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Department Events | 2013–14

Department Orientation Session
Sunday, August 18, 9a.m.
Wilson Art Center 115

Classes Start
Monday, August 26, 8a.m.

A&D department meeting
Tuesday, September 3, 11a.m.
Wilson Art Center 115

A&D Picnic
Tuesday, September 4, noon
Wilson Art Center Commons

Artists Against Hunger
Saturday, November 9, 11a.m.–1p.m.
Wilson Art Center & Elzay Gallery

Benefit Sale: The Paintings of the Late Prof. James H. DeVore
Opening reception: Friday, December 6, 5–7p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art
* See our Facebook Event for additional details.

The Art of the Everyday: Chinese Folk Pottery
Reception: Friday, January 17, 5–7 p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art

Film Screening: Art & Copy
Friday, January 31, 6p.m.
Wilson 115

Young Alumni Lecture
Sunday, March 16, 3p.m.
Wilson Art Center

Film Screening: If You Build It
Wednesday, March 19, 4 p.m.
Wilson 115

Art & Design Student Comprehensive Exhibition
Reception: Monday, March 31, 5–7 p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art

Art & Design Senior Capstone Exhibit
Reception: Saturday, April 26, 1–3 p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art

Honors Day: Kappa Pi Induction and A&D Picnic
Saturday, April 26, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Wilson Art Center
 


Department Events | 2012–13

Department Orientation Session
Monday, August 20, 9a.m.
Wilson Art Center 115

Classes Start
Wednesday, August 22, 8a.m.

Field Trip: Stefan Sagmeister
Thursday, August 30, 6:30p.m.
Leave ONU at 4p.m.

A&D department meeting
Tuesday, September 4, 11a.m.
Wilson Art Center 115

A&D Picnic
Tuesday, September 4, noon
Wilson Art Center Commons

Reception: Homecoming
Elzay Gallery of Art
Friday, October 5, 5-7p.m.

ONU Family Day
Ohio Northern’s campus
Saturday, September 22

Artists Against Hunger
Saturday, November 10, 11a.m.-1p.m.
Wilson Art Center & Elzay Gallery

Reception: ONU Student Juried Show
Opening reception and awards ceremony
Sunday, December 2, 2-4p.m.

Fall Semester Finals
December 10-14

Honors Day & A&D Picnic
Saturday, April 27

Spring Semester Finals
May 6-10

Commencement
Sunday, May 12

Alumni Weekend
Friday, May 31, 5:15p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art

Department Events | 2010–11

Department Orientation Meeting
Sunday, September 5, 3p.m.
Wilson Art Center, room 115

Department Meeting
Tuesday, September 7, 1p.m.
Wilson Art Center, room 115

First-Year Experience Field Trip / Alumni Event
Friday, September 10, 3p.m.
Toledo Museum of Art

First People, Last People: Paintings by Jason Godeke
September 7-26
Elzay Gallery of Art and Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery

Reception: For the Fire (ceramic exhibit)
Friday, September 17, 6:30p.m.
ArtSpace/Lima, Nelson Gallery

Opening Reception
What Lies Ahead: ONU Alumni Art Exhibit

Saturday, October 9, 11:15a.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art and Elzay Lobby

A&D Fall Picnic
Tuesday, October 12, 5p.m.
Wilson Art Center

Then and Now
Drawings & Paintings by Gretchen Durst Jacobs

October 18–November 14
Reception and Talk: Friday, Oct. 22, 5p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art and Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery

A&D Halloween Party
Friday, October 29, 7p.m.
Wilson Art Center

ONU Fall Open House
Saturday, October 30, 9a.m.
Call the admissions office to register: 419.772.2260

Department Events | 2009–10 Winter Quarter

Happy HolidaysStudent Art League | Gallery Hop to Short North
Saturday, December 5, 3p.m.
Join the ONU Student Art League on a trip to Columbus! With over 20 years of tradition, the Short North is renowned for the buzz of "Gallery Hop." The first Saturday of every month, thousands of visitors converge on the strip, the epicenter of the High Street Experience. They come to celebrate art and partake in an evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping, and cosmopolitan fun. Though many shops are open earlier, the Gallery Hop officially starts at 4PM and runs to 10PM with restaurants staying open considerably later. On a typical Hop, over 40 galleries and non-traditional art venues (think restaurants, boutiques, and salons) spotlight the best of established and emerging Ohio-based artists. They also feature the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.

Department Meeting
Safety in the Arts, Study abroad presentation
Tuesday, December 8
Wilson Art Center, room 115

AIGA|ONU Student Chapter | ONU Blanket Sale
Monday, December 7 — Thursday, December 17
During lunch and dinner hours in McIntosh Center Lobby

Kappa Pi Honorary | Annual Fine Art Sale
Monday, December 7 — Thursday, December 17
During lunch and dinner hours in McIntosh Center
One of the department's annual events is the winter and spring exhibition and sale, which displays and sells some of the best work by students and faculty. The proceeds support both the Kappa Pi art honorary and the artists.

Student Art League’s Christmas Party
Friday, December 11, 7p.m.
Wilson Art Center

Film sponsored by the Student Art League: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Thursday, December 17, 6p.m.
Wilson Art Center 115
Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa.

In a Little While| Elzay Gallery of Art and Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery
Paintings by Ivan J. Fortushniak
January 4– February 19, 2010
Fortushniak has shown his work in a variety of venues across the United States and has work included in several private collections throughout the Midwest. His work juxtaposes water towers, smokestacks, and Boeing aircraft with landscapes inspired by George Inness, Winslow Homer and Albert P. Ryder. Most recently, he has been investigating the psychological implications that pop and historical icons have played in his nurturing and understanding of life.

Sophomore Review
Wednesday, January 13, beginning at 9a.m.

Film sponsored by the Student Art League: The Terror of Tiny Town
Thursday, January 14, 6p.m.
Wilson Art Center 115
An evil gun-slinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue.

SMArts (Saturday Morning Arts) Program
Once again, this year’s program is funded by the Martha Holden Jennings foundation with additional support from the departments of education and art & design. Organized by Ohio Northern professor Linda Lehman, the program benefits Bath and Ada 1-8 grade students while simultaneously connecting the university students to the surrounding community. For applications, please contact Professor Linda Lehman at 419.772.3071.
Session 1: Saturday, January 23,
Session 2: Saturday, January 30,
Session 3: Saturday, February 6
Inclement weather make-up date: Saturday, February 14, 2009

Film sponsored by the Student Art League: Robot Monster
Thursday, January 28, 6p.m.
Wilson Art Center 115
Ro-Man, an alien that looks remarkably like a gorilla in a diving helmet, has destroyed all but six people on the planet Earth. He spends the entire film trying to finish off these survivors, but complications arise when he falls for the young woman in the group.

Film sponsored by the Student Art League: Ed Wood Double Feature
Thursday, February 11, 6p.m.
Wilson Art Center 115
We proudly present two films by the worst director of all time – Glen or Glenda, a cross-dresser’s plea for tolerance, and Plan 9 from Outer Space, a sci-fi feature in which aliens resurrect Earth’s dead as zombies in order to prevent the construction of a massive bomb.

Portfolio Scholarship Day
To register, call the A&D office at 419.772.2160.
Saturday, February 13

Advertising Club of Cincinnati Career Day
Friday, February 5
Cincinnati, Ohio

Rob Price

Department Events | 2009–10 Fall Quarter

Department Orientation Meeting
Sunday, September 6, 3p.m.
Wilson Art Center, room 115

Department Meeting
Tuesday, September 8, 2p.m.
Wilson Art Center, room 115

Opening Reception
Deeper than Dreams: Tom Connelly

Friday, September 11, 5–7p.m.
Elzay Gallery Lobby

Opening Reception
UnderCover: 6 Artists/24 Books

Friday, September 18, 6p.m.
ArtSpace/Lima Gallery, Lima on the Square

Opening Reception
Pre-Visions: John R. Nativio

Friday, October 16, 5–7p.m.
Elzay Gallery Lobby

A&D Fall Picnic
Tuesday, November 20, 5p.m.
Wilson Art Center

Paula Scher: New York Design
Thursday, October 22, 5:10p.m.
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
An AIGA/ONU sponsored event

ONU Fall Open House
Saturday, October 31, 9a.m.
Call the admissions office to register: 419.772.2260

A&D Halloween Party
Friday, October 30, 7p.m.
Wilson Art Center

Deadline: Juried Student Exhibition
Friday, November 6, 5p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art

A&D Guest Lecturer: Prof. Rob Price
Friday, November 6, 5p.m.
Wilson Art Center 115

Opening Reception
ONU Juried Student Exhibition

Tuesday, November 10, 5–7p.m.
Elzay Gallery Lobby

Department Events | 2008–09 Spring Quarter

Department Meeting
Tuesday, March 10, 1p.m.
Wilson Art Center, room 115

Design Lecture: Richard Saul Wurman, sponsored by AIGA/Detroit and U. of Michigan
Thursday, March 12, 2009 5:10pm
Michigan Theater
603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Richard Saul Wurman (born 1935 in Philadelphia) is an American architect and graphic designer. He is considered a pioneer in the practice of making information understandable. He has written and designed over 80 books and created the TED conferences. In 1976 he coined the phrase information architect out of his reaction to a society that daily creates massive amounts of information, but with little care or order. He created the popular ACCESS travel guide books which were innovative in their use of mapping content by neighborhood. Simple, but effective use of colored text allowed the reader to quickly separate, locate and evaluate restaurants, museums, parks, and other categorical destinations. The design concept was based on how we seek information, in this case, by location. With this series of books, Wurman firmly established the purpose of information architecture. He is also a 2004 AIGA Medalist.

