The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph is honored to announce the opening of Cherokee Arts and Crafts: Shaped by Tradition (February 24 – March 29, 2014). This exhibition presents the intersection of traditional and contemporary art works by the Eastern Band of Cherokee, in North Carolina. The art works included in the exhibition encompass a variety of media, including: basketry, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, weaving, drawing and painting, and come from the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc.; the nation’s oldest and foremost Native American cooperative, founded in 1946 with the purpose of preserving and advancing Cherokee arts and crafts. Many pieces are created using traditional methods and natural materials, such as: native plants, local clays, woods and stones and, yet have a contemporary quality. The process of art making is a significant custom that has been passed down through many generations. There continues to be a growing effort to preserve the traditional ways within the Eastern Cherokee, as one can see in their elegantly crafted art works.A special Gallery Reception will be held on Saturday, March 22, from 2 – 4pm. The public is cordially invited to view the exhibition, meet our honored guest from the Cherokee Indian Reservation (Qualla Boundary, North Carolina) and enjoy the celebration. During the reception, honored guest-Freeman Owle will recount traditional Cherokee stories. The Reception is free and open to the public.This exhibition parallels an ongoing relationship between the Mount’s Departments of Religious Studies and Behavioral Sciences and the Cherokee people of North Carolina. Students and faculty members have traveled to the Cherokee Indian Reservation for a Religious Studies/Anthropology class since 1991 where they have immersed themselves in the cultural and spiritual atmosphere of the Cherokee people. Associate Professor of Religious & Pastoral Studies, Dr. Marge Kloos, SC, and Director of Galleries, Velma Dailey, BFA, MA, currently lead the class and field experience for both undergraduate and graduate level students.The Cherokee people come from a different social, economic and political background with different languages, views and beliefs. This exhibition presents these deeply-rooted tribal identities, creating a rare opportunity to walk reverently in their footsteps, to see what they see. Many of these expressive pieces, from traditions past and present, from Elders and second or third generation practitioners, from nationally and internationally acclaimed Native American artists are on view in Studio San Giuseppe through March 29. All of the art works are for sale and all proceeds go directly to the Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc.Studio San Giuseppe is a nonprofit art gallery located in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art & Design Building on the campus of the College of Mount St. Joseph, Delhi and Neeb roads in Delhi Township, 15 minutes west of downtown Cincinnati. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Gallery is closed on major holidays. Admission is free. For more information, call Studio San Giuseppe at 513-244-4314.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Friday, February 28, 2014
The University of Findlay will hold a Senior Art Exhibition reception 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in the Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion Lea Gallery.Community members are welcome to view the artwork and meet the exhibiting seniors. Light refreshments will be provided.The exhibit will feature graphic design majors, and the work exhibited will include graphic design and photography.The following students will be featured: Ashley Achten, graphic design major from Rawson; Emily Barnhart, graphic design major from Canal Winchester; Kaitlin Jager, graphic design major from Grant, Mich.; Daniel Leaks, graphic design major from Detroit, Mich.; Lindsy Reindel, graphic design major from Delphos; and Tien Shen, graphic design major from Tienjin, China.Community members are welcome to view the artwork in the Lea Gallery from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, to Thursday, March 20.For more information about the Senior Art Exhibition contact Valerie Escobedo at 419-434-4577.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Wittenberg University Assistant Professor of Art Daniel McInnis’ fundraising exhibit Battleground raised more than $400 dollars for Project Woman, a Springfield organization created to aid victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.Following the close of the exhibit, McInnis presented Laura Baxter, Director of Project Woman, with a $440 check and a photograph from the show.Battleground, a compilation of photographs taken using McInnis’ iPhone, “documents glimpses of an American state in transition, a landscape mixed with both troubling anxiety and healthy pride.”McInnis has taught photographic practice and history at the School of Visual Arts in New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, The American University in Dubai, and Ithaca College. His work has been published by Saint Lucy, Dodho Magazine as a Featured Photographer, and Battleground, a self-published monograph by Apple Books. McInnis was a 2012 Competition Winner for Photo Review and a finalist in the PhotoPlace Open 2012 Catalog by Blurb Book.
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Monday, February 24, 2014
The Ohio Northern University Department of Art and Design presents artist Franklin Einspruch, who will speak about his work and career, on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 9:30 a.m. at the Wilson Art Center. The event is free and open to the public.Following his presentation, Einspruch will take questions and be available to discuss students’ work and portfolios. Einspruch has a creative practice that spans traditional and digital media, images and words, and various recombinations of paintings, drawings, watercolors, essays, comics, programming and web art.Einspruch is a member of International Association of Art Critics (AICA) USA and has authored more than 100 published essays and art reviews, which have appeared in Art in America, the New Criterion, the Boston Globe, the Miami New Times, and elsewhere. He has explored web-based arts publishing since 2000 and produces one of the longest-running blogs about visual art,Artblog.net, which began in 2003. He edits the online archive of the writings of Walter Darby Bannard. Top Shelf 2.0 and three issues of Inbound, the anthology of the Boston Comics Roundtable, have featured his comics’ work, which has garnered favorable reviews from Fleen and Comixtalk.Einspruch earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Miami. Einspruch spent his senior year at RISD at the school’s European Honors Program in Rome and the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Paros, Greece. Since then, his work has appeared in 15 solo exhibitions and more than two dozen group shows. Martin Z. Margulies, the Florida Department of State, and many other collections in the U.S. and abroad have acquired his work.
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Friday, February 21, 2014
The Wittenberg University Departments of Art and Communication welcome guest lecturer Clay Enos, a celebrity and commercial photographer, to speak about his career and the art/business of photography during a public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Bayley Auditorium in the Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center.Having worked in commercial photography for more than two decades, Enos enjoys making street portrait photography and photojournalistic work as he travels. He is especially interested in how photography relates to food health and sustainability, with special regard to organizations that support sustainable fair trade coffee.In 2007, Director Zach Snyder hired Enos to document his film adaptation of “Watchmen” for Warner Brothers. This resulted in “Watchmen Portraits”, which is dedicated to 220 on-set street studio-style portraits made during production. Enos later collaborated with Snyder to document the filming of “Sucker Punch” (2011), “Man of Steel” (2013), and, the soon to be released “300: Rise of an Empire” (2014).Enos holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, Photography and Visual Arts from Ithaca College. He studied further with the VII photographers Jim Nachtwey, Gary Knight, and Antonin Kratochvil.Co-sponsored by the Department of Art, the Department of Communication, and the Faculty Endowment Fund Board, the lecture is free and open to the public.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS AND PIANO COMBINE IN CONCERT
Watercolor artist Chuck Clevenger will present a free “concert-tableau,” or pictorial concert, on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 12-noon in the Dixon Ministry Center Recital Hall. Clevenger, also a concert pianist and a senior professor of music at Cedarville University, will perform five pieces of classical music that connect with five watercolor paintings created for the occasion.Clevenger has painted for more than 50 years but said this is the first time he has combined painting and music. For this concert, Clevenger selected pieces by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Villa-Lobos, then created paintings that express the stories and emotions of the music. “I’ve gone into the music and painted something that means the same thing,” Clevenger said. “They’re all sending the same set of tensions to the audience.”Outside the Recital Hall, 25 of Clevenger’s paintings will be displayed Feb. 20–28 in a free exhibit titled “Fleeting Visions.” Clevenger said watercolor paintings have a special ability to meld music and art because of their vague, impressionistic quality. The exhibit title is borrowed from Prokofiev, who connected “Fleeting Visions” with a set of piano music in the early 1900s.Clevenger will also hold “meet the artist” hours to discuss his paintings. Guests may meet Clevenger in the music and worship office at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 or 4 p.m. Feb. 27 for a 45-minute tour of the exhibit and a time to ask questions.Guests are invited to bring lunch to the concert, which is part of the department of music and worship’s Bach’s Lunch series. Water is the only liquid permitted in the Recital Hall. Guests may also purchase CDs, prints and cards of Clevenger’s work before and after the concert.
Oberlin's Spring Art Calendar
First Thursday Lecture, March 6, 5:30 p.m., “What is Art For?”—Special guest Philip Yenawine is co-founder of the non-profit organization Visual Understanding in Education (VUE). His presentation will range from philosophical (what is art for?) to theoretical (what does research into aesthetic thought tell us about viewing art?) and practical (how do we empower viewers?). Yenawine will lead a discussion using the VUE curriculum, known as Visual Thinking Strategies, to illuminate these topics and offer visitors a chance to exercise their brains. This interactive curriculum is widely used in schools, as well as by the AMAM.Tuesday Tea Talk, March 11, 2:30 p.m.—Art Professor Johnny Coleman talks about the life and career of self-taught Cleveland artist Rev. Albert Wagner, as well as outsider art in general.First Thursday Lecture, April 3, 5:30 p.m.—Fred (OC 1974) and Laura Ruth Bidwell will discuss their joint passion for collecting art and their creation of the Transformer Station, a platform for emerging and mid-career artists located in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. The venue hosts contemporary art exhibitions, events, and music. Mr. Bidwell is interim director of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Mrs. Bidwell was the founding curator of Akron’s Summit ArtSpace Gallery and is an established mixed-media artist, photographer, and videographer.Tuesday Tea Talk, April 8, 2:30 p.m.—Classics Professor Thomas Van Nortwick discusses the myth of Achilles as seen in two AMAM paintings, Thetis and Achilles at the Oracle and Allegory of the Education of Louis XV.Lecture, April 17, 5 p.m., Allen Art Building, Classroom 1, “Voice Amplified/Voice Interrupted: The Use of Punctuation Signs in Soviet Posters”—Coinciding with the exhibition The Legacy of Socialist Realism, Masha Kowell of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, Calif., traces the syntactic, semantic, and graphic evolution of punctuation marks in Soviet propaganda posters. The talk is co-sponsored by Oberlin College’s Department of Russian and the Clowes Lecture Fund, and the history and sociology departments.First Thursday Lecture—May 1, 5:30 p.m., At the Weltzheimer-Johnson House, Morgan Street (between house numbers 524 and 518)—In her talk titled “Growing with the Times,” Pradnya Martz discusses the largely unrealized landscape plan that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for Oberlin’s Usonian house. Martz has served as consulting curator for the house since 1998 and is an architect/project manager at Oberlin College. At the conclusion of her talk, Martz will lead a tour of the surrounding landscape and grounds. NOTE: AMAM galleries close at 5 p.m. on May 1.Tuesday Tea Talk, May 13, 2:30 p.m.—Annual tea with a presentation by an Oberlin College senior on a work in the AMAM collection.Sunday Object Talks, 2 p.m.—Talks will be given February 9 through May 4 (except March 23 and 30, and April 20). Each student-led talk focuses on a work on view and lasts about 15 minutes, followed by time for questions.FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSEBeginning April 6, the Weltzheimer/Johnson House will hold open houses on the first and third Sundays of the month, from noon until 5:00 pm. Presentations begin on the hour. Admission is $5 per person. The house will not be open on Easter Sunday, April 20.Admission is $5 per person. For information call 440-775-8671 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.N E W E X H I B I T I O N SBetween Fact and Fantasy: The Artistic Imagination in Print, through June 22Prior to the widespread use of abstraction and photography, artists exercised their imaginations to depict miracles, mythological figures and creatures, visions, concepts, and places and historical events. As a counterpoint to the AMAM’s yearlong theme of realism, more than 140 prints from the permanent collection shed light on the question: How did artists depict things they did not directly observe?The Legacy of Socialist Realism, through June 22Select works reveal the influence of official styles behind the Iron Curtain on such artists as Christo and Gerhard Richter. Both artists rose to world fame, in part due to their rigorous training in Socialist Realist methods.Prints and Printmaking, through June 22This small exhibition focuses on the versatility of printmaking as a medium and illustrates five different techniques—from woodblock impressions to lithography—used by artists to produce different visual effects.O N G O I N G E X H I B I T I O N SRegarding Realism—through June 22Rejecting classical tradition, realists depicted the world around them, from landscapes and rural scenes to the grittiness of urban life. Their open-air paintings and sketches—a landscape study by Théodore Rousseau, for example—set the stage for the later works of Impressionist and post-Impressionist artists, including Claude Monet, whose Wisteria (1919-20) is featured.Modern and Contemporary Realisms—through June 22Works range from colorful expressionist paintings of the early 20th century to highly detailed photorealist works by Chuck Close and Audrey Flack. Highlights include Picasso’s 1911 canvas, Glass of Absinthe, and Red Grooms’ near-life-size Token Booth with Nude Commuters (1975).###MUSEUM HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays and major holidays. Free educational or group guided tours may be arranged by calling 440-775-8671.
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