Thursday, December 5, 2013

AU Alumni to present seminar at Akron Art Museum

Ashland University Art Department Alumni Charlie Wagers will present a seminar on screen printing at the Akron Art Museum on January 16, 2014. The presentation is part of the museum’s current  exhibition, “Multiplicity: Contemporary Prints from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.”  Wagers will discuss his favorite prints in the exhibition and introduce museum goers to the print-making processes.

Wagers, a 2009 graduate from AU’s Commercial Art program, is currently the senior designer and co-founder of Three Bears Design.  His work includes websites, album covers, concert and event posters and more. His client list is varied and includes Proctor & Gamble, Six Flags Amusement Park, and Tooth and Nail Records. He has been recognized by CMYK Magazine, UnderConsideration LLC, Lomography, and the American Advertising Federation.  While a student, he was awarded best in both the Drawing and Digital Art/Photography categories in the 2007 Juried Student Event at the Coburn Gallery. 

Take a peek at some of his work!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Photography Class Takes Field Trip to Mansfield Reformatory

On Nov. 20, students from Photography (Art 204) took a photo shoot field trip to the Mansfield Reformatory.  Here are some of the student shots that capture the beautiful architecture, late day light, and wonderful textures from this place. This is the fourth year for the trip says instructor, Jessica Wascak, and it's always a great time. 

Photo by Maggie Worley

Angela Philips

Angela Philips
Emily May
Julie Gingery
Adena Siefert
Cortney Kourie

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Senior Art Exhibition Opens December 3 in Coburn Gallery

This December’s Senior Art Exhibition will feature the digital art work of Ana Timan Reynolds, Fine Arts major; and the ceramics of Sarah Toby, who is double majoring in Art Education and a Fine Arts (BFA). The senior art exhibition runs from December 3- 14 in the Coburn Art Gallery, with an opening reception on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Held each December, the Senior Art Exhibition is the capstone experience for graduating art majors. Both our featured artists were award winners in last spring’s Juried Student Art Exhibition. Toby was presented the Ceramics Award for her piece “Forget Me Not;” and Reynolds’ digital print “Traveler" was awarded Best of Show. Reynolds was also presented with Ashland University’s Art Department Junior of the Year Award in 2012.

Read more about these young artists. 

The Coburn Gallery is located in the Center for the Arts Building on the Ashland University campus. 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.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Symposium call for abstracts

The College of Arts and Sciences includes students in more than 50 different majors.  The URCA Symposium is a great way to highlight this diversity.  
The Fifth Annual College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, April 1, 2014. This yearly event highlights the variety of research, scholarly and creative activities of students throughout the College of Arts and Sciences.  
Participation is open to all students who are declared majors in a program within the College of Arts and Sciences. Students may choose to give an oral presentation, poster presentation, exhibition, or a performance.  
To participate, students must submit an abstract with faculty sponsorship.  The deadline for submitting abstracts is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Student art work to be part of "Symposium Against Indifference" event on Thursday, November 14

Digital art created by our students will be part of Thursday evening's multimedia literary experience, "Sensing Literature from Latin America and the Caribbean." 

Using collective multimedia performances, AU students will interpret the sounds, atmospheres and realities created in literary masterpieces.  Lighting, photography, film and art combine to create sensorial experiences of literature intended to bridge the gap imposed by language and cultural difference.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about the history of Latin America and its quest for cultural identity and freedom through a contemporary interpretation of literature and art.

 The event begins at 7:00 p.m. (Thursday, November 14, 2013 in the Trustees Room (upper convo).  It is one of a variety of events in the university's current Symposium Against Indifference: "Engaging Latin American and the Caribbean."

