Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Barbara Frentsos Butler exhibit

Now on view in the Mowry Alumni Center gallery, works by Barbara Frentsos Butler, '47. Barbara currently lives in Mansfield, Ohio, and is sharing her work with us. Her pieces are abstractions in acrylic, ink, and mixed media. Both large and small scale, they are glowing on the walls right now! As an added venue, 8 of her largest works are hung in the Gallery 2001 space in Beeghly Library, just across the Jaywalk from Mowry. It's a 2-for-1 exhibit!

The gallery in Mowry Alumni Center is open 8:30am - 5:00pm, and will be closed for the mid-year break from December 24 - January 3rd. Beeghly Library will be open similar hours. The exhibit will remain on view until January 24, 2010.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

ON and OFF the Wall

is the title of the new exhibit at the Museum, opening today with an artists' reception at 4:00pm. Featuring the work of the Fine Art Department faculty, there is something to delight everyone....sculpture, ceramics, photography, painting, printmaking, drawing and bookmaking.

The Ross Museum will be closed for the holidays from December 18th through January 18th, 2010, but the Faculty Exhibit will still be on display until January 31st.

To see a ConnectTwo article on this exhibit, visit here

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Only 10 more days!!

....to enjoy the current exhibits in the museum: Malleable Thought: contemporary ceramics by six regional artists. Pictured here is the work of Kyle and Kelly Phelps

Bobby Scroggins and Hunter Stamps

Jessica Knapp

and Eva Kwong.

Also on view is Painted to Please: 2009-10 Distinguished Alumni Artist Marilyn Meek Webster's fabulous work, much of which has been sold, with all the proceeds going to the Museum!! You still have time to secure some real gems for your personal collection!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

FOUR new exhibits to open!!

That's right, FOUR new exhibits are all going up at the same time! In Mowry Alumni Center, located on the JAYwalk, alumna Barbara Timmons, '54 is showing her fabulous acrylic landscapes. You can see them Monday thru Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm. There will be a talk and reception in October, more details later!

In Gallery 2001, located in Beeghly Library, also on the JAYwalk, there is an exhibit of Branch Rickey memorabilia. Branch was also an alum of Ohio Wesleyan; you may remember him as the manager who hired Jackie Robinson, breaking the color barrier in major league baseball. OWU is launching a website with these and other pieces of ephemera from Branch's life. There will be a reception in the Gallery on Saturday, October 3rd at 5:00pm.

In the Ross Art Museum, TWO exhibits are being installed. The first is Malleable Thought, a group exhibit of regional ceramists including Eva Kwong, Jessica Knapp, Kyle and Kelly Phelps, Bobby Scroggins and Hunter Stamps. Ceramics professor Kristina Bogdonov is installing a wall piece.

In the West and Mayhew galleries, our illustrious director Justin Kronewetter is installing the work of the Distinguished Alumni Artist for 2009, Marilyn Meek Webster '63 in anticipation of her talk and reception on Friday, October 2nd. The talk will be at 2:00pm.

The Ross Museum exhibits will open on Thursday, October 1st. The Gallery 2001 and Mowry Alumni Center exhibits are open now!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Doug Goering to speak on Campus

Thursday, September 3rd, the featured artist of the first museum exhibit, "Marking Time", for the Fall 2009 Semester, will be on campus for a talk and reception in his honor. Doug Goering, from Albion, Michigan, will be speaking at 3:00pm in room 121 in Edgar Hall. Afterwards, from 4:00 - 6:00pm, there will be a lovely reception in the Museum with refreshments and live music.

Both events are free!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Library is on FIRE!

Cyrus Fire, that is, a talented painter from Columbus! Cyrus uses old skateboard decks and creates wonderful characters that are now inhabiting Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library.

The works reference archetypal figures in a fresh way, and bring the gallery alive!

You can meet the artist Thursday, August 27th from 4:00pm - 5:30pm in the Gallery; the exhibit will run until September 17th.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Art Quilt exhibit in Gallery 2001

There is now a great exhibit of Art Quilts on display in Gallery 2001 in Beeghley Library. 17 artists from Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Idaho, Indiana and Canada are featured.

This is the QSDS Invitational; the Quilt Surface Design Symposium is an intensive seminar for art quilters, teachers and participants from around the globe come to central Ohio each June to work in a creative atmosphere. The Invitational exhibit is drawn from past participants. The Ross Art Museum has hosted a full exhibit twice now, and will again in 2010; every other year. This year, Gallery 2001 is hosting a mini version, but it is no less exquisite!

The exhibit will be open until August 9th; the Library summer hours are 9-5.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gale Wallar '71 Exhibit in Mowry Alumni Center

We are in the process of installing paintings in the newly renovated lobby space in Mowry Alumni Center! The work of Gale Wallar, a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, is gorgeous; paintings and drawings reflecting a life of travel with her husband, who served with the U.S. State and Treasury Departments. Gale will be here on campus on Saturday, May 16 from 2-4pm to accept her well deserved accolades!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Permanent Collection Addition - Wanda Ewing

As a result of her highly successful exhibition here at the Ross Art Museum in February and March, we were able to purchase 2 prints. Wanda's work is fun, provocative and empowering. This piece is block printed on old wallpaper!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Infinite Flux: Senior Fine Arts Majors 2009

Well, the Senior Fine Arts Majors exhibit opened successfully Saturday, April 18th. It was a lovely affair, with the seniors hosting their friends and family to celebrate their achievements.

You can see all their work now through May 10th!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Senior Fine Arts Major Exhibit 2009

The annual Senior Fine Arts Majors exhibit will open this Saturday, April 18th at 4pm with a reception, but I thought you might like to see some sneak peaks while we are still installing all the artwork.

There is some really exciting work, so plan on seeing the show before it ends on May 10th!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Derrick Davis exhibit to open

Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library will host "Journey From The Cloth", an exhibit by Derrick Davis, from April 11 through May 17, 2009. Davis, a resident of Dayton, Ohio, focuses on Kente cloth, with its vibrant colors and patterns and links it with an architectural approach that results in a visual and exciting composition. Working with Prismacolor Pencils, the works are typically between 15" -19" high and 35"-43" long.

Davis will give a talk on Wednesday, April 22nd, followed by an Artist's Reception. Plan to attend!