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Ohio Northern University’s Galleries present 2014–15 season

August—Ohio Northern University announces the opening of its 2014–15 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:

I Dream of All Things: Photographs by Emily Jay
Sept. 2—Oct. 10
Emily’s work explores the relationship between beauty and the limen. Her photographs attempt to catalog remnants of aesthetic experiences encountered in the mundane.

Emily is a 2010 graduate of Ohio Northern University. She earned her Bachelor of fine arts degree in studio arts. While at ONU, she was involved in Kappa Pi and the Student Art League. She was also a Shelley C. Petrillo Scholarship recipient. She earned her MFA in painting from Bowling Green State University in 2013.

Fall Art & Design Student Comprehensive Exhibition
Oct. 27—Nov. 16
This exhibit showcases the diversity of the art & design department’s curriculum featuring the best student work of 2014 spring and fall courses. Examples include watercolor, book arts, ceramics, persuasive design, narrative design, advertising design, photography, and advanced coursework in all disciplines.

Art & Design Photography Exhibit
Dec. 1–14
An exhibit of final projects from the art & design department’s advanced digital photography course; instructor Emily Jay.

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.

Ohio Northern University’s quality, student-centered education distinctively combines nationally ranked sciences, arts and professional programs for more than 3,500 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 “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 2014–15 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.

image: Cover for the 2014–15 gallery season postcard/brochure.