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.

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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.
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