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Events | 2014–15

Young Alumni Lecture Series
Sunday, October 5, 2014, noon–3p.m.
Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery

The faculty and students of the Department of Art & Design would like to invite recent graduates back to campus for our annual “Young Alumni Lecture Series.” Alumni are encouraged to share with current students your professional challenges and successes since graduation. Alumni testimonies can include what it is like:
• to send résumés and cover letters,
• to have a portfolio reviewed in hopes of getting a job,
• and your perspective of the current job market.

Students will be able to engage in an open dialogue with you, the young alumni, about the importance of specific classes and how the students might best position themselves for employment or graduate school.

If you would like to participate, please let us know by September 20. Alumni may contact the department at art@onu.edu.

 

A&D Alumni Events | 2013–14

ImageYoung Alumni Lecture Series
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3p.m.
Student Lounge, Wilson Art Center

The faculty and students of the Department of Art & Design would like to invite recent graduates back to campus for our annual “Young Alumni Lecture Series.” Alumni are encouraged to share with current students your professional challenges and successes since graduation. Alumni testimonies can include what it is like:
• to send resumés and cover letters,
• to have a portfolio reviewed in hopes of getting a job,
• and your perspective of the current job market.

Students will be able to engage in an open dialogue with you, the young alumni, about the importance of specific classes and how the students might best position themselves for employment or graduate school.

If you would like to participate, please let us know by Friday, March 7. Alumni may contact the department at art@onu.edu.

 

A&D Alumni Events | 201213

ImageHomecoming Exhibit:
Beautiful Stories (Remix): New Work by Patricia Bellan-Gillen

October 1—November 9, 2012
Elzay Gallery of Art

Reception for the artist:
Friday, October 5, 5-7p.m.
Artist’s talk at 5:30p.m., Wilson 115

After years of studying cultural, dream, mythological and religious symbols, Patricia Bellan-Gillen found that the most interesting signs are the images that appear and keep pressing on one’s mind with no explanation.

Honoring these puzzling visages maps the direction that she has begun to follow in her paintings, prints and drawings.  In very simple terms, she wants to make work that combines ideas and imagery generated through study and research with ideas and imagery that are felt, intuitive, and enigmatic.

Patricia Bellan-Gillen’s current body of work continues to build on the use of imagery that suggests a narrative, remixes our stories and attempts to engage the viewer’s associative responses: imagery that is at once forgotten but familiar.  Her work also celebrates a return to drawing—the sheer love of the fundamental act of working with the most basic of materials.

 

ImageA&D Alumni Event at the Toledo Museum of Art
Saturday, August 25, 10a.m.
2445 Monroe Street at Scottwood Avenue, Toledo, Ohio

Join the department of art & design at the Toledo Museum of Art on Saturday, August 27! Meet our new students, reminisce with friends, and enjoy some of the best art in the world.

Admission to the museum is free. Other special exhibitions or events may require purchased tickets. To plan your visit and for additional information, see the TMA’s website.

Since the museum’s founding in 1901, “the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative education programs, and our architecturally significant campus. Within this celebrated environment, we invite you to personally discover the power of art: to delight, to inspire, to engage, and even to transform viewers of all ages and backgrounds.”

 

A&D Alumni Events | 201112

ImageHomecoming and “Latitude” Exhibit: Marilyn Lysohir’s Good Girls 1968
Marilyn Lysohir, a nationally known large-scale ceramic installation artist, honors the girls she graduated with from high school in Sharon, Pa., resulting in an installation called the Good Girls 1968. The exhibit comprises foot-tall ceramic portraits of each of the 163 girls growing up in the ’50s and ’60s. Her concept also reflects her interests over the years relating to working class backgrounds, and particularly, the female aspects of that life.

Born in 1950 in Sharon, Pa., Marilyn studied at Ohio Northern University (B.A. in 1972), at the Centro Internazionale Di Studi in Verona Italy (1970-71) and at Washington State University (M.F.A. in 1979). She has taught at various schools such as the Kansas City Art Institute, the Ohio State University and New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred. In 2000, she was a visiting artist in residence at Ohio Northern University.

Marilyn will present a public lecture on Friday, September 30, 6:15p.m.

Note: Homecoming will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011.

