Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Screenings of ART21’s series ‘Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 8’

GRANVILLE, Ohio — The Denison Museum and the Department of Studio Art present screenings of ART21’s new season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 8.” Airing on PBS, the new season will debut with four one-hour episodes featuring portraits of 16 innovative artists who live and work in the dynamic cities of Chicago, Mexico City, Los Angeles and Vancouver.The screenings will open with a faculty introduction and follow with a discussion panel. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Hancock at 740-587-6255 or visit Denison.edu.

These events are part of ART21 Screening Society 2016, a worldwide initiative providing unprecedented access to contemporary artists through preview screenings of ART21’s “Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 8.” ART21 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world a more creative place through the work and words of living artists.

·      Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m.: “Art in the Twenty-First Century: Chicago” in the Auditorium of Herrick Hall (600 West Loop.)

·      Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m.: “Art in the Twenty-First Century: Mexico City” in the Auditorium of Higley Hall (100 Ridge Road).

·      Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 11:30 a.m.: “Art in the Twenty-First Century: Los Angeles” in the Atrium of Bryant Arts Center (210 West College Street).

·      Thursday, Nov.10, at 6:30 p.m.: “Art in the Twenty-First Century: Vancouver” at the Newark Art Space (23 West Church Street, Newark).

Thursday, September 15, 2016

September studio art events at Denison

CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville— Artist's talk with sculptor Chris Domenick at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 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/events.

CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville— Summer Scholars in the fine arts present their research at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Bryant Art Gallery in the Bryant Arts Center (210 West College Street). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dyan Couden at 740-587-6596 or visit denison.edu/events.

CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville— Artist's talk with potter and social artist Lauren Karle at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 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/events.

CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville— Gallery Hop Night featuring the solo exhibitions of Matt Dumon ’17 and Ivy Distler ’18 at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Bryant Art Gallery in the Bryant Arts Center (210 West College Street) and the MIX Gallery at Mulberry House (202 North Mulberry Street). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dyan Couden at 740-587-6596 or visit denison.edu/events.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Denison Museum Opens Exhibitions

GRANVILLE, Ohio – The Denison Museum unveils a series of exhibitions for the 2016 fall semester. All exhibits are located at the museum (240 West Broadway), which is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Hancock at 740-587-6255 or visit Denison.edu.

·       Sept. 5 to Oct. 14: The photographs of Rowland Sherman, whose work captured the cultural and political events of the 1960s, including the March on Washington, the 1963 Newport Music Festival and Bobby Kennedy’s campaign. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Black Studies Program.

·      Sept. 5 to Dec.16: “The Liberal Arts Today,” an exhibit exploring the intangible aspects of a liberal arts education and its value in the world today.

·      Sept. 5 to Dec. 16: “Cuttingly Clever: 20th-century Political Cartoons,” an exhibition of political cartoons spanning the early 20th century from notable artists who have been featured in magazines such as Puck, Philadelphia Public Ledger, Life Magazine, and The New York Post.  Each image tells its own unique story, but together they depict the broader scope of contemporary conflicts of their day.

·       Oct. 24 to Dec. 16: "Lumen,” a photographic project by Denison professor Abram Kaplan that interrogates in visual form the idea of transition and explores the many challenges we confront, such as climate change, economic injustice, racial divides, and gender inequality.


CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville— Denison Museum Exhibition: The photographs of Rowland Sherman, opens at noon on Monday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Oct. 14, at the Denison Museum (240 West Broadway). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Hancock at 740-587-6255 or visit Denison.edu.

CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville— Denison Museum Exhibition: “The Liberal Arts Today,” opens at noon on Monday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Dec. 16, at the Denison Museum (240 West Broadway). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Hancock at 740-587-6255 or visit Denison.edu.

CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville— Denison Museum Exhibition: “Cuttingly Clever: 20thCentury Political Cartoons, opens at noon on Monday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Dec. 16, at the Denison Museum (240 West Broadway). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Hancock at 740-587-6255 or visit Denison.edu.

CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville— Denison Museum Exhibition: "Lumen,” a photographic project by the Denison professor Abram Kaplan, opens at noon on Monday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Dec. 16, at Denison Museum (240 West Broadway). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Hancock at 740-587-6255 or visit Denison.edu.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ODU Announces 2016-17 Wehrle Gallery Art Exhibitions


Columbus, OH – Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) Wehrle Art Gallery will feature exhibitions during the 2016-17 academic year that are inspired by a quote from Thomas Merton. In No Man is an Island, Merton wrote, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” The exhibitions will focus on artists who lose themselves in the physicality of their materials in the hope of sharing and creating an experience with the viewer.

The Wehrle Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. The gallery is located on ODU’s main campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219.

A Tree’s Voice: Matt Bliss and the Art of Wood
Nov. 4 – Oct. 23, 2016
Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26
The title of this exhibition comes from Thomas Hardy’s Under the Greenwood Tree, To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature.” ODU’s Fine Art alumnus and master woodworker, Matt Bliss ’07, finds the voice of reclaimed and found wood to create beautiful and elegiac sculptures and wall pieces that defy traditional categorization.

Todd Camp: New Works in Mixed Media 
Nov. 4, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017
Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4
Todd Camp’s curiosity and sensitivity to a material’s specific attributes gave rise to his newest works in mixed media.

Editions and Experiences:  Eliana Calle-Saari and the Art of the Print
Jan. 20 – March 26, 2017
Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20
Colombian transplant Eliana Calle-Saari has spent the last two decades translating life experiences into exquisite prints that exploit the specific expressive tendencies of the chosen technique; be it etching or woodcut.

From the Halls of Wehrle: 2017 Senior Exhibition
April 30 – June 30, 2017
Opening reception: 1-3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 24
This exhibition features the work of ODU’s graduating seniors. It is the capstone of Art, Art Education and Graphic Design students, and features a range of content and media.

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive, four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. The University has approximately 2,550 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 40 majors and nine graduate degree programs. At ODU, students connect their passion with a purpose.

Newark Arts Space and Billboard Project receive OAC grants

GRANIVLLE, Ohio—The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) has awarded close to $14,000 to two projects being shepherded by Denison University. The Newark Art Space, at 23 West Church St, is a large, open, multi-use space in Newark’s Crystal Ballroom Building that is open to the Newark, Granville and Denison communities as a venue to experience art as an observer or audience member, and as a place to learn, perform and exhibit. It was awarded $9,695 to “create the Newark Art Space, which will provide opportunities for Denison students, faculty and visiting artists to practice and showcase their art and interact with the Licking County and central Ohio communities.” The Newark Art Space was launched April 2015 with an art show by Denison senior studio art students, and in April 2016, hosted in the senior art show ‘EPOCH.’
In addition, The Billboard Project, spearheaded by Sheilah Wilson, associate professor of studio art at Denison University, was awarded $3,989. In this past spring, The Billboard Project brought Yoko Ono’s iconic “Imagine Peace” billboard to two Newark locations. The next iteration will include McGuffey Elementary schoolchildren, who will be asked “If you could change the world, what would it look like?” Denison art students will work with the children to help them to create their own “billboards” to reflect their ideas.

“We are very grateful to the Ohio Arts Council and the state legislature for its grants to these two deserving projects,” said Michael Morris, Denison’s director of fine arts programming. “Art is such a powerful instrument. Art can connect people, bring insight and healing to difficult situations, celebrate events and express emotions. We hope to do all these things through the Newark Art Space and the Billboard Project.”

The OAC has provided more than $12 million to the arts in Ohio through grants and initiatives to support artists, organizations, students and educators, and public arts programming. This year, the OAC funded 630 successful grant awards. 

“The Ohio legislature's strong investment in arts and culture allows the OAC to continue to support jobs in the creative sector, education in the arts, and cultural endeavors for all Ohioans,” said Donna Collins, OAC executive director. “This year especially, we're proud of the 118 new applicants that received funding and the overall increase in the number of Ohioans to be served through the state’s investment.”

Thursday, August 18, 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

                biography

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
                biography

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.