Monday, December 30, 2013

Bellows, Legos and Nominees

Columbus Museum of Art

George Bellows is one of Ohio's most well known artists. Having grown up in Columbus and then going to Ohio State University, the Columbus Museum of Art has a plethora of Bellows work. The works range from his college drawings at OSU, paintings while he was in New York and his famous lithographs. Be sure to see all this and more before January 5 when the exhibit is done!

After you're done looking at Bellows, or if 2D works aren't your style, be sure to check out the 'Think Outside the Brick"  Lego exhibit that is up until the 16 of February. It is presented by the CMA's Center for Creativity and has plenty of hands on activities as well as a collaborative exhibit of new works built entirely out of Legos. Remember, Sundays are free admission!

AICUO Nominees!

We have our nominees in and the work submitted. The first round of judging will begin in just a few short days! Here are the names and schools of this years nominees

Kayla Malone, University of Rio Grande
Christopher Williams, University of Rio Grande
Brannon Rockwell-Charland, Oberlin College
Mary-Jane Robinson, Oberlin College
Maria Palmer, Ohio Dominican University
Emily Fultz, College of Mount St. Joseph
Mary Lytle, College of Mount St. Joseph
Mindy Wood, Notre Dame College
Elle Rochford, Hiram College
Niesha Zeigler, Hiram College
Hunter Hughes, Denison University
Cassidy Brauner, Otterbein University
Jesse Helmers, University of Dayton
Chloe McEldowney, University of Dayton
Brittany Lang, Ohio Northern University
Rebecca Krofcheck, Ohio Northern University

The online portfolios will be up on our website in the very near future so you can view all the works these great candidates have put forward this year, so stay tuned!! (

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hiram's New Exhibit Displays Nature's Beauty

The James H. Barrow Field Station has always been a reflection of nature's beauty. A new art exhibit on display. "Reflections," now showcases that beauty through art.

"Reflections" is on display through Jan. 30, 2014 in the main Field Station building.  It includes a series of acrylic paintings, photography, a sculpture and collage, all representing nature at the Field Station. 

Matt Sorrick, director of the Center for Science Education and co-director of Northwoods Field Station, coordinated the exhibit, which consists of artwork submitted by alumni and community members. He said he hopes to include student work in future exhibits and possibly extend the works on display to other ways of expression, like creative writing. 

See pictures from the exhibit by clicking here! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Wittenberg Professor Shows Photographs on Campus

Wittenberg Assistant Professor of Art Janice Glowski is the curatorial organizer for an exhibit of photography titled India’s Coffee Country: The Domestic and The Divine by Andrew LaMoreaux on display in the Springfield Center for the Arts at Wittenberg University Gallery until Dec. 31.

The exhibit gives viewers an international experience, containing photographs taken during the artist’s time overseas “navigating the back roads of India’s coffee country and spending time in the homes of estate owners and families in the Karnataka region of South India.”

LaMoreaux, a documentary photographer with an international focus and faculty member in the Art Department at Marietta College, wants the exhibit to take the viewer to a world “beyond exotic India.” During his time abroad, he spent time discovering India’s Coffee Estate region, where he explored the “essence of family bonds, spiritual commitment, economic aspirations and the lives built off the land.”

LaMoreaux received his BFA from The Ohio State University and his MA in Documentary Photography, which is the equivalent of an MFA, from the University of Sydney in Australia.

Wittenberg students are allowed free admission, as well as parents, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the Springfield Museum of Art. For everyone else, the cost of admission  is $5 for adults, and children under 17 are admitted free. Sundays are also free admission days.

The Springfield Center for the Arts at Wittenberg University is located at 107 Cliff Park Road. The Halley Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (937) 325-4673 for further information or questions regarding the exhibit or the Springfield Center for the Arts at Wittenberg University.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ohio Northern Holds Luncheon and We have Nominees!

Ohio Northern Art Fights Hunger

The Ohio Northern University Department of Art and Design will hold its fourth annual Artists against Hunger luncheon in the Wilson Art Gallery on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m.

The Artists Against Hunger luncheon offers the community an opportunity to give back in exchange for a lunch and a handcrafted ceramic bowl made by students from Ohio Northern University and Hardin County schools. The bowls will be filled with one of a variety of soups, including minestrone, chicken noodle, butternut squash and chili.