Workshop Program for Ada Friends
Saturday, March 21, 10a.m.
Wilson Art Center, ceramics studio

AIGA Event: BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition at BGSU
Opening Reception: Saturday March 21, 7-9:30 p.m.
This selection of work by students graduating with a Baccalaureate in Fine Arts degree is always a remarkable display of talent and creative spirit. Exhibition runs March 22 through April 5, 2009.

AIGA Detroit Exposed Portfolio Day Logo2009 Student Portfolio Reviews sponsored by AIGA/Detroit
Saturday, March 21, 2009 9:00am - 4:00pm

Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan 48075
Price: $10 members, $15 non-members
9am: Registration + Breakfast
10am: Keynote Lecture: Elliott Earls
11:30am: Lunch
12:30 - 4:00: Portfolio Reviews and Breakout Sessions
Keynote Speaker: Elliott Earls
Elliott Earls was appointed Designer-in Residence and Head of the 2-D Design Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in July 2001. Upon Graduation from Cranbrook in 1993, Earls's experimentation with nonlinear digital video, spoken word poetry, music composition and design led him to form the Apollo Program. The Apollo Program's commercial clients include Elektra Entertainment, Nonesuch Records, Scribner Publishing C., Elemond Casabella (Itlay), The Cartoon Network (U.K.), Imaginary Forces, Polygram Classics and Jazz, The Voyager Company and Janus Films. His commercial work includes two television commercials for the Cartoon Network in the United Kingdom as well as an interactive documentary on the work of Frank Gehry for Casabella in Italy. As a typographer, his original type design is distributed worldwide by Emigre Inc. Earls's posters entitled "The Conversion of Saint Paul", "throwing Apples at the Sun,""The Temptation of Saint Wolfgang" and "She a Capulet" are part of the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Earls's latest enhanced CD/poster package was recently added to the Cooper-Hewitt's research file.

Copyright: Color This Law Gray
Monday, March 23, ?2009

University of Findlay, Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, Pfeiffer Lecture Hall, 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Mark Schaffer, a copyright attorney in Toledo, will talk about how copyright laws effect print and web design projects. He will address how the copyright law became gray in a digital world.

Young Alumni Lecture Series
Friday, March 27, 6p.m.
Affinity Commons Building, Community Room

BGSU Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Lecture
Tuesday, March 31, 4-5 p.m.
“Finding Meaning Through Making,” by John Balistreri, School of Art
Union Theater. A reception will follow the lecture.

Kappa Pi Event: Sibs Weekend
Saturday, April 4
Carnival

Student Art League Event: Gallery Hop
Short North, Columbus
Saturday, April 4, 2009, 4p.m.

Student Art League Event: Film Series
Memento

Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 6p.m.
Wilson Art Center, room 115

AIGA / Cleveland Portfolio ReviewStudent Portfolio Review Day sponsored by AIGA/Cleveland
Friday, April 17, 2009
Trinity Commons, Cleveland

2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Share Portfolio’s Life and Times
What does your Portfolio really want to say? Here’s its chance to finally let the design out of the box. This is the tell-all event where you can share your story with many local industry professionals who will offer you feedback, critique and maybe even a leg up for your final novel: “I’m Happily Employed in the Design Field: It’s All Good Now.”

Registration and event attendance is for one session only.
Session 1 9:00–10:45
Session 2 11:00–12:45
Session 3 1:00–2:45
Session 4 3:00–4:45
Students: Register online now!

Cost
AIGA student members
Pre-registered by 04.10.09: $20
Day of the event: $30

Student Non-members
Pre-registered by 4.10.09: $35
Day of the event: $45

Please note: Students are encouraged to bring laptops to display interactive work. If you don’t have a computer, some will be provided at the event. Web sites must be self-contained and should not require any internet connection. Media should be formatted for the Mac. Non-web interactive work must be in stand-alone projector/viewer form on a CD.

3rd Annual BGSUGD Alumni Lecture Series, featuring Tom Gilmore
April 17, 2009, 6p.m.
Since graduating from BGSU with a BFA in Graphic Design in 1992, Thomas (Tom) Gilmore has built a background in the strategy, design and implementation of consumer packaged goods innovations and initiatives. Currently Director of Brand Strategy with RGI, Inc. in Cincinnati, Tom collaborates with account and creative teams to develop branding and promotional strategy and create opportunities for both new and existing clients, including Procter & Gamble, Kroger, Dole, Lowe's, Tyson, Heinz, AT&T, Valvoline, and Pfizer. As a member of the Adjunct Faculty with the School of Fine Arts at Miami University and as an industry partner with University of Cincinnati's MS-Marketing Capstone program, Tom is a strong supporter of the next generation of design and branding professionals. Tom also serves on the AIGA Cincinnati Sustainability Committee. Come and spend and evening with Tom as he shares his work, wisdom, experience and "stories from the trenches."

