Monday, November 22, 2021

AU High School Art + Design Experience-Free Event

  

The Ashland University Art and Design Department is offering a free college campus studio experience on Saturday, February 26, 2022 for current high school students with an interest in pursuing art. The event is being held in the Center for the Arts building on the AU campus from 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with lunch and all art materials provided.  


Art studio area experiences will include sculpture, printmaking, digital art and graphic design, painting, ceramics and figure drawing. Students may attend two workshops based on their interests and availability. This event highlights the Art and Design program, where students can learn from experienced college instructors who also are working artists, meet other students with a serious interest in art, learn or finesse existing skills, investigate a new medium or area, experience a classroom studio work environment and learn about what art and design students do after graduation.

The high school art experience application deadline is February 7, 2022. Interested high school students can apply online at www.ashland.edu/art. For more information about the AU Art and Design Department Campus Art Experience- contact Dr. Wendy Schaller at wschalle@ashland.edu.


Image credit-AU Art Alumnus Callie Roddy

Friday, November 12, 2021

Senior Art Exhibition Opens November 18th

 

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will be hosting a month-long “Senior Art + Design Exhibition” Thursday, Nov. 18-Saturday, Dec. 18, featuring the capstone experience for graduating art students Ricki Dénes and Alexis Stanley. On Nov. 18, there will be an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the gallery, located in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus. This event is free and open to the public.
“While the 2021 ‘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 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

"Hush II" Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition Opens October 7

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

Art Saturdays -Cartoon Illustration & Storytelling

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 cpetry@ashland.edu for more information. 



Friday, September 3, 2021

Alumni Art + Design Opening Reception

 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

Art + Design Alumni Exhibition Opens

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.

The Art Department Alumni exhibition opens on Thursday, Sept. 2 with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition includes alumni artists Christopher Triner, North Canton; Jennifer Winkler, West Salem; Brandon Doup, Butler; Larry Schiemann, North Carolina; Robin Roberts, Ashland; Mary Jo Colville Worthington, Munroe Falls; Kaylin Henry, Ashland; Dennis Eckert, Dublin; Sarah Toby, Ashland; Jennifer Clingerman, Pennsylvania; Susie Schwartz, Ashland; Lee Ann Rudd, Salesville; Alison Echelberry, Westerville; Dale Olson, Chagrin Falls; Hannah Thome, West Virginia; Allison Quay, Medina;  Cecelia McIntyre, Wooster; Hallie LeBlanc, Michigan; Danielle Scull, Maryland; Schuyler Berger, Ashland; Ashley Bush, Sandusky; Zula Kile, Mansfield; and Mark Soergel, Ashland.


On Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m., the Coburn Gallery will be hosting an artist talk featuring alumnus Christopher Triner (AU Class of 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education; 2001 Master of Science-Curriculum and Instruction) currently serving as North Canton High School art teacher and district art department chairman. The event will be in Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education and is free and open to the public.


The AU Art + Design Department Alumni exhibition will run through Sept 30.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and  noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is free and open to the public. For more information about the opening reception or the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit the gallery’s page on Facebook.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

The Coburn Art Gallery announces Fall Exhibition Schedule

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