 

ImageA&D Alumni Event at the Toledo Museum of Art
Saturday, August 27, 10a.m.
2445 Monroe Street at Scottwood Avenue, Toledo, Ohio

Join the department of art & design at the Toledo Museum of Art on Saturday, August 27! Meet our new students, reminisce with friends, and enjoy some of the best art in the world.

On special exhibit is The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb. 

Transport yourself back in time to the tombs of Ancient Egypt. Meet everyday Egyptians, explore their hopes for the afterlife, and learn about the extensive preparations required in this life. Visitors see actual tomb recreations, the mummies who made those tombs their final resting places, and the elaborate art that decorated those spaces. This exhibition draws from the TMA collection with generous loans from sister institutions. Tickets ($10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students ages 6–22) are required. Members and children under 6 receive free admission. Sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac and Buckeye Cable.

Admission to the museum is free. Other special exhibitions or events may require purchased tickets. To plan your visit and for additional information, see the TMA’s website.

Since the museum’s founding in 1901, “the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative education programs, and our architecturally significant campus. Within this celebrated environment, we invite you to personally discover the power of art: to delight, to inspire, to engage, and even to transform viewers of all ages and backgrounds.”

 

A&D Alumni Events | 2010–11

ImageYoung Alumni Lecture Series
Saturday, March 26, 2011, 3–8p.m.
Faculty Room, McIntosh Center

The faculty and students of the Department of Art & Design would like to invite recent graduates back to campus for our annual “Young Alumni Lecture Series.” Alumni are encouraged to share with current students your professional challenges and successes since graduation. Alumni testimonies can include what it is like:
• to send resumés and cover letters,
• to have a portfolio reviewed in hopes of getting a job,
• and your perspective of the current job market.

Students will be able to engage in an open dialogue with you, the young alumni, about the importance of specific classes and how the students might best position themselves for employment or graduate school.

If you would like to participate, please let us know by Friday, March 18. Alumni may contact the department at art@onu.edu.

See photos from this year's Lecture Series!

 

Image“What Lies Ahead”
An ONU A&D Alumni Homecoming Exhibit
October 1-11, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 9, after the parade
Elzay Gallery of Art

The work of Ohio Northern art alumni will be on exhibit during Homecoming Weekend. The exhibit is in conjunction with the department’s 50th anniversary of the BA degree in art, Latitude: Art & Design @ 50.

This annual show features a different alumnus or a group of alumni each year. The exhibit will showcase about a dozen alumni and about 30 pieces of work.

Admission to the Elzay Gallery is free and open to the public, 10a.m. to 5p.m. during Homecoming Weekend and from noon to 5p.m. daily. For additional information, to schedule a tour, or to be placed on the arts exhibition mailing list, please contact the department of art & design at 419-772-2160 or art@onu.edu.

The 2010–11 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bachelor of Arts degree in art at Ohio Northern University. Growing from a single-discipline school, the department offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with majors in advertising design, art education, graphic design and studio arts with concentrations in two-dimensions, three-dimensions and art therapy. The department of A&D holds memberships in national organizations such as the National Art Education Association, College Art Association, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education and the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts. The department is also recognized in the second edition of “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers” as one of the best creative programs nationwide. For additional information about the department of art & design or the University’s 2010-11 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.

image:  Art alumni celebrate during the 2000 Homecoming reception for Marylin Lyshoir’s exhibit.

 

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A&D Alumni Event at the Toledo Museum of Art
Friday, September 10, 3p.m.
2445 Monroe Street at Scottwood Avenue, Toledo, Ohio

Join the department of art & design at the Toledo Museum of Art on Friday, September 10! Meet our new students, reminisce with friends, and enjoy some of the best art in the world.

On special exhibit is the Psychedelic ’60s: Posters from The Houston Freeburg Collection. Of all the visual art produced in the late 1960s, the most influential may be San Francisco psychedelic concert posters. Many are instantly recognizable because of their innovative use of text, psychedelic colors and coded messages. Not only do the posters visually define the period, but they also have shaped graphic design ever since.

This summer the Toledo Museum of Art is spotlighting these influential posters in a special exhibition. Some 150 posters from The Houston Freeburg Collection can be seen in The Psychedelic 60s: Posters From the Rock Era in the Museum’s Canaday Gallery from June 11 through Sept. 12. Admission is free. Other special exhibitions or events may require purchased tickets. To plan your visit and for additional information, see the TMA’s website.

Since the museum’s founding in 1901, “the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative education programs, and our architecturally significant campus. Within this celebrated environment, we invite you to personally discover the power of art: to delight, to inspire, to engage, and even to transform viewers of all ages and backgrounds.”

image: Wes Wilson, Venue: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, Date: December 9–11, 1966, Performers: Grateful Dead, Big Mama Mae Thornton, Tim Rose (BG041), Collection of Houston Freeburg. © Wes Wilson

 

 

 

Laurie Godfrey

A&D Alumni Events | 2009–10

Alumni Weekend Gallery Reception
Laurie Godfrey, BFA 2005
Friday, June 4, 2010, 5:15p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art

Welcome back to Ohio Northern University! Alumni Weekend is designed to provide you with many opportunities to meet former classmates, make new friends, and enjoy our beautiful campus. We hope you attend the seminars, banquets and other programs that are planned. Come back to ONU and celebrate with the class of 1960 as they commemorate their 50th class reunion! For details, visit our alumni relations office.

Also during Alumni Weekend June 4-6, the work of 2005 graduate Laurie Godfrey (art/graphic design with a museum studies minor) will be featured in the Elzay Gallery of Art and will continue through the month of June (or by appointment). Laurie just completed her MFA degree in printmaking at Edinboro University and will be a visiting artist during spring quarter in the department of art & design.

A reception for Laurie and for the class of 1960 will be held from 5:15 until 6p.m., Friday, June 4 in the Elzay Gallery and Lobby of the Wilson Art Center. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

See some of the latest work by Laurie and read her artist statement.

image: Blue Torso, Digital C-Print, 2008

 

 

 

One Fine Arts Weekend

One Fine Arts Weekend
Friday, April 30 — Saturday, May 1, 2010
Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University and the Fine Arts Division would like to invite alumni and friends to our first annual One Fine Arts Weekend. Throughout this two day event, participants have the opportunity to view ONU student artwork and photography; to tour ONU’s fine art collections across campus; to visit the ONU galleries and to hear presentations; and to take part in art and design workshops. In addition, the Polaris Brass, a brass quintet, and Tyler Graves, a trumpeter, performs during the event. The weekend concludes with a backstage tour of ONU’s “42nd Street” and the actual production at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts!

Saturday afternoon, ONU alumna Laura Barnhardt Corle (BA ’77) conducts a workshop, “Serious Play.” It is a series of collaborative, experimental art workshops that focus on the concept of play to generate ideas and solutions.

 

 

 

Young Alumni Lecture Series

Young Alumni Lecture Series
Saturday, March 27, 2009, 3–7p.m.

Affinity Commons Room

The faculty and students of the Department of Art & Design would like to invite recent graduates back to campus for our annual “Young Alumni Lecture Series.” Alumni are encouraged to share with current students your professional challenges and successes since graduation. Alumni testimonies can include what it is like:
• to send resumés and cover letters,
• to have a portfolio reviewed in hopes of getting a job,
• and your perspective of the current job market.

Students will be able to engage in an open dialogue with you, the young alumni, about the importance of specific classes and how the students might best position themselves for employment or graduate school.

Schedule of activities include:
• reception starting at 3p.m.
• student portfolio reviews
• dinner
• alumni portfolio presentations
• alumni discussions and interviews

If you would like to participate, please let us know by Monday, March 22. Alumni may contact the department at art@onu.edu.

See photos from last year's Lecture Series! Presenters were Toma G. Williams (BFA 1996) and Heather Ann Gaghan (BFA 2005).

 

Toledo Museum of Art

A&D Alumni Event at the Toledo Museum of Art
Saturday, September 12, 10:15a.m.
2445 Monroe Street at Scottwood Avenue, Toledo, Ohio

Join the department of art & design at the Toledo Museum of Art on Saturday, September 12. Meet our new students, reminisce with friends, and enjoy some of the best art in the world.

Admission to the museum is free. Special exhibitions or events may require purchased tickets. To plan your visit and for additional information, see the TMA’s website.

Since the museum’s founding in 1901, “the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative education programs, and our architecturally significant campus. Within this celebrated environment, we invite you to personally discover the power of art: to delight, to inspire, to engage, and even to transform viewers of all ages and backgrounds.”