Reception: ArtSpace Gallery
Spring Juried Exhibit
Friday, April 17, 6:30p.m.
Lima, Ohio

Student Art League Event: Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo
Aladdin Shrine Center, Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, April 18, 2009, leave Wilson at 10a.m.

2009 AIGA/Toledo Student Portfolio Review Day
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Madhouse
, 1215 Jackson Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604

AIGA Toledo Portfolio ReviewThis year's review will be held on Saturday, April 18th in downtown Toledo, Ohio at the mad, mad, mad design office of Madhouse (www.madmadmad.com). Modeled after our very successful inaugural Review Day last year, we have planned an exciting all-day event that begins with a kick-off lecture from Thomas Gilmore (BGSUGD BFA ’92; currently Director of Brand Strategy at RGI, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio), breakout sessions on a variety of design related topics, mock interviewing sessions, a Q & A panel discussion with recent graduates, and of course, plenty of review sessions with nearly 20 professional designers (including Tom!). We encourage both undergraduate and graduate graphic design students at all levels to participate (recent grads as well!). Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to receive direct, one-on-one feedback on your portfolio of design work.

Registration/Check-In: 9–10am (walk-ins welcome)
Fee: AIGA Student Members
Pre-register by 4/11/09: $20
After 4/11 and Walk-ins: $30

Student non-members
Pre-register by 4/11/09: $30
After 4/11 and Walk-ins: $40
(fee includes lunch and a beautiful Review Day poster)

Kick-off Lecture: 10–11am
Reviews: 11am–4pm
Breakout Sessions: throughout the day

For information regarding either event please contact Matt Davis, Education Chair, AIGA Toledo at education@toledo.aiga.org, or call 419.372.2997.

AICUO Student Panel and Awards Reception
Monday, April 20, 4:30p.m.
CCAD, Columbus, Ohio

The Graphic ImperativeAIGA Sponsored Public Reception for The Graphic Imperative:
40 Years of International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment

Friday, April 24, 5–7p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art

Reception: Findlay Art League and ArtWalk
Annual Juried Exhibit and Findlay ArtWalk
117 West Crawford Street, Findlay, Ohio
Friday, May 1, 5-9p.m.

Student Art League Event: Gallery Hop
Short North, Columbus
Saturday, May 2, 2009, 4p.m.

Senior Brown Bag Lectures
Wednesdays, May 6, 13 at noon
Thursday, May 14 at 5p.m.
Wilson Art Center 115

Honors Day: Kappa Pi Induction Ceremony
Saturday, May 9, 10a.m.
Wilson Art Center 115

Opening Reception
Senior Thesis Exhibition
Saturday, May 9, 1–3p.m.
Elzay and Stambaugh galleries

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Department Events | 2008–09
Winter Quarter

Short NorthStudent Art League | Gallery Hop to Short North
Saturday, December 6, 2008 | 3p.m.

Join the ONU Student Art League on a trip to Columbus! With over 20 years of tradition, the Short North is renowned for the buzz of "Gallery Hop."

The first Saturday of every month, thousands of visitors converge on the strip, the epicenter of the High Street Experience. They come to celebrate art and partake in an evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping, and cosmopolitan fun. Though many shops are open earlier, the Gallery Hop officially starts at 4PM and runs to 10PM with restaurants staying open considerably later.

On a typical Hop, over 40 galleries and non-traditional art venues (think restaurants, boutiques, and salons) spotlight the best of established and emerging Ohio-based artists. They also feature the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.

Also during this Hop, catch the Warhol Express from the Short North to the Wexner Center or from the Wexner Center to the Short North. The Warhol Express is a free direct shuttle (continuous run every 20 minutes) that will pick up and drop-off at La Fogata Grill (790 N. High St) in the Short North with direct service to and from the Wexner Center. Pick up and drop off at the Wexner Center will be on College Avenue.

Winter Quarter Film Series
Soylent Green Dec. 16
Delicatessen Jan. 13
Logan's Run Jan. 27
On the Beach Feb. 10

AIGA|ONU Student Chapter | ONU Blanket Sale
Monday, December 8 — Thursday, December 19, 2008

McIntosh Center

Kappa Pi Honorary | Annual Fine Art Sale
Monday, December 8 — Thursday, December 19, 2008

McIntosh Center
One of the department's annual events is the winter and spring exhibition and sale, which displays and sells some of the best work by students and faculty. The proceeds support both the Kappa Pi art honorary and the artists.