Each bowl will be $10, and all proceeds will go to the Hardin County Backpack Program. In addition to lunch and the choice of a one-of-a-kind bowl, the community will be encouraged to participate in a weeklong food drive, during which non-perishable food items can be donated at various locations on ONU’s campus.

2014 EVAs Nominees!

We have received 16 nominees for this years competition! We are excited to see what work they upload for this years program. Our website ( is currently undergoing some construction, but be on the look out for this new and improved site! You will be able to see details from last year's competition as well as the work from the nominees this year. You can also vote for the 2014 People's choice when the time comes from our new site. It's an exciting time! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wittenberg Professor Raises Money to Fight Domestic Violence

Wittenberg University

Assistant Professor of Art Daniel McInnis is bringing his work home with him. After teaching at Wittenberg for six years, McInnis’ artwork graces the walls of the Ann Miller Gallery in Koch Hall, the place where he teaches, inspires and gives students the tools to express themselves creatively and professionally.

Battleground, a compilation of photographs taken using McInnis’ iPhone, “documents glimpses of an American state in transition, a landscape mixed with both troubling anxiety and healthy pride.” The exhibit, which was introduced with a lecture by McInnis on Monday, Nov. 11, is open to the public free of charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Saturday, Dec. 6.

McInnis said Instagram and iPhone photography have become acceptable forms of art.

“Most artists and publishers agree that it has less to do with how expensive your camera is, and more about what you do with the tools you have,” said McInnis, who is the director of the Ann Miller Gallery. “While Ohio might not sport the boisterous architecture of Chicago or New York and isn’t endowed with the more dramatic geology of the American West, there are things to see here. These are images of the in-between places in what has come to be known as a political battleground state. Sometimes, according to what media outlet to which you are referring, the battleground.”

The artwork was produced from a very relatable and accessible source that all college students can connect with, but it doesn’t stop there. With Battleground, McInnis reiterates what Wittenberg is all about:  giving back to the community.

Each image in the gallery is available for sale, ranging in price from $20 to $60. All proceeds from sales of artwork in the Battleground gallery will be donated to Project Woman, a Springfield organization created to aid victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

To purchase images, contact Department of Art Assistant Olivia Fothergill at or (937) 327-6311.

McInnis has taught photographic practice and history at the School of Visual Arts in New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, The American University in Dubai, and Ithaca College. His work has been published by Saint LucyDodho Magazine as a Featured Photographer, and Battleground, a self-published monograph by Apple Books. McInnis was a 2012 Competition Winner for Photo Review and a finalist in the PhotoPlace Open 2012 Catalog by Blurb Books.

To learn more about McInnis and to view more of his artwork, visit his personal website

EVAs 2014!!

So far we have received almost 15 nominations from students all over Ohio in our institutions. The nominations are open until the 18 of November so keep sending them in! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Nominations and Internship!

We continue to receive nominations from our institutions for senior art students to participate in our 2014 Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts. If you are studying art at an AICUO school be sure to talk to your Art Department Chair about being nominated before November 12! 

Also, it's starting to be that time of year when we start looking for our next intern! This is a paid internship that will give you lots of great experience in the art community, event planning, and communication skills. For more information look at the internship portion of this blog! 

Be sure to check out the George Bellows exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art as well. A great selection of works by one of Columbus' most recognized artists. Free on Sundays! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Mount Saint Joseph Gallery and Halloween Photos!

Local Photographer Documents Highball

Every year, the Short North District, of Columbus, shuts off part of High Street for a Halloween celebration known as "High Ball." Here you can see some of the most a intricate costumes, stunning runway shows and Columbus celebrities all in one place. Local photographer, Larry Hamill was able to go and snap a few photos! Check them out here  

Also look at his other work at 

Studio San Giuseppe Exhibition Opening

The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, now in its 51st year, at the College of Mount St. Joseph is honored to announce the opening of the exhibition Selections 2013 (November 10 - December 6, 2013).  A gala reception will be held in the SSG Art Gallery on Sunday, November 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a special Recognition Ceremony beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the College Theatre.  The public is cordially invited to view the exhibition, meet many of the student-artists and their teachers, and enjoy the festivities of the day.  Selections 2013 is the sixteenth, and the regions longest continuously running, biennial exhibition of art works created by talented regional high school students as selected by their equally dedicated art teachers. 

Aaron Betsky, director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, will be the featured speaker for the Selections Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, November 10, at 1 p.m. in the College Theatre.  Prior to being named CAM’s director in 2006, Betsky served as director (2001-2006) of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam.  Although born in Montana, he grew up in the Netherlands.  He returned to the U.S. to attend Yale University and graduated with a B.A. in History (1979) and an M.Arch (1983), then taught at Cal Poly Ponoma and at UC from 1983-85, and he worked as a designer for Frank Gehry.  From 1995-2001 Betsky was Curator of Architecture, Design and Digital Products at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art before moving back to the Netherlands.  He is a frequent critic, curator, educator, lecturer and writer on architecture and design, having authored or co-authored numerous books, including At Home in Sprawl: Selected Essays on Architecture (RMIT University Press, 2011).  In 2008 Betsky was named director of the 11th Exhibition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Tri-State art teachers were invited to submit two artworks each, in any media, that were recently produced in their classes and were representative of the quality of their art programs.  This exhibition, highlighting these artworks, is a continuing commitment by the College of Mount St. Joseph to recognize and support the artistic endeavors of young people in our community, and to salute the excellent art teachers and art programs in area schools.  Student-artists will represent 45 regional high schools. Currently, over 60 art educators plan to participate in Selections 2013.  An alphabetical listing of expected participating schools is below.  Digital images will not be available for this show.


Archbishop Alter High School
Archbishop McNicholas High School
Beechwood High School
Chaminade Julienne High School
Cincinnati Christian School
Colerain High School
Covington Catholic High School
Dixie Heights High School
Elder High School
Fairfield Senior High School
Finneytown High School
Hamilton High School
Harrison High School
Holy Cross High School
Indian Hill High School
Lakota West High School
Larry A Ryle High School
La Salle High School
Little Miami High School
Lockland High School
Madeira High School
Milford High School
Mother of Mercy High School
Mount Notre Dame High School
New Richmond High School
Northwest High School
Notre Dame Academy
Oak Hills High School
Oldenburg Academy
PACE High School
Princeton High School
Purcell Marian High School
Saint Ursula Academy
Scott High School
Seton High School
Sycamore High School
Tecumseh High School
The Summit Country Day School
Turpin High School
Ursuline Academy
Villa Madonna Academy
West Carrollton High School
William Mason High School
Wilmington High School
Winton Woods High School

The Studio San Giuseppe is a non-profit art gallery located in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building on the campus of the College of Mount St. Joseph, in Delhi Township, just fifteen minutes west of downtown Cincinnati.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The gallery is closed on major holidays – Gallery closed for Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday through Sunday (November 27-December 1, 2013).  Admission is free and open to the public.  For more information call Velma Dailey, Gallery Director, at 244-4314.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Receiving Nominations

We have begun receiving nominations for senior art students from our institutions to compete in our "Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts" and we are excited to see who else signs up!  Just have your art department dean/chair send us your contact information and we will get you on the list. This is a great opportunity to begin looking at life as a professional artist, as well as a chance to win some cash! 

Be sure to like us on our social media sites as well!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

New Exhibition at Malone University

The Malone University Fountain Gallery will feature Okey's Promise: Art for a Cause, Celebrating the Human Animal Bond by Canton Artist BZTAT (Vicki Boatright) through November 14.
BZTAT is an accomplished artist who has created commissioned artworks for patrons around the world. Her work shares her passion for animals and the people who love them. She is most known for her custom pet portraits and public artworks which can be seen throughout Stark County, Ohio.
Okey's Promise, named for a small rescued cat, is a public art initiative designed to create awareness about the connections between animal abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence. The initiative was developed by BZTAT, an avid advocate for both animals and families, in partnership with the Domestic Violence Project, Inc. (DVPI). The artist created large animal and child portraits based on real life people and pets, focusing on their resilience and hopefulness as a motivator for change. The images in the background were created in special creative sessions by at-risk youth, and by the general public during community activities. The collection of nine artworks will function as a traveling exhibit.
The exhibit coincides with the university's hosting of Take Back the Night in conjunction with Domestic Violence Project, Inc. on October 15 at 7 p.m.
Learn more about Okey's Promise projects and the links between animal abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence at Learn more about Artist BZTAT at: The Okey's Promise - Celebrating the Human Animal Bond exhibit was funded through private donations solicited through a crowd sourcing program and through a grant from ArtsinStark. The Fountain Gallery is located on the Malone University campus in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Arts.
The Fountain Gallery is located within The Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, 2600 Cleveland Ave, NW, Canton, Ohio 44709. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ohio Northern Puts on Art Program

