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Ohio Northern University’s Galleries present 2013–14 season

August—Ohio Northern University announces the opening of its 2013–14 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 season include:

Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books II: National and International Traveling Exhibition of Object-Books
Curated by Hui-Chu Ying

Elzay Gallery of Art
September 3—October 25
Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books II features 106 unique and subtly created object-books in materials, from handmade paper to plastic, tea bags to mailing envelopes. The techniques include letterpress, silkscreen, digital prints, collage, die-cut, and painting. The artists included in this exhibition represent seven different countries and cultures: United States, Canada, China, Japan, India, Pakistan, and Spain. Ohio Northern University is the last stop of the MIMB II North American tour.

Juried Student Exhibition
Elzay Gallery of Art
November 3–22
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Sunday, November 3, 1p.m.

Organized and presented by a committee of sophomore art & design majors, the annual juried student show is 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, acrylics and watercolors, photographs, graphic design, drawings, sculpture, mixed media and print making.

Benefit Sale: Featuring the paintings of James DeVore
Elzay Gallery of Art
December 6–20
Friday, December 6, 5–7p.m.
The estate of Prof. James DeVore has donated over 40 paintings, each available for purchase. The proceeds of this show will establish the James DeVore Painting Award to be granted during the Juried Student Exhibition for a painting of exceptional quality by a studio art, graphic design, advertising design, or art education major.

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

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. 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 2013–14 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.