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Walt Disney Feature Animation artist opens exhibit at Ohio Northern University

ImageMarch—The Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery on the campus of Ohio Northern University proudly presents an exhibit of illustrations by Phil Jones, March 18–April 17. The artist’s presentation and reception takes place at the Wilson Art Center on Friday, March 25, 4p.m.

In connection to the artist’s visit, Phil will be conducting a student portfolio review on Saturday, March 26. Interested students should RSVP by contacting the department of art & design for further information.

The Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery is located on College Avenue on the campus of Ohio Northern University. It is connected to the Freed Center for the Performing Arts, home of the communication and theatre arts department. The gallery exhibits the work of artists of invited exhibitions throughout the year. Recent visiting artists and exhibits have included alumni exhibits, student exhibits, Robert Bailey (photographer), the Society of Illustrators Juried Exhibit and the Ohio Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit.

Admission to the Stambaugh Gallery is free and open to the public, daily from noon from 5 p.m. The Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery also is open prior to Freed Center events. For additional information, to schedule a tour or to be placed on the arts exhibition mailing list, please contact the department of art & design (419) 772-2160 or art@onu.edu.

Phil earned his degree in illustration from the Ringling School of Art and Design. After graduation, he interned with Walt Disney Feature Animation. A couple years later, he worked as a computer animator for Nitelite Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida and for Paradigm Learning agency in Tampa before returning to Disney animation in 1996. He spent seven years at Disney working on feature films and animated shorts before the studio downsized in 2003.

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 and third editions 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: Stuff’s Birthday Party, 2009