Students from five area elementary schools will participate in Ohio Northern University’s SMArts (Saturday Morning Art) enrichment program, learning art and more in the Wilson Art Center on Oct. 26, Nov. 2, and Nov. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Third and fourth grade students from Ada, Bath, Bluffton, Hardin Northern and Perry schools will attend the enrichment programs designed for students interested in the visual arts and creative experience. The SMArts program offers student engagement in a variety of media and activities, including creating handmade paper, photography, drawing and painting.

The program this year will focus on a variety of media as children combine their creative and problem-solving skills as artists. Libbi Pennington, mosaic and acrylic artist, will be on hand to provide her expert insight and creativity for the children. Pennington creates extraordinary paintings and mosaics for many purposes, not just home decoration. Through residency programs, Pennington helps students understand reusing found items and teamwork by creating mosaics. She also loves to add bursts of color and creativity to corporate workspaces and small businesses. Some of her clients include Ohio Northern University, Allergy and Asthma Clinic of Lima, Jalapeños Mexican Grill, Port Royal Cigars of Findlay, Lima City Schools, and Pears Avenue.

The Art Enrichment Program is coordinated by Linda Lehman, Ohio Northern’s art education instructor. Eight teacher candidates under the supervision of Lehman will be involved in teaching and assisting students. This program is sponsored in part by a National Education Association grant and supported by Ohio Northern University’s Center for Teacher Education.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Wittenberg Gallery and Denison Museum

Wittenberg Gallery Shows Utah Artist's Work

Wittenberg University presents a gallery exhibition of the works of Molly Morin, a graphic design artist and assistant professor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, whose uniquely complex body of work, Traces of Awe, combines art and science.

The exhibit runs through Friday, Oct. 25, in the Ann Miller Gallery, Koch Hall. Morin will present a lecture about her work at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, in Kissell Auditorium, with a reception to follow.

This gallery of digital masterpieces blends the arts with science and technology – in a very literal sense. To create her artwork, Morin collected digital data using a web crawler that she designed herself.

“The digital prints in this collection are intensely mediated representations of poems by astrophysicist Rebecca Elson,” Morin said. “I search for each poem, one word at a time, on the Internet, and data about this search generates the intricate patterns that appear to smear across the surface as they draw out information about each line of poetry.”

Morin focuses all of her projects on visualized data sets that are produced from many sources, like poems or text messages, showing how daily life can be digitally transformed into a visual work of art.

“Data I collect will determine the shape, scale, and repetition of forms in the finished drawing,” Morin said. “[The pieces of art] are titled with the Google Search term and a line or title from the poem, such that ‘Helium: Girl With a Red Balloon’ represents a search for the poem ‘Girl With a Red Balloon’ that started with a Google query for the word ‘helium’.”

Morin has worked for the Notre Dame Digital Visualization Theater and the Center for Research Computing, creating code-based work, and is currently working alongside Stephen Wolochowicz with interactive projections.

The Ann Miller Gallery is free and open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For questions regarding the gallery, please contact the Art Department at (937) 327-6311.

Denison Receives Grant!

Denison Museum has just received two pieces of very good news. The teaching museum was granted funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and from the Heritage Preservation Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) to update and improve their collections’ conditions and catalog.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by both these fine institutions in the form of funding for these crucial initiatives,” says Sherry Harlacher, director of the Denison Museum. “We were in stiff competition with other institutions that have been around a lot longer, have deeper pockets and much larger staffs. Seasoned grant reviewers, who are drawn from various museums, agreed that Denison Museum not only has a very significant collection, but has crafted a well-designed project that measures up to the highest standards of museum practice.”

The IMLS grant of $126,675 will be funded over three years to complete a comprehensive inventory of the permanent collection of more than 8,500 objects and to launch a robust, searchable collections database. The CAP program has provided a conservator who will conduct a federally funded conservation assessment survey of Denison Museum to analyze especially collections and buildings conditions.

“The Denison Museum has an amazing array of objects, but until this time, we have not had the funds or personnel to correctly catalog and assess our collection,” says Harlacher. “These grants are a huge step towards our goal of being a teaching museum with an accessible catalog for faculty, students and the community to use for research and learning.”

