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Ohio Northern University to present student art and design exhibition

ImageMarch—The Ohio Northern University Department of Art and Design will hold its Student Comprehensive Art and Design Exhibition in the Elzay Gallery of Art from March 17–31. A public reception and awards presentation will be held Monday, March 31 at 5p.m.

The exhibition features work created over the past six months by undergraduate students at all levels, most of whom are focusing on a degree in the visual arts and others majoring in a range of other disciplines who are exploring the arts through a minor. The art & design faculty selected this year’s work from a variety of courses including foundations drawing, 3D design, graphic and advertising design, painting, and ceramics.

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 department of A&D offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with majors in studio arts, graphic design, advertising design, and art education. ONU students can pursue many careers such as graphic design, corporate identity, advertising, wayfinding design, publication design, illustration, web design, exhibit design and curating, arts management, art therapy, art education and countless other fields.

The department and faculty hold 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 forth edition of “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers” as one of the top creative programs in the country.

The department is housed in the Wilson Art Center, a state-of-the art facility with up-to-date studios, classrooms, and computer lab. The Elzay Gallery of Art and the Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery feature an ambitious exhibit season and visiting artist program. Each year students gain practical experiences through internships, exhibitions, student teaching, study abroad, workshops, conferences and practicums that provide hands-on learning. The department also offers students engagement in a number of student organizations, including pre-professional groups, domestic study opportunities, and summer European trips.

Ohio Northern University’s quality, student-centered education distinctively combines nationally ranked sciences, arts and professional programs for more than 3,600 students in its five colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy and Law.

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.