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!!