Monday, July 25, 2016

OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES 2016-2017 ARTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University has an exciting lineup of theatre & dance, music, and visual arts events planned for the 2016-2017 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.
The Ohio Wesleyan campus is located north of Columbus in downtown Delaware. For the latest university event information, visit www.owu.edu/events or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews.

OHIO WESLEYAN DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
  • 3:15 p.m. Oct. 6 – Opera Scenes, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
  • 8 p.m. Oct. 16 – Guest recital featuring Dennette McDermott, professor of flute and coordinator of graduate studies in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
  • 8 p.m. Oct. 18 – Ohio Wesleyan faculty recital featuring the Tour d’Anches reed trio – Nancy Gamso, flute/clarinet; Karen Pfeifer, oboe; and Emily Patronik, bassoon – in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
  • 3:15 p.m. Nov. 6 – UCELLI recital featuring part-time instructor Mary Fetherston, cello, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
  • 7 p.m. Nov. 8 – Guest concert featuring pianist Vicky Chow and artist/composer Tristan Perich, whose compositions include 40-channel, 1-bit electronics, transforming the way in which “traditional forms of composition can be enhanced and reinvigorated by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics, and code.” The duo will perform as part of OWU’s fall Sagan National Colloquium, which will explore “Data in Our Lives.” Chow and Perich will perform in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at http://newamrecords.com/tristan-perichhttp://newamrecords.com/vicky-chow, or www.owu.edu/music.
  • 3:15 p.m. Nov. 13 – Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by professor Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
  • 8 p.m. Nov. 15 – Ohio Wesleyan Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, conducted by professor Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
  • 3:15 p.m. Nov. 17 – Ohio Wesleyan Chamber Choir recital, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more atwww.owu.edu/music.
  • 3:15 p.m. Nov. 29 – Ohio Wesleyan piano recital featuring students of part-time assistant professor Gulimina Mahamuti, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
  • 3:15 p.m. Dec. 4 – Ohio Wesleyan Choral Art Society concert, conducted by associate professor Jason Hiester, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
  • 7 p.m. Dec. 5 – “Lessons and Carols,” featuring sing-along Christmas carols and spiritual readings, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A freewill offering will be taken at the door. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
  • 8 p.m. March 26, 2017 – Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by professor Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
  • 8 p.m. March 28, 2017 – Ohio Wesleyan Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, conducted by professor Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
  • 3:15 p.m. April 23, 2017 – Ohio Wesleyan Choral Art Society concert, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more atwww.owu.edu/music.

OHIO WESLEYAN DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DANCE
  • 8 p.m. Sept. 24 – “New Student Scenes” featuring promising Ohio Wesleyan newcomers in scenes staged by this year’s directing class, on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
  • 8 p.m. Oct. 6-8; 2 p.m. Oct. 9 – “An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen. Truth, honor, lies, and politics. These current themes run rampant in this drama, directed by professor Elane Denny-Todd. One man stands alone against a town filled with ambition and greed as toxins in the water supply threaten the money-making tourist trade of their town. Opposing personal ethics battle in this intense and timely play, which will be performed on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
  • 8 p.m. Oct. 21-22 – Ohio Wesleyan Fall Senior Project Production featuring “The Art of Remembering” by Adina L. Ruskin with direction by senior Anderson Molina. These performances will be held in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware, and may contain adult themes and language. Tickets are free, but required because of limited seating. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
  • 8 p.m. Nov. 11-12; 2 p.m. Nov. 13 – “ORCHESIS 16/17,” annual contemporary dance concert highlighting original work by Ohio Wesleyan students and faculty, and guest choreographers, as well as the senior project of Jeremy Griffin-Jackson. The concert, featuring artistic direction by assistant professor Rashana Perks Smith, will be performed on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visitwww.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
  • 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3 – “One Act Plays” presented by Ohio Wesleyan’s directing and playwriting classes with student-directors and playwrights sharing works that are surprising, varied, and full of fresh talent and energy. Their performances will be held on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free. For more information, visitwww.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
  • 2 p.m. Dec. 4 – Ohio Wesleyan Fall Dance Showcase, in the Jannuzi Dance Studio inside Simpson Querrey Fitness Center, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
  • 8 p.m. Feb. 16-18; 2 p.m. Feb. 18-19, 2017 – “Androcles and the Lion” by Aurand Harris. This award-winning tale, directed by professor D. Glen Vanderbilt Jr., tells the story of a man who befriends an animal in need and makes a friend for life. A traveling commedia dell’arte company brings this colorful and zany comedy to life with selected scenes, songs, and slapsticks. The performance is suitable for all ages and includes two matinee performances. “Androcles and the Lion” will be performed in in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visitwww.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
  • 8 p.m. March 24-25, 2017 – Ohio Wesleyan Spring Senior Project Production featuring “Extensions” by Murray Schisgal, directed by senior Gabe Caldwell and featuring seniors Courtney Dunne and Reginald Hemphill. The performances will be held in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware, and may contain adult themes and language. Tickets are free, but required because of limited seating. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
  • 8 p.m. April 6-8; 2 p.m. April 9, 2017 – “Blood Wedding” by Federico García Lorca. Traditions, feuding families, and irresistible passion intertwine in this powerful story of blood ties and desire. A new gender-reimagined adaptation by OWU faculty members Edward Kahn and Eva Paris-Huesca unites contemporary questions with Lorca’s surrealistic tragedy. Directed by Kahn, the play will be performed on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
  • 2 p.m. April 30, 2017 – Ohio Wesleyan Spring Dance Showcase, in the Jannuzi Dance Studio inside Simpson Querrey Fitness Center, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

