Monday, October 16, 2017

Senior Exhibition features work of Lourdes art majors


Senior Exhibition features work of Lourdes art majors

Erin Palmer Szavuly, MFA, Lourdes University Associate Professor and Chair of Art, is pleased to announce a Senior Art Exhibition of works in the Canticle Center Gallery, 5335 Silica Drive, Sylvania. The exhibition runs November 4 to December 8, 2017 and is free and open to the public.

Featured artists
  • Lydia Bugaj of Holland, OH
Ms. Bugaj is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with a Pre-Art Therapy concentration and a Psychology minor.

  • Maya Dent of Delphi, IN
Ms. Dent is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art.

  • Allison Rausch of Swanton, OH
Ms. Rausch is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with a minor in Business.

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“The Rest is Still Unwritten…” Artist Reception: Sat, Nov. 4, 7-9 p.m.

Exhibition Hours: Nov. 5 – Dec. 8
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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For more information, contact Ms. Palmer Szavuly at 419-824-3684 or email eszavuly@lourdes.edu

Friday, October 6, 2017

Artist Talk with Tim Buckwalter


Artist Talk with Tim Buckwalter

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- The Department of Studio Art welcomes Tim Buckwalter, Mellon Arts Across the Curriculum artist-in-residence, giving an artist talk at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, in the Knapp Performance Space at Blair Knapp Hall (300 Ridge Road). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dyan Couden at 740-587-6596 or visit Denison.edu.

For the past 25 years, Buckwalter has been remixing found imagery to produce works that explore how images and ideals from the past are still present and active today. His exhibit explores the idea that sometimes when you look back at your younger self, you feel as if you are looking not at yourself, but at another person, and that other person still exists somewhere.

Buckwalter’s paintings are in numerous corporate collections as well as the holdings of the Oakland Museum of California. Over the last decade, Buckwalter has organized both live and online exhibitions. He is the gallery director of Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development (NIAD) Art Center in Richmond Calif., a studio arts program that is redefining contemporary art by assisting artists with disabilities.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Buckwalter now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated with honors from Philadelphia's Tyler School of Art in 1988.

‘The Art of Recovery’ opening reception

‘The Art of Recovery’ opening reception

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- An opening reception for three exhibits that embody the art of mental illness, disabilities and addiction and recovery will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Denison Art Space in Newark (23 West Church). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jonathan Vega at 740-587-6325 or visit Denison.edu.

The first exhibit, "Songs in the Key" by artist Timothy Buckwalter, is composed of several new wall pieces based on records that he listened to at key moments in his life. He views the objects as a kind of Top Ten. Each piece is a digitally printed canvas about the size of a record album. Also in the exhibition will be a small selection of recent works loosely based on his interest in music. Buckwalter lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area where he is the director of Exhibitions & Marketing at the National Institute of Art & Disabilities (NIAD) in Richmond, Calif. He currently is a Mellon Arts Across the Curriculum artist-in-residence at Denison.

In conjunction with "Songs in the Key," the second exhibit titled “Caption” features artwork from Buckwalter’s organization NIAD which celebrates the diversity of artists with disabilities and offers studios, workshops and professional development. As part of the exhibit, Denison students created artwork in response to the work by NAID artists.

The third exhibit, "The Art of Recovery" by Mental Health & Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties, recognizes the talent of community members who live with mental illness and addictions and the role creative outlets such as art can play in the recovery process.

The exhibits will be on display from Tuesday, Oct. 10, to Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Denison Art Space in Newark. Denison Art Space in Newark is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, and by chance or appointment.

“Ego” Exhibit Coming to Schnormeier Gallery

“Ego” Exhibit Coming to Schnormeier Gallery

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University will host “Ego” by artist Kevin Frances at Schnormerier Gallery, 221 S. Main St., from Oct. 6 to Nov. 17, 2017. A gallery talk will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. 

Frances is a multi-disciplinary artist based in New York City, N.Y. Frances lives and works as an artist in Boston, Mass. He received a B.A. in Art Studio while attending the University of California in 2010, and his MFA in Printmaking while attending the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013. In 2012, Frances participated at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

This exhibition unifies two complete series of his work — one as a character study of a fictional teenage boy, and the other as a young woman moving into her first apartment. Situated within two key developmental stages, “Ego” addresses both conscious and unconscious decision-making responsible for a person’s sense of identity. “Ego” is free and open to the public.

For more information on Schnormeier Gallery visit mvnu.edu/artgallery.

Event Update: TU Supports Veterans through Art and Charity

Contact:         Lisa W. Williams, Executive Director of University Relations
Telephone:   419.448.3444       Email:       lwilliam@tiffin.edu

Event Update: TU Supports Veterans through Art and Charity
EVAC - Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaborations
TIFFIN UNIVERSITY, Tiffin, OH—Veterans commit suicide at an alarming rate of 20 per day – surpassing the civilian suicide rate in 2008. In support of veterans, Tiffin University will host events and a gallery exhibit.

