(Cincinnati, OH) – The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at Mount St. Joseph University announces the opening of “Place” on display March 1 – 31, 2016. The “Place” show is a photography exhibition featuring works from current Students, Faculty and Staff in the Mount Community. The SSG Art Gallery collaborated with the Mount’s Student Photographic Society (SPS) on the creation of this show. Initially, our gallery staff met with the executive officers of SPS and a select group of faculty and staff representatives from across campus. After an exciting brainstorming session, a description was tailored as an inspiring theme for invitation, as described below:
We are asking YOU to submit a photo that captures the theme of “PLACE”
What does PLACE mean to you? We are all part of this Place called the Mount. The spirit of this Place infuses everything we do. We all come from different Places and go to different spaces. How does Place situateyou? Is Place, for you, some Where or some Thing or some One? You can feel place/d, mis-placed, re-placed, put-in-place, dis-placed. You can put things in place. People in their place. A Place to see. A Place to be. Sense of place. So…show us…what does “PLACE” mean to you?
Participants were allowed to submit up to 10 photographs per person. A total of nearly 500 photos were submitted. The SPS executive officers juried the entries down to 200 photographs representing 70 (listed below) different photographers, which are on display in the SSG Art Gallery. After installation, our select group of faculty and staff who helped with the show’s creation has been invited to choose their favorite piece on display which represents the given theme. A “Note of Excellence” with the individual faculty/staff’s written response will appear next to his/her choice.
The Gallery Reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 31, from 4 – 7 pm. We welcome visitors from around the Tri-State community to view the artworks, converse with the Mount Community exhibitors and enjoy light refreshments.
Studio San Giuseppe is a nonprofit art gallery located in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building on the campus of Mount St. Joseph University, in Delhi Township, 15 minutes west of downtown Cincinnati. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 PM. The Gallery is closed on major holidays – Gallery CLOSED for Easter Break: Friday, March 25 – Monday, March 28. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Studio San Giuseppe at 513-244-4314, www.msj.edu/ssg.
Mount St. Joseph University is a Catholic, non-profit college of 2,400 students located in Cincinnati, Ohio; Mount St. Joseph University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curricula.
Names of exhibition participants:
Beth Belknap Brann
Elizabeth Bookser Barkley
Elizabeth Taryn Mason
Paul O. Jenkins
Susan Ruttle Lawrence
William Patrick Zopff