Tuesday, December 1, 2015

In Close Proximity

The 2015-16 Fine Arts Studio Faculty show is open! Seven artists working in seven mediums, all with different viewpoints and expressions.

The opening reception will be 4-6pm on Thursday, December 3rd. The exhibit will be closed from December 18 - January 11, 2016 for the holiday break, but will re-open on January 12 through January 31, 2016, so be sure to stop in!

The Artists: Kristina Bogdanov, Cindy Cetlin, Frank Hobbs, Jim Krehbiel, Justin Kronewetter, Jeff Nilan and Jon Quick

Friday, October 2, 2015

Landscapes to Compare and Contrast

The newest exhibits are open, just in time for Homecoming Weekend here at OWU. There are 3 new shows in 2 locations: Sally Christiansen Harris '76 has a great display of gorgeous photographs in Mowry Alumni Center, where they'll be on view until December 8, 2015. The photos are from all over the world, and Sally has captured incredible moments with her camera. You can read more about Sally and her work on Connect2OWU HERE

The Ross Museum is featuring pieces from our Permanent Collection in the Lobby gallery to honor National Spanish Heritage month, and in the other galleries, the work of two landscape painters are highlighted.

Paul Ching-Bor uses watercolors and massive sheets of paper to create very intense, dark images of New York City, where he's lived and worked for many years. The tension between a medium that's normally thought of as delicate, but is presented in such a deep, somber way is something Paul wants the viewer to experience. His exhibit is titled "Sur", and you can read more about it on Connect2OWU HERE

Todd Gordon is originally from Delaware, and his parents still live and work here. His landscapes also feature many views of New York City, and the contrast with Paul's work is striking. Todd uses oils on canvas, and creates intricate scenes that remind the viewer of panoramic photographs, very long, sometimes very narrow. The details really draw you into the paintings. You can read more about Todd's exhibit titled "Matter of Fact" on Connect2OWU HERE

Thursday, August 20, 2015

2015-2016 Season Opening!

We're back from the summer break, with 2 outstanding exhibitions in the Ross Museum.

Eric Nation sculpture and Howard Little paintings:

Howard Little is a Delaware, Ohio native, part of a distinguished family with ties to Ohio Wesleyan University, the Arts Castle, Presidents and more! His paintings focus mainly on the California coast, with pieces covering the southwest and New England as well.

Eric Nation is Howard's grandson, and a sculptor in his own right, using furniture forms as the starting point for his provocative pieces.

Eric will be on campus Thursday, September 3rd to give a talk at 7pm, followed by a reception in the Museum from 8-10pm. Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Retrospective and gifts

We open our newest exhibits tomorrow, February 24th:

Edmund Kuehn: A Retrospective features over 75 works by the late Columbus artist, tracing his entire career, and filling three of the four galleries. Painting and collage in a riot of colors will fascinate everyone.

Gifted features works from the museum's Teaching Collection that were all gifts: some from alumni of Ohio Wesleyan, others from generous souls.

The work will be up through April 5th, so stop by soon!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy New Year!

We open tomorrow with our first exhibits of 2015...mixed-media drawings by Larry Cressman, and selections from the Ross Museum's Permanent Collection.

It's been a very busy break for us, between taking down & packing up the last exhibits, and getting the new ones up. Hopefully all will enjoy the artwork, which includes Larry's constructed drawings
....intricate twigs and branches, painted and then pinned into patterns like a pencil drawing. I'm fascinated by the cast shadows on the wall, as well. Covering Ground will only be on display until February 15th, so don't wait, come in soon!

The artwork from the Permanent Collection includes many pieces that are very recent acquisitions, either gifts or purchases (hence the title One Way or the Other)

Some of my favorites: