Ashland University Department Art + Design traveled to NYC and immersed their students in ART from the Whitney, The Frick and Chelsea galleries. Join the spring break trip to Washington DC. #AUArtDesign
Ashland University Alumnus Andrew D. Ringler's exhibition titled "The Opioid Trail " is on view from October 4-22, 2017 at Gallery OneTwentyEight in NYC.
Ringler's work is a stirring visual exploration of the people and places throughout rural America affected by a dismal outbreak of despair and drug abuse, The Opioid Trail provides a singular window into the epidemic.
A native Ohioan, Andrew David Ringler has witnessed first-hand the corrosive effects of narcotic abuse in his home state. In his paintings, he captures the multifaceted dynamic of this rural community.
Quilted barns no longer display their storied folklore but now reveal the Narcan overdose nasal spray logo. Abandoned historic homes of distant grandeur stand sentinel on the landscape, a visual parallel to the ongoing economic and social downturn.
Intent on shattering the negative stereotypes of those affected by the lethal epidemic, Ringler portrays them in their distinct complexity, eliciting empathy and understanding from his viewers.
Thy Neighbor - Artmaking Session Ashland University Art Club, International Club and Ashland Center for NonViolence are meeting on Tuesday September 26th at 7:00pm CFA Room 346. Art supplies and refreshments provided. Open to all AU students, faculty and staff. All completed works will be exhibited as part of the upcoming Thy Neighbor Mail Art Show at The Coburn Gallery, Ashland University in October.