Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host ‘Ohio New Photography’ Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host ‘Ohio New Photography’ Exhibition

6/14/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will hold a regional juried exhibition titled “Ohio New Photography,” which will feature the works of 20 professional photographers and 14 youth photographers from the state of Ohio.

The “Ohio New Photography” exhibition opens on Sunday, June 26, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public. Awards will be announced at the opening at 3 p.m. The exhibition will run from June 26 to July 31 in the Coburn Art Gallery.

The exhibition features the works of the following photographers -- Alec Casto, Lee Fearnside, Christine Walsh Newton, Joe Applebaum, Christina Sadowski, Teresa Davis, Deborah Pinter, Marla Gladman, Xiaoting Qui, Don Pavlish, Miranda Robertson, Shari Wilkins, Susie Underwood, Carissa Woytach, Kerry Kirkpatrick, Robert Kovatich, Jaime Lucas and Rachel Buchleitner. Youth category photographers include Colin Mayr, Teagan Kennedy, Basia Morris, Maya McDonald, Miles Barnhardt, Tyler Rittenhour, Megan Gallant, Kelsey Carver, Emmelia Bloomfield, Victoria Adams, Maria Groom, Emily Brustoski, Maggie Cole and Rowyn Osborne.

Honey Lazar, a Cleveland photographer, will serve as juror for the exhibition. She studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and is a lifelong workshop student. Selections of her work are in permanent collections at the Progressive Corporation, University Hospitals and Southwest General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Her photographs have exhibited internationally, most recently in Malaga, Spain.

Honey works on long-term projects for exhibition and publication. She photographs to immortalize loved ones, landscapes and objects of desire, and has recently published, “Loving Aunt Ruth:  Recipes for a Life Well-Lived.” Honey says she loves everything about photography, especially the people she meets.

“Judging photography is a rewarding, challenging and inspiring task. Examining how others see, narrate, compose, and ultimately use craftsmanship and artistry is a pleasure and a privilege,” she said.

“My congratulations to all those chosen for this show, especially the young people at the beginning of an artistic life,” she continued. “We submit to calls believing in our work, and I hope every photographer not selected keeps her or his faith knowing that choosing was not easy. Gallery space is limited, and choices are made, but all of us must keep submitting, working and loving the act of staring, documenting and imagining. I studied each entry many times looking for work that left me breathless.”

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10am-noon 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, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, 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.                                                                                ###