 The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Their mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Their grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Malone University Gallery Shows Local Artist

Malone University's, McFadden Gallery, will feature Up & Down photographs by Akron, Ohio artist, Micah Kraus, from September 30 - November 12. In a series of square prints Kraus's work focuses on the urban landscape where he lives. The pictures offer to the viewer a surprising perspective of beauty found in some decay around Kraus's Akron neighborhood. He writes, "In May of 2012, I began to investigate my neighborhood to find deconstructed and uninhabited properties to photograph, being drawn to decayed and blighted buildings, old weathered billboards, flaking hand-painted signage, wind-worn wood, cracked security glass, chipped brick, and other signs of entropy. . . . My intention for these photographs is to motivate viewers to seek out and appreciate similar images, patterns, textures and experiences in their own communities, neighborhoods, destinations and daily experiences. My hope is that in doing so, they will become more resistant to the culture of waste so prevalent in our society and more aware of the aesthetic and intrinsic value of their surroundings."

Kraus, a printmaker and photographer from Akron, Ohio, teaches printmaking, photography, digital media, and foundational art classes at Archbishop Hoban High School and is co-owner of the architectural salvage company Retread in Akron. In 2012 Kraus and a team of students completed a 40'x18' mural dedicated to East Akron resident, Mr. Art Minson, funded by a grant from the Neighborhood Development Corporation. From 2009-2011 he was a lead artist in the Lock 3 Summer Art Experience and worked with teenage apprentices to create community artworks for METRO at the Intermodal Transit Station in downtown Akron. From 2005-2009 Kraus was co-owner of the art and design company Campfire Goods. He was an artist-in-resident at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in 2002. Kraus has shown his work in group and solo exhibitions at Zygote Press, Tri-C Western Campus, Kent State Stark Campus, Spaces Gallery, Millworks Gallery, Dead Horse Gallery, Square Records, and the McDonough Museum. Kraus has a BA in Art Education and an MA in Printmaking from Kent State University. More information on Kraus and his work can be found at The McFadden Gallery is located on the Malone University campus in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Arts. The Johnson Center is located at 2600 Cleveland Ave, N.W., Canton, Ohio 44709. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mount Union Faculty Exhibit and Nominations Open!

EVAs Nominations Open!

That's right everyone, if you are a senior art student attending an AICUO school then ask your department chair/dean to be nominated. All they need to do is send us your contact information and you could be entered to win $2,500! If you have more questions look into the process here on our blog or our website at

 Mount Union Faculty Exhibit!

ALLIANCE, Ohio ­ The University of Mount Union¹s annual faculty art
exhibit will take place in Beeghly Hall from October 1 until December 6,
featuring a wide variety of work.
A gallery reception for the artists will take place on Saturday, October
26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to football game. The event is open to
the public.
Artwork will include paintings by Elizabeth Babb, art lecturer; sketches
and sculptures by Robert Buganski, associate professor of art; paintings
by Tim Hallaran, art lecturer; photography by Fred Cockrill; lecturer;
paintings and photography by Margo Miller, department chair and associate
professor of art and paintings by Gary Taneri, lecturer.
Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For
weekend hours, call Carol Opatken, director of the Mount Union Gallery,
at (330) 823-4968.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Cedarville University Alumni Honored by Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field is one of the most well known baseball fields in the major league, home to the Chicago Cubs. The field was built in 1914 and that means in the upcoming year, the team will be celebrating 100 years with Wrigley Field. 

The Chicago Cubs franchise held a contest for the public to design the 100 year anniversary logo. Out of over 1,200 submissions and three finalists, Brandon Ort from New Bremen, Ohio won the contest. A 2007 graduate of Cedarville University, majoring in graphic design, Ort will get to attend the game where the logo is revealed. This logo will be on the stadium, uniforms and other memorabilia throughout the year. Ort will also receive a custom made jersey with his design from the team.  

For more information visit: 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Art of All Kinds

Toledo Museum of Art Special Guest

If you are in the Toledo area, be sure to check out the museum's live show, Wednesday September 18th at 8pm. The Grammy nominated "Trombone Shorty" (aka Troy Andrews) will be performing as part of the Masters Series that the Toledo Museum sponsors. 

Nomination Season!

