Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Studio San Giuseppe Exhibition Announcement

(Cincinnati, OH) – Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at Mount St. Joseph University is honored to present Biophilia, Standing Witness(SEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 20, 2017).  An opening Artists’ Reception will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  The public is cordially invited to meet and talk with the artists during the reception.

Biophilia, Standing Witness is an exhibition of works from 12 invited women artists, having roots in Cincinnati and/or Columbus, with unique relationships and creative responses to the cry of the natural world and the knowing that occurs through seeing.  The collection of works is an exploration of nature/earth/life and often subversive narratives through works searching our inter-connectedness to all naturally, spiritually.  This dynamic presentation will include the following active studio artists:

Kirsten Swanson Bowen is a text based painter who now lives and works in New York City.  She studied at the Columbus College of Art & Design.  Bowen also rented a studio at Cincinnati’s Pendleton for a few years, exhibiting during Final Fridays.  Her works are in numerous corporate and private collections world-wide.  

Lisa Hueil Conner is a lifetime resident of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Her work includes functional and sculptural clay works, both hand built and thrown.  She has received local grants, been published nationally and has work in collections nationally and internationally.  Her work for this show has become a recognition of how much human physical and mental wellbeing relies on the quality of our relationship with the natural world.

Judy Dominic has been in close relationship with natural fibers since her childhood of growing up on farms in Greater Cincinnati.  Her works have been exhibited nationwide, while her teaching has taken her across the U.S. and abroad.  She has many fiber related writings in publication and supports the fiber arts through her involvement with many arts organizations. 

Renee Harris graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati.  Her works have been exhibited in national craft shows and galleries.  Through her narrative mixed media imagery, she is now exploring a renewed insight into the power of change.  “The images I create evolve from those materials and sync with important inspirations, which are: nature, life experiences, memory of light and form, commitment and sharing with others.”

Sandra Jane Heard works as a full-time studio artist in Perrysburg, Ohio.  Her works emphasize the use of the found object in her multi-dimensional sculptures.  She draws influence from both the natural world and the industrial world, and explores the conflicts that arise from the push and pull of these two opposing realms.  Heard has both studied and exhibited world-wide and has received many awards and recognition.

Terri Kern is a Cincinnati based studio artist.  She has travelled all over the world teaching and exhibiting her ceramic work, most notably in Cincinnati sister city exchange programs.  Kern has received numerous grants and awards in the field of ceramics.  Her work is represented in corporate, museum and private collections.  Her works often employ imagery from nature to convey her visual concepts.  Each piece functions as a visual marker that commemorates a single moment, event or memory.

Pam Korte recently retired from 30 years as an Assistant Professor at Mount St. Joseph University.  She taught all levels of the ceramics program during her tenure.  Maintaining an avid studio practice for 37 years, she has participated in countless regional shows.  Her work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly magazine as well as other publications.  Her current work is a translation of her deep connectedness to the natural world.

Margaret Rhein is a Cincinnati artist who has been involved in the art and craft of making paper by hand for the past 42 years.  Her work has been exhibited in galleries and craft shows nationwide.  She has taught workshops in papermaking, bookbinding and marbling to both children and adults, throughout Greater Cincinnati and beyond.  Her work often includes natural elements she has collected or been given.

Karen Rumora is a professional artist and designer who specializes in landscape oil and encaustic paintings. She has a degree from The Ohio State University and has been designing environments and painting for nearly 30 years. Her award winning works are part of many private and public collections. “Marked with resemblances of biological organisms, the surface becomes a tapestry of color with more aspects of the interior structure of plant life rather than its externalities.  This essentially turns the concept of a landscape painting ‘inside out.’”

Leah Stahl is a photographer and educator, currently residing in Dayton, Ohio.  Her concepts are influenced by the themes involving memory, space, perception, and transformation.  She combines both traditional and experimental techniques in her practice.  She received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati, DAAP.  Stahl is currently Chair of the Photography Department at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, Ohio.  She has taught at Wittenberg University, Antioch College, Sinclair Community College, and the University of Cincinnati.  

Brenda Tarbell has lived and worked in Cincinnati since 1974.  She is a member of the Clay Alliance and has received many grants and awards for her work.  She has done public commissions for the Duke Energy Convention Center, Mercantile Library and Lloyd Library.  Tarbell states, “I regard the natural world with respect, consideration, careful observation and concern.  I feel grounded and content when my attention is focused on the natural world.”

Heather F. Wetzel is an artist whose work has been widely exhibited and in multiple collections.  She is working primarily in historic photographic processes, hand papermaking, and book arts.  Wetzel taught for a number of years at The Ohio State University and is currently the Assistant Professor, Head of Photography, at Memphis College of Art in Tennessee.  As a highly decorated artist, she has studied and exhibited extensively.

Pam Korte, co-curator of this exhibition, reflects, "I believe that people need to be reconnected to wonder and amazement, especially as it is manifest in their one home, the earth. Each of the invited artists brings their particular insight to the cycle of attention, inspiration and expression. By our work we dare to share vision and spread awareness."  
ALSO NOTE:  The Biophilia, Standing Witness exhibition includes a tribute to Sister Paula Gonzalez, Sister of Charity, who passed away in August 2016.  Sister Paula was an internationally known environmental educator and activist.

Attached images:
Artist:  Heather F. Wetzel
Title:  Salvage 85
Media:  Ferrotype on recycled can lid

Artist:  Lisa Hueil Conner
Title:  Ammonite Revealed (detail)
Media:  Stoneware Clay


Studio San Giuseppe is a nonprofit art gallery located in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building on the campus of Mount St. Joseph University, at the crossroads of Delhi and Neeb 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.  Admission is free.  For more information, call Studio San Giuseppe at 513-244-4314.  www.msj.edu/ssg

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

College receives historic paintings from descendants of Israel Putnam

For more information contact: Tom Perry, Executive Director of Strategic Communications & Marketing, (740) 376-4408, perryt@marietta.edu
College receives historic paintings from descendants of Israel Putnam
Wilton family donates 1830s paintings of Fort Harmar, Campus Martius
MARIETTA, OH (07/21/2017) When Ben Wilton visited Marietta College's Legacy Library in 2013 to donate a manuscript by Northwest Territory pioneer Samuel Prescott Hildreth, he was impressed with everything he saw that day.
"Marietta College has a wonderful library," said Ben, who lives in Buffalo, New York. "It's why I knew this was the right place to donate these paintings. This is where they belong."
Ben and his brother, Frank, recently donated two oil paintings depicting Fort Harmar and Campus Martius from the 1830s. The paintings are being appraised, but Director of the Library Douglas Anderson believes they both have significant historical and financial value. Anderson said neither of the paintings are signed, but they are believed to have been painted by early Ohio artists Charles Sullivan and/or Sala Bosworth.
"I'm delighted that the Legacy Library will have a role in preserving these historic paintings and making them available to historians and researchers here at the College and in the Marietta community," Anderson said. "It is particularly gratifying that they have been returned to this area after so many years."
The paintings had belonged to their father, Frank Putnam Wilton, and had been in the family for several generations. The Wiltons are descendants of Gen. Israel Putnam (of Revolutionary War fame), through Douglas Putnam who married Mary Ann Hildreth (daughter of Dr. Samuel P. Hildreth) and was a founding trustee and secretary of the board of Marietta College.
Frank Putnam Wilton passed away on Aug. 26, 2016, and the paintings were left to the brothers.
"It was dad's wishes that they come back here," said his son, Frank. "We inherited them, but we knew this is where they belonged. We know they will be taken care of and utilized here."
Marietta College's Special Collections houses many significant historical documents, including photos, books and paintings. Anderson said the addition of these two paintings will increase the historical significance of what is already available for researchers from this time period of the Northwest Territory.
"The quality of materials we have on the early days of this part of the nation are a major reason why researchers come to Marietta all of the time," Anderson said. "Most notably, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, who has been visiting our Special Collections to do research on his next book."
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 1,200 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 Forbes.com.



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

ODU Announces 2017-18 Wehrle Gallery Art Exhibitions

Columbus, OH – Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) Wehrle Gallery will feature exhibitions during the 2017-18 academic year that feature the work of female artists and pay homage to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, ODU’s founding congregation.

The Wehrle Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. The gallery is located on ODU’s campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219.

Chrysalis: Meet ODU’s Art Faculty
Aug. 21 – Oct. 22, 2017
Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
Artist presentation: 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
This exhibition is a celebration of the new academic year and a welcome to ODU’s 16th president, Dr. Robert Gervasi. The Art and Design faculty, Janna Thompson-Chordas, Janette Knowles, Rebecca Morton, and Eliana Calle Saari, created new works around the idea of the chrysalis and butterfly, a metaphor for the intellectual and spiritual transformation that happens through education.

Nostalgia and Invisible Racism: A Project by Ann Corley Silverman
Nov. 3, 2017 – Jan. 12, 2018
Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Artist presentation: 12 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
Twenty years after Ann Corley Silverman exhibited “The Journal Project” in the Wehrle Gallery, she is using the same pulped and shredded journals of her southern grandmother to create pages that support the handwritten text of Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” in an examination of family history, southern history and racism.

Convergence: New Work by Char Norman and Anita Dawson
Jan. 25 – March 31, 2018
Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2018
Artist presentation: 12 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Longtime Columbus academic and artistic powerhouses Char Norman and Anita Dawson explore the idea of Convergence through paintings and mixed media pieces. Their works center around the convergence of ideas, cultural influences, the political climate, their lengthy friendship and work/travel partnerships, as well as the fact that both are women artists.

From the Halls of Wehrle: 2018 Senior Exhibition
April 29 – June 30, 2018
Opening reception: 1-3:30 p.m.
Celebrate with ODU’s graduating seniors. This exhibition is the capstone of Art, Art Education, and Graphic Design students and features a range of content and media.

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive, four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. The University has approximately 1,900 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 40 majors and nine graduate degree programs. At ODU, students connect their passion with a purpose.

Denison Arts Professor Receives Funding from Howard Foundation

RANVILLE, Ohio—The Board of Administration of the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation has awarded a $33,000 fellowship to Denison University Associate Professor of Studio Art Sheilah Wilson for her work, “SOTD (Strangely Ordinary This Devotion).” Wilson was awarded one of only eight fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Wilson has collaborated with her partner Dani Leventhal, assistant professor at Ohio State University, on “SOTD,” which was presented at this year’s Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum in New York City. “SOTD” depicts images of ordinary life that resonate with the larger themes of motherhood, queer desire, the environment and domestic life, both real and fantastic.

“The work deals with ideas of how we can construct new narrative structure and sense through the lexicon of our own lives. I feel that the potential of the domestic space as one of radicality is an important way to re-imagine the world and present it visually,” said Wilson.

The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation was established in 1952 by Nicea Howard in memory of her grandparents. Miss Howard had a special interest in furthering the personal development of promising individuals at the crucial middle stages of their careers in the liberal and creative arts.

University of Dayton Exhibit to Explore Marian Art of Asia


A new art exhibit at the University of Dayton will explore how the Virgin Mary is perceived and represented in some Asian countries. "Ex Oriente Lux: Marian Art in Asia" runs June 26 to Sept. 8 in the Marian Library Gallery on the seventh floor of Roesch Library. It is free and open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. "The exhibit is an attempt to open our horizons to the originality of Asian Marian paintings and statuary," said the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., director of research, art and special projects for the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute. More information is available online here. For interviews or a photo, contact Meagan Pant at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu.


The International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) has announced "Mary in Asia and Africa" as the theme for its next Marian Forum on Oct. 20 at the University of Dayton. The two-hour event will be the fifth in a continuing series of free academic gatherings that IMRI has sponsored on the Internet to promote the study of the Blessed Virgin Mary. "We are producing our Marian forums to present fresh research and to stimulate creative energies in the study of the mother of Jesus Christ," said the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., director of research, art and special projects. "We decided on Africa and Asia for the theme of our next forum because we want to move beyond Eurocentrism and open new avenues of study. The great diversity of peoples in Africa and Asia makes these continents ideal for looking at how local culture influences the reception of Mary." Admission is free, but IMRI requires participants to register online athereFor interviews, contact Meagan Pant at 937-229-3256 ormpant1@udayton.edu.


The University of Dayton will host a retrospective exhibit by Dayton native and University alumnae Patti Trick Paulus featuring calligraphic art from her 38-year career. "Then & Now — A Retrospective" is free and open to the public June 10 through July 31 in the first floor gallery of Roesch Library. Paulus focuses on hand lettered artwork and has recently expanded into rendering landscapes in charcoal. The exhibit is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It will be closed July 4. Complimentary visitor parking passes can be obtained at the visitor parking information center. More information is available hereFor interviews or a photo, contact Meagan Pant at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu.


Emerging Leader Program

Employers can help develop future executive leaders with training on the finer points of leadership and business skills during the 2017 Emerging Leader program at the University of Dayton Center for Leadership. Registration is now open for the next 12-month, 20-session program that begins Aug. 18, and is geared toward helping employees chart a path to executive leadership. It includes leadership and business skills training, assessments, executive coaching and mentoring. Presenters include faculty from the University of Dayton's School of Business Administration along with consultants to Fortune 500 companies. The Emerging Leader Program is open to the public and costs $13,000; $12,000 for partner organizations. Participants receive a certificate in leadership and admission to two of the Center's future executive development programs.
Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program
The Center for Leadership is accepting applications for the next three sessions of this 10-session program that start July 27, Aug. 22 and Sept. 27. The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program is a development program spanning six months for leaders in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. This program will assist front-line leaders or anyone preparing for a leadership role in developing skills to help them maximize individual and team performance. Upon completion of the program, they also receive two additional days of Supervisor and Professional Development programs. The cost is $4,300; $4,000 for partner organizations. The session starting in August will be in Dublin, Ohio. Supervisory Leadership Certificate facilitators average a 4.5 on a five-point scale in participant reviews. Participants in the most recently completed cohort report a 43.5 percent increase in their competency level. One participant said: "I have found most valuable the ability to listen to and to be exposed to individuals from all over the region, as well as to be able to share in their insights and gain an appreciation for the similarities and differences among us."

Professional Development Programs

July 11: "Time Management and Personal Productivity." This session will help with planning your work using goal-setting and scheduling techniques, proper delegation techniques and building successful relationships without putting too many demands on your schedule.

July 12: "Navigating Difficult Conversations." This program will help attendees understand the casualties of unresolved conflict — productivity loss and employee turnover, among others. Participants also will identify their preferred conflict resolution style and techniques to increase their personal effectiveness.

July 19: "IMPROVing Interpersonal Communication Skills." Leaders with a mastery of the various facets of communication are becoming increasingly rare. Acquiring these skills can be overwhelming, and can leave some thinking they may just not have what it takes. This course will use the proven methods of improvisation training to identify weaknesses and create new strengths.

The cost for a professional development program is $395 for the general public, $345 for University of Dayton alumni and $299 for center partners.

All sessions for every program run all day, unless otherwise noted, and will be on the University of Dayton River Campus at the 1700 South Patterson Building.

For more information about Center for Leadership programs and to register, call 937-229-3115 or visithttps://www.udayton.edu/centerforleadership/.


For more information, contact Shawn Robinson at 937-229-3391.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


A new art exhibit at the University of Dayton will explore how the Virgin Mary is perceived and represented in some Asian countries. "Ex Oriente Lux: Marian Art in Asia" runs June 26 to Sept. 8 in the Marian Library Gallery on the seventh floor of Roesch Library. It is free and open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. "The exhibit is an attempt to open our horizons to the originality of Asian Marian paintings and statuary," said the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., director of research, art and special projects for the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute. More information is available online here (https://www.udayton.edu/news/articles/2017/06/marian_art_of_asia.php)For interviews or a photo, contact Meagan Pan at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu

Curator Jo-ey Tang to lead CCAD's Beeler Gallery

Columbus College of Art & Design is pleased to announce that curator, artist, and art critic Jo-ey Tang will head the college’s Beeler Gallery.

Tang was curator at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, from 2014 to 2015, and arts editor of literary magazine n+1 from 2009 to 2014. He will start at Beeler Gallery on June 15.

Read more at: https://www.ccad.edu/press-releases/curator-and-artist-jo-ey-tang-lead-ccads-beeler-gallery
for the attached press release. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

OHIO WESLEYAN STUDENTS CURATE ART EXHIBIT ‘Many Faces, Many Stories’ Opens May 3 with Public Reception

DELAWARE, Ohio – They’ve researched, budgeted, curated, designed, prepared, installed, and helped to publicize Ohio Wesleyan University’s newest art exhibit. 
And the OWU students – all enrolled in a fine arts “exhibition practice” course – will open their exhibit with a public reception May 3. 
Titled “Many Faces, Many Stories,” the exhibit will run from May 3 through June 9 in Gallery 2001, a satellite of Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum. The reception will be held from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 in the gallery, located inside Beeghly Library, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery 2001’s hours coincide with library hours and are available online at www.owu.edu/library
Erin Fletcher, director of OWU’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, teaches the semester-long exhibition practice course, which includes a combination of museum history, theory, and hands-on skills for developing exhibitions. 
“This class draws on Ohio Wesleyan’s theory-to-practice ideology,” Fletcher said, “and I have truly enjoyed watching students from the arts, the sciences, and the humanities come together, using campus collections, to develop an exhibition. Their intelligence, diligence, and creative abilities are beautifully on display.” 
First-year student Thalia Sallas-Brookwell of Los Angeles, California, said the class ties in directly with her future career plans. 
“I’m interested in a future career in museum education or some type of work that combines art and creativity with community outreach,” said Sallas-Brookwell, an art history major and women’s and gender studies minor. 
“We’ve studied a lot about museum management and have been able to practice the concepts we learned when planning ‘Many Faces, Many Stories,’ ” she continued. “I’m proud of our class’s hard work and can’t wait for our opening reception.” 
Evelynn Wyatt, a senior from Louisville, Kentucky, also appreciated the collaborative class dynamic in planning the exhibition. 
“As a person who prefers working on her own to set and accomplish goals,” said Wyatt, a double major in biology and English, “collaborating with six other students was an incredibly challenging, yet rewarding experience. Though we didn’t always agree with one another, we learned to compromise from a place of mutual respect and understanding.” 
The final exhibit features items from Ohio Wesleyan’s permanent collection and included collaboration with local artist Nick Stull and The Page Collective artist collaboration group.
Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Ross Art Museum at www.owu.edu/ross and more about the university’s fine arts major, including the exhibition practice course at www.owu.edu/finearts.


DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University fine arts professor Cynthia Cetlin and student Wyatt Hall are among the artists selected to exhibit works in the upcoming Ohio Designer Craftsmen “Best of 2017” showcase. 
The 34th annual juried exhibition will run from May 7 through June 18 at the Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus, and from July 7 through Sept. 9 at the Southern Ohio Museum, 825 Gallia St., Portsmouth. The event will showcase works in clay, glass, fiber, wood, metal, and mixed media – all created by Ohio Designer Craftsmen artists. 
Cetlin, M.F.A., who joined Ohio Wesleyan’s faculty in 1987, will have two fiber pieces in the show, with her creation “Felt Memory” earning the Ruth Lantz Award for Excellence in Fiber. She will be recognized during an awards presentation at 3 p.m. May 7 at the Ohio Craft Museum. 
“Wool, like gold, has a memory,” Cetlin says of the piece, “and when formed and dried, as in this seamless neckpiece, can be stretched, only to return to its original form.” The piece is made from merino wool and natural dyes, using wet-felted, stitched-resist, and shibori (fabric dying) techniques. 
Her second piece “Forest Ground” was inspired by “a favorite path taken through shoreline pine forest in Deer Isle, Maine,” Cetlin says, and is made of rust-colored merino wool and naturally died, pale green silk. It was created using wet-felted, stitched-resist, and nuno (fiber bonding) techniques. 
Hall, a senior from Delaware, is exhibiting small-scale metal sculpture and jewelry – both created as part of Cetlin’s metals course. Hall will earn his Ohio Wesleyan Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in May with concentrations in metals and bookmaking. 
His “Blue-Green Fracking Well” sculpture was created using copper, nickel, cupric nitrate, and silver nitrate. His “Softshell Necklace” incorporates copper, brass, merino wool, liver of sulfur, Prismacolor pencil, and heat patina. 
“The metal sculptures which I construct are created utilizing traditional metalworking techniques,” Hall says. “Their toy-like, miniature scale is reminiscent of the train models that I built with my father and grandfather in my childhood. 
“Constructing isolated objects within the rural landscape, such as fracking wells, on the scale of a model creates a shift in perspective which allows me to consider industrial processes and the rural landscape on a manageable scale,” Hall says. 
Learn more about the Ohio Designer Craftsmen “Best of 2017” exhibit at www.ohiocraft.org. Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s fine arts department at www.owu.edu/finearts

Monday, April 24, 2017


University of Dayton area coordinator for art education R. Darden Bradshaw won local, state and national honors for her commitment to preparing the next generation of artists and educators. The National Art Education Association honored Bradshaw in March with its 2017 Western Region Higher Education Art Educator award, which encompasses 16 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. In February, the Dayton Art Institute honored her with the 2017 Pamela P. Houk Award for Excellence in Art Education. And in November, Bradshaw received the 2016 Ohio Art Education Association award in the higher education division. Graduates of the University's art education program receive a professional studio degree with teacher licensure, making them a professional artist and licensed educator ready to walk into a classroom. For more information or interviews, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of news and communications, at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu.

Professional Development Programs

May 2: "Going from Peer to Supervisor." This program will guide new supervisors through the transition from individual contributor to leader. Through small group exercises, group discussions and role playing, participants will learn strategies, behaviors and critical interactions that lead to becoming an effective supervisor.

May 3: "Communication Skills for Leaders." This program will help all employees communicate effectively to customers, vendors, co-workers and management. 

May 3: "Problem Solving for Team Members: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt." This workshop is for anyone wanting to learn basic problem solving. Participants will learn how to use the five-step Lean Six Sigma problem solving process, DMAIC. 

May 4: "Project Leadership." This program focuses on the practical skills, tools and techniques used to effectively lead all phases of a project — initiation, planning, execution and closing. Participants will work on a practical case study project in small groups to clarify the project's goal and objectives, identify deliverables, create a work breakdown structure and build a schedule. 

May 9: "Effective Decision Making." This seminar utilizes group exercise, movie clips, real-world examples and case studies to help participants analyze and improve decision-making skills. 

May 11: "Fostering Inclusion: Building Cross Cultural Capabilities." Participants will explore what makes employees different, practice assessing individual and team situations in light of these differences, and develop tools for cross-cultural management and collaboration.

May 16: "Professional Communication & Presence." Participants in this program will learn about how image influences perception, how to proactively manage the messages one's image conveys in the professional environment, and how to build the skills to make a positive first impression. Participants also will learn new techniques on how to manage non-verbal communication. 

The cost for a professional development program is $395 for the general public, $345 for University of Dayton alumni and $299 for center partners. 

Executive Development Programs 

May 18: "Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Strategies for Developing Your Top Performers." Studies confirm career development is the single most powerful tool managers have for retention, engagement, productivity and results. This program will help participants develop career development frameworks to make a difference in their organizations. 

The cost for executive development programs is $995 for the general public, $945 for University of Dayton alumni and $897 for center partners. 

All sessions for every program run all day, unless otherwise noted, and will be on the University of Dayton River Campus at the 1700 South Patterson Building. 

For more information about Center for Leadership programs and to register, call 937-229-3115 or visit https://www.udayton.edu/centerforleadership/.


For more information, contact Shawn Robinson at 937-229-3391.

Ohio Wesleyan Event Offers Free Admission to Day’s Cultural Events

DELAWARE, Ohio – Art, dance, music, and literature lovers are invited to “Art Hop” over to Delaware on April 30 for a special day of exhibits and performances sponsored by the Arts and Humanities at Ohio Wesleyan University. 
Erin Fletcher, director of the university’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, said, “I’m truly excited to see the Arts and Humanities working together to present this event to our campus and the community.” 
Art Hop will run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., with free admission at all campus and community venues. Places to stop on the Hop include: 
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – The Ross Art Museum presents “Refraction,” an exhibit by OWU’s 2017 fine arts graduates, with music by Orion Wright. (Please note all art may not be suitable for children.) The museum is located at 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. 
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – OWU’s Werner Gallery presents “Am I Us or Them?” by Rosellina “Rosy”Avoscan. The exhibit is the artist’s response to the refugee crisis in Europe. It includes ceramics, photography, sculpture, oil painting, and drawing. (Please note some themes may not be suitable for children.) The Werner Gallery, part of the university’s Department of Fine Arts, is located in Edgar Hall, 35 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. 
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. –The Arts Castle presents “All the Rage: Fashion & Art in Early Delaware County.” Art Hop participants with children also are invited to take part in arts and crafts activities at the facility. The Arts Castle is located at 190 W. Winter St., Delaware. Learn more at http://artscastle.org
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – The OWU Department of Theatre & Dance presents its Spring Dance Showcase, featuring informal performances and presentations by Ohio Wesleyan dance students. The showcase will be held in the Jannuzi Dance Studio inside OWU’s Simpson Querrey Fitness Center at 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.
3:15 p.m. t0 4:15 p.m. – The OWU Department of Music presents a concert of new student chamber works, including musical excerpts from the Department of Theatre & Dance’s recent production of “Blood Wedding,” a tragedy by Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca. For those attending the 2 p.m. dance showcase, the Wesleyan Players, a university theatre troupe, will conduct a moving performance as they walk with you to the chamber performance. The musicians will perform at Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. 
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – The OWU Department of English presents Speak/Easy, a new reading series featuring writers from Ohio Wesleyan and the local community of all disciplines and skill levels. Founded on a mutual love of the written word, Speak/Easy seeks to bring people together to celebrate inspired writing. Speak/Easy will be held downtown at Fresh Start Café & Bakery, 24 N. Sandusky St., Delaware. 
For those seeking refreshments in between Art Hop events, food-truck vendors Seven Little Sliders (gourmet sandwiches) and Kooky’s Cookies (ice cream sandwiches) will be on hand 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lots at the Ross and Sanborn Hall, respectively. 
Learn more about the April 30 Art Hop at www.owu.edu/ArtHop

Marietta College's Art Department is excited to present a group exhibition of new works created by artists and designers in the Class of 2017

"Made," the Senior Art & Design Capstone Exhibition, will run from April 21st-May 7th in the Atrium Gallery on the third floor of the Hermann Fine Arts Center.

An opening reception will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, April 21st. The artists, designers and their professors will be present during the reception. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are weekdays from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Eight Marietta College seniors will be featured in the show: Ashley Montgomery (Senecaville, Ohio), Jordi Light (Fayetteville, West Virginia), Caroline Sigmon (Hickory, North Carolina), Kat Watkins (Boardman, Ohio), Laken Lyon (Zanesville, Ohio), Cassie Wint (Wooster, Ohio) and Rachel McKown (Dungannon, Ohio).

Each student presents an individual exhibition based on the skills, interests and inspirations she has developed over the past four years. The exhibitions include a variety of mediums in both studio art and graphic design.

The Hermann Fine Arts Center is handicapped accessible. For more information: (740) 376-4688.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Artist talk: Dame Robin White

GRANVILLE, Ohio — The Art History and Visual Culture Program welcomes New Zealand painter and printmaker Dame Robin White for an artist talk at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 17, in Room 301 of the Bryant Arts Center (210 West College Street). Following the talk, there will be an exhibition opening of White’s work with Tongan artist Ruha Fifita titled “The Art of Ngatu by Robin White and Ruha Fifita: Tradition, Innovation and Community in Polynesia” at 6 p.m. in the MIX Gallery in Mulberry House (202 N. Mulberry Street). Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dyan Couden at 740-587-6596 or visit Denison.edu.

Recognized as a key figure in the regionalist movement of 20th century New Zealand art, White’s work is a blend of Pakeha, Maori and Pacific influences, often-depicting people in rural landscapes. Of Maori and Pakeha descent, she has been one of New Zealand’s most prominent painters and printmakers since the 1970s. White and Fifita’s exhibition will feature collaboratively made ngatu, bark cloth, from Tonga.

Friday, April 7, 2017

2017 EVA Grand Award Winner and People's Choice Announced!

On March 29th, a handful of outstanding young artists were recognized at the tenth annual Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts Reception. This was held at Capital University's Schumacher Gallery with the help David Gentilini.

The evening began with a student panel discussion featuring the six finalists: 

Alyssa Ziemba – Cleveland Institute of Art
Dominic Montante – Cleveland Institute of Art
Hannah Smith – Xavier University
Harlee Mollenkopf – Kenyon College
Kaylynn Etienne – Columbus College of Art and Design
Alexandra Morrissette – University of Dayton

The discussion was moderated by the Schumacher’s Gallery Director, David Gentilini.

From there, the reception portion officially began. Dr. Betsy Pike, Capital Alumna and current professor spoke as the master of ceremonies. Capital’s President, Dr. Beth Paul welcomed everyone to the Schumacher Gallery and Capital’s campus. Key sponsors, first and second round judges, nominees, and our sculpture designer were thanked and acknowledged throughout the reception. 

President Paul welcomes everyone to the Schumacher Gallery

The May Gallery Hop is on May 6th in the Short North Arts District – don’t forget to check it out!

It was then announced that Sarah Wenke of Mount St. Joseph University is the People's Choice Award Winner. Congratulations Sarah!

Todd Jones (left) and Sarah Wenke (right) with her award 

The Grand Award Winner receives a $2,500 cash prize, artwork purchased by AICUO, and artwork displayed in Governor Kasich's office for one year. Harlee Mollenkopf of Kenyon College is this year's Grand Award Winner! 

Todd Jones (left), Harlee Mollenkopf (center), and Marcella Hackbardt (right) with the Grand Prize Award

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's AICUO EVA competition! Visit http://aicuoartaward.com to see the winners portfolios!