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The Annual Student Juried Art and Design Exhibition To Open at Ohio Northern

ImageNovember—The department of art & design proudly announces the annual Student Juried Art and Design Exhibition which will be on display at the Elzay Gallery of Art from November 20 through December 16 in Ada, Ohio. A public reception and awards presentation will be held from 2–4p.m., Sunday, November 11.

For many years, a committee of sophomore art & design majors is responsible for organizing and presenting the show, traditionally the most popular gallery event of the academic year. This year’s exhibition features original work in a variety of media such as ceramics, oils and watercolors, photographs, advertising and graphic design, drawings, sculpture, mixed media and printmaking.

The exhibition is a competition open to any undergraduate student enrolled at Ohio Northern University. Any work completed for an art & design departmental course is eligible for consideration. Submissions fall into three categories: two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and design.

Invited jurors review the submitted entries and make the final selections. This year, ONU alumna Laurie Godfrey (BFA ’05) will jury the work into the exhibition.

Laurie earned her Bachelor’s degree in art/graphic design with minors in museum studies and web/multimedia development. She recently earned her MFA degree in printmaking in 2009 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania located near Erie, PA. Life came full circle as Laurie returned to ONU in 2009 as an adjunct instructor, teaching illustration and digital photography.

While in graduate school, Laurie worked as Assistant Director for the Egress Press and Research (EPR), a fine art publishing and research component of the Printmaking Area of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania’s Art Department. While there, she editioned prints for visiting artists including Tom Huck, Patricia Villalobos Echeverria, Jay Ryan, Diana Sudyka, and Mike Budai. In the fall of 2008, Laurie was invited to present her work and demonstrate the process of photolithography in Costa Rica at the Universidad Nacional Costa Rica and Escuela Casa del Artista.

“The exhibition provides students with the valuable experience of showing their work within a professional setting,” said Melissa Eddings, Ohio Northern’s gallery director and professor who curates the Elzay and Stambaugh Galleries. “At the same time, it provides the Ohio Northern and Ada communities an opportunity to view works by talented young artists and designers.”

Admission to the Elzay Gallery of Art is free and open to the public, daily from noon to 5 p.m. while school is in session. 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 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.