Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Denison Art Space in Newark Celebrates Grand Opening

GRANVILLE, Ohio — Denison Art Space in Newark welcomes members of the community to an open house to celebrate their grand opening at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Denison Art Space in Newark (23 West Church, Newark, Ohio). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jonathan Vega at 740-587- 6325 or visit denison.edu/series/Denison-art-space-in-newark.

The evening’s program, titled “Knocking on all the Doors: The Craft Campaign,” will feature a panel discussion with artists-in-residence Jeni Hansen Gard, Joanna Powell, Kelly O’Briant and panel moderator Anna Walker, a Windgate Foundation Curatorial Fellow for Contemporary Craft at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Following the panel discussion, there will be a reception for Kelly O’Briant’s exhibition “Dark Matter . . . and all the space between.”

Located in the newly renovated Thirty-One West development, the Denison Art Space in Newark consists of a flexible gallery area, two music teaching studios, and an artist-in- residence studio that welcomes artists who are looking to take advantage of the rich history of downtown Newark. Denison Art Space in Newark will highlight local artists as well as artists from all around the world, working in new innovative ways across a wide range of mediums. The space will provide free events such as exhibitions, artist talks, hands-on workshops, “lunch and learns” across a variety of subjects and much more, with the goal of bringing together individuals of all generations, disciplines, and backgrounds to stimulate learning about, from, and with one another.  

“Denison Art Space in Newark is a gateway to the arts and to connecting surrounding communities by providing a collaborative environment centered on culture, arts and creative expression,” said Michael Morris, director of fine arts at Denison.

Denison Art Space in Newark is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Lourdes Art Faculty Exhibition Scheduled

The Lourdes University Department of Art is pleased to announce a Faculty Art Exhibition at the Canticle Center Gallery, 5335 Silica Drive, in Sylvania. The exhibition will feature 2D and 3D work from past and present art faculty members.

Faculty Artists Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, November 18 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition runs November 14 through December 9, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Featured Artists
·         Leslie Adams
·         Patrick DuBreuil
·         Sister Sharon Havelak, OSF
·         Thomas Hilty
·         Margaret Lockwood-Lass
·         Peggy Halbig Martinez
·         Todd A. Matteson
·         Tamara Monk
·         Robert Schira
·         Kevin Schroeder
·         Lindsay Scypta
·         Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak, OSF
·         Monica Edgerton-Sperry
·         Erin Palmer Szavuly

Department of Art
The Lourdes Department of Art offers two- and four-year degrees in Art and Art History. Students can also choose to pursue a concentration in Pre-Art Therapy. Art majors are encouraged to join one or both of the art-related student organizations – Orbis Ars and the Pre-Art Therapy Association. Other opportunities include auditing art classes, participating in the Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak Lecture Series, working with visiting artists, competing for art department scholarships, taking courses at the Student Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy or even experiencing a community art class.

For more information, contact Erin Palmer Szavuly, chair of the Art Department, at 419-824-3685 or email eszavuly@lourdes.edu

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Studio San Giuseppe Exhibition Announcement

(Cincinnati, OH) – The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, at Mount St. Joseph University, is pleased to present an exhibition featuring the teacher as artist.  The eleventh biennial Parallel Visions XI, October 30 – December 2, 2016 showcases recent artworks from a talented group of regional art educators, highlighting their ongoing commitment to the visual arts in the classroom and from their own studios.  We anticipate over fifty Tri-State primary, middle, and secondary art teachers will be represented in this multi-media exhibition.  The example set by these educators is a valuable teaching tool and motivation for all artists/teachers, as well as their students.  A Gallery Reception will be held on Sunday, October 30, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The public is cordially invited to meet these artists/teachers and enjoy the opening festivities.
Regarding Parallel Visions, Sylvia Dick, Co-Director of Art Education at MSJ, states, "Parallel Visions is a unique opportunity to view the work of the people who inspire and are inspired by young beginning artists. These teachers have found their own creative voices while helping others find theirs. The art works expose the teaching artists’ passion, introspection and dedication to visual expression.”

Co-Director of Art Education at MSJ, Susan Lawrence adds, "I am thrilled that Studio San Giuseppe is recognizing and celebrating the artistic achievements of area art educators in its exhibit Parallel Visions.  It is truly their vision, knowledge, and skills that shape the next generation by effectively engaging their students, colleagues, and school communities in learning experiences in, through and about the arts. Parallel to that vision, these dedicated art educators also have the passion to grow as professional artists in their own right, as witness by the quality and diversity of artwork presented in this exhibit."  

Exhibition discussion with environmental studies professor Abram Kaplan

GRANVILLE, Ohio — The Denison Museum welcomes Abram Kaplan, associate professor of environmental studies at Denison University, to discuss his exhibition entitled “Lumen” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Denison Museum (240 West Broadway). Sponsored by the Environmental Studies program, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the museum at 740-587-6255 or visit Denison.edu.

Part of a photographic project that interrogates the idea of transition, the “Lumen” images are the result of many hours spent at the Conesville Power Plant near Coshocton, Ohio. The plant is a coal-fired facility providing electricity to approximately one million central Ohio consumers. The title "Lumen" is derived from the unit of measurement for light emitted by a source - a typical light bulb might produce about 500 lumens.

