Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2 new Photography Exhibits

The Ross is closed now for Winter Break until January 17th, but I've just hung 2 new exhibits in our satellite galleries (with considerable assistance from the Second Assistant!)

In Beeghly Library we've got luscious floral photography by Julia McLemore, just the thing to brighten up a dreary winter day.

Across the Jaywalk in Mowry Alumni Center, we've got the photography of Moshen Shirzadian, some colorful and vibrant, some sepia and moody, all of it thought provoking!

Both buildings will be open Wednesday & Thursday December 21 & 22 til 5pm, close for a week or so, then re-open January 4th during the week 9am - 5pm. So if you need a quick activity, grab your mittens and stop in!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Mixed Messages

The 2011-12 Biennial Faculty exhibit is up and open! Seven of the art department faculty (the studio instructors) are featured: Kristina Bogdanov, Cindy Cetlin, Frank Hobbs, Jim Krehbiel, Justin Kronewetter, Jeff Nilan and Jon Quick.

We'll be hosting a reception for the artists on Thursday, December 8th from 4-6pm with food, beverages and live music.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Almost ready!

We're in the midst of installing 2 new exhibits in the Ross, to open this Thursday, September 29th!

Susan Paulsen, photographer, and Dennison Griffith, painter, will both be speaking on Friday, September 30th at 3:13 in Corns 312. There will be a reception for both artists from 7-9:00pm Friday evening.

Here's a glimpse of the progress our illustrious leader, Justin Kronewetter, is making on installing the photographs with the help of some students in the Gallery Management class. (Katasha on the right, Taurey on the left)

Hope to see you Friday!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Photographs, Drawings, Mixed Media

We right in the middle of changing 4 exhibitions in all 3 of our venues. First up and complete is the 2011-12 National Colloquium Exhibition, "Sudan: The Cost of Silence" which is currently on view in Gallery 2001/Beeghly Library. Fabulous black and white photographs by Ryan Spencer Reed, giving a face to the suffering. Mr. Reed will be on campus on October 24th to give an illustrated talk about his experiences and his artwork.

Also up and waiting for your perusal is the new exhibit in Mowry Alumni Gallery (in Mowry Alumni Center) titled "Reflections". The drawings and mixed media pieces by Karen Poulson are layered and manipulated, calling for close contemplation. Her work is in the Lobby, Upstairs, and there are 3 pieces in the Conference and Monnett Room as well. She'll be giving a talk on Thursday, September 29th.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

School's Out for Summer!

....but all the exhibitions are in place and ready to go! Just to tantalize you, here are photos of the 2 new exhibits in the Ross Museum, which will be re-opening after the summer break on August 18th.

The 1st exhibit is Sculpture by emeritus professor Ebb Haycock. The pieces form a mini-retrospective, and cover a vast range of styles, subjects and media.

The 2nd exhibit is Paintings by alumna Marilyn Ashbrook, and are mezmorizing for their intricate details and juxtaposition of subjects.

Both these exhibits will open August 18th and be on view until September 16th. In the meantime, you can still check out Mowry Alumni Center during the week and see the fabulous photo-collages of Pamela Becker, or cross to the other side of the JayWalk and see an outdoor sculpture in front of Beeghly Library, then wander inside the Library to view more sculpture by Carol Boram-Hays. These 2 exhibits will be open all summer long, until September, too!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring at the Ross!

Just as flowers and buds are bursting out all over, so are new exhibits!

There is a wonderful new exhibit of Photo collages in Mowry Alumni Center, by Pamela Becker,'64, titled "Responding to the Land". These pieces are intricately fashioned from cut photos. This exhibit will be on display from now until September 14th, so you can enjoy it in depth!

Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library is the scene of a sculpture exhibit by Carol Boram-Hays titled "Chronic Disquietude". Her pieces utilize reclaimed materials such as concrete and rebar.

