Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fabulous Lithographs

Justin has been talking about this exhibit for what seems like 6 years, and it is finally here!
The Tamarind Institute in New Mexico has sent us the Touchstones lithography show, celebrating Excellence in Fine Art Lithography. 61 prints by 61 artists are on view, with a wide range of subjects and styles.

The exhibit will be open until December 20th, normal museum hours (with the exception of Thanksgiving day) and there will be a Gallery Talk by master printer Bill Lagattuta followed by a reception on Thursday, October 25th at 3:15pm. Free to all, as always!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wonderland in Beeghly Library

Yellowstone National Park has been the subject of artists for more than 100 years. Photographer Carter Gowl shares his lush images of the Park and surrounding area in the newest exhibit on view in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library.

Carter will be on campus to give an illustrated talk on Tuesday, October 9th at 4:15 in the Bayley Room (2nd floor) of Beeghly Library. The talk will be followed by a reception in Gallery 2001. Both the talk and the reception are free and open to all.

Wonderland will remain on view until October 16, 2012.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Full of Grace means full museum

The first exhibit of the Fall Semester in the Ross Museum is Full of Grace, featuring the history of children in photography, from the 1800's to modern day. Over 170 images plus numerous quotations are arranged in the museum, and that's just a fraction of the many photographs assembled by curator Ray Merritt. His book of the same name is also on display and available for purchase, and since the exhibit is free as always, make it a point to see this exhibition.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summertime, and we've got air conditioning!

Although the Ross Museum will be closed until August 23rd, there are 2 other great exhibits open on campus:

Louise Captein, The Remarkable Suppleness of Shapes, is on view in Beeghly Library in the Gallery 2001 space (right when you walk in the doors). Louise makes postcard sized paper collages, then creates large oil paintings from them. Both the paintings AND the original small collages are on display until September 20th.

Lorraine Torrence, Checkerboard Musings, is on view in Mowry Alumni Center (directly across from Beeghly Library) until September 16th, and features art quilts. Lorraine is an OWU alumna, and teaches extensively around the country.

So beat the heat, and check out some free art exhibits!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer 2012

Graduation 2012 is complete, Alumni Weekend is over, and the campus is blooming!
The Ross Art Museum will be open this summer through July 3rd, showcasing the QSDS Invitational, Celebrating Our Past. The Quilt Surface Design Symposium exhibit occurs every other year, so don't miss your chance to see the best in art quilts. As a special addition, Lorraine Torrence '63 is sharing her own art quilts in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, so you'll double your pleasure! Above, Directions by Marla Hattabaugh.
Below, Checkerboard Journey by Lorraine Torrence.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2012 Senior Art Exhibit

Visual Insights opened with a great reception last Saturday, and the Ross Museum is again open on the normal schedule!

Be sure to stop by and see the work of 19 seniors as they prepare to make their way in the world. We'll also be open Saturday, May 12th, before graduation!

Friday, April 6, 2012

New Exhibits Coming Up

Currently, the Ross and Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library are closed while we install the Senior Fine Art Majors exhibit in the Ross Museum.

The Senior 2012 show is titled Visual Insights and will be a showcase of the students as they culminate four years of university learning. The Ross Museum will re-open on Saturday, April 14 with a reception for the seniors from 5-7pm. Regular museum hours will resume on Sunday, April 15 through Sunday, May 13.

Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library will host a Gallery Talk and Reception on Thursday, April 12 at 4:10pm for In Sight and Mind: A Photographic Collaboration with Women of Rural Panama.