Friday, October 30, 2015

Senior Art Exhibition Opening Nov 12th

Each fall, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors. Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art, the Senior Art Exhibitions will open on Thursday, Nov. 12, with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus.

“While the Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art majors, it represents more than just the 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.”
The event brings together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art and includes graphic design, digital art, printmaking and ceramics. 
This year’s exhibiting seniors include: Taylor Menhart of Twinsburg, Ohio, B.A. in Commercial Art with a concentration in Graphic Design; Olivia Glass of Mount Vernon, Ohio, B.S. in Art Education, with Ceramics display; Randi Schimmoeller of Ottawa, Ohio, B.A. with a concentration in Printmaking; and Mary Jean Ferretti of Ashland, Ohio, Digital Art concentration.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Visiting Artist Traci Molloy Collaborates with AU Students

The Project is called "I Am, I Will, I'm Afraid" ( Ashland ) -
Visiting Artist Traci Molloy from Brooklyn, New York collaborated with 20 female AU students to create an art project that will be displayed in the spring 2016.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

AU Art Alumnus Mauricio Uranga's-Kawi Planet Kickstarter Campaign

AU Art Department Alumnus Mauricio Uranga's Kickstarter campaign will go live on October 12 to fund his current eco- friendly backpack design. The design was created by his company Kawi Planet which founded with his two brothers in Mexico

Maurico graduated from Ashland University in 2013 with a degree in Painting  and Commercial Art with a concentration in Industrial Design.

"The backpack is made with organic, compostable, vegan materials without the addition of chemicals that harm our environment. It is ergonomically designed, which you will notice as soon as you put it on. The inspiration behind this backpack is the Tarahumara culture; however, we designed it to suit the lifestyle of enthusiastic travelers, exotic artists, book lovers, and people not afraid of expressing their true selves." Kawi Planet Webpage

To contribute to the Kickstarter campaign or to learn more about Kawi Planet Eco Friendly products -

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Art Department Visiting Artist-Traci Molloy This Thursday @7pm

7:00pm Dauch College’s Ridenour Center
Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will host artist and activist Traci Molloy on Oct. 8 and 9 as part of a visiting artist program.
As part of her visit to Ashland, Molloy will be working with AU students in a hands-on collaborative project that relates to social justice while expanding participants thinking around activism and social change. Molloy also will present a special artist lecture on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Dauch College’s Ridenour Center. Admission to this lecture is free and open to the public.
Molloy’s visit to Ashland University is made possible by the generosity of the Art Department, the Coburn Gallery, Ashland Center for Nonviolence, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology and Student Activities.

Molloy is known for her works that explore adolescent culture, loss and violence through photography, digital arts, installation, painting and printmaking. Molloy has worked with youth who lost a parent on 9/11 through American Camps, with refugees at the Center for Grieving Children’s Multicultural Program, with high school students in the Bronx to address race and gun violence, and has taken on the theme of human trafficking in “Freedom Expressions” held at the Atlanta airport.
Molloy has exhibited her work in over 130 different venues. Select venues include: Taller Boricua (New York City), SPACE (Pittsburgh), Ruby Green Gallery (Nashville), IPCNY (New York City), The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art (Long Branch, New Jersey), Triple Candie (New York City), the Kansas City Artists Coalition, The Contemporary (Atlanta), Artemisia (Chicago), SPACES (Cleveland) and the Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus, Ga.). Her artwork has been reviewed in national and regional publications, including Art Papers, Review Magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Reader, and Creative Loafing. She has been interviewed on NPR in Atlanta and eHarlem TV in New York.
Her collaborations have been exhibited in Johannesburg, New York City, Tokyo, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Cleveland, and featured on Good Morning America, WPIX Channel 11 News (New York City), WCVB Channel 5 News (Boston), and CBS Evening News (Atlanta). Molloy has participated in residencies at the Lower Eastside Printshop, the Newark Museum and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (forthcoming).
For more information about Coburn Gallery events and programming, call (419) 289-5652.