Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Alumni Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Alumni Exhibition

9/24/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host an Art Department Alumni Exhibition that will celebrate the creativity, innovation and dedication of its alumni over the years. The exhibition will feature 61 artworks created by alumni from across the United States.

The Art Department Alumni Exhibition opens on Thursday, Oct. 2, with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will run from Oct. 2 to Oct. 31 in the Coburn Art Gallery.

The exhibition includes the following  AU Art Department alumni artists: Joshua Adam Risner, Linsdey (Owen )Robertson, Gwyn (Rohrer ) Griffith, Robin Roberts, Mary Jo Worthington, Dennis Eckert, Diane (Demmer) Gibson, Brandon Doup, Susan Shafer, Kate Wilkinson, Larry Schiemann, Katherine Floit, Ashley Haines, Christopher Triner, Allison (Lawrentz) Barnhart,  Jennifer (Snyder) Irwin, Allison Dieter, Jennifer Winkler, Evan Thomas, Dr. Miles E. Friend, Casey (Snyder) Magrys, Matthew Schiemann, Dan Olson, Emily Fitch, Mindy Wilson Duncan, Thomas Yody, Hallie (Dahlhofer) Le Blanc, Thomas Yody and Caryl Richmond.

On Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m., the Coburn Gallery will host an artist talk on “Exploring Creativity in the Arts.” This talk with feature alumna Emily Fitch, a 2006 graduate with a bachelor of science degree in education with a major in art education who is currently serving as Crestview High School art teacher; and Casey Snyder, a 2010 graduate with a bachelor of fine arts degree in art and an MFA in painting from Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, Mich., and currently an adjunct professor of art at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md . The event is free and open to the public.

The Coburn Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon on 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. ###