Thursday, March 26, 2015

Senior Art Exhibition

Held each spring, the Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art Exhibition which features the capstone experience for graduating art majors, the 2015 Senior Art Exhibitions represents more than just students’ studio art experiences. For students of the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate careers at Ashland University. Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art, the Senior Art Exhibitions opens on April 9 at the Coburn Art Gallery located in the center for the arts on the Ashland University campus. The exhibition includes graphic design, digital art, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture.  Exhibiting seniors include: Danielle Rhonemus, Shawna Spiesz, Taylor Wade, Tricia Dasco, Jennifer Clingerman, Cecilia Maxwell, Ashely Palmer and Alex Myers. An opening reception will be held from 4:30pm-6:30pm on the April 9, with senior art awards announced at 5:00pm at the reception. The senior art exhibitions run from April 9-May 9, 2015.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

AU Professor Awarded Residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

AU Professor Awarded Residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
FOR RELEASE March 18, 2015
ASHLAND, Ohio – Priscilla Roggenkamp, associate professor of art at Ashland University, has been awarded a two-week residency in art for the summer of 2015 by the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.

"I was very pleased to receive the offer from the Haystack School of Crafts,” Roggenkamp said. “The residency is quite an honor and it will be a great way for me to focus on continuing my study leave artwork.”

Roggenkamp was one of 45 artists selected from the more than 260 applicants. The confirmation letter from Haystack director Stuart Kestenbaum noted that the quality of the applications was high and the selection process rigorous.

Haystack, which was founded by a group of craft artists in 1950, offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. Programs range from short workshops to two-week sessions.

Roggenkamp, who is a native of Maine, studied art at Kent State University (M.F.A.), University of Arkansas (M.Ed.) and Heidelberg College (B.A.). Working primarily in drawing and painting, she began creating three-dimensional work in the mid-1990s. She has conducted art education workshops in Florida, Ohio and Maine and has co-authored several publications related to art and interdisciplinary curriculum. She is interested in inspiring and mentoring exemplary art educators who will then be prepared to inspire and mentor tomorrow’s creative young people.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###

URCA Symposium will feature Fine Art & Art Education Majors

Ashland University Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) symposium will feature several art and art education majors coming up on April 8, 2015- Cecelia Maxwell: Sehnsucht: Longing for "Home" , Danielle Rhonemus: The Fantasy Inside Reality and Rachel Yaeger, Hannah Thome, Shauna Spiesz, Dana Reed, Emily Minns, David Truesdell, & Kara Mewhinney: Pedagogy of Vanitas .

URCA Symposium Schedule
Exhibition #1 Cecelia Maxwell: Sehnsucht: Longing for "Home" (Faculty Sponsors: Prof. Keith Dull, Art and Prof. Jessica Wascak, Art)
Exhibition #2 Danielle Rhonemus: The Fantasy Inside Reality (Faculty Sponsor: Prof. Keith Dull, Art)
Rachel Yaeger, Hannah Thome, Shauna Spiesz, Dana Reed, Emily Minns, David Truesdell, & Kara Mewhinney: Pedagogy of Vanitas (Faculty Sponsor: Prof. Priscilla Roggenkamp, Art)