OHIO WESLEYAN’S RICHARD M. ROSS ART MUSEUM
  • Aug. 18-Oct. 11 – “A Show of Horses,” featuring paintings by Nancy B. Frank, OWU Class of 1971; sculpture by Lebanon, Ohio, artist Lynda Sappington; and artifacts from the Goshen, New York-based Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, at Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Frank, a resident of Telluride, Colorado, has spent time at Delaware’s Little Brown Jug harness race and created large-scale portraits of horses participating in the annual race. Learn more at www.nancybfrank.com. Sappington creates bronze sculptures of horses at her Whimsy Hill Studio. Learn more at www.thesculptedhorse.com. The Harness Racing Museum houses more than 40,000 harness racing artifacts as well as the world’s largest collection of Currier & Ives trotting prints. Learn more at www.harnessmuseum.com. On Sept. 15, Frank will give a gallery talk at 5 p.m., followed by a reception at 6 p.m., at the museum. During the academic year, the 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 handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visitwww.owu.edu/ross for more information.
  • Oct. 25-Dec. 15 – The Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 33rd annual juried member exhibition, “The Best of 2016,” featuring works of clay, glass, fiber, metal, wood, and mixed media, at Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This year’s juror is Kate Lydon, director of exhibitions at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh. The Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s exhibition will include an artist reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Ross Art Museum. Learn more about the group at http://ohiocraft.org. During the academic year, the 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 handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.
  • Jan. 10-Feb. 19, 2017 – “Sculpture” by Carol Boram-Hays and “Paintings” by Louise Captein, at Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Boram-Hays, who teaches at Columbus College of Art & Design, uses metal remains reclaimed from industrial sites as well as steel ductwork, conduit, and electrical wiring to create art that explores “our conflicted relationship with industrialized culture.” Learn more at www.carolboramhays.com. Captein teaches at Otterbein University and is originally from the Netherlands. Her paintings are based on sketches of 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. Learn more at www.otterbein.edu/public/About/Faculty/LouiseCaptein.aspx. During the academic year, the 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 handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.
  • March 2-April 2, 2017 – The Ohio Art League’s “Pre-Spring Juried Exhibition,” showcasing contemporary work by Ohio artists, at Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Since 1910, the League’s annual juried exhibitions have been the backbone of its artistic programming. The exhibition will include an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 2 at the Ross Art Museum. Learn more about the Ohio Art League at www.oal.org. During the academic year, the 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 handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.
  • April 15-May 13, 2017 – Ohio Wesleyan’s senior fine arts majors exhibit works juried by their OWU professors, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibit will open with an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at museum. During the academic year, the 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 handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Peter Stevens Presents “Inside/Outside” Exhibit

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University alumnus Peter Stevens (’02) brings his exhibit “Inside/Outside” to MVNU’s Schnormeier Gallery, 221 S. Main St., Mount Vernon, from Aug. 9 to Sept. 9, 2016. An Artist Talk with Stevens will be held Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., and a reception for the show will take place Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, from 6-9 p.m.

