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Art & Design Faculty Retrospective Opens during Alumni Weekend

June—The contributions and work of the art & design faculty at Ohio Northern University will open Friday, June 3 at the Elzay Gallery of Art during ONU’s Alumni Weekend. The exhibit, “Contribution: A&D Faculty Retrospective,” will be on display June 3–17, 2011.

The exhibition coincides with the department’s celebration of its 50th anniversary of the BA degree in art. This special, yearlong series of exhibitions, lectures and special events recognizes the work of its faculty members, the success of its graduates, and the tremendous growth in the program’s reputation in the art & design communities.

The exhibit features one or two works by some of the ONU faculty members who are current or former full-time faculty associated with the university at some time since 1960, when the first bachelor’s of arts degree program was introduced.

Current and former faculty members featured in the exhibit are:

• Bruce Chesser, ceramics; 1971–2003

• James DeVore, painting; 1968–1998

• Melissa Eddings-Mancuso, book arts, painting; 1998–present

• Tom Gordon, painting; 1967–1986

• Judith Greavu, sculpture; 1986–2006

• Bruce Grimes, ceramics; 1964–1971

• Linda Lehmann, painting; 2005–present

• William J. Mancuso, drawing; 1998–present

• Brit Rowe, graphic design; 1999–present

• Luke Sheets, ceramics; 2005–present

• John West, drawing; 1960–1998.


Admission to the Elzay Gallery of Art is free and open to the public. For additional information, to schedule a tour or to be placed on the arts exhibition mailing list, please contact the department of art & design (419) 772-2496 or

The 2010–11 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bachelor of Arts degree in art at Ohio Northern University. Growing from a single-discipline school, the department 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-dimensions, three-dimensions and 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 and the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts. The department is also 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 2010-11 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.