Tuesday, February 20, 2018

People's Choice Award Voting

A reminder that 2018 People's Choice Award Voting ends this Friday, February 23rd!

This is the only award that you get to decide who the winner is. Keep on voting for your favorite!

Portfolios and more information can be found at aicuoartaward.com.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Painter and Muralist Dr. Hubert Massey set to lecture at Lourdes University

Painter and Muralist Dr. Hubert Massey set to lecture at Lourdes University
Dr. Massey received the Dr. Charles H. Wright Award for Excellence in Art by the Wright Museum of African American History

The Lourdes University Art Department is pleased to present the 2018 Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak Art Lecture on Sunday, March 18, with well-known Painter and Muralist Dr. Hubert Massey from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Hubert Massey’s bold, vibrant images can be spotted throughout the Detroit metropolitan region. Chances are if you’ve visited Mexicantown, Greektown, the Cultural Center, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Athletic Club or any number of other landmark community attractions, you’ve encountered the remarkable work of master artist Hubert Massey.

An award-winning Kresge Fine Arts Fellow, his distinctive fresco murals grace the halls of such visible Michigan destinations as the Flint Institute of the Arts and his alma mater, Grand Valley State University where he earned an honorary doctorate of fine arts in 2012.

In 2014, the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority commissioned Dr. Massey to create the first large-scale mural completed for Cobo Center since 1987. A fresco painting, the mural will feature images and tell stories of Detroit community pride.

Dr. Massey studied at the University of London’s Slade Institute of Fine Arts and later learned the centuries-old fresco technique from former assistants of legendary artist Diego Rivera. Today, Dr. Massey is the only known African American commissioned fresco artist in America. For his work, he was bestowed the Dr. Charles H. Wright Award for Excellence in Art (2002) by the Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI.

Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak Art Lecture
Established in 2011 by Lourdes alumnus and board member George Brymer and his wife Vicky, the Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak Lecture series gives students and the general public an opportunity to learn from and communicate directly with individuals working in art and related fields.

Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak, OSF, is an accomplished professor and artist. After teaching at Cardinal Stritch High School for 14 years, she joined Lourdes University where she served for nearly 30 years as Assistant Professor of Art. Her ceramic and mural works are on display across the nation.

Lourdes Art Department
The Lourdes University Art Department offers two- and four-year degrees in Art and Art History. Students can also choose to pursue a concentration in Pre-Art Therapy. Other opportunities include working with visiting artists, competing for art department scholarships, regional travel experiences to visit potential graduate programs and cultural venues, exhibiting work in the community through exhibitions and service, and study abroad opportunities including the Student Art College International (SACI) in Florence, Italy.

News from Marietta College

For more information contact: Tom Perry, Executive Director of Communication & Brand Management, (740) 376-4408, perryt@marietta.edu
Visiting painter Kaveri Raina to give public lecture on Feb. 28th
Raina's work also being featured in Gallery 310 exhibition
MARIETTA, OHIO (02/01/2018) Visiting painter Kaveri Raina will give a public lecture at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 28th, at Marietta College's Hermann Fine Arts Center.
Raina's lecture is free and open to the public in Hermann 308.
Raina will also be part of the Gallery 310 exhibition, "Painterly Intricacies," which opens Friday, Feb. 16th and continues until April 14th.
Raina was born and brought up in New Delhi, India. In May 2016, she graduated with her MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She is the recipient of the James Nelson Raymond Fellowship and recently finished Artist in Residencies at Ox Bow in Saugatuck, Michigan, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. She is represented by Hammond Harkins Gallery in Columbus.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Rembrandt Etchings from Major Academic Museums Brought Together in Exhibition at Oberlin’s Allen Memorial Art Museum

Rembrandt Etchings from Major Academic Museums Brought Together in Exhibition at Oberlin’s Allen Memorial Art Museum