Stevens began working on the exhibit while pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif., in 2012. “Inside/Outside” is a selection of old and new works, including sculptural textile, fabric, and more.

“The show is about the internal experience as a person with the external expressions. The things we go through in life in growing as a person actually have an impact on the way we dress and the way we talk. The inside of being a person and the outside of being a person,” Stevens said.

“When I moved back to Ohio in 2013, I continued making work but what I discovered was how different the work was, based on where I was living — a lot of work I’ve been doing is a reflection of where I’ve been. It’s a body of work that’s been growing over the past five years,” Stevens said. 

Stevens said his work takes on themes such as Christian faith and human identity and interprets them into fabric and sewing.

“My exhibit can also relate to being on the inside of the Christian faith and exploring what it means to be in the center of a Christian community and receiving the call from Jesus to go outside the walls of the church and experience what is uncomfortable, and the command to find places to help us grow as faithful people,” Stevens said.

Stevens’ work will be on display at Schnormeier Gallery weekdays from noon to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information visit mvnu.edu/art-design, or contact Brian Baby, Gallery Coordinator, at 740-397-9000, ext. 3050.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Otterbein University Announces Fall Art Exhibition Schedule

Leslie H. and Ethyl Rose Miller Gallery
Art and Communication Building, 33 Collegeview Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on holidays and University breaks. For information call (614) 823-1792.

Low Season
Aug. 22-Oct. 5, 2016
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 1, 5-7 p.m.; Artist Remarks begin at 6 p.m.
Artist: Jonathan Johnson, Sabbatical Exhibition

Associate Professor Jonathan Johnson’s sabbatical exhibition project consists of an experimental film installation and lyrical narrative photo series about place, centering on his travel and cultural experiences in Thailand and the American Midwest.


Fisher Gallery
Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St., Westerville, OH 43081
Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Closed on holidays. For information call (614) 823-1792.

Sonabai: Another Way of Seeing
Aug. 24-Dec. 22, 2016
Reception will be part of a Diwali Celebration on Friday, Oct. 28, time TBA
Curator: Stephen P. Huyler, Ph.D.

Self-taught artist Sonabai Rajawar lived in enforced isolation for 15 years in a remote India village, creating her own joyous sculptural environment. Through needing to express a personal vision in the face of tremendous adversity, she developed an innovative art form that she later taught to other artists.


The Frank Museum of Art
39 S. Vine Street, Westerville, OH 43081
Museum hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday during the University’s academic year. Closed on holidays and University breaks. For information call (614) 818-9716.

On Being Gandhi: The Art and Politics of Seeing
Aug. 24-Dec. 2, 2016
Reception will be part of a Diwali Celebration on Friday, Oct. 28, time TBA
Guest Curator: Chaya Chandrasekhar, Ph.D.

Named one of India’s top 15 rising artists by India Art Fair, photographer Shivaraju B.S. (a.k.a. Cop Shiva) captures masquerade and impersonation on the streets of Bengaluru, India. The exhibition features his images of a celebrated Gandhi impersonator, Bagadehalli Basavaraju.


Friday, June 3, 2016

Schnormeier Gallery Presents Melissa Stallard’s “The Shrinking City”

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Melissa Stallard’s “The Shrinking City” will be on display at Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery June 30 to Aug. 5. A reception for the show will be held on Friday, July 1, from 6-9 p.m. 

Melissa Stallard’s photographic exhibit, “The Shrinking City,” has been on display in galleries throughout the American Midwest. Stallard believes her “photographs document the results of a long-term economic crisis in Youngstown, Ohio, and the city’s transition into a more stable, smaller city surrounded by the ghosts of its prosperous industrial past.”

