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 http://www.larryhamill.com/ 

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 www.okeyspromise.com. Learn more about Artist BZTAT at: www.bztat.com. 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, JalapeƱos 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.”

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