Tuesday, January 15, 2019

“Picturing the Past: Highlights from the Ashland University Permanent Collection” Exhibition Opens January 24th

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will host an exhibition titled “Picturing the Past:  Highlights from the Ashland University Permanent Collection,” it will feature a selection of artworks from the Myers Collection curated by AU Associate Professor Dr. Wendy Schaller.

The seventeen historical paintings featured in the exhibition “Picturing the Past:  Highlights from the Ashland University Permanent Collection,” span a period of 500 years of art historical development representing the styles of a number of important schools and geographic locations both European and American.  The works selected demonstrate the broad scope of Ashland University’s collection and include Christian subjects, historical scenes, genre scenes, landscapes, portraits, and animal paintings.  While four of the works on display were previously exhibited together at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College in 1941 (“Loan Exhibition of Paintings Selected from the John C. Myers Collection”), this particular selection of paintings has never before been exhibited together.  The university’s collection has significant educational value and this exhibition offers a unique opportunity to share these fascinating paintings with the broader university population and Ashland community.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held Thursday, January 24, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Coburn Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public and the exhibition runs through February 23, 2019. For more information about the exhibition contact the Coburn Gallery at 419.289.5652 or www.ashland.edu/coburngallery.

Friday, November 30, 2018

AU Art + Design Senior Exhibition Opening Reception

AU Art + Design Senior Exhibition Opening Reception 

Exhibiting Seniors-Samantha Rhonemus, Ellyn Kilpatrick and Zula Kile

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Art + Design Senior Exhibition Opens November 29th

In late November, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery will host the Senior Art Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art and design majors at AU.
Bringing together the artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art and Design, the Fall 2018 Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, Nov. 29, with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus.
“While the 2018 Senior Art 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 these students of the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate careers at Ashland University.”
This year’s exhibition, which will run from Nov. 29 through Dec. 16, includes digital art, painting, printmaking, graphic design and sculpture from three Senior Art Exhibition artists - Samantha Rhonemus, Ellyn Kilpatrick and Zula Kile.

Ellyn Kilpatrick, from Rocky River, Ohio, will be graduating this December with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Fine Arts concentration and a minor in Art History. The youngest daughter of Russell and Pamela Kilpatrick, she is a part of the theatre academic honorary, Alpha Psi Omega, as well as a part of International Club and Art Club. Kilpatrick has exhibited work in two Juried Student Art Exhibitions and was the featured artist at Clague Playhouse in May 2018. After graduation, she plans to move to South Korea where she intends to continues her education and tutor English.
Samantha Rhonemus, from Bluffton, Ohio, will be graduating in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commercial Art. The youngest daughter of Michael and Tenna Rhonemus, she is part of the sorority Theta Phi Alpha and Art Club, were she has held numerous positions like vice president, treasurer, and apparel chair in both organizations. Rhonemus has exhibited work in four Juried Student Art Exhibitions where she was awarded The Best in Show Award, as well the 3-D Award. She also was featured in the M.A.D.E in Ashland Art Exhibition, and was a finalist in the Photographer’s Forum where she was published in the annual book that is produced. After graduation, she plans to find a job that can lead to her owning her own business someday, where she can create personalized art and continue her love for photography.
Zula Marie Kile will be graduating from Ashland University with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art, with a concentration in Painting and minor concentration in Digital Art and a minor in Philosophy. She was born in the village of San Pedro Columbia, Belize; and her artwork features scenes from her tropical home. She is a member of the Art Club, Philosophy Club and Phi Sigma Tau, the Philosophy Honor Society. After graduation, she intends to return to her native country.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

2019 High Art Experience Poster Design Revealed

Thanks to Ashland University Art + Design alumnus Eric Meister for creating the 2019 High School Art Experience poster. We are excited to share his creatively awesome poster with event attendees and prospective students. Do you know of a creative HS student ? Invite them to our FREE event May 11, 2019. www.ashland.edu/art for more information.

Tp see more of Eric's work- visit his website-

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Art + Design Department Professional Instructors Exhibit Art

Ashland University Art + Design Department Professional Instructor Michael Bird had his work selected for BLACKOUT: A NATIONAL EXHIBITION at the Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA. This exhibition features selected artists from across the country that work with the color black. Exhibit Dates: OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 17.

Cynthia Petry Art + Design Department Professional Instructor and Coburn Gallery Director had her mixed media artwork titled Blackness and Whiteness selected for the 6th annual International 2018 FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art at the Reece Museum on the campus of East Tennessee State University. The exhibition will be on display from October 8 to December 14, 2018. Jurors were Cheryl Goldsleger and Larry Millard.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

"A Very Grimm Halloween" Party slated for Nov. 2nd

A Very Grimm Halloween
Friday November 2nd
Redwood Hall
Costume Contest, Prizes, Food, Drink and a LIVE D-Jay
Sponsored by AU Art Club & Eagles for Pride 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Professor Roggenkamp & Art Ed Alumnus Exhibit Works

Priscilla Roggenkamp- Associate Professor of Art has had three works selected for the exhibition, Art Educators As Artist.  The exhibition will be held at the Riffe Gallery, the Ohio Arts Council Gallery, in Columbus from Nov 1st through January 5th.  Of the 46 artist who have been chosen, one is a former Ashland University art education student, Erica Kenny.  Erica is currently teaching art at Eastern High School.