The exhibition focuses attention on the spatial, temporal, and conceptual dimensions of transition. A suite of images examine the conversion of potential to kinetic energy, stillness to motion, focusing on the massive industrial architecture of Conesville in relation to the forms of power it produces. A single large-scale work comprised of 81 unique portraits showcases hard hats worn by the plant's workers. This piece explores anonymity and regulation in relation to personal identity and agency. “Lumen” thus sheds light on the people, processes, and machinery of a largely invisible world that nonetheless delivers the fundamental lifeblood of modern society.

The exhibition runs from Monday, Oct. 24 until Friday, Dec. 16, at the Denison Museum. The museum is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Studio San Giuseppe Exhibition Announcement

(Cincinnati, OH) – Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at Mount St. Joseph University is honored to present “DESIGN LINEAGE” (September 18 – October 21, 2016).  DESIGN LINEAGE is a retrospective of Kathy Salchow’s multimedia work, and Kelly Salchow MacArthur’s recent work in dimensional and graphic design.  The public is cordially invited to meet and talk with Kathy and Kelly during the opening reception, which will be held Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Digital images of works in the exhibition will be made available upon request.



Kathy Salchow has a BFA degree in Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute (1967) and earned graduate credits in ceramics and metals from the University of Cincinnati.  She experienced local notoriety as a ceramic artist in the 1970's before redirecting her energy toward raising her two daughters, designing jewelry and part-time teaching for thirty-eight consecutive years at the college level.  Kathy taught design fundamentals as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, from 1971 to 2007, in the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. She taught design foundation and graphic design as an Adjunct, from 1982 to 2009, in Mount St. Joseph University's Department of Art & Design. In 2004 she received the MSJ University's Excellence in Teaching Award.  Kathy has exhibited and freelanced as a designer, photographer and artist. She lives in the Clifton community. Her husband and both adult daughters are also design professionals.  

artist's statement

My artistic sensibilities and interest in nature were, I believe, fostered by my upbringing in the great outdoors of Nebraska. My work is built on a selective, playful and thoughtful aesthetic exploration of the elements of color, shape, line and space but, importantly, along with unexpected content insights. I am challenged by integrating common and often discarded items made interesting by conceptual and visual interactions that I discover and reveal. Most recently, I have incorporated the three-dimensional qualities of shadow, light and movement that may have been seeded by my early work in ceramics and jewelry.  I hope to create a personal brand of visual poetry that marries traditional drawing, my personal photography, found items and assemblage, all orchestrated with a designer's hands-on acumen and artistry.  I greatly value this retrospective opportunity to exhibit with my daughter, Kelly, at the Institution where I shared so many satisfying years with amiable colleagues and students. 


Kelly Salchow MacArthur is Associate Professor and Co-Coordinator of Graphic Design at Michigan State University. She received her MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and BS in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Her concepts and design work have been disseminated through publication, international conference presentation, and university guest lectures. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and included in IIID, Graphis, Print, Creative Quarterly, United Designs, and AIGA Detroit and Kansas City competitions. She develops design solutions through elevate design—her independent company—for clients across the United States.  She serves as a Regional Director (USA) of the international United Designs Alliance, and previously served as President of the Detroit Chapter of AIGA, which followed five years as Education Director for the Detroit and Kansas City Chapters.  A retired two-time Olympian, she balances her passion for design and education with rowing.  Kelly is grateful that her parents shared their unwavering passion for design and art with her throughout her childhood.

                artist's statement

I explore volume as a means to emphasize a message, uniting two-dimensional surface design with three-dimensional form. Inspired by industrial design and architecture, I have pursued this direction over the past ten years. Generally, type and image are actively investigated as opportunities in graphic design on screen or in print, while volume is overlooked as an expressive element. Yet tactile, material and spatial experimentation holds great potential—for the maker and the viewer.  Hinged surfaces instigate flexible interaction with space, enabling a poster to appear disjointed from a wall, nestle in the corner of a room, or curl in on itself to balance delicately on one point. Planes of paper create a message through depth without reliance on ink or pixel. Voids in a surface embrace alteration of material. Such projects ensure an awareness of a material’s qualities and structure throughout the creative process. In viewing the work, new considerations become very important—such as one’s direction of approach towards the piece, opportunities to tangibly interact, and the reliance on a period of time to fully absorb the elements and messages within the dimensionality. Environmentalism is a recurring subject, as I confront this critical issue with the tools of a graphic designer.  Such dimensional experimentation informs my ongoing professional practice for clients.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Senegalese artist and filmmaker Fatou Kandé Senghor gives talk

GRANVILLE, Ohio — The Denison Department of Art History and Visual Culture welcomes Senegalese artist and filmmaker Fatou Kandé Senghor for a talk at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Knapp Performance Lab in Blair Knapp Hall (300 Ridge Road). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dyan Couden at 740-587-6596 or visit Denison.edu.

A graduate in film studies from the Université Charles de Gaulle Lille III in France, Senghor is the founder of the Waru Studio in Dakar, Senegal. Conceived as a platform for artistic research through the use of new technologies, the studio serves as a laboratory for experimentation in art, science and technology, ecology and the politics of change. Convinced that art is a very effective weapon to solve the problems of Africans, Senghor encourages young people coming from very diverse backgrounds to use the possibilities Waru Studio offers to sharpen their artistic and technical intuition for the benefit of the Senegalese and Africans.

CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville— Senegalese Artist and Filmmaker Fatou Kandé Senghor at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Knapp Performance Lab in Blair Knapp Hall (300 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dyan Couden at 740-587-6596 or visit Denison.edu.