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University Galleries at Ohio Northern University present 2011–12 season

September—Ohio Northern University announces the opening of its 2011-12 art exhibition and gallery season at the Elzay and Stambaugh Studio Theatre galleries. “Our gallery season is designed to serve as a cultural resource for the entire Ohio Northern community and surrounding region,” said gallery director and professor Melissa Eddings. The gallery program also hosts regional, national and international touring exhibitions, and original exhibits distinctly suited to an academic environment.

Featured shows during this fall/winter season include:

Ohio Northern Art & Design Faculty Exhibit
The celebration of “Latitude: A&D at 50” continues this year with an exhibition
of work by the Ohio Northern University Art & Design faculty. The show provides the university community an opportunity to experience a diverse and creative range of artistic explorations and research undertaken by the department faculty members. All media are represented, as are a variety of styles and techniques. Featured in the exhibit are recent works from Melissa Eddings, William Mancuso, Brit Rowe, Luke Sheets, Rhonda Grubbs, Nancy Burnett, Ken Colwell, and Linda Lehmann.

Associate Professor Melissa Eddings will present a public lecture on Friday, August 26, 5:15p.m.

Homecoming 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.

ONU Juried Student Exhibition
A truly student effort, the annual juried exhibition showcases the best work by undergraduate students in Ohio Northern’s department of art & design. Many pieces are for sale and span various media such as drawing and illustration, ceramics, painting, sculpture, graphic design, photography, multimedia, small metals and printmaking. Award categories include two-dimensional, three-dimensional, graphic design and
best of show.

Admission to the Elzay and Stambaugh galleries is free and open to the public, daily from noon to 5 p.m. while school is in session. The Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery is also open prior to events held at Ohio Northern’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts. 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 Visit for the latest information about times, locations, and additions to the schedule.

The 2010–11 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.