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Students enjoy trip to Pittsburgh

Thanks to all the students and chaperones that made our November 9 trip to Pittsburgh a success. Students enjoyed visiting the Carnegie Museum of Art for their Carnegie International Exhibition.  This triennial event features contemporary artists from around the world.  There was lots to see and think about.  The group also made a stop at  the warhol before leaving Pittsburgh.  Special thanks to Priscilla Roggenkamp for coordinating this great trip.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fears (and Costumes) on Display October 31 in the Coburn Gallery

Start your Halloween night right by joining us in the Coburn Gallery for a Halloween Costume Ball and the opening of our new exhibit, "Drawing on our Fears." The exhibit features artwork from Julie Elman's "Fear Project."  Elman has created a series of more than 125 works of art depicting fears, based on interviews with others. The phobias depicted range from commonly shared fears such as fear of failure or death, to very personal fears such as a fear of centipedes or fears surrounding various diseases.

Read and see more about this innovative project on-line and join us to check it out in person.  "Drawing on Our Fears" will be at the Coburn Gallery from October 31 through November 22.  The opening reception on Halloween Day will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. Yes, there will be prizes, so plan your costumes now!

Coburn Gallery's current exhibition "Variable Vessels" runs through October 26 and features a collection of ceramics curated by artist and AU alumnus Matt Schiemann.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Reflecting on Modern Art

If you missed the recent trip to Cleveland, make sure you don't miss our next trip. On Saturday, November 9, we head to Pittburgh for the Carnegie International, an exhibition of contemporary artists from around the world. This is a trienniel exhibition and a great chance to get immersed in current and emerging trends. Carnegie International is coming up in November. All art students are encouraged to attend. Details are below. Contact Priscilla Roggenkamp for more details or to sign up for the trip.

What is it?
The Carnegie International is a triennial exhibition featuring contemporary artists from around the world.

When is it?
Saturday, November 9th

7:00am: leave from the art side of the parking lot. Field trip forms must be signed before we leave!
10:00: Arrive in Pittsburgh
10:00 until 1:00 See Carnegie International Exhibition and the Scaife Galleries at the Museum
Lunch at the museum before 1:00
1:00: Regroup and decide what’s next
2:30-3:30 leave for Ashland
5:30-7:00 arrive back in Ashland

What will it cost? 
Admission: $12 with student ID
Gas: $10
Lunch: Bring at least $10

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Art Saturday offers Painting for Young Artists, October 19

“Art Saturdays” will be offering Painting for Young Artists on Saturday, October 19 from 10-11 a.m. This class will be geared toward painters ages 4-9. The cost is $5. The young artists will explore several different painting styles from the Post Impressionists and Abstract Expressionists. 

Registration is required prior to the class date as class sizes are limited. For more information, contact The Coburn Gallery.

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery and Art Club collaborate on “Art Saturdays,” an educational and creative experience for children 7 to 13 years old. On September 28, ceramic artist Matthew Schiemann led a class on clay for young artists. Thanks to all of our Art Club student helpers!

Coming Up:  "Art is Super"  Super Heroes and art -  November 2, 10 a.m.-12 noon for ages 7-13.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Road Trip to the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh

Art students are encouraged to join us for a trip to the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh this fall.  See what’s current, what’s thought-provoking, what’s inspiring! We'll be taking in the Carnegie International Exhibition. 

What is it?
The Carnegie International is a triennial exhibition featuring contemporary artists from around the world.  

When is it? 
Saturday, November 9th

7:00am: leave from the art side of the parking lot.  Field trip forms must be signed before we leave!
10:00: Arrive in Pittsburgh
10:00 until 1:00 See Carnegie International Exhibition and the Scaife Galleries at the Museum
Lunch at the museum before 1:00
1:00: Regroup and decide what’s next
2:30-3:30 leave for Ashland
5:30-7:00 arrive back in Ashland

What will it cost? 
Admission: $12 with student ID
Gas: $10
Lunch: Bring at least $10

For additional information or to reserve a space, e-mail Priscilla Roggenkamp, or call x 5194.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Let's Welcome Our New Art Majors!

New and existing art majors are encouraged to attend a brief "meet and greet" session with art faculty members this Thursday, September 26. Come on up to CFA Room 339 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Meet our art faculty members, get details about the foundation review process, learn about art club events, field trips and other good-to-know info.

New majors are invited to come and ask questions, existing majors are welcome to come and share their  experience and welcome newcomers.

The meeting will be done in time to head downstairs to the Coburn Art Gallery for the opening reception of "Variable Vessels" (4:30-6:30 p.m.)  Collection curator and AU alumnus Matt Schiemann will give an artist's talk in the gallery at 5:15 p.m.  Hope to see you there for both events.

Field Trip to Cleveland Museum of Art

Ashland University art students are encouraged to spend a day at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  The trip is planned for Thursday, October 3. Several faculty member will be attending. Speak to your art professors for more details, including information on carpooling, costs and itinerary.

Watch for information on a trip to the Carnegie International Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, coming up on Saturday, November 9.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Variable Vessels comes to Coburn Art Gallery on Thursday September 26th.

The Coburn Gallery will open a new show on Thursday September 26.  Variable Vessels will feature a variety of ceramic works in stoneware, porcelain, terra cota and more.  The opening reception will be   @4:30 p.m.  Curator of the collection, Matt Schiemann will be giving a talk at 5:15 p.m.

Matthew Schiemann is a second-generation potter that grew up watching and helping his dad create ceramic works.  This early exposure taught Matt to appreciate the handmade object and eventually to choose the field of ceramics for himself.  He received his Bachelors of Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics from Ashland University in 2005 and his Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2009.

While in graduate school, Matt worked as Harris Deller’s personal assistant and as a Teaching Assistant for the wheel throwing and industrial design courses.  During this time, he began building his own body of work focused on functional pottery fired in atmospheric kilns.

After graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Matt was accepted as an artist in residence at the St. Petersburg Clay Company.  Shortly after being accepted as A.I.R. Matt became an adjunct professor at Eckerd College for PEL program’s ceramics department.  In October of 2010, Matt became co-owner/director of the St. Petersburg Clay Company.

Featured ceramic artists include Adam Yungbluth FL, Amy Chase KY, KyoungHwa Oh CO, Yoshi Fujii MD, Nigel and Cheyenne Rudolph FL, Branan Mercer AL, Bethany Benson PA and Matthew Schiemann FL.

In case you missed it...

These geometric sculptures were created by students for a 3-D Design project. They were displayed briefly outside the entrance of the Center for the Arts building.  Nice work, students!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Prints of AU Associate Professor Keith Dull topic of current Oregon show

Death Roll Boogie: NASCARific - See more
The work of AU faculty member and printmaking instructor Keith Dull is currently on display at the Roger W.Rogers Gallery of Williamette University in Salem, Oregon.  Dead Ends and Domestic Talismans: Prints by Keith Dull runs through December 12.  Read more about the exhibition and enjoy an image gallery of these fascinating visual statements on domestic relationships.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Threads that Bind Art Exhibit concludes September 15

View from Little Peaked Mountain
Carole Swope, Priscilla Roggenkamp 
Time is running out to take in the Coburn Gallery's current exhibition, "Threads that Bind."  AU associate professor of art Priscilla Roggenkamp is the curator and a contributing artist in this unique show. On display are works in a variety of medium, with an emphasis on fabrics and fibers. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.  

"Variable Vessels" opens at the Coburn Gallery on September 26.

Jessica Wascak (Maloney) featured in upcoming Cleveland-area show

A new series of evocative photo collages from Ashland University faculty member Jessica Maloney (Wascak) will be featured in the Photography 2013 exhibition at River Gallery in Rocky River, Ohio. The three-person show opens on Saturday, September 14, from 3-7 and runs through October 19.

For more information...

Alumnus Joshua Risner Featured in Summer Exhibition

Two paintings of Art Department alumnus Joshua Risner were featured in the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center’s 7th Annual Master Pieces exhibition. This annual show highlights high quality works by recent or current graduate students. Risner’s oil paintings “Above or Undergloom” and “Retreating from the Hunt” were two of the 21 works selected for this show from 411 submitted works. Risner earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ashland University in 2012 and is pursuing a graduate degree at Kendall College of Art and Design.
View the catalog.