Department Meeting
Workshop presented by Ms. Jane Ward, guest speaker
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Wilson Art Center, room 115

Kappa Pi Christmas Party
Friday, December 12, 2008, 7p.m.
Wilson Art Center
See photos from the party: https://www.flickr.com/photos/27428308@N04/sets/

Environmental Visions
Monday, January 5— Friday, February 20, 2009
Elzay Galery of Art and Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery
This select group of artists and designers shares views about our environment and the challenges we face as stewards of our land, air and water.

Student Art League | Film Series • Wilson Art Center, room 115, 6p.m.
January 8
Reservoir Dogs

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. An American classic. Directed by Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill).

Opening Gallery Reception
Environmental Visions

Friday, January 9, 2009, 5–7p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art, Wilson Art Center

Sophomore Review
Wed., Jan. 14 & 21, beginning at 9a.m.

SMArts (Saturday Morning Arts) Program
Once again, this year’s program is funded by the Martha Holden Jennings foundation with additional support from the departments of education and art & design. Organized by Ohio Northern professor Linda Lehman, the program benefits Bath and Ada 1-8 grade students while simultaneously connecting the university students to the surrounding community. For applications, please contact Professor Linda Lehman at 419.772.3071.
Session 1: Saturday, January 24, 2009
Session 2: Saturday, January 31, 2009
Session 3: Saturday, February 7, 2009
Inclement weather make-up date: Saturday, February 14, 2009

Student Art League | Film Series • Wilson Art Center, room 115, 6p.m.
January 22
Slacker

Documents the comings and goings of twenty-somethings in Austin, Texas, in the early nineties. Told through a series of interweaving vignettes, the characters include a woman who is trying to sell a Madonna pap smear and an aging anarchist. Directed by Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Waking Life).

Student Art League | Film Series • Wilson Art Center, room 115, 6p.m.
February 4
Stranger Than Paradise

A New York hipster named Willie is paid a surprise, unwelcome visit by his sixteen-year-old Hungarian cousin, who stays with him for ten days and then goes to live in Cleveland. A year later, Willie and a friend travel to Cleveland to pay his cousin a visit, and the three travel down to Florida. Directed by Jim Jarsmuch (Broken Flowers, Dead Man).

Portfolio Scholarship Day
Saturday, February 14, 2009

Student Art League | Film Series • Wilson Art Center, room 115, 6p.m.
February 19
DiG!

Tracks the careers of two talented underground musicians – The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe and The Dandy Warhols’ Courtney Taylor. A documentary shot over seven years, the film examines the relationship between mainstream success and artistic credibility. Directed by Ondi Timoner.

Pictures, with the ONU Wind Ensemble
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Fine art work, inspired by a recent trip to London, England,
will be on display in the lobby of the Freed Center.

Advertising Club of Cincinnati Career Day
Friday, February 27
Cincinnati, Ohio

Past Department Events | 2008–09
Fall Quarter

Fall Picnic Department Orientation Session
Sunday, September 7, 2008, 3p.m.
Wilson Art Center 115

Gallery Hop to Toledo (First-Year Students)
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 9a.m.
Space237 and Toledo Museum

A&D Student Leaders' Meeting / Dinner
Friday, September 12, 5p.m.

Department Picnic and Convocation
Tuesday, September 16, 2008, noon
Wilson Art Center

College Fine Arts Fair
Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 6p.m.
Solon High School, Solon, Ohio

High Tea Reception (Teapots: Object to Subject)
Friday, September 19, 2008, 5–7p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art

Graphic Design Internship Exhibit & Presentations
and AIGA Student Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 2p.m.
Presentations: Wilson 115
Reception: Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery

Ceramic Field Trip: A Surve of Contemporary Korean Ceramics
Denison Museum, Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 3p.m.
In ceramic art there is the beauty of everyday life, while in ceramic history there is the wisdom of a culture. From the Fire assembles 54 contemporary Korean ceramic artists whose work reflects the challenges of combining rich and distinct ceramic roots with new influences and reinterpreted methods. The 108 artworks in this exhibition reveal that the wisdom of Korea’s ceramic tradition continues, 5,000 years after it began.

AIGA Field Trip: Dave Mason, graphic designer
Friday, October 3, 2008

Dave Mason was raised in England and Canada, forming his own design firm in 1984. After twelve years corporate communication design, he and Greg and Pat Samata formed SamataMason Inc. in 1995.

His work has been honored in national and international competitions and publications including The Mead Annual Report Show, The AR100 Annual Report Show, The American Center for Design 100 Show, Communication Arts, Graphis, Print and How Magazine.

He has juried many design competitions and lectured at many venues throughout North America. Past-president of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, BC Chapter, he is a member of the AIGA | The Professional Association for Design and co-founder of OpinionLab, Inc., the leader in VoC (voice of customer) intelligence systems for the web.

