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Ohio Northern University’s Galleries present spring 2015 gallery season

January—Ohio Northern University announces the opening of its spring 2015 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 spring season include:

The Ezekiel Award Winners Exhibition
Elzay Gallery of Art
January 19—February 27
Opening Reception: Monday, January 19, 11a.m.–1p.m.
The Peggy Ezekiel Awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding achievement in theater design and technology produced by United States Institute for Theater Technology/Ohio Valley Section members. This exhibit displays the best in costume design, lighting design, scenic design, sound design, technology/craft, and architecture.

Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001-2012
Elzay Gallery of Art
March 23—April 12
Reception: Friday, March 27, 5–7p.m.
This exhibition, organized by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, features the poster as a medium for social change. From confrontational and political, to the promotional, persuasive and educational, the poster persists as a vehicle for the public dissemination of ideas, information, and opinion. Posters also serve as a powerful visual manifestation of a designer’s commitment to society when non-commissioned posters are created as a means to raise money to support political and humanitarian causes. This exhibit was made possible by the Committee for Cultural & Special Events.

Senior Capstone Exhibit
Elzay Gallery of Art
April 20—May 3
Reception: Saturday, April 25, 1–3p.m.
Six BA and BFA candidates in graphic design, studio arts, art education and advertising design have devoted a full year to producing thematically focused research projects as part of the required capstone experience at ONU. This exhibit features the transformation from art and design students to art and design professionals engaged in a life-long process of development and learning.

Poster for Tomorrow’s Right Work Poster Exhibit
Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery
January 19—March 27
Poster for Tomorrow’s “A Day for Tomorrow” exhibition returns to Ohio Northern for a second year. Work Right! is comprised of 100 posters from international artists and designers serving as a launchpad for thoughtful debate on workers’ rights. A jury of renowned graphic designers selected the top 100 from more than 3,000 entries. Posters cover a variety of workers’ right topics from child labor to gender discrimination to human trafficking.

A&D Student Photography Exhibit
Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery
April 20—May 3
Reception: Saturday, April 25, 1–3p.m.
Final projects from the art & design department’s photography & communication course will be on display; Emily Jay, instructor.

Admission to the Elzay and Stambaugh galleries is free and open to the public, daily from 1 to 4:30p.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 spring 2015 gallery season postcard/brochure.