If you, and/or a friend, are senior art students talk to your art department chair about being nominated for the Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts! It's a great chance to potentially make some money, as well as gain an online portfolio and lot's of exposure to the Ohio art community. All your faculty need to do is send us your name and contact info to Nominations will be closing October 6th.

The Sculpture Design Contest is also accepting applicants. This is a chance for any student in an AICUO school of any major to work along side with a professional artist from Columbus. This year Eric Rausch is the sculptor and he is excited to see your designs. Again, ask your art department chairs, or this blog for the application papers and mail to 
ATTN: Sculpture Design
41 S. High St. Suite 2424
Columbus, OH 43215


Monday, September 9, 2013

Big Informative Post!

There is a lot going on in the art communities of the AICUO schools! Check these out

Mount St. Joseph Gallery Exhibition!

The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph announces the opening of book/ARTS/book (September 22-October 25, 2013) highlights recent hand-made books by Cincinnati Book Arts Society (CBAS) members.  An Artists’ Reception is planned for Sunday, September 22, from 2-4pm.  A panel of CBAS members will discuss the current panorama for hand-made book arts at 2:30pm in Art 104, adjacent to the Gallery.  The public is cordially invited to meet many of the participating CBAS members, view their work, take in the panel discussion and enjoy light refreshments.

The Cincinnati Book Arts Society was the inspiration of Gabrielle Fox, an internationally known miniature book artist and book conservator, in the late 1990s.  Ms. Fox, who trained in England, describes Cincinnati book arts at that time as, “a very loosely organized group of both professionals and amateurs who live in the area and are artists, printers, paper makers, bookbinders, writers or have other associated interests.”  In the summer of 1999 the first in the continuing series of book arts exhibitions at the Main Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was staged.  BookWorks 14 ran this past summer at the Main Library with 77 artworks displayed by 23 CBAS artists. 

The exhibition at the Mount’s SSG Art Gallery features recent works by CBAS members that demonstrate various techniques and approaches used in traditional and contemporary bookbinding and is intended to expand the growing interest and enthusiasm for hand-crafted book arts to a wider regional audience and to continue the BookWorks tradition “to showcase a selection of handmade books that demonstrate a variety of techniques and approaches used in traditional and contemporary bookbinding.”  Lou Kroner, current president of CBAS, offers this, “Members of the Cincinnati Book Arts Society are excited about the opening of the book/ARTS/book exhibition and especially about the collaboration between CBAS and the Mount’s Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery.  CBAS was started to create a spirit of community among those interested in book-related arts and to re-energize those who still enjoy the look and feel of books.  We look forward to future shared ventures.”

Studio San Giuseppe is a nonprofit art gallery located in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building on the campus of the College of Mount St. Joseph, Delhi and Neeb roads in Delhi Township, 15 minutes west of downtown Cincinnati. 

·         Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.
·         The Gallery is closed on major holidays, including the MSJ’s Mid-Semester Holiday, Friday, October 11th.
·         Admission is free.  For more information, call Studio San Giuseppe at 513-244-4314.

Photo Artist to Visit Hiram College

Latino photographer Jose Galvez will visit Hiram College on Friday, September 20, 2013, as part of the College’s Bissell Symposium. He will present a series of classroom talks and meet with students, faculty and staff. The program will include an all-campus talk at 3 p.m.

In the last 40 years, Galvez’s photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries here and abroad, including the Smithsonian. Using black and white film, Galvez crafts a powerful and unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America. His compelling work, created with respect, pride and without pretense, captures the beauty of daily life. Galvez’s personal history, love of family and cultural knowledge enable him to pursue his work with a reverent understanding of the stories behind the images.

Galvez majored in journalism at the University of Arizona. Upon graduation he became a staff photographer at the Arizona Daily Star, then moved on to the Los Angeles Times, becoming the first Mexican-American photographer on staff. In 1984, he was on a team of reporters and photographers that won a Pulitzer Prize for a series on Latino life in southern California; they were the first ever Mexican-American journalists to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Malone University's Several Fall Art Shows