Student Art League: Gallery Hop at Short North
Saturday, October 4, 2008

Join the ONU Student Art League on a trip to Columbus! With over 20 years of tradition, the Short North is renowned for the buzz of "Gallery Hop." The first Saturday of every month, thousands of visitors converge on the strip, the epicenter of the High Street Experience. They come to celebrate art and partake in an evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping, and cosmopolitan fun. Though many shops are open earlier, the Gallery Hop officially starts at 4PM and runs to 10PM with restaurants staying open considerably later. In the shops... On a typical Hop, over 40 galleries and non-traditional art venues (think restaurants, boutiques, and salons) spotlight the best of established and emerging Ohio-based artists. They also feature the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.

AIGA Field Trip: Designing the Voting Experience and Information in Everyday Life
Thursday, October 9, 2008

In 2001, a group of designers from AIGA, Design for Democracy, launched an initiative to "re-enfranchise" voters through design. Cheyenne Medina and Gretchen Schulfer worked to redesign and improve the voting experience for US elections as part of the initiative from 2001-2006. Projects included redesigned ballots and information for voters; guidelines for navigating a polling place; behind the scenes poll worker administration material; and national models for the Election Assistance Commission. Cheyenne Medina and Gretchen Schulfer are currently working on new initiatives to demonstrate the importance of design in science, education, business and sustainability.

Visual and Performing Arts Fall Open House
Saturday, October 11, 2008, 8a.m.
Ohio Northern University, Wilson Art Center
Sponsored by the admissions office and the departments of art & design, music, and communication arts

Homecoming Exhibit and Lecture Series
1993 A&D Alumnus Kyle Hotz
Saturday, October 17, 2008, 3p.m.
Wilson Art Center 115 and Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery
See photos from Kyle's talk and reception: https://www.flickr.com/photos/27428308@N04/sets/

Get Out the Vote PostersAIGA|ONU Student Chapter Motivates Campus Community To Vote
Get Out the Vote, a national AIGA Design for Democracy initiative since the 2000 election, enables designers to engage in the public arena by contributing to a coordinated voter mobilization campaign. The 2008 poster campaign builds on the efforts made in 2004, when participants created more than 50,000 AIGA posters that were displayed in public places in communities across the nation and made available as online PDFs for anyone to download, print and post independently.

The Ohio Northern student chapter of AIGA invited student designers from the department of art & design to create nonpartisan posters. The goal was to inspire the ONU student body to participate in the electoral process and vote for a presidential candidate in the 2008 general election.

A poster exhibit is now on display in the Elzay Gallery Lobby (until Nov. 5). Out of the nine submitted posters, two were selected for campus distribution.

By motivating eligible citizens to register and turn out on election day, Get Out the Vote fulfills an ongoing AIGA objective of demonstrating the value of design to the public, public officials and business by providing a clear call to action for an activity that is important to everyone.

For questions related to ONU's Get Out the Vote campaign, please contact the department of art & design. Go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/27428308@N04/sets/ to see more posters.

Student Art League Field Trip: Scott McCloud, cartoonist and theorist
Friday, October 24, 2008

Scott is best known as a comics theorist, following the publication in 1993 of Understanding Comics, a wide-ranging exploration of the definition, history, vocabulary, and methods of the medium of comics, itself in comics form. He followed in 2000 with Reinventing Comics (also in comics form), in which he outlined twelve "revolutions" that he argued would be keys to the growth and success of comics as a popular and creative medium. Finally, in 2006, he released Making Comics. Following publication, he went on a tour with his family that included all 50 U.S. states and parts of Europe.

GAIN Conference (AIGA Business and Design Conference)
October 23–25, 2008
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
When design and business work together, brilliant things happen. At “Gain,” hear today’s success stories from a select group of business and design leaders from a variety of industries, who will team up to share their innovative approaches to generating greater return on investment, fostering emotional connections and providing positive brand experiences for customers. Build value for your brand and strengthen your business practice at “Gain,” where the broadening role of design in business strategy, leadership, process and product will be explored. Visit the conference Website: http://gainconference2008.aiga.org/

NAEA Field Trip: Paul Sproll, “A Case for Design Education in K-12 Art Education”
Monday, October 27, 2008

Currently Head of the Department of Teaching Learning in Art Design at Rhode Island School of Design, Dr. Sproll completed his studies in the UK in studio art, teaching, and art and design history, and earned his masters and doctoral degrees in art education at Ohio State University. Dr. Sproll is a longtime advocate for the study of design in elementary and secondary schools. He views design education as a potent force for the development of design thinking and for empowering children and youth to make critical judgments regarding the visual text(s) in their everyday lives.

