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Ohio Northern University’s Galleries present 2013 Spring Season

ImageJanuary—Ohio Northern University announces the opening of its spring 2013 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 winter/spring season include:

louder than silence
site-specific installation by Dawn Gettler

Elzay Gallery of Art
January 18–February 22, 2013
Reception: Friday, January 18, 5–7p.m.

Dawn Gettler’s installations are inevitably temporary and exist permanently through documentation. There is rhythm in the labor of making that is not often apparent in a completed work. According to Gettler, the action of making can manifest into many things; it can be ugly, painful, and unforgiving; and more often than not, it can be beautiful. In many ways she hopes to create a more romantic and desirable memory for herself.

Selections from ONU’s Department of Art & Design Permanent Collection
Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery
January 14—March 1

The department’s permanent collection is a diverse array of work from professional artists and designers who have participated in the department’s visiting artist/designer series as well as alumni.

Returning to the Light
ceramic installation by Charlie Cummings

Elzay Gallery of Art
March 11–April 12, 2013
Reception: Wednesday, March 13, 5–7p.m.
Clay and Transfer Image Workshop: March 11–14. Call the art & design office for more details, 419-772-2160.

Charlie Cummings is known for his artworks that combine ceramics and printmaking. His sculptural artwork is unified by overlying ideas of nostalgia and absence. In Returning to the Light, the endangered springs of Northern Florida serve as a metaphor for the fleetingness of experience in his current suite of full color ceramic prints. These prints attempt to fix moments from visits to this surreal and sublime environment in clay and in time.

Right to Education Exhibit (student exhibit)
Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery
March 11—April 12

Every child in the world is guaranteed a primary education under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This dramatic exhibition, created by senior design students, endeavors to open the doors to the living laboratory that is our planet.

BA/BFA Senior Capstone Exhibition
Elzay Gallery of Art & Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery
April 22–May 5, 2013
Reception: Saturday, April 27, 1–3p.m.

BA / BFA student candidates from the art & design program display their capstone projects and portfolios. Defined as “the crowning point,” capstone projects provide an opportunity for students to integrate principles, theories and methods learned
in courses throughout their major in an applied context. Students also discuss
their projects during the annual brown bag lecture series held at the Wilson Art Center.

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 art@onu.edu. Visit for the latest information about times, locations, and additions to the schedule.

The Elzay Gallery of Art and gallery lobby is located on Gilbert Street on the campus of Ohio Northern University. The gallery is connected to the Wilson Art Center, the classroom-studio building that houses the department of art and design.

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.

Originally designated as the School of Fine Arts and later the College of Fine Arts, the art & design program was first established as an independent academic unit at Ohio Northern in 1878, largely as an outgrowth of course work in engineering and architectural drawing. Today, Ohio Northern 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-dimensional, three-dimensional and pre-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, AIGA: The Professional Association for Design, and the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts. The department is 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 2012–13 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.