Next weekend, Carol will be working on an outdoor installation piece in front of the Library with the help of some of the students. This exhibit will also be on display from now until September.

Finally, the 2011 Senior Fine Arts Majors will be exhibiting their work starting with a reception on Sunday, April 17th at 2:00pm until commencement on May 8th. The work of 20 seniors in a dozen different media is not to be missed, so plan a visit soon!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

3 great shows - 1 great price - $0!!

The History of the Future (see previous post) has opened and looks fabulous, but there are 2 more exhibits up and waiting for you!

In Gallery 2001 up in Beeghly Library, we have an exhibit of clothing pieces titled "Alterations". These deal with eating disorders and female body image. The work combines clothing, poetry, embroidery, painting and other techniques to address various issues surrounding the topic. Be sure to pick up the Gallery Guide (in the wall pocket) to get more information about the work, the artist and the whole project.

In Mowry Alumni Center, there is a beautiful exhibit by Dianne Almendinger, from right here in Delaware! The title is "Serenity", and her works use permanent inks, some drawing, on canvas and paper. They're colorful, textural, exciting! On Sunday, March 13th from 2-4pm we'll have a reception for Dianne right there in Mowry, so plan to attend!

Both exhibits are on view now, Alterations will be up until March 17th, and Dianne's exhibit will be up until March 31st.

Friday, February 25, 2011

History of the Future

We have an amazing exhibit opening next Tuesday....50 Black and White photographs of the area in the Southwest bordering Mexico - beautiful, tragic, fabulous!

There's a great article on the OWU Connect Two page and the artists and curator will be on campus Thursday March 24th for a panel discussion and reception. I'll even be working through OWU's Spring Break, keeping the museum open, to allow more opportunity to see this important exhibit.

This ties in with the Sagan National Colloquium theme of "Global Citizen" this year, but even if it didn't, you will be blown away by the beauty of the images!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Gallery Talk and Reception!

Fred Marsh will be giving a Gallery Talk in Beeghly Library, Gallery 2001, on Wednesday, February 16th at 4:15pm. His large photographs of abandoned buildings in Germany are haunting images; evocative and disarming. Please join us for the talk, followed by a reception right in the gallery!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Branch Rickey, Jackie Robinson, and Winfred Rembert!

The Branch Rickey/Jackie Robinson week long celebration is drawing to a close, and the response has been impressive! Lots of visitors, lots of receptions....but there's still time to come in and peruse all the artwork before the February 20th ending. Click on the link above to see lots of great photos from all the festivities all over campus!

We have had special group visits from OWU's Early Childhood Center, as well as Willowbrook Retirement Community. Many of the visitors have especially enjoyed the colorful paintings on leather by Winfred Rembert. Our Humphries Gallery (front lobby) has a special grouping from the museum's Permanent Collection: artwork by African-American artists, highlighting their talents for 2 months including Black History month.

Don't forget, the Ross Museum is free, and open to everyone! We're open late on Thursdays (until 9:00pm) and on Sunday afternoons! (1:00 - 5:00pm)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rock and Roll Art!

Thursday, January 20th, at 4:15pm, musician and artist Craig Matis will be giving a Gallery Talk in Gallery 2001, which is in BEEGHLY LIBRARY, followed by a reception.

Craig uses cut paper collage to illustrate his lyrics and music. The work was recently reviewed in the Columbus Dispatch, and this is the last chance to experience it! The talk is free and open to everyone, so I hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Year, New Exhibits!

Today marks the re-opening of the museum after the holiday break! We've got lots of fabulous pieces to see:

A new addition to the Permanent Collection: Sculpture by Albert Paley, gifted to us!

Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson/baseball fine art exhibit

Paintings on hand-tooled leather by Winfred Rembert, including 6 pieces recently gifted to us!

These exhibits will be up until February 20th; the artist Winfred Rembert will be on campus February 10th, and we'll have a reception, so if you can't visit before then, circle the date on your calendar!