Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Muskingum University to display southeast Ohio art in Palmer Gallery

NEW CONCORD, OHIO – JANUARY 16, 2017 – Muskingum University’s Louis O. Palmer Art Gallery will host a display of works by southeast Ohio area artists. An opening will be held Sunday, Jan. 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the gallery. In addition to the reception, a lecture will be held by Robert Grayson on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 2 p.m. to 3:13 p.m. at the gallery.
The reception and lecture are free and open to the public.
The exhibition will be available for viewing until February 15 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment by calling the university’s Office of Academic Affairs at 740-826-8122.
For gallery reservations, call the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at 740-826-8122.  For more information on the gallery or its exhibitions, call 740-826-8105.

Artist-Educators Display Unique Visions in Ross Art Museum Exhibition Jan. 17-April 2

‘Grasslands’ by Carol Boram-Hays uses reclaimed metal and concrete to explore the relationship between industrialized culture and the environment. Her sculptures, and works by Louise Captein, will be on display at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Ross Art Museum from Jan. 17 to April 2. (Photo courtesy of Carol Boram-Hays)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Carol Boram-Hays watches the world with a critical eye and translates humankind’s impact on the environment into industrial-inspired art. Louise Captein creates her own worlds within intricate collages and then captures their color, complexity, and chaos in vibrant paintings.

Both artist-educators will exhibit their works between Jan. 17 and April 2 at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibit will include a free community reception with both women from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at the museum. (In case of inclement weather, the reception date will be moved to Jan. 26.)

Boram-Hays, who teaches at Columbus College of Art & Design, uses metal reclaimed from industrial sites as well as steel ductwork, conduit, and electrical wiring to create art that explores “our conflicted relationship with industrialized culture.” Of her exhibit, titled “Accumulated Errors,” Boram-Hays says:

“In an attempt to adapt to the onslaught of changes being done to the environment by humans, nature is increasingly creating hybrid forms that fuse the manmade with the natural. Mollusks incorporating plastics into their shells, organisms evolving to tolerate former poisons, and animals that use refuse to create their homes are just some of the modifications nature is devising. …Using these new life forms as inspiration, I combine reclaimed industrial materials and cement in sculptures and installations that explore the legacy of our current lifestyle and its effects on our world.”

Learn more about Boram-Hays and her art at www.carolboramhays.com.

Captein, who teaches at Otterbein University, creates vibrant paintings based on sketches of her brightly colored paper collages. Each painting is an exact copy of the original collage and involves a careful mixing of colors and meticulous application of thin layers of paint to create a smooth surface. Of her OWU exhibit, titled “From One Thing to Another,” Captein states:

“In my work I purposely communicate spontaneity and directness, and stress exciting contrasts in form and color, which vivify life. In my paintings as well as in my paper collages I propose intentional play, chance, mistakes, optimism, and rigor as productive ways to make images. I desire for each of my works to simultaneously be the result of the effects of chaos and change, as well as expressions of deftness, naturalness, flow, and aesthetic resolve.”

Learn more about Captein and her work at www.otterbein.edu/public/About/Faculty/LouiseCaptein.aspx.

Ohio Wesleyan’s Ross Art Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed every Monday and Saturday, and also will be closed March 12 through March 19 for OWU’s spring break. The museum is handicap-accessible, and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WAVE Festival is accepting Artist Applications

In honor of National Women’s History Month, Lourdes University is hosting the 10th annual W.A.V.E. (Women, Artists, Visionaries, Entrepreneurs) Festival, a juried exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts. The event will be held in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, on Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. W.A.V.E. is currently accepting artist submissions. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 11, 2017. 

Requirements: All arts/crafts displayed must be created and handmade by the exhibitor. Women entrepreneurs are welcome to present services, products or affiliations that are generated by women. To ensure the integrity of the show, kits, imports or commercial items are not to be displayed or sold. The festival committee reserves the right to disallow any exhibitor not conforming to requirements, art or craft that does not meet the selective criteria or that is considered physically hazardous or offensive. 
Jurying and Fee: The W.A.V.E. Committee will jury the entries and each artist will receive a notification of acceptance shortly after the week of January 23. Upon acceptance, the fee of $40 per table must be submitted by Friday, February 10 at 4 p.m. to reserve a spot. Payment may be made by check or PayPal link.  Receipt of fees will be sent to the entrant’s e-mail address. 

Exhibit Space: One 8-foot table will be provided. An additional table may be requested for a deposit of $40. (The Committee reserves the right to reject additional table requests if necessary.) Power cords must be provided by the exhibitor.

