Tuesday, September 23, 2014

OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY TO HOST LOCAL FIBER ARTIST, ALUMNA



WESTERVILLE, OH—The Otterbein Women’s Club is hosting Delaware fiber artist, Tammy Perakis Wallace, for a presentation at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, in the Otterbein University Courtright Memorial Library, 138 W. Main St. This presentation is free and open to the public.

In her presentation, Perakis will show how items from the Otterbein University Thrift Store can be repurposed into forms of art. The Otterbein Women’s Club runs the thrift store, whose proceeds go directly to the university in the form of scholarships.

After graduating from Otterbein University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and a minor in costume design, Perakis began decorating many stages around central Ohio. Not long after, Perakis began composing works in quilt form, many of which have been displayed in exhibits across the United States.

“I like to play with fabric…the touch, colors, malleability. I use my fabrics like paint, placing them on the surface to express my thoughts, recall a moment, or evoke a response. I feel in command of the fabric, and confident that I can mold it to my intent,” Perakis wrote of her quilt art. Perakis often includes a humorous aspect in her pieces and instills movement, color and texture in each quilt.

In 2002, Perakis obtained a bachelor of fine arts in sculpture and metals from Ohio Wesleyan University and began working at the Ross Art museum on campus, where she has been since their opening. She now serves as the assistant director. She was recently elected onto the Ohio Museums Association Board of Trustees.

Otterbein University is a small private university nationally-recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. Otterbein has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006 and consistently stands in its category’s top 20 in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Colleges.” Otterbein offers 75 undergraduate majors; five master’s programs; and a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). Its picturesque campus is perfectly situated in Westerville, Ohio, America’s fifth friendliest town (Forbes), just minutes from Columbus, the 15th largest city in the country. Otterbein’s commitment to opportunity started with its founding in 1847 as one of the nation’s first universities to welcome women and persons of color to its community of teachers and learners, which now numbers 2,600 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. Otterbein remains committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its spirit of inclusion, and welcomes people of all backgrounds to Otterbein’s Model Community. To learn more about Otterbein, visit www.otterbein.edu.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Upcoming Art Exhibit ‘Days to Decades’ is a ‘Personal Diary’ by Instructor Jack Carlton

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The Hiram College Art Department will present an art exhibition by printmaker Jack Carlton entitled “Days to Decades: a Retrospective.” The show will include prints, paintings, sculpture and books spanning the artist’s long career. The exhibition will run from Sept. 5 through Oct. 9, 2014 at the Gelbke Fine Arts Center Gallery, and will commence with a reception from 5-7 pm on Sept. 5. The reception will include an artist talk at 6 pm. All events are free and open to the public. 

Carlton, a Youngstown native, has lived, taught and produced artwork for many decades. Over that time, he has become proficient in an extensive variety of media, ranging from mixed-media painting, steel welding and innovative stamping techniques in printmaking. Many of his works are in numerous public and private collections in the United States, Europe and North Africa. This retrospective exhibition includes works from the 1960s to the present day, produced in Ohio, Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Morocco.
“My work is a personal diary of what I’m thinking about – what’s happening now, in the world, everyday, or what’s gone by – I work out ideas in sculpture, painting, printmaking and artist books,” Carlton said. “Working in a series has been going on since the beginning.”
Jack Carlton teaches printmaking and artist books at Hiram College. He holds degrees in sculpture and painting from Kent State University and a master of fine arts degree in printmaking from the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University.
The Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (or by appointment), but will be closed on national holidays. For more information, please call the Hiram College Art Department at 330-569-5305.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Studio San Giuseppe Exhibition Announcement


(Cincinnati, OH) – The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at Mount St. Joseph University presents Nate Larson: Escape Routes from September 22 - October 26, 2014.   Nate Larson is a contemporary artist working with photographic media, artist books and digital video. Larson is based in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a faculty member in the photography department at Maryland Institute College of Art.  His artwork and projects have been shown throughout the United States and internationally, as well as featured in numerous publications and media outlets.  The SSG exhibition features Larson’s photography series Escape Routes, as well as the Waffle House Index.  