OBERLIN, OHIO—Etchings by Rembrandt figure prominently in the collections of many American academic museums, in part because they reward close looking and appeal to a wide range of learners and visitors. Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings, an exhibition at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College that runs from February 6 through May 13, 2018, brings together 60 prints by the 17th-century Dutch master.
The exhibition has been co-organized by the Allen with Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Lines of Inquiry is curated jointly by Oberlin’s Curator of European and American Art Andaleeb Badiee Banta and Andrew C. Weislogel, the Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47 Curator of Earlier European and American Art at Cornell. In addition to prints from Oberlin and Cornell, the show includes etchings on loan from Harvard, Princeton, Syracuse, Vassar, Yale, the University of Kansas, the Morgan Library & Museum, and private collections. 
Rembrandt’s etchings have long been treasured for their technical innovation and perceptive portrayal of the human psyche. In the unique environment of the campus art museum, Rembrandt’s etchings have remained relevant even as pedagogical priorities have shifted, inspiring multidisciplinary teaching approaches, historical investigations, and technical studies. Lines of Inquiry highlights both the scope and subtlety of Rembrandt as an etcher of diverse subject matter, includingportraits, genre scenes, landscapes, nudes, and religious narratives. In addition, this multifaceted exhibition examines the artist’s enduring status as a printmaker who continually experimented with processes and materials. 
The exhibition explores how the technical study of these etchings and the papers on which they were printed reveal Rembrandt to be a savvy businessman. Research on the watermarks found in the papers can provide clues about the timelines of his print production and distribution. The exhibition introduces Cornell’s Watermark in Rembrandt Etchings (WIRE) project: a collaboration among museum staff, faculty members in art history and engineering, and students from many disciplines designed to digitally facilitate access to Rembrandt watermark scholarship. WIRE continues to pursue new watermark discoveries and expands knowledge about the artist through digital means. The exhibition includes a video on the WIRE project, along with a touchscreen interface that allows visitors to interact with the WIRE project database.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue coauthored by Andaleeb Badiee Banta and Andrew C. Weislogel, which includes research on the history of Rembrandt prints in academic collections and their technical study through the WIRE project. The directors of the Oberlin and Cornell museums have contributed an essay recounting the extraordinary episode of the Allen’s secret guardianship of the Morgan’s Rembrandt etchings during World War II; it was written by Andria Derstine, John G. W. Cowles Director at the Allen, and Stephanie Wiles, the Richard J. Schwartz Director at Cornell. The catalogue is available for $30 by contacting member.amam@oberlin.edu.

At Oberlin, support for Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings has been provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., as well as by Maryan and Chuck Ainsworth, Elaine A. Bridges, Andrew Butterfield and Claire Schiffman, Pamela and James Elesh, Sarah G. (Sally) Epstein and Donald Collins, Suzanne Hellmuth and Jock Reynolds, Brian and Mary Kennedy, Emily and T. K. McClintock, Donald Oresman, Betsy Pinover Schiff, Deborah and Andy Scott, Katherine Solender and Willie Katzin, Sietske and Herman Turndorf, Gloria Werner, the John H. and Marjorie Fox Wieland AMAM Support Fund, and the Friends of Art Fund.

Public programs:  

Sunday, February 25, 3:00 p.m. and Friday, April 13, at noon—Curator tours
Andaleeb Badiee Banta, the Allen’s curator of the loan exhibition Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings, gives a free tour.

Friday, March 16, 10:15 a.m.—AMAM in the AM
Exhibition tour by Andaleeb Badiee Banta, the Allen’s curator of European and American art, who co-curated the Rembrandt exhibition. This is part of an ongoing series of talks offered on the third Friday of the month, through May.

Thursday, April 5, 5:30 p.m. — First Thursday Evening Hours
Catherine Scallen, Andrew W. Mellon Associate Professor in the Humanities and associate professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University, gives a lecture titled “Rembrandt: The Last Renaissance Artist.” Rembrandt was a printmaker and painter of the 17th century, but his choice of subjects and thematic presentation allied him more with earlier Renaissance art. This free lecture examines this retrospective side of Rembrandt’s art and offers possible motivations—centering on his personal ambition as an artist. After Scallen’s talk, there will be a reception and galleries will remain open until 7:30 p.m.

Museum hours:
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays and major holidays. 

Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, showing Basilisk watermark, 1639
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669)
Etching, with touches of drypoint; retouched in black chalk
Collection of Yale University Art Gallery
Transmitted light photograph courtesy of Theresa Fairbanks-Harris

Thursday, January 25, 2018



A new exhibit at the University of Dayton examines the American identity through works by alumnus and artist Jonathan Clyde Frey. "American Mythologies" runs Jan. 18 through Feb. 15 in the Radical Gallery on the second floor of Fitz Hall. The opening reception will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 25. Frey says his work focuses on "the differences between the iconic representations of the United States and the lived experience." Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Parking passes are available from the parking attendant located on the University Circle inside the main entrance. For additional information contact gallery coordinator Nicholaus Arnold at 937-229-3204 or 

Noteworthy Illustrator Sutphin to Present at MVNU Lecture/Artist Series

Noteworthy Illustrator Sutphin to Present at MVNU Lecture/Artist Series
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University is pleased to host Joe Sutphin as part of the MVNU 2017-18 Lecture/Artist Series. An illustrator for children’s books such as the New York Times bestseller “Word of Mouse” by James Patterson, Sutphin will visit MVNU on Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Thursday, Feb. 15.
Paragraphs Bookstore, 229 S. Main St., will host a book signing event with Sutphin on Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. where he will discuss his latest illustrations in “Raffie on the Run” by Jacqueline Resnick.
He will speak on his spiritual journey and career on the main campus on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m., in Thorne Performance Hall which is free and open to the public.
Sutphin began drawing when he was younger. He left art school when he was 20 years old but still continued to tell stories and draw. In 2003 he began a children’s art portfolio and then found himself being mentored by Tony DiTerlizzi, the creator of “The Spiderwick Chronicles.” Sutphin gives DiTerlizzi credit for being an encouragement in his time of becoming an artist. Stuphin’s work in James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein’s “Word of Mouse” has been reviewed as “reminiscent of Garth Williams’s work in ‘Stuart Little’” by Publishers Weekly.

For more information on Sutphin visit joesutphin.com.