Monday, October 16, 2017

Senior Exhibition features work of Lourdes art majors

Senior Exhibition features work of Lourdes art majors

Erin Palmer Szavuly, MFA, Lourdes University Associate Professor and Chair of Art, is pleased to announce a Senior Art Exhibition of works in the Canticle Center Gallery, 5335 Silica Drive, Sylvania. The exhibition runs November 4 to December 8, 2017 and is free and open to the public.

Featured artists
  • Lydia Bugaj of Holland, OH
Ms. Bugaj is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with a Pre-Art Therapy concentration and a Psychology minor.

  • Maya Dent of Delphi, IN
Ms. Dent is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art.

  • Allison Rausch of Swanton, OH
Ms. Rausch is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with a minor in Business.


“The Rest is Still Unwritten…” Artist Reception: Sat, Nov. 4, 7-9 p.m.

Exhibition Hours: Nov. 5 – Dec. 8
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


For more information, contact Ms. Palmer Szavuly at 419-824-3684 or email

Friday, October 6, 2017

Artist Talk with Tim Buckwalter

Artist Talk with Tim Buckwalter

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- The Department of Studio Art welcomes Tim Buckwalter, Mellon Arts Across the Curriculum artist-in-residence, giving an artist talk at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, in the Knapp Performance Space at 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

For the past 25 years, Buckwalter has been remixing found imagery to produce works that explore how images and ideals from the past are still present and active today. His exhibit explores the idea that sometimes when you look back at your younger self, you feel as if you are looking not at yourself, but at another person, and that other person still exists somewhere.

Buckwalter’s paintings are in numerous corporate collections as well as the holdings of the Oakland Museum of California. Over the last decade, Buckwalter has organized both live and online exhibitions. He is the gallery director of Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development (NIAD) Art Center in Richmond Calif., a studio arts program that is redefining contemporary art by assisting artists with disabilities.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Buckwalter now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated with honors from Philadelphia's Tyler School of Art in 1988.

‘The Art of Recovery’ opening reception

‘The Art of Recovery’ opening reception

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- An opening reception for three exhibits that embody the art of mental illness, disabilities and addiction and recovery will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Denison Art Space in Newark (23 West Church). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jonathan Vega at 740-587-6325 or visit

The first exhibit, "Songs in the Key" by artist Timothy Buckwalter, is composed of several new wall pieces based on records that he listened to at key moments in his life. He views the objects as a kind of Top Ten. Each piece is a digitally printed canvas about the size of a record album. Also in the exhibition will be a small selection of recent works loosely based on his interest in music. Buckwalter lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area where he is the director of Exhibitions & Marketing at the National Institute of Art & Disabilities (NIAD) in Richmond, Calif. He currently is a Mellon Arts Across the Curriculum artist-in-residence at Denison.

In conjunction with "Songs in the Key," the second exhibit titled “Caption” features artwork from Buckwalter’s organization NIAD which celebrates the diversity of artists with disabilities and offers studios, workshops and professional development. As part of the exhibit, Denison students created artwork in response to the work by NAID artists.

The third exhibit, "The Art of Recovery" by Mental Health & Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties, recognizes the talent of community members who live with mental illness and addictions and the role creative outlets such as art can play in the recovery process.

The exhibits will be on display from Tuesday, Oct. 10, to Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Denison Art Space in Newark. Denison Art Space in Newark is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, and by chance or appointment.

“Ego” Exhibit Coming to Schnormeier Gallery

“Ego” Exhibit Coming to Schnormeier Gallery

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University will host “Ego” by artist Kevin Frances at Schnormerier Gallery, 221 S. Main St., from Oct. 6 to Nov. 17, 2017. A gallery talk will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. 

Frances is a multi-disciplinary artist based in New York City, N.Y. Frances lives and works as an artist in Boston, Mass. He received a B.A. in Art Studio while attending the University of California in 2010, and his MFA in Printmaking while attending the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013. In 2012, Frances participated at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

This exhibition unifies two complete series of his work — one as a character study of a fictional teenage boy, and the other as a young woman moving into her first apartment. Situated within two key developmental stages, “Ego” addresses both conscious and unconscious decision-making responsible for a person’s sense of identity. “Ego” is free and open to the public.