 

Jaye Bumbaugh Exhibit

A&D Alumni Events | 2008–09

Alumni Weekend Gallery Reception
Jaye Bumbaugh, artist, BSEd 1959
Friday, May 29, 2009, 5:15–6p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art

Welcome back to Ohio Northern University! Alumni Weekend is designed to provide you with many opportunities to meet former classmates, make new friends, and enjoy our beautiful campus. We hope you attend the seminars, banquets and other programs that are planned. Come back to ONU and celebrate with the class of '59 as they commemorate their 50th class reunion!

The work of Jaye Bumbaugh (BSED ’59) will be on display Ohio Northern University’s Elzay Gallery of Art May 29–31 and through the month of June by appointment. The exhibition honors Jaye and the class of ’59 as they celebrate their 50th class reunion. The show is free and open to the public from 10a.m.–6p.m.

A reception for Jaye and for the class of 1959 will be held from 5:15 until 6p.m. Friday, May 29 in the Elzay Gallery and lobby of the Wilson Art Center. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

See photos from the reception and read the article from Communications and Marketing:
Jaye Bumbaugh: Something To Crow About

 

Young Alumni Lecture Series

Young Alumni Lecture Series
Friday, March 27, 2009, 6–8p.m.
Affinity Commons Room

The faculty and students of the Department of Art & Design would like to invite recent graduates back to campus for our annual “Young Alumni Lecture Series.” Alumni are encouraged to share with current students your professional challenges and successes since graduation. Alumni testimonies can include what it is like:
• to send resumés and cover letters,
• to have a portfolio reviewed in hopes of getting a job,
• and your perspective of the current job market.

Students will be able to engage in an open dialogue with you, the young alumni, about the importance of specific classes and how the students might best position themselves for employment or graduate school.

If you would like to participate, please let us know by Monday, March 23. Alumni may contact the department at art@onu.edu.

See other photos from this year's Lecture Series! Presenters were Toma G. Williams (BFA 1996) and Heather Ann Gaghan (BFA 2005).

 

Kyle Hotz

Homecoming Exhibit and Lecture Series
Kyle Hotz (BFA ’93), graphic novel illustrator
Friday, October 17, 2008, 3–5p.m.
Wilson Art Center 115, Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery

Kyle has worked as an illustrator and writer of comic books since 1991. His work has appeared in a series published by Marvel Comics (Periscope Studios), DC Comics, Image Comics and Dark Horse Comics. He has completed work on Marvel’s Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man: The Osborn Journal, The Man-Thing and The Hood under Marvel’s MAX Comics imprint. Often referred to as the “master of macabre,” Kyle created Mosaic in 1999 under Sirius, his first written and illustrated graphic novel. Other horror titles Kyle has worked on include Ghost Ride, Zombie, Criminal Macabre and Evil Ernie. In 2007 at DC, his work won a Young Adult Library Services Association Award (Great Graphic Novels for Teens) for Bill the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities.

Novelist and screenwriter Philip Nutman says of Kyle’s work, “Like the cinematographers of Hollywood’s golden age, Hotz knows how to paint with light and shade, creating a chiaroscuro world worthy of Caravaggio. Add to this his eye for twisted detail and an ability to make the everyday appear strange and/or menacing. Well, I don’t think either Bosch or Goya would be disappointed… Alongside Kelley Jones, [Kyle] is unquestionably one of the finest artists of the macabre working in comics today."

See photos from the talk and reception.

 

Other Past Events

Homecoming reception for art/design alumni
Saturday, October 5, 2007, 10a.m.–noon
Elzay Gallery of Art

CSI (Career Services Investigates) Graphic Design
Monday, February 4, 2008
Presenters and Speakers: Julie (Keller) Bollenbacher, Adam Bollenbacher, Heather Ann Gaghan

Homecoming reception for art/design alumni
Saturday, October 14, 2006, 10a.m.–noon
Elzay Gallery of Art

Homecoming reception for art/design alumni
Saturday, October 15, 2005, 10a.m.–noon
Elzay Gallery of Art

Young Alumni Lecture Series
Did Someone Say Brain Food?
Friday, April 28, 2006, 1:30p.m.
Wilson Art Center, Ohio Northern University
Speakers: Julie Keller, Kristy Lepley, Chris Mizera, Emily Winter

 

Department of Art & Design

Ann Hood

419-772-2160
b-hood@onu.edu
Wilson Art Building
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed