Three things to look for in a university if you want to be involved in a thriving arts community: Location. Location. Location. Malone University art students and alumni can testify that Canton, Ohio, is a great place to make the transition from classroom to gallery with relative ease.
Recently, 2007 graduate Tim Carmany, manager at the Hub Gallery and Studios, offered cash awards funded by Arts in Stark to Malone University students – with three selected for the awards. Christie Magrell, a junior art major from Canton was awarded first place with a ceramic piece winning $300; runners-up were Brian Neigh, a senior art major from Butler, PA, for hisgeisha painting; and Alicia Green, a sophomore art major from Fredericksburg, with a graphic self-portrait originally created in Graphic Design 3 class -- both winning $100. All three are students of Li Hertzi, owner/artist/designer/workshop leader at LiHertzi Design, and an adjunct professor at Malone University (Their works are pictured). In addition, Ms. Hertzi had two students – Rachel Chamberlain, a senior art major from East Liverpool; and Garrison Myles, a junior art major from Centerburg place in the top five in a recent logo contest conducted by Impulse Training.
Two Malone University visual arts majors– both students of lecturer Laura Donnelly -- received scholarships by Ohio Designer Craftsmen to attend a Functional Ceramics Workshop: They are Katelyn Hughes, a sophomore art major from Canton; and Brooke Hoffman a junior visual arts education major form Kansas City, Missouri.
Brooke Smalley, a senior business administration major from Titusville, Pennsylvania, and curator of the Dueber Gallery within The Timken Company, hosted a reception with alumnus Lyndon Thomas (Malone 1982) for artist photographer Carolyn Jacob. Ashley Holt, a junior art major from Canton assisted with the exhibit and is poised to become the third consecutive Malone University student to serve as curator for the gallery. The Dueber Gallery within The Timken Company was originally designed by alumna Cayce Wheelock two years ago.
Nico Rubio, an art major from Bogota, Columbia, will be hosting the reception for his senior exhibit (I'm) pos si ble Geometric Depictions in the McFadden Gallery, April 25 at 6 pm.