The photographs in Escape Routes retrace the escape route of John Wilkes Booth as he fled from Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC after shooting and killing President Lincoln.  During Booth’s 12-day and approximately 75-mile flight, he struggled to understand why he was not greeted as a liberator and war hero. His flight led to trials and public hanging of his conspirators and the federal government’s first execution of a woman.  Booth himself was shot and killed following a confrontation with Union soldiers near Port Royal, Virginia; a hero in his own mind, and a villain to history.  Tracing his path almost 150 years later, the route is now a mixture of urban living, declining suburbs, new housing developments, rural pockets of country living, and highway commuter culture. The landscape is a palimpsest, etched with stories upon stories, encoding the mythologies that we create for ourselves about contemporary life in the United States. 
The Waffle House Index is an informal metric used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine the impact of a storm and the likely scale of assistance required for disaster recovery. The measure is based on the reputation of the Waffle House restaurant chain for staying open during extreme weather and for reopening quickly, albeit sometimes with a limited menu, after very severe weather events such as tornados or hurricanes. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate coined the term in May 2011, following the Joplin tornado; the two Waffle House restaurants in Joplin remained open after the EF5 multiple-vortex tornado struck the city on May 22. According to Fugate, "If you get there and the Waffle House is closed? That’s really bad. That’s where you go to work."
The Closing Reception will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, with an artist's talk at 3:00 PM.  This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the FotoFocus Biennial, held in Cincinnati this October.  FotoFocus is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to present the finest in contemporary photography and lens-based art, and to produce events that are artistically, intellectually, and academically rigorous yet accessible and enriching to a large and diverse public.
Studio San Giuseppe is a nonprofit art gallery located in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building on the campus of Mount St. Joseph University, Delhi and Neeb roads in Delhi Township, 15 minutes west of downtown Cincinnati. 
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 PM.  The Gallery is closed on major holidays, as well as the University's mid-semester break, October 10-12th.  Admission is free.  For more information, call Studio San Giuseppe at 513-244-4314. 
Mount St. Joseph University is a Catholic, non-profit college of 2,400 students located in Cincinnati, Ohio; Mount  St. Joseph University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curricula.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Columbus Art News



Downtown Galleries Form Art Alliance

Downtown art galleries including Angela Meleca Gallery, CCAD's Canzani Center Gallery, the Cultural Arts Center, Riffe Gallery and OSU Urban Arts Space have banded together as The Downtown Galleries. Their plan is to promote walkability with postcard-sized maps at each gallery. Angela Meleca hopes that the collaboration will eventually lead to coordinating exhibition openings on the same night. You can read the entire Columbus Monthly article on the collaboration here.




Wild Goose Creative hosts #wildartcolumbus

A month-long initiative presented by Wild Goose Creative, #wildartcolumbus draws together the best of social media and the gathering energy of community-driven arts. Rather than seeing the ever-presence of the internet in our everyday lives as a setback to the potential for live encounter, the philosophy behind #wildartcolumbus is that they can be symbiotic.

Each day during September, viewers of Wild Goose Creative's social media accounts will be invited to linger on and converse about art from a range of mediums, and connect with the artist as well.

The month of September, full with conversation about the work of 29 artists, will culminate in a gallery reception on September 30th in the Wild Goose Creative community art space. With #wildartcolumbus, art goes beyond the gallery but still draws people together around an arts experience. 







GCAC Presents: The Pizzuti Collection - An Insider's View of Contemporary Art


On September 6th, the Pizzuti Collection launched their new season with NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today – an unapologetically beautiful exhibition of twenty-first century painting, sculpture, video and furnishings representing the newest abstract work from today’s best artists.