Youngstown is the poorest city in the nation and has fallen to decay and abandonment in the years following World War II. Despite the decline of this once great city, there is hope. Stallard notes, “The city has designated some areas to return to the natural habitat or public-use green space while others will become urban farms or raised-bed community gardens.” Her exhibit not only functions to display the decline of Youngstown and cities like it, but also offers hope that the broken city will be healed in time.  

Stallard’s work will be on display at Schnormeier Gallery weekdays from noon to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on Melissa Stallard visit melissastallard.com.

Cuban Artist Focuses on Refugees in Exhibit at Otterbein University

Westerville, OH — Cuban artist Juan Si González worked with Otterbein students, faculty and staff during spring semester on a collaborative art installation utilizing donations of clothes, coats, shoes and canned/non-perishable that will be donated to central Ohio refugee services when the project is finished.

The resulting exhibit, Cartographies: Reconstructing human displacement, will be on display now through Aug. 19 at Fisher Gallery in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Closed on holidays. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

In his artist statement, González wrote, “I’m trying to break down generalized notions of immigration/migration as a foreign experience. I want to focus in on the individual motivations and circumstances that drive people to move from one place to another, the forces that push us forward and those that hold us back. Physical displacement implies a complex, and often painful, process of insertion and adaptation in a new social context. It implies loss and disintegration as well as incorporation and integration into another reality.”

This exhibit is part of Otterbein University and the Arts: Opening Doors to the World, a multi-year focus on the arts in three non-Western regions: Latin America (2015-16), Asia (2016-17), and Africa (2017-18). Chile and Cuba were the gateway countries explored in programs in 2015-16. Fall semester 2016 will feature gateway countries India and Thailand. Fall programming will be announced soon.


Monday, May 9, 2016

2016 May Gallery Hop

Megan Nedds has two pieces featured at First Commonwealth Bank


                                                        Katherine Zeilman's featured piece at PM Gallery 

This past Saturday, the Short North hosted it's monthly Gallery Hop. The evening was filled with new gallery exhibitions, music, food, and laughter.  

For the first time in EVA's history, eleven of our student nominees and finalists from eight different institutions were featured at seven different galleries. Hundreds of visitors participated in the walking exhibition as they celebrated our young and talented artists. 



Jennifer Tang's pieces titled "Cecilia and the Satellite" at 
 First Commonwealth Bank

Some of the artists were able to attend and stand with their pieces as they interacted with visitors and answered any questions regarding their art. This was a great opportunity for the artists to gain exposure and experience as the prepare to embark on their professional careers. 


Finalist Jenny Hanf has six pieces at First Commonwealth Bank

Our grand award winner Elmi Ventura Mata has several pieces featured 
at First Commonwealth Bank 


The artwork is for sale and will be up throughout the whole Month of May at the following participating galleries:

First Commonwealth Bank- 647 North High Street
Jenny Half/ Megan Nedds, University of Findlay
Elmi Ventura Mata, Cleveland Institute of Art
Jennifer Tang, Case Western Reserve University

Sharon Weiss Gallery- 20 East Lincoln Street
Jennifer Hall- Otterbein University 

PM Gallery- 1190 North High Street 
Stephanie Parnes/ Katherine Zeilman, Columbus College of Art & Design 

Sherrie Gallerie- 694 North High Street 
Amorelle Jacox, Mount Vernon Nazarene University 

Marcia Evans Gallery- 8 East Lincoln Street 
Emma Daugherty, Ashland University 

Happy Go Lucky- 962 North High Street 
Abby Graber, Bluffton University 

Rivet Design Toy&Art Gallery- 1200 North High Street
Jacob Hansen, University of Dayton 



Jennifer Hall's piece featured at Sharon Weiss Gallery 


Stephanie Parnes at PM Gallery

Amorelle Jacox at Sherrie Gallery 


Jacob Hansen's "Arcade Mini's" at Rivet Design Toy & Art Gallery 


                                                                                             Abby Graber's piece titled "Fearless' is at 
                                                                                                       Happy Go Lucky Boutique 

For more information on participating galleries, artists, and upcoming events, please visit http://shortnorth.org/may-gallery-hop-2016/