Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Art + Design Faculty Exhibition Opens Next Week

The Coburn Gallery announces its upcoming art exhibition featuring the works from the Ashland University Art + Design Department Faculty. This annual exhibition highlights the two dimensional and three dimensional of the current faculty as professional artists exhibiting works in their prospective areas. The art department faculty pursue active studio careers in addition to their teaching endeavors. The exhibition opens on Thursday January 18 and runs through February 9, 2018.

The exhibition features the following art department faculty: Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry and Michael Bird.
The Coburn Gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, January 18, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public. For more about the 2018 Faculty Art Exhibition visit us on the web or find us on Facebook.

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.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fall 2017 Senior Art Exhibition Opens Nov 30th

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will be hosting two exhibitions -- the 2017 AU Senior Art Exhibition as well as a ceramic works exhibition by Cleveland artists Stephanie Craig and Todd Leech -- from Nov. 30 to Dec. 17, 2017.
The Senior Art Exhibition includes graduating art majors Danielle Smith and Anamarie Coors and highlights graphic design, digital art, web design and animation. An opening reception is planned for Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

“While the 2017 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.”
Smith, from Warren, Pa, will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art-Graphic Design with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Smith is the eldest daughter of Kerwin and Loraine Smith of Warren, Pa., and she is a graduate of Warren Area High School.
Smith’s work has been exhibited in the Juried Student Art Exhibition numerous times and was awarded the Alumni “Wink” Award and the Dean’s Award. Smith also was awarded sophomore and junior Academic Honors on behalf of the Art Department. Serving as the Art Club president during the 2016-2017 school year, Smith has been an active member of the art community on campus. Smith also was involved in religious life during her time at Ashland and served as a Well student leader. During her junior year, Smith served as the graphic design intern at Bookmasters located in Ashland, Ohio, where she assisted in catalogue design. Following this experience, Smith completed two additional web design internships. Smith plans to secure a graphic design position in the Cleveland area after graduation.

Coors hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, and she will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Digital Art. Coors is the daughter of Christopher and Teresa Coors and she attended Boone County High School in Florence, Ky., where she received her scholarship to Ashland University.
She has been involved in many organizations on campus, including Art Club, Knitting Club, Women’s Chorus and the CAS Undergraduate Research and Creative Symposium in 2017. Coors also has exhibited in student juried art shows while at Ashland University. Coors future plans include obtaining internships with companies such as Disney and Pixar to expand her skills as an animator and story board artist.
The ceramics exhibition includes Craig’s abstracted tower structures that are part of a sculpture series which are fueled by her memories of persons and place. Leech’s platters are an exploration of surface and texture while utilizing both hand building and wheel throwing techniques in the construction. The glazing process is a critical stage in his work, as Craig is interested in the textural qualities of shino glazes and non-traditional glaze surfaces.
Both Craig and Leech received their MFA in ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Presently, Craig divides her time between teaching Ceramics and 3D Foundations at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, and pursuing a professional studio art practice. Leech is a full-time studio artist, managing the operations of a fully equipped ceramics studio in Cleveland, Ohio.
For more about the exhibition or events at the Coburn Gallery, visit or find us on Facebook. The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Monday, November 6, 2017

AU Art Alumnus Recognized at OAEA Conference

Ohio Art Educator Erica Kenny - Ashland University Art Alumnus has been elected as the SW Regional Director and also one of two SW Outstanding Art Teachers for 2019 OAEA conference. Congrats Erica! #AUArtDesign #artmatters #artteachersrock 🦅🦅


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

NYC Fall Break AU Art + Design Trip

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

AU Alumnus Andrew Ringler Exhibits Powerful New Work -The Opioid Trail

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.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Thy Neighbor -Mail Art-Making Night with AU Art Club

TONIGHT | Join us to create works for the Thy Neighbor - Strength through Connections exhibition at The Coburn Gallery!
#AUArtClub, the International Club and the Ashland Center for Nonviolence are hosting an art-making session which is open to all Ashland University students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in Room 346 of the Center for the Arts. Art supplies and refreshments are provided. All completed works will be exhibited as part of the upcoming Thy Neighbor Mail Art Show at The Coburn Gallery, Ashland University in October.
Free | Supplies provided | Snacks and drinks provided
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