Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Let's Get Digital at the Riffe Gallery

The Riffe Gallery is showing Let's Get Digital, an exhibit catering to the digital technology enthused artists of Ohio from May 3-July 8, 2012.

This exhibit includes 15 artists from many areas of Ohio that show very unique concepts and true unorthodox potential for graphic arts and digital media. 

The Riffe Gallery
77 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Visit the Gallery:
Tuesday 10-4
Wednesday & Friday 10-5:30
Thursday 10-8
Saturday & Sunday 12-4

Thank you Mary Gray, Riffe Gallery Director, for participating in the 2013 AICUO EVA Awards! 

For more information on the events and programs at the Riffe Gallery, look on their website:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Arts Event in Akron, Ohio

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What to do this summer.....

Greetings! It is now the time of year in which students and faculty members have more freedom during the day, alas, no class! (unless you are taking summer courses, such as I will be doing to fill the month of June). However, there are still plenty of things to do around Ohio involving visual arts, and here are some events that you may be interested in:

The Springfield Summer Arts Festival
June 15th-July 22nd

The Beck Center for Arts "Bike Your Art Out!" 
May 19th, 2012

The 5th Annual Northwest Ohio Open Summer Art Show
June 30th-July22nd, 2012

The Columbus Arts Festival
June 1st-3rd, 2012

Cleveland Museum of Art: Workshops, Parade the Circle, Rembrandt in America Exhibit
May/ June 2012

Summer Art Workshops at the Columbus Museum of Art

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works of El Anatsui Opening Party
Akron Art Museum
June 16th

tUnE-yArDs Performance
Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center
June 10th

For the Birds Exhibit
Toledo Museum of Art
April 13th-September 22nd

And that is just the beginning! Have a great summer, everyone. Check on our blog for updates and informations weekly to learn more about AICUO and the Ohio art communities!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Interview with Cindy Ellis, AICUO Art Awards Coordinator 2011-2012

On the last day of Cindy’s internship, I sat down with the graduate to record her overall thoughts and feelings about the AICUO EVA awards program and her year as the Art Awards Coordinator.

How did you find out about this internship?
The 2011 intern, Noel Ang, contacted me because A CCAD alumni member (and 2011 EVA judge) recommended me.

What have you learned while being the Art Awards Coordinator?
I learned a great deal about coordinating events, scheduling, social networking, contacting people, and obtaining current information.

Did you face any challenges while being the Art Awards Coordinator?
I will admit, it was hard at times to juggle work and school. Senior year was very challenging, but both of the experiences have proved to be rewarding.

What are some of the rewarding benefits of working for the AICUO EVA program?
I loved seeing the event happen and witnessing all of my hard work come together. I felt very accomplished and successful during the awards reception, and I loved seeing the new intern experience and shadow during the reception. I also really enjoyed meeting the judges of the competition.

Do you think this internship will help your future career?
Definitely.  It helped me realize how much time management working can be. I learned a great deal about public relations and communicating with other people. I also established a brand standard for the program, which will help my advertisement and graphic design portfolio.

Do you have any advice for future interns?
1.    Look forward as much as possible, anticipating the competition.
2.    Try to get ahead as much as possible.
3.    People are very appreciative when you respond quickly to emails, mail, and phone calls.

Future plans?
Either staying in Columbus or going to New York for work, finding a job within my major, and getting a dog.

Cindy Ellis will be graduating this Saturday from Columbus College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in advertising and graphic design.

Thank you, Cindy Ellis, for all of your hard work and dedication throughout the year to present a fabulous 2012 awards show. You will be missed!