Coburn Gallery at Ashland University to Host Sculpture Exhibition

10/15/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will be hosting a sculpture exhