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.

Quilt art by Betsy Bauman on exhibit at Hiram College, Sept. 9-Oct. 6

“Goose Girl” is one of several pieces, by quilt artist Betsy Bauman, that will be on exhibit at Hiram College Sept. 9 to Oct. 6.
Bauman says her love of fabric, drama and history led her to the theatre and a career as a costume designer.  She brings her knowledge of fashion history and sewing construction together with her sense of color, line and shape to help the actors tell a story that will express something universal about what it means to be human.  These are the same things that draw her to working as a quilt artist.
“I am inspired by the history and tradition of quilting, and I collect antique quilts to study and to enjoy.  This respect for the past is the springboard for the quilts I make. Although I use the same basic structure as quilters from the past, I am not trying to decorate a bed or provide warmth, but rather I seek to tell a story or express an idea,” says Bauman. “My quilts are playful and whimsical, and I think viewers will see my theatrical background in them, as well.”
Bauman was on sabbatical this past spring, studying textiles and quilt history and creating new work.
“I am drawn to the medium of fabric. I love the tactile qualities, the way light is reflected, the range of colors and textures available.  Fabric is essential to human life; it surrounds us from birth through death, and appeals to our senses of sight and touch. Even when we are not touching it, symbolically it feels warm and inviting,” she says.
Bauman began making quilts in 2000, and since then her quilts have been juried into national exhibitions such as the American Quilter’s Society shows at Paducah, Lancaster, and Grand Rapids, Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, Pa., as well as shows in Vermont and Indiana, and locally at Lake Farm Park, the Rocky River Reflections of Nature Shows and Mutton Hill in Akron.   She also lectures on quilt history and other quilt-related topics.
Bauman began teaching at Hiram in 1998.  She holds an M.F.A. in Design from Kent State University, an M.A. in Theatre from The University of Akron, and a B.A. in Theatre from SUNY Brockport.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Otterbein University Announces Exhibition Schedule for 2016-2017 Academic Year

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, 4-6 p.m.; Artist Remarks begin at 5 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.

Urban Reflections:  Contemporary Thai Photography
Oct. 12-Dec. 9, 2016
Artists: Lek Kiatsirikajorn and Miti Ruangkritya
       This exhibition features work by emerging Thai photographers Lek Kiatsirikajorn and Miti Ruangkritya, whose exquisite imagery gives unique voice to the 2011 floods in Bangkok, along the Chao Phraya River. The show questions notions of progress and our contemporary relationship with natural forces.

Keep on Doing
Jan. 9-Feb. 10, 2017
Reception: Friday, Jan. 13, 4-7 p.m., Artist remarks begin at 5:30 p.m.
Artist: Louise Captein
       Otterbein Associate Professor Louise Captein’s sabbatical exhibition brings together pattern design, collage and painting by blending art and traditional craft with vigorous form and color.

20th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Feb. 17-March 3, 2017
Receptions: Friday, Feb. 17, 4-6 p.m.
Juror: David Stichweh, Emeritus Professor of Art, Otterbein

Senior Art Exhibitions
March 6-April 28, 2017
Weekly exhibition and receptions by graduating art majors.


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

Sonabai: Another Way of Seeing
Aug. 24-Dec. 22, 2016
Reception and Diwali Celebration: Friday, Oct. 28, time TBA
Public talk with curator: Thursday, Aug. 25, 12 p.m., Roush Hall 114
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.

Water and Ink Revisited: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Academy
Jan. 11-April 30
       A special exhibition of works on paper by faculty at Shanghai Printing and Publishing College and the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, two of Otterbein’s partner schools in China.


The Frank Museum of Art
39 S. Vine Street, Westerville, OH 43081
Museum hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday 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 and Diwali Celebration: 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.

BETWEEN US: Relationship and Identity in Tibetan Contemporary Art
Jan. 25-April 22, 2017
Artists: Tsherin Sherpa and Tulku Jamyang (TJ)
Guest Curator: Ariana Maki, Ph.D.
       An exhibition featuring work by traditionally trained and internationally recognized Tibetan artists and brothers, Tsherin Sherpa and Tulku Jamyang (TJ). Working in contemporary modes, they explore emergent identity at the relational edge of tradition and modernity.

FALL 2016 EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS FOCUS ON CONCEPT OF TIME


“Time” will be the focus of exhibitions, lectures, and other programs at the Allen Memorial Art Museum during academic year 2016–17.  Please contact the museum for high-resolution images of works in current exhibitions.

WILDFIRE TEST PIT
King Sculpture Court, August 30, 2016, to June 12, 2017
Questions about the politics of erasure and exclusion come to the fore in a site-specific installation by New York-based artist Fred Wilson. Using works primarily from the AMAM collection, Wilson makes juxtapositions that ask viewers to reconsider traditional social and historical narratives. His collaborations with museums and cultural institutions began in 1992 with his acclaimed exhibition Mining the Museum at the Maryland Historical Society. At the Allen, Wilson returns the museum’s central gallery to its 1917 roots as a space for displaying classical sculpture, creating an illusory setting of ruin and redemption. By showing how history may be obscured and distorted through the passage of time, Wildfire Test Pit exposes biases in our perceptions of what and who should be remembered.

FRED WILSON: BLACK TO THE POWERS OF TEN
Ellen Johnson Gallery, August 30, 2016, to June 12, 2017
Concepts of race, time, memory, and meaning are explored in a variety of mediums by New York-based artist Fred Wilson. When representing the United States at the Venice Biennale in 2003, Wilson began working with Murano glassmakers, reimagining their traditional forms—18th-century mirror frames and chandeliers—in the color black.  In addition to works of glass, Fred Wilson: Black to the Powers of Ten features recent paintings and sculpture that challenge our assumptions about history, culture, and display practices. Born in the Bronx, Wilson received a bachelor of fine arts from SUNY Purchase in 1976. He is a 1999 recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant and a trustee of the Whitney Museum since 2008, when he replaced artist Chuck Close.

TIME WELL SPENT: ART AND TEMPORALITY
Ripin Gallery, through December 23
Across many centuries and cultures, time is represented as a natural and unstoppable phenomenon; a mechanized concept to be tracked, saved, and encapsulated; and a malleable, sometimes mystical force that determines the very architecture of our cosmos. Works in this exhibition range from memento mori (reminders of death) and depictions of times of day to historical commemorations and geological and astronomical chronologies.

CONVERSATIONS: PAST AND PRESENT IN ASIA AND AMERICA
Stern Gallery, through May 21, 2017
This exhibition bridges wide temporal and cultural distances, linking the works of artists from China, Japan, Korea, the United States, and Canada. On view are paintings and calligraphy that reflect the legacy of the Chinese literati tradition, as well as contemporary ceramics that respond to East Asian ceramic styles. These “conversations” reference earlier traditions while infusing them with the artist’s contemporary reality.

(ANTI) CORPOREALITY: RECLAIMING AND RE-PRESENTING THE BLACK BODY
Education Hallway, through December 23
Many artworks produced during the Atlantic slave trade disseminated and reinforced pro-slavery ideologies by attempting to reduce people of African ancestry to their corporeality. Contemporary artists Carrie Mae Weems, Burton Silverman, William E. Smith, and Margaret Burroughs, reclaim and re-present this dim period in history through prints and photographs of their own.


PUBLIC PROGRAMS FOR FALL 2016—All programs are free

September 8, 5–8 p.m.
Opening reception for fall exhibitions focusing on the concept of time. Artist Fred Wilson will be on hand for informal discussion about Wildfire Test Pit, as well as his works in the Ellen Johnson Gallery exhibition Black to the Powers of Ten. His acclaimed museum “interventions” often expose biases embedded within the history of art and material culture.

September 11, 2 p.m., Sunday Object Talk

September 13, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday Tea with printmaker and painter Charles Ritchie, who will discuss time as a touchstone for his work, as seen in the exhibition Time Well Spent: Art and Temporality. Ritchie is an associate curator at the National Gallery of Art.

September 18, 2 p.m., Sunday Object Talk

September 25, 2 p.m., Sunday Object Talk

October 2, 2 p.m., Sunday Object Talk

October 6, 5–8 p.m.
A First Thursday program with food and fun in collaboration with the Oberlin College Student Program Board. All are welcome, especially current students.

October 9, 2 p.m., Sunday Object Talk

October 11, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday Tea with Drew Wilburn, associate professor and chair of the classics department at Oberlin College, who presents a talk titled “Small Objects from Graeco-Roman Egypt.”

Tuesday, October 25, 5 p.m., Allen Art Building (behind the museum)
A talk by Beijing-based artist Michael Cherney discusses his calligraphic works, including his 2009 painting Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie. This work, on loan from the artist, was inspired by a poem by the musician Bob Dylan, and is on view in the exhibition Conversations: Past and Present in Asia and America.

October 30, 2 p.m., Sunday Object Talk

November 3, 5:30 p.m., The Hotel at Oberlin, 10 East College St.
Artist Fred Wilson speaks about his recent works and influences, as well as the installations he has created in other museums and cultural institutions. Wilson is a 1999 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. A reception follows at the museum, which will remain open until 8 p.m.

November 6, 2 p.m., Sunday Object Talk

November 8, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday Tea with Amanda Manahan, who highlights stories and accomplishments of African American business owners in Oberlin, Ohio. Manahan is education and tour coordinator at the Oberlin Heritage Center.

Saturday, November 12, noon–4 p.m.
Community Day is a chance to create your own artwork inside the museum, when workshops and activities for all ages will be offered in the East Gallery.

November 13, 2 p.m., Sunday Object Talk

November 20, 2 p.m., Sunday Object Talk

December 1, 5:30 p.m., in the Art Building behind the museumScreening of Eva Hesse, a 2016 documentary about this pioneering artist. Director Marcie Begleiter spent 10 days at the museum viewing materials from its extensive Eva Hesse Archives, an experience that ultimately led her to make the film. Run time is 108 minutes.

December 4, 2 p.m., Sunday Object Talk

December 13, 2:30 p.m.“William Hogarth’s Sense of Time” is the topic of a Tuesday Tea talk by Laura Baudot, associate professor of English at Oberlin College. Hogarth, one of the first and most important modern British artists, was fascinated with the depiction of time.