Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Upcoming Opening Art Reception May 19th

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University announces a juried exhibition featuring 48 works created by the members of the Ashland Community Arts League. The works on view will range from painting, ceramics, photography, fiber arts, printmaking, glass and mixed media. The exhibition includes local artists Susan Shafer, Mary J Ferretti, Debra Akers, Nancy Dupre, Diane Kaye, Marty Lee Bossler, Cynthia C. Petry, Barb Morejon, Betty Perry, Nancy Pierce, Betz Richards, Caryl Richmond, Peggy Stover, Jan Wells, MP Marion, Irene Maginniss, Lisa Covington and Bea North.

The juror for the exhibition was watercolorist Cathy Welner from Richfield, Ohio. For over 28 years, Welner has been teaching watercolor and has served as faculty of Continuing Education at the Cleveland Institute of Art and has taught workshops nationally and internationally, including a recent workshop on Lake Como, Italy. Welner’s work has been featured in galleries in New York, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts and Ohio. Her work hangs in hundreds of private and corporate collections both here and abroad.

The Ashland Community Arts League juried exhibition opens on Friday May 19 with a reception from 6:00-7:30pm featuring live entertainment by "Rock Salt & Nails," a local band of visual artists from Alliance, Ohio performing original folk and traditional acoustic music. The band features Ashland University’s own Associate Professor of Art Priscilla Roggenkamp. The event is free and open to the public.

The event coincides with the Ashland Regional Ballet & Opus II Dance Studio’s 35th Annual Spring Dance Concert entitledCinderella on May 19 at 7:30pm at the Hugo Young Theatre (Ashland University).

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10am-noon 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 opening reception or the exhibition, call 419.289.5652or visit us on Facebook.

Monday, May 8, 2017

High School Campus Art Experience This Saturday May 13th

Join the Ashland University Art Department on May 13, 2017 for a college campus studio experience for current high school students with an interest in pursuing art.  


Ashland University Center for the Arts 9:15 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
 Free to High School Students   
Lunch and art materials provided. 

-Learn from experienced college instructors who
are also working artists
-Meet other students with a serious interest in art 
-Learn or finesse existing skills Investigate a new medium or area 
-Experience a classroom studio work environment
-Have your questions answered about studying the visual arts in college
-What do Ashland’s visual art graduates do after college 

Sculpture - Printmaking -Digital Art & Graphic Design
Painting -Ceramics -Figure Drawing 
Students may attend two workshops based on their interests.

For more information about the AU Art Department Campus Art Experience-