Pumpkin Carving sponsored by the Student Art League
Wednesday, October 29

6p.m., Wilson Art Center
The carved pumpkins will be on display throughout the building during Halloween 

Halloween Party sponsored by Kappa Pi
Friday, October 31, 2008

7–9p.m., Wilson Art Center 

Printmaking Class Field Trip: Karen Kunc, printmaker
Monday, November 3, 2008, 6p.m.
Karen Kunc was born in Omaha, Nebraska. She received an MFA from Ohio State University and a BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is an internationally recognized printmaker and Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her artwork has been featured in many prestigious collections and museums across the United States, Europe and Japan. She is currently represented by galleries in St. Louis, Washington DC, Denver, Washington, and Omaha.  

Reception, ONU Student Juried Show
Opening reception and awards ceremony
Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 7p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art

NAEA Student Chapter: Ohio Art Education Association Conference
November 6–8, 2008
Park Inn Hotel, Toledo, Ohio
OAEA conference Website:
Keynote speakers include:
Baker O'Brien | Roy Schneider | Judy Kahle | Ken Thompson
Workshop photos and descriptions may be viewed on the
Northwest blog!

Artist Reception: Linda Lee Nicholas
Friday, November 7, 3p.m.
Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery

Past Department Events | 2007–08

Department Orientation Session
Sunday, September 2, 2007, 3p.m.
Wilson Art Center

Iowa Center Point, Nancy SirkisGuest Artist Lecture: Nancy Sirkis
Friday, September 7, 2007, 8p.m.
Dicke Forum, Business College

Gallery Hop
Saturday, September 8, 2007, 9a.m.
ArtSpace/Lima and Ada Depot galleries

Exhibit: Nancy Sirkis (photography)
Saturday, September 8 – Sunday, September 9, 2007, 10a.m.–6p.m.
Ada Historic Depot

Department Picnic and Convocation
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Wilson Art Center

NAEA Field Trip: ArtTalk at BGSU
Stef Stahl, professor of art education at Ohio State
Monday, September 17, 2007, 4p.m.
BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theatre
Stef Stahl is Adjunct Professor in Museum Education Studies, Department of Art Education at Ohio State University and Director of Curriculum at SchoolArts Preparatory and Learning Center, a charter school in Columbus, OH, where he developed an arts integrated K-9 curriculum. Previously Stahl was Associate Director of Education at the Wexner Center in Columbus, collaborating with area art teachers on project-based learning, and Chair of Museum Education at the Toledo Museum of Art. Stahl taught museum education at New York University and developed education programs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Stahl continues to be a practicing artist.
Sponsored by the ONU student chapter of NAEA.

College Fine Arts Fair
Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 6p.m.
Solon High School, Solon, Ohio

AIGA Field Trip: ArtTalk at BGSU
Marian Bantjes, typographer, graphic designer, illustrator
Friday, September 28, 2007, 4p.m.
BGSU Olscamp Hall
Marian Bantjes is a widely published and recognized graphic designer, typographer and illustrator, with many years' experience in design, book typesetting and production. She teaches Typography and Editorial Design through the Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, is an author for the design discussion website 'Speak Up', and previously was a designer of, and contributor to, the Vancouver Review, producing work for a variety of companies, arts organizations, and educational institutions. Marian has spoken at CalArts, Maryland Institute College of Art (MI CA), Saskatchewan Design Week, and Graphex '06, and continues to lecture and judge design competitions across the country.
Sponsored by the ONU student chapter of AIGA

The Application of Chemistry to the Examination of Works of Art
Suzanne Lomax, National Gallery of Art
Monday, October 1, 2007 at 7 p.m.
Dicke Forum (James F. Dicke College of Business)
Sponsored by the ONU Department of Chemistry
Funded by the Krisler Lecture Fund

Experience ONU Day (admissions event)
Monday, October 8, 2007

College Fine Arts Fair
Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 7p.m.
Cincinnati, Ohio

AIGA National Design Conference
Thursday, October 11–Saturday, October 13, 2007
Denver, Colorado
See photos from the conference: https://www.flickr.com/photos/27428308@N04/sets/

SMArts (art education program)
Session 1: Saturday, October 13, 2007
Session 2: Saturday, October 20, 2007
Session 3: Saturday, October 27, 2007
Session 4: Saturday, November 3, 2007

AIGA Field Trip: Hal Kugeler
Former Director of Publications and Graphics, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago
The Narrative Nature of the Visual Arts
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 6p.m.
ArtSpace Gallery, Lima, Ohio

ONU Fall Open House (admissions event)
Saturday, October 20, 2007

Guest Artist Lecture: Sean McConnor
Sunday, October 28, 2007, 1:30p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art, Wilson Art Center 115

Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Wilson Art Center
Sponsored by Kappa Pi and the Student Art League

Student Internship Presentations
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Wilson Art Center 115

AIGA Field Trip: Bruce Mau
Massive Change
Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 7p.m.
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
The Massive Change Project explores the legacy and potential, the promise and power of design in improving the welfare of humanity. It originated as a collaboration between Bruce Mau Design and the Institute without Boundaries in which we researched the capacities and limitations of human efforts to change the world for the better.
Sponsored by the ONU student chapter of AIGA

Dayton School of the Arts Portfolio Presentation
Tuesday, November 13, 2007, noon

Gallery Hop
Saturday, December 1, 2007, 4p.m.
Columbus, Ohio (meet in gallery lobby)
Sponsored by the Student Art League

Opening Reception | Alphabet
Friday, December 7, 2007, 3–5p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art

Public Lecture | Alphabet
Friday, December 7, 2007, 3–5p.m.
Elzay Gallery of Art
Sponsored by the ONU student chapter of AIGA

AIGA Design Workshop: InDesign
Tuesday, December 11, 2p.m.
Wilson Art Center 117

AIGA Design Workshop: InDesign (advanced)
Friday, December 14, 2p.m.
Wilson Art Center 117

Department Christmas Party
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wilson Art Center
Sponsored by Kappa Pi and the Student Art League

AIGA Field Trip: Debbie Millman
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Windows on the River, Cleveland, Ohio
Debbie Millman has been in the design business for the last 20 years fulfilling her dream of working in branding and furthering the meaning, purpose and stature of brands in our culture. Debbie is a Partner and President of the Design division at Sterling Brands, one of the leading brand identity firms in the country. Debbie is a board member of the National AIGA, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. She is also an author on the design blog Speak Up, a contributor to Print Magazine and she hosts a weekly internet talk show on the Voice America Business network titled Design Matters. Her book, “How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer,” (Allworth Press) is available now.

Sophomore Review
Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 9a.m.–noon
Wilson Art Center 115, 127

AIGA Field Trip: Chaz Maviyane-Davies
Creative Defiance
Thursday, January 17, 2008, 5:10p.m.
Chaz Maviyane-Davies has been described as “the guerrilla of graphic design”. For more than two decades this award-winning Zimbabwean designer's work has taken on issues of consumerism, health, nutrition, social responsibility, the environment and human rights. In 2003 he was recognized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with an award for outstanding innovator in his commitment to the struggle to transform society and create a just future.
Supported by AIGA Detroit – the Professional Association for Design.

AIGA Field Trip: The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment 1965-2005
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Slusser Gallery, U. of Michigan
Over 100 posters considering such themes as dissent, liberation, racism, sexism, human rights, civil rights, environmental concerns, AIDs and war.

Student Art League Field Trip: Drew from Toothpaste for Dinner
Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 7:30p.m.
Ohio State University, Campbell Hall, Room 200
Drew, the creator of Toothpaste for Dinner, will share his experience earning a living as an artist and humorist. From the economics of independent vs. mass media, to his pointed views on the world of fine art and comics, Drew has wit to spare.
Sponsored by the Student Art League

Student Exhibition for Lehr Society
Saturday, January 26, 2008, 7p.m.
Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery

Helvetica: A documentary film by Gary Hustwit
Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 2p.m.
Wilson Art Center, 115
Sponsored by ONU Student Chapter of AIGA: The Professional Association for Design

CSI Graphic Design
(Career Services Investigates)
Monday, February 4, 2008, 7p.m.
Affinity Commons Room
Alumni Speakers and Presenters: Heather Ann Gaghan, Adam Bollenbacher, Julie Keller Bollenbacher
To RSVP (required), please register through Symplicity.
Sponsored by the Office of Career Services, Department of Art, ONU/AIGA Chapter

AIGA Speaker: Nancy Burnett
Tuesday, February 5, 2008, 2p.m.
Wilson Art Center, 115

Portfolio Scholarship Day
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Wilson Art Center

Advertising Career Day: For Students, Educators & Professionals!
Friday, February 29, 2008, 9a.m.–5p.m.
Sponsored by the Cincinnati Ad Club

AIGA Field Trip: Chip Kidd
“A Number of People”
March 6, 2008
Often called “the closest thing to a rock star” in graphic design, Knopf art director and author Chip Kidd has designed more than 2,000 book covers for authors from Michael Crichton to John Updike. Kidd has compiled his graphic design work in Book One; written a well-reviewed novel, The Cheese Monkeys loosely based on his college experiences, and exhibited his work at Cooper Union in 2006. Kidd’s newest piece of fiction, The Learners, made its debut in 2004 online as part of USATODAY.com’s Open Book series.
Supported by AIGA Detroit – the Professional Association for Design

Fine Arts Day (admissions event)
Saturday, April 19, 2008, 9a.m.
Wilson Art Center

StonehengeEuropean Trip to London
London City Stay: May 28–June 6, 2008
London is the place to be in 2008! Our students can immerse themselves in British history and culture as they learn about famous relics, walk in the footsteps of great authors and see where British law is created.
See photos from the trip: https://www.flickr.com/photos/27428308@N04/sets/

Design Camp / Summer Honors Institute
Design: Think. Know. Do.

July 13–18, 2008
Wilson Art Center

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