The 2017 W.A.V.E. artist submission form is available online at www.lourdes.edu/wave. Click “artist application.” For questions or additional information, e-mail wave@lourdes.edu or contact Kelly Dilworth, Advancement Events Coordinator, at 419-824-3751 orkdilworth@lourdes.edu.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Artist’s talk with Molly Shanahan ’90

GRANVILLE, Ohio — The Department of Dance welcomes Vail guest artist-in-residence Molly Shanahan ’90 presenting an artist’s talk at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Knapp Performance Lab (300 Ridge Road). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Beth White at 740-587-6712 or visit Denison.edu.

Showing excerpts from her performance and choreography and highlighting the projects that have most changed and challenged her as a person, an artist and a teacher, Shanahan will discuss the trajectory of her work in dance over the last decade. She is the artistic director of Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, the Chicago-based company she founded in 1994 to support her research in choreography, performance and collaboration.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

University of Dayton 'At the Manger' Exhibit of Nativities to Open Nov. 26th


DAYTON, Ohio — The University of Dayton will showcase the Latin flavor of the Nativity as part of the annual exhibit “At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions.”

Free and open to the public, the display begins Saturday, Nov. 26, with a family-friendly grand opening celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. in Roesch Library featuring children’s activities, family photo opportunities, light refreshments, entertainment by the International Festival Singers and a college football viewing area.

Nativities from Mexico, also known as Nacimientos, on display in the first-floor gallery will show the influence of indigenous peoples; traditional materials, such as straw or clay; the miniature Nativity tradition; and the contrast between contemporary and traditional pieces, Roten said. Some scenes also include Our Lady of Guadalupe.

“We want to highlight in a special way a country that is close to us, not just for reasons of geography but because they have a very rich Nativity culture,” said the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., Marian Library director of research and special projects.

Drawing from the University's collection of more than 3,000 Nativities, this year’s exhibit also will highlight the romantic Nativity culture of the Ore Mountains in eastern Germany, which displays figures on spinning cases called pyramids, lit by candles.

Additionally, for the first time, a 12-foot metal mobile of the Nativity made by local artists Michele Devitt and Matt Burgy will hang in the library atrium. And for the last time, the exhibit will include the Proven├žal Village and the model train on the seventh floor. The village is made of 151 Santons, or figures, gathered around the manger. The model train travels through an 18-by-12 foot display with 10 stations that depict the events surrounding Jesus’ birth and childhood.

At the Manger will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 8 inside Roesch Library. It will be closed for holidays on Dec. 8, 23-26 and 30-31; and Jan. 1-2. The annual free exhibit is the University's gift to the community.

For more information on exhibits, hours, directions and parking, visit go.udayton.edu/manger or call937-229-4265

Guided group tours for six or more are available on request by calling 937-229-4214. World Nativity lesson plans prepared by education majors from the University's School of Education and Health Sciences are available for download on the exhibit’s website. The lessons are free and suitable for pre-K through 8th grades.

Nativities from Latin America will also be on display Nov. 23 through Jan 1 at the Gallery St. John, 4400 Shakertown Road in Beavercreek. The exhibit is open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment. A special Advent Posada will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Mount St. John. More information is available online at dayton-gallery-saintjohn.org.

The Nativity collection is a part of the University of Dayton's Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute (IMRI), which holds the world's largest repository of books, artwork and artifacts devoted to Mary, the mother of Christ. A pontifical center of research and scholarship with a vast presence in cyberspace, its All About Mary website, at udayton.edu/imri/mary, makes knowledge on Virgin Mary available worldwide.

Due to renovation plans for the libraries, the At the Manger grand opening event will not be held in 2017 and 2018, and exhibits will only be shown in the Marian Library on the seventh floor of Roesch.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Red Bird Art Walk and Lourdes Partner for Lecture Series

A new Artists Lecture Series debuts in Sylvania beginning Thursday, November 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Canticle Center, 5335 Silica Drive. The lecture series features visiting artists on the first Thursday of the month in November, December, February, March and April. The lecture series is free and open to the public.

Co-presented by the Lourdes University Department of Art, the Orbis Ars student organization and the Sylvania Community Arts Commission’s (SCAC) Red Bird Art Walk, the artists will also have their work on exhibit the following day as part of SCAC’s Friday Red Bird Art Walk.

Gunyoung Kim

Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Ms. Kim received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from Kook-Min University in Korea and her Master of Fine Arts degree from The Ohio State University. After graduate school, Ms. Kim served as the long-term ceramic artist-in-residence at Lawrence Art Center in Lawrence, KS. She recently completed a short-term residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT.

Forrest Sincoff Gard

Forrest Sincoff Gard is based in Columbus, Ohio. He is the associate editor for Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. Mr. Sincoff Gard received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana State University. In between undergraduate and graduate school, he competed a short-term artist residency at Red Lodge Clay Center and attended the University of Florida as a post-baccalaureate student. Mr. Sincoff Gard has exhibited his interactive artworks at the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in South Korea, The American Museum of Ceramic Art, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts and many other prestigious institutions.