free and open to the public.


The exhibition features the following Art + Design department faculty: Keith Dull, Sarah Esposito, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry, Emily Bartolone and Michael Bird. The exhibition runs through February 19, 2023.

The Coburn Gallery is open from 10am-5pm Monday through Friday and 12pm-4pm on Saturday/ Sunday. Gallery admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Senior Art + Design Exhibition Opens Thursday Dec. 1st

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

Opening Thursday-National Collage Society 38th Annual Juried Exhibition

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

The Wedge Between Us-Painting Exhibition Opens

 

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a two-person exhibition titled The Wedge Between Us, paintings by Emily Bartolone and Sarah Esposito. The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, September 29, from 4:30-6:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
Emily Bartolone obtained her BFA from the University of Dayton and her MFA from Kent State University. She is currently working and living in northeastern Ohio where she is the Curator of the Malone Art Gallery at Malone University, Canton, OH. Her work has been seen in publications such as Art Hole Magazine, London, ENG, and Okay Cool Magazine, New York, NY. Within her career, she has shown at Project Gallery V, New York City, NY, the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, The Contemporary, Dayton, OH, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA, the Oceanside Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, and the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO, among others. 

Bartolone’s work stems from her infatuation with the formal elements of painting, her work pairs down simple, anthropomorphized shapes in an effort to explore the formal elements of painting and color theory while simultaneously creating tension and humor through color, edges, and texture. In utilizing color theory to create color relationships that result in sensory optical experiences upon viewing, she can trick the viewer into seeing colors as other than themselves, adding a layer of humor to the production of the works. Further informed by ideas of the mundane, the awkward, and the jovial that surround everyday life, the complexity of human relationships are mimicked by the shapes interacting on each painting’s surface. These ideas are used to take viewers outside of themselves for a short period of time, hoping to offer a break from the bombardment of distractions, notifications, and news we encounter so often on a daily basis.
The work of painter Sarah Esposito abstracts systematic occurrences and interruptions found in landscape through her personal relationship with the natural world. Esposito’s paintings include relationships between color, shape, and surface, abstracting the contrast of harmony and tension in landscape. This coexists with both the formal language of painting and different attributes of the natural world. Esposito’s paintings call upon her experience of being in an outdoor space, looking, journaling, and gathering information from different vantage points. Esposito translates her image gathering into collaged paintings that create framing devices for fleeting moments in landscape. Esposito earned her Bachelors of Arts from Fairmont State University in 2020 and her Masters of Fine Arts at Kent State University in 2022.


The Wedge Between Us painting exhibition will run from September 29 through October 22. 
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.


Friday, September 2, 2022

FREE Upcoming Programming-Cut & Paste / Collage Collaborative Workshop

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.

FLASH-Opening Reception Sept. 1st

 FLASH-Collage Exhibition Opening Reception September 1, 2022


























Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Upcoming Flash-Collage Exhibition

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