Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Juried Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Juried Exhibition

5/12/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will hold a national juried exhibition titled “Time Will Tell: A Show of Artistic Wisdom and Experience.” The exhibition, which will run from May 16 through June 22, will culminate in a collection of 36 works that embody the creativity and innovation of artists ages 50 years and older at all levels of artistic endeavor.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with $800 in awards announced at 6:30 p.m. The jurors for the exhibition are Rebecca Kaler and Al Aitken.

Aitken received his Masters of Fine Arts in printmaking and photography at Ohio University. Aitken has been a professor of photography at Case Western since 2001. His artworks are in the collections of Cleveland Museum of Art and Modern Museum of Art in New York.

Kaler is an artist who has shown extensively nationally and internationally in such places as the Butler Museum of American Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Institute of Art Reinberger Gallery, and the Kiosko Gallery in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

The exhibition includes local artists Susan Shafer, Mary Jean Ferretti, Debra Akers, Tom Hart and Heidi Weller of Ashland County. Richland County artists include Betsy Oberhausen and John Thrasher as well as 18 artists from Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and artists represented from the states of Minnesota, New York, California, Indiana, Oregon, Arkansas, Florida, Washington, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia,  Illinois, Maryland and Texas.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is free and open to the public. For more information about the opening reception or the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###

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