Below is a list of different events planned at Tiffin University and the surrounding community:
·         10/3 and 10/17, Buffalo Wild Wings give-back
o   Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15 percent of their sales to the EVAC project from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
·         10/7, TU art gallery opening
o   TU’s Diane Kidd Gallery will host an exhibit and opening reception for veteran-inspired artwork entitled, “Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaborations (EVAC),” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
·         11/9, Silent auction
o   TU’s gallery director will host a wine tasting and silent auction of the veteran artwork at Feasel's Garden Center in Findlay, Ohio, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. All auction proceeds will benefit four veteran charities: Fisher House, Homes for our Troops, the Women in Military Service Memorial and Tiffin University Veteran’s Program.
·         11/10, Cleveland airport art gallery opening
o   The Cleveland Hopkins Airport’s Stephanie Tubbs Jones Art Gallery will host the EVAC exhibit and have an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
About EVAC
Curated by Gallery Director Lee Fearnside, Assistant Professor of Art Joe Van Kerkhove and Assistant Professor of Chemistry John Schupp, EVAC works to combat the isolation common to veterans, and to bridge the sometimes precarious gap between military and civilian life through stories and art.

“Part of the goal of this project is to debunk stereotypes of military experience,” said Fearnside. “People tend to view the military as wounded warriors or heroes, which doesn’t allow for experiences between those extremes. We wanted to use this project to show a glimpse into military life people may not know.”

The Process
Twenty-one veterans, who served during WWII through Iraq and Afghanistan, were interviewed by 22 artists from all over the country and Denmark about their military experiences. These veterans and their stories were paired with artists who made an edition of prints based on their interpretation of what they heard.
EVAC is about the art of interpretation. Veterans and the artist did not talk to one another; rather, the artist interpreted the veteran’s interview. “It is interesting to see what part of the interview the artist chose to interpret,” said Van Kerkhove. “I hope veterans see how a civilian may hear and interpret their story.” Viewers will see the image and excerpts from the interviews side by side.

For additional information, contact Gallery Director Lee Fearnside at:

Friday, September 29, 2017

Art Faculty Debuting in MoMA

GRANVILLE, Ohio— The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has announced that Em Rooney, a visiting assistant professor of studio art at Denison University, is among the artists debuting in a new exhibition, titled “Being: New Photography 2018.” Rooney is one of only 17 artists chosen for the show. “Being” will run from March 18, 2018, through August 19, 2018.

Rooney is a New York based artist, writer, and curator born in Bridgeport, Ct. She received her Bachelor's from Hampshire College and her Master of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art.

“I’ve been looking at, visiting, referring to and teaching to the MoMA New Photography series for years, so it’s a huge honor to be included in this exhibition,” said Rooney. “I’m extremely excited to share space with the group of artists selected for the show, and to have gotten to work with Lucy Gallun, the curator of the show.”

“The same poetic, tactile, humanist and agile approach to art making that is rightfully being recognized by MoMA is evident on a day-to-day basis in Em’s engaged teaching and investment in our arts community at Denison,” said Ron Abram, associate professor of studio and chair of the department. “We're so proud to call her friend, colleague and teacher.”

MoMA’s longstanding and celebrated New Photography series investigates charged and layered notions of personhood and subjectivity in recent photography and photo-based art, presenting works by 17 artists working in the US and internationally.

Since its earliest manifestations, photography has been widely seen as a means by which to capture an exact likeness of a person; the artists featured in “Being” mine or upset this rich history as they explore photographic representations of personhood today, when rights of representation are contested for many individuals.

For more information: http://emrooney.com/


News from Marietta College

News from Marietta College
For more information contact: Tom Perry, Executive Director of Communication & Brand Management, (740) 376-4408, perryt@marietta.edu
Exhibition to feature work of former professor William Gerhold
'Nature, Landscape, and Essence,' to open October 20th at Gallery 310
MARIETTA, OHIO (09/28/2017) The Marietta College Art Department's newest exhibition will showcase the work of William Gerhold, a nature lover, and former Marietta professor.
"Nature, Landscape, and Essence: Selected Artwork by William Gerhold," will open in Gallery 310 on Friday, October 20th with an opening reception and music by Sadie Johnson '19 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and a gallery talk at 5:00 p.m. The exhibition will run through Saturday, December 2nd.
Co-curated by alumni Debbie Gerhold Shively '80 and Dan Foraker '73, the exhibition is a survey of Gerhold's work from several areas of the country, including landscapes from many of his favorite on-location painting sites.

Gerhold retired from the Art Department at Marietta College in 1994, where he had served as Professor and Chair since 1968. As well as serving on various athletic and academic committees, Gerhold was also a very popular professor, leading many on-site painting trips to Canaan Valley, West Virginia, over summer breaks.

Such trips were unique experiences for participating students, offering chances to immerse themselves in their subject and grow as artists.
"Everyone would paint all day, eat dinner, and critique in the evening," said Jolene Powell, Gallery 310 Director and McCoy Professor of Art. "This was evidently, understandably, very popular. Having such an intensive program really bonded the faculty and students and yielded outstanding work. I've had the opportunity to see some of the student's work, and it was wonderful."
Gerhold also explored and shared his passion for the environment on campus by teaching a discipline-spanning environmental awareness course called "The Bad and Beautiful, Environment, Earth," in his last years at Marietta.

After his retirement, Gerhold painted and enjoyed life until a 1996 debilitating stroke took his ability to speak and move independently. He passed away in 2011.

Powell believes Gerhold's investment in the Art Department and students at Marietta College as well as the local community he called home for so many years will draw many people to the exhibition. For those that may not have known Gerhold or been aware of his legacy, Powell is confident that anyone who considers themselves an art or nature lover will be captivated by the exhibition.

Gallery 310 at Marietta College aims to present diverse and stimulating exhibitions, which will enrich the artistic culture and education of the campus, community, and region. Gallery 310 supports teaching, learning, and exploration in the liberal arts through rotating exhibitions and related programs. Gallery 310 is a place for intellectual curiosity, shared programming with the greater campus community, and a teaching space for students looking to enhance their experience for future careers in gallery and museum-related fields.

Gallery 310 is located on the third floor of the Hermann Fine Arts Center, on the Marietta College campus. The exhibition, opening reception, and talk are all free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 12:00-4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Saturday, or by appointment at gallery310@marietta.edu. Gallery 310 observes all college holidays and breaks.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Upcoming Events at Oberlin College

'Exploring Beauty and Truth in Worlds of Color' Dissects Race, Art, and Aesthetics
Through film, art, fashion, humor, and more, the conference Exploring Beauty and Truth in Worlds of Color will gather theorists and practitioners across disciplines to investigate race, art, and aesthetics as they exist in cultural and artistic work. {Read more}
Career Development Center: New Name, New Services
The Career Development Center recently rolled out new resources for students, including a career management platform and a service for connecting with alumni. {Read more}

Oberlin Welcomes the Cleveland Orchestra on Oct. 3
The Cleveland Orchestra turns 100 this season, and Oberlin will host one of the beloved ensemble’s first anniversary celebrations. {Read more}

Art Rental: A Behind-the-Scenes Look
The Oberlin College Art Rental Program allows Oberlin students to rent two original works of art each semester for just $5 each. {Read more}


Events:

DJ Savarese '17 is (“Deej”). He is a gifted, young writer and advocate for nonspeaking autistics.  In this first-of-its-kind collaboration between a veteran filmmaker and a nonspeaking autistic, director Robert Rooy and DJ share editorial control as they navigate the challenges of representing autism.  
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Date: Sunday, October 1
Location: Dye Lecture Hall, 119 Woodland St., Oberlin, OH 44074

We think of Frank Lloyd Wright as the quintessential American architect, but he had a deep relationship to the art and architecture of Japan. To mark the 150th anniversary of the architect’s birth, Kevin Greenwood, Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art, will give an overview of Wright’s dialogue with Japan, especially in reference to Oberlin’s Usonian house. 
Time: 4 to 5 p.m.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 1
Location: Weltzheimer/Johnson House, 534 Morgan St., Oberlin, OH 44074
Admission: $5 for general public (cash or check only); free with Oberlin College ID.

A ceremony to celebrate the transplanting of the Green Legacy gingko trees, derived from trees that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The trees represent the resilience of nature, and serve as a warning about mass destruction and the dangers of nuclear weapons. Open to the public.
Time: 4:30 to 5 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, October 4
Location: Memorial Arch, 99 N. Professor St., Oberlin, OH 44074

A daylong event in which former Allen Memorial Art Museum directors, art professors, and alumni share their perspectives on the importance of academic museums. The keynote speaker is Stephan Jost, director of the Art Gallery of Ontario. 
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 7
Location: Allen Memorial Art Museum, 87 N. Main St., Oberlin, OH 44074
Admission: Free and open to the public.

Peggy Orenstein is author of the New York Times best-sellers Girls & SexCinderella Ate My Daughterand Waiting for Daisy. She will give a talk titled Girls & Sex: Power, Pleasure, and "Intimate Justice?" The lecture will be followed by a book sale and signing. This event is part of the Make Consent a Conversation awareness campaign. Open to the public.
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Monday, October 9
Location: Dye Lecture Hall, 119 Woodland St., Oberlin, OH 44074


Contact:
Amanda Nagy
Office of Communcations

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Denison Art Space in Newark holds events during Licking County FAMFEST 2017

GRANVILLE, Ohio — The Denison Art Space in Newark presents an art exhibit and two workshops as part of the 4th annual Licking County FAMFEST, a community-wide celebration of the arts in Licking County held at several area locations. For more information about FAMFEST and a schedule of events, visit lickingcountyfamfest.com. The events held at Denison Art Space in Newark (23 West Church Street) are free and open to the public, but the workshops require a reservation. Please sign up by sending an email with your name, age and workshop title to denisonartspace@denison.edu. The events include:

·      Friday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: “HASHTAG: New Artwork,” an exhibition featuring work by Denison studio art majors utilizing a range of mediums including photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics.

·      Saturday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m.:  “From Here and Beyond: Making Comics Workshop” taught by Denison Studio Art professor Ron Abram and his contemporary comics students. Participants will leave with their own mini-comic. This workshop is designed for teens age 12 to 15 and is limited to 10 participants.

·      Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m.: “Land of Legends: Printmaking Workshop” taught by Denison Studio Art professor Ron Abram and his studio art students. The workshop will use simple DIY printmaking techniques to create artworks inspired by the landmarks of Newark and Licking County. There are 10 spots available in the workshop.

Denison Art Space in Newark is a large, open, multi-use venue in Newark’s Thirty One West development. It is open to Newark and the surrounding communities as a place to experience art as an observer or audience member, and as a place to learn, perform and exhibit. Denison Art Space in Newark is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, and by chance or appointment.


Upcoming Event at The Allen: Oberlin College

Sunday, October 1  (note: this one does not take place at the museum)
To celebrate the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, there will be a talk on the architect’s fascination with Japanese art and design at 4 p.m. at the Weltzheimer/Johnson House, 534 Morgan St., Oberlin. The speaker is Kevin Greenwood, the museum’s Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art. Those attending the talk will need to pay the admission fee of $5 (free for college students with ID) for the house, which is open for tours on October 1, beginning at noon and continuing with tours at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. A reception will follow Greenwood’s talk.

Saturday, October 7
Celebrate 100 years of history with the Allen Memorial Art Museum during a daylong symposium featuring people who have shaped the museum and Department of Art at Oberlin College. Beginning at 10 a.m., speakers will highlight the Allen’s collection and the value of teaching with original works of art. The keynote speaker is Stephan Jost, director of the Ontario Gallery of Art in Toronto. Morning roundtables include current and former directors of the Allen, as well as emeritus art faculty members William Hood, John Pearson, Richard Spear, and Athena Tacha. The program continues from 2:15 to 5 p.m. with brief talks by six Oberlin College alumni. Come for all or part of this free celebration.

Tuesday, October 10
Oberlin’s house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright will be the topic of a Tuesday Tea Talk at 2:30 p.m. at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, 87 N. Main St., Oberlin. Jill Greenwood, the museum’s Eric and Jane Nord Family Curator of Education, will discuss the Weltzheimer family who commissioned the house from the famed architect in the 1940s. Tea and cookies will follow this free presentation.

Monday, September 11, 2017

TU Kidd Gallery to Host Exhibit for Veteran-Inspired Work

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY, Tiffin, OH—Veterans commit suicide at an alarming rate of 20 per day – surpassing the civilian suicide rate in 2008. Tiffin University’s Diane Kidd Gallery will host an exhibit and opening reception for veteran-inspired artwork entitled “Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaborations (EVAC),” on Sat., Oct. 7, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and light refreshments will be served.

About EVAC
Curated by Gallery Director Lee Fearnside, Assistant Professor of Art Joe Van Kerkhove, and Assistant Professor of Chemistry John Schupp, EVAC works to combat the isolation common to veterans, and to bridge the sometimes precarious gap between military and civilian life through stories and art.

The Process
Twenty-one veterans, who served during WWII through Iraq and Afghanistan, were interviewed by 22 artists from all over the country and Denmark about their military experiences. These veterans and their stories were paired with artists who made an edition of prints based on their interpretation of what they heard.

“EVAC is about the art of interpretation,” said Fearnside. “Veterans tell their life experiences as a series of stories and responses to prompted questions. Artists distill interviews, with durations ranging from 30 minutes to 4 hours, down to a single image. Viewers will see the image and excerpts from the interviews side by side.

An auction of the art, proceeds of which will benefit four veteran charities: Fisher House, Homes for our Troops, the Women in Military Service Memorial and Tiffin University Veteran’s Program, is in the developing stages.

For additional information, contact Gallery Director Lee Fearnside at:
fearnsidel@tiffin.edu.