The Fountain Gallery is currently featuring, "Courage: An Attempted Explanation/Understanding" by Akron artist Debra DeGregorio from now through October 1, 2013.
DeGregorio's unique installation combines cloth mâché 'mountains' with drawings using sumi ink, acrylic paint, pastels, and colored pencil on paper. Connecting the distinct elements are tiny foot prints, small ladders, and flags which create the sense of a landscape.
DeGregorio says of her work, "I am describing the mammoth and courageous task of living everyday in the vast interior and exterior arena of history, memory, emotions, interactions and futures."
Born in Pittsburgh, Penn., DeGregorio received a BFA in printmaking and drawing from Kent State University, studied ceramics and printmaking at the University of Akron, and earned an MFA in printmaking from SUNY. She teaches drawing, design, and painting at Youngstown State University and Kent State University. DeGregorio also works as a gardener with Square Gardens, a business she owns with her partner and fellow artist, Trey Berry. More information on DeGregorio and her work can be found at
Art-in-a-Case is currently featuring small collage works by Akron artist, Caryn Steerman, now through December 6. Steerman, a mixed media artist, has exhibited in galleries throughout Northeast Ohio and in West Virginia. The small collages displayed in the Case are typical of her work using found images, with words and short phrases to create highly personal works layered with meaning. The narrative created by these works challenges the viewer to reconcile the juxtaposition of contrasting words and imagery and rewards close and careful viewing.
Steerman often donates work to benefit charitable causes. Her most recent exhibits include: Frigid Art Exhibit at Asterisk Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio; Project Water at Studio 2041, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Photo Booth Project at Massillon Museum, Massillon, Ohio.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Wittenberg's Gallery Shows Ohio Photographer

The Wittenberg University Department of Art has kicked off the 2013-14 school year with an exhibit of works by Ohio photographer Deborah Orloff, including pieces from her current body of work titled Holzwege. Located in Koch Hall on the university’s campus, the Ann Miller Gallery is currently presenting Orloff’s work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 20.

The exhibit is open to the public free of charge. Orloff will present her work in a lecture at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Kissel Auditorium, also in Koch Hall. A reception will follow.

Using digital imaging, along with her own photography, Orloff is able to layer multiple images – in this case, photographs of landscapes and man-made pathways.

“Her work is certainly a welcome and timely metaphor for positive change, new beginnings, and the road ahead,” said Assistant Professor of Art and Director of the Ann Miller Gallery Dan McInnis.

Holzwege is the German word for wood-path. These paths meander through the woods and end abruptly; you never know where one will take you,” Orloff said. “Ultimately, the images are meant to be ethereal and optimistic, conveying the sense of wonder that exists when we open ourselves up to new possibilities and realize that change is often fortuitous.”

Orloff’s work has been incorporated in many national and international exhibitions, such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Toyohashi City Museum of Art & History in Japan, the Arts Center Gallery at EAFIT University in Columbia, and the Royal Scottish Academy Gallaries in Scotland.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Short North Gallery Hop!

That's right everyone, it's that time again! Saturday September 7th, head down to the Short North and check out all the galleries, food, and entertainment you can handle on the last Gallery Hop of the Summer months. For more information on what artists are in which gallery and where to find the best eats click HERE!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Gallery News

Kussmaul Gallery Exhibit!

The Kussmaul Gallery is currently having a show for artist James Young. The show is entitled "An Essential Landscape" and features landscape work from all over Ohio. The show opens Saturday September 14, from noon-4pm. 
"Summer at the Clockworks"
oil on wood panel

Mount Union ArtFest! 

ArtFest Scheduled for September 7 at Mount UnionFor Immediate Release: 8/28/2013ALLIANCE, Ohio ‹ The University of Mount Union will host the 49th annual
ArtFest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 7 on the lawn of Chapman Hall.

Sponsored by Mount Union and the Alliance Chamber of Commerce, ArtFest
will feature original works by area artists in various media including
watercolor, oil, collage, graphics, ceramics, drawings, fine crafts,
photography, jewelry, fiber, woodworking, stained glass, batik, enameling
and printmaking.

In addition, ³A Taste of Alliance,² coordinated by the Alliance Chamber
of Commerce, will take place simultaneously, featuring food and beverages
for sale by area restaurants and caterers. Entertainment will be provided
by Mount Union and Alliance area musicians.

This year¹s judge is artist Wayne Gruver, manager/preparator at the
Butler Institute of American Art-Salem Branch. Over the years, he has
worked for Lens 14 Inc., Hoechstetter Printing Company and Professor
Alfred Bright.

Cash awards and ribbons will be presented to the top artists in each
category, as well as a Best of Show.