For more information on Schnormeier Gallery visit

Event Update: TU Supports Veterans through Art and Charity

Contact:         Lisa W. Williams, Executive Director of University Relations
Telephone:   419.448.3444       Email:

Event Update: TU Supports Veterans through Art and Charity
EVAC - Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaborations
TIFFIN UNIVERSITY, Tiffin, OH—Veterans commit suicide at an alarming rate of 20 per day – surpassing the civilian suicide rate in 2008. In support of veterans, Tiffin University will host events and a gallery exhibit.

Below is a list of different events planned at Tiffin University and the surrounding community:
·         10/3 and 10/17, Buffalo Wild Wings give-back
o   Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15 percent of their sales to the EVAC project from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
·         10/7, TU art gallery opening
o   TU’s Diane Kidd Gallery will host an exhibit and opening reception for veteran-inspired artwork entitled, “Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaborations (EVAC),” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
·         11/9, Silent auction
o   TU’s gallery director will host a wine tasting and silent auction of the veteran artwork at Feasel's Garden Center in Findlay, Ohio, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. All auction proceeds will benefit four veteran charities: Fisher House, Homes for our Troops, the Women in Military Service Memorial and Tiffin University Veteran’s Program.
·         11/10, Cleveland airport art gallery opening
o   The Cleveland Hopkins Airport’s Stephanie Tubbs Jones Art Gallery will host the EVAC exhibit and have an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
About EVAC
Curated by Gallery Director Lee Fearnside, Assistant Professor of Art Joe Van Kerkhove and Assistant Professor of Chemistry John Schupp, EVAC works to combat the isolation common to veterans, and to bridge the sometimes precarious gap between military and civilian life through stories and art.

“Part of the goal of this project is to debunk stereotypes of military experience,” said Fearnside. “People tend to view the military as wounded warriors or heroes, which doesn’t allow for experiences between those extremes. We wanted to use this project to show a glimpse into military life people may not know.”

The Process
Twenty-one veterans, who served during WWII through Iraq and Afghanistan, were interviewed by 22 artists from all over the country and Denmark about their military experiences. These veterans and their stories were paired with artists who made an edition of prints based on their interpretation of what they heard.
EVAC is about the art of interpretation. Veterans and the artist did not talk to one another; rather, the artist interpreted the veteran’s interview. “It is interesting to see what part of the interview the artist chose to interpret,” said Van Kerkhove. “I hope veterans see how a civilian may hear and interpret their story.” Viewers will see the image and excerpts from the interviews side by side.

For additional information, contact Gallery Director Lee Fearnside at:

Friday, September 29, 2017

Art Faculty Debuting in MoMA

GRANVILLE, Ohio— The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has announced that Em Rooney, a visiting assistant professor of studio art at Denison University, is among the artists debuting in a new exhibition, titled “Being: New Photography 2018.” Rooney is one of only 17 artists chosen for the show. “Being” will run from March 18, 2018, through August 19, 2018.

Rooney is a New York based artist, writer, and curator born in Bridgeport, Ct. She received her Bachelor's from Hampshire College and her Master of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art.

“I’ve been looking at, visiting, referring to and teaching to the MoMA New Photography series for years, so it’s a huge honor to be included in this exhibition,” said Rooney. “I’m extremely excited to share space with the group of artists selected for the show, and to have gotten to work with Lucy Gallun, the curator of the show.”

“The same poetic, tactile, humanist and agile approach to art making that is rightfully being recognized by MoMA is evident on a day-to-day basis in Em’s engaged teaching and investment in our arts community at Denison,” said Ron Abram, associate professor of studio and chair of the department. “We're so proud to call her friend, colleague and teacher.”

MoMA’s longstanding and celebrated New Photography series investigates charged and layered notions of personhood and subjectivity in recent photography and photo-based art, presenting works by 17 artists working in the US and internationally.

Since its earliest manifestations, photography has been widely seen as a means by which to capture an exact likeness of a person; the artists featured in “Being” mine or upset this rich history as they explore photographic representations of personhood today, when rights of representation are contested for many individuals.

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