Thursday, April 9, 2015

2015 Excellence in the Visual Arts Grand Award Winner Announced!

Lauryn King (Middle) with Kelly Phelps (L) and Todd Jones (R)
Last night, at the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), the AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts announced the 2015 Grand Award winner. Lauryn Olivia King from Xavier University took home the Grand Award last night as well as the prize of $2,500! One of her works will also be purchased by the AICUO to be placed for one year in the Governor's Office before permanently residing at the AICUO office.

Kenyon College artist, Audrey Nation was awarded with the People's Choice Award last night as well. She received the most votes on our public on-line voting portion of the competition.

Be sure to check out Lauryn, Audrey, and all the other finalists in the May Short North Gallery Hop! 

Starting on Saturday, May 2nd you will be able to find our artists at the following galleries:

ROY G BIV Gallery- 997 North High Street

       Lauren Hector, Ohio Northern University
       Lauryn King, Xavier University
       Sarah Lejeune, Oberlin College
       Justine Neuberger, Oberlin College
       Audrey Nation, Kenyon College
       Catherine Stanley, Cleveland Institute of Art

Sharon Weiss Gallery- 20 East Lincoln Street

       Holly Hamlin, Denison University

PM Gallery- 1190 North High Street

       Wilma Levengood, University of Mount Union

Sherrie Gallerie- 694 North High Street

       Jes Moore, Ohio Dominican University

Marcia Evans Gallery- 8 East Lincoln Street

       Lori Claricoates, University of Dayton

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Malone University annual student art exhibit now through April 9

Canton, OH - The Malone University Department of Visual Art is exhibiting student work in the McFadden Gallery now through April 9. Featuring works from twenty-nine Malone students, the show spans a range of media including fiber art, drawing, painting, photography, and ceramics. The exhibit was juried by Claudia Berlinski, an instructor of studio art classes at Youngstown State University, and by Kristina Malcolm, an instructor of metalsmithing at the University of Akron and owner of Fluxusmetalworks. 

The McFadden Gallery is located on the Malone University campus in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located at 2600 Cleveland Ave, NW, Canton, Ohio 44709. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Located on 96 rolling acres in Canton, Ohio, Malone University is comprised of the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences; the School of Education and Human Development; the School of Business and Leadership; and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.  Malone is a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, offering 41 majors, 42 minors, and 11 graduate programs.  Nationally, Malone University is ranked in the top four percent of colleges and universities in career outcomes, top 10 (#9) best online financial aid packages, and top 50 (#30) most affordable Christian colleges.  Regionally, U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2015 ranks Malone University among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest in the category Regional Universities, and to its list of best online bachelor’s programs.  Statewide, Malone appears on the list of colleges offering the best lifetime return on investment in Ohio.  Malone University has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as a military-friendly school by Victory Media, and as one of Northeast Ohio’s top workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Annual Senior Art Exhibition opens with reception on April 10

Students expressing their ‘wackiness’ until May 3 in Hermann Fine Arts Center

MARIETTA, Ohio — Individuals will get to see how Studio Art and Graphic Design seniors choose to express their “wackiness” while pushing their boundaries and testing their creativity starting on Friday, April 10.

The opening reception of the Senior Art Capstone Exhibition entitled “We’re All Kooky Here,” will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 10, in the Atrium Gallery on the third floor of the Hermann Fine Arts Building. The show will be open until graduation on May 3. The reception is free and open to the public.

Exhibiting senior artists and designers are Meredith Brandenburger (Painesville, Ohio), Brittany Curry (Newark, Ohio), Colin Lancashire (Madison, Wis.), Laura Mauer (Terre Haute, Ind.), Madison Moreno (Clarkson, Mich.), Kat Norton (Akron, Ohio), Nikki Morrone (Mineral Ridge, Ohio), Morgan Otto (Caldwell, Ohio) and Dana VanDervort (Alexandria, Ohio).

This exhibition showcases work that was completed in the academic year of 2014–15 by Studio Art and Graphic Design seniors. The work being showcased ranges from traditional oil paintings and drawings to branding, packaging and interactive illustration.

Capstone provides students an opportunity to take all of the knowledge they have learned over the course of their college careers and apply it to one-year project. These projects are representative of the talent of the seniors and what they have learned during their four years at Marietta College. Not every art or design process follows a specific path, but each student begins by finding out what inspires or interests him or her. The students learn and hone a variety of skills throughout this process that will help prepare them for the real world.

The gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,300 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and has been listed among Barron’s Best Buys in College Education and Peterson’s Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation’s best by