September 6th was also a launch date for the collection's first film series Ori Gersht: Portraits. Three forceful video portraits connects us with stunning individuals as they pass through moments of quiet contemplation within meditatively beautiful surroundings. The Columbus Museum of Art will host Ori Gersht: Still Life, a simultaneous show of Gersht’s photography and other works on loan from Pizzuti Collection. Community collaborations continue with the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster, which will open an exhibition of the Pizzuti Collection’s work by the Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana this October. The exhibition celebrates the Campana Brothers’ innovative and outlandish furnishings and will open at Pizzuti Collection in February.
To learn more visit: http://www.columbusunderground.com/gcac-presents-the-pizzuti-collection-an-insiders-view-of-contemporary-art 



Thursday, September 4, 2014

2014-2015 OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY 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. For information call (614) 823-1792.

Now-Oct. 10, 2014
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 18, 4-6 p.m.
House + Wife
Artist: Evelyn Davis-Walker
A sabbatical exhibition examining the identity of housewives and the homes they cared for, as depicted through advertisements from 1930 to 1960.

Oct. 20-Dec. 12, 2014
Reception: Thursday, Oct. 23, 4-7 p.m.
Beneath the Surface
Artist: Jim Bowling
A sabbatical exhibition of sculpture exploring the impact of pattern and texture on narrative told through the human form.

Jan. 12-Feb. 6, 2015
Reception: Thursday, Jan. 15, 4-7 p.m.
Trajectory
Artist: Chaz O’Neil
Otterbein alumnus, Chaz O’Neil, creates fictional and altered maps that guide and vary the viewer’s certainty and focus.

February 11-27, 2015
Reception: Friday, Feb. 13, 3-5 p.m.
18th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 9-April 24, 2015
Senior Art Exhibitions
Weekly exhibitions 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. For information call (614) 823-1792.

Now-Sept. 25, 2014
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m.
A Narrative of Light and Shadow:
Female Photographers from Taiwan
A traveling exhibition sponsored by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of Chicago.

Oct. 6-Dec. 12, 2014
Reception: Thursday, Oct. 30, 4-7 p.m.
Images from Nowhere
Artist: Nicholas Warndorf
Nicholas Warndorf, Otterbein alumnus, uses fragments to create a larger picture of place, time and narrative.

Jan. 12-Apr. 24, 2015
Reception: Thursday, Jan. 29, 4-7 p.m.
Looking Back: A Retrospective of the Work of Photographer, Kojo Kamau

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.

Now-Dec. 12, 2014
Ink Mountains: Traditional Chinese
Brush Paintings by C.Y. Woo
Selections from a generous donation of C.Y. Woo’s art given by Lois and Al Augur and by T.H. Woo.

Jan. 12-Apr. 24, 2015
Reception: Friday, Jan. 23, 4-7 p.m.
Spirits in Stone: Contemporary African
Sculpture from Zimbabwe
An exhibition of contemporary African sculptures by Zimbabwean artists, every handcrafted stone has its own unique story.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

‘Faculty Exhibition’ opens Sept. 26 in Gallery 310


MARIETTA, Ohio — Marietta College’s art exhibition season will begin in Gallery 310 with the Art Department’s “Faculty Exhibition,” which opens with a reception on Friday, Sept. 26.

The reception is free and open to the public from 6-8 p.m. on the third floor of the Hermann Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will run until Nov. 20.

The artists being featured are Sara Alway-RosenstockFred JesserBeth Nash and Jolene Powell, and their artwork will demonstrate the robust history of the Art Department to the campus and the greater community.

Powell said Gallery 310 aims to present diverse and stimulating exhibitions, which will enrich the artistic culture and education of the campus, community, and region. Gallery 310 supports teaching, learning, and exploration in the liberal arts through rotating exhibitions and related programs. Gallery 310 is a place for intellectual curiosity, shared programming with the greater campus community, and a teaching space for students looking to enhance his/her experience for future careers in gallery and museum related fields.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or by appointment.

For more information: Jolene Powell at powelll@marietta.edu or (740) 376-4460.

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,430 full-time students. The College offers 44 majors and has been listed among Barron’s Best Buys in College Education and Peterson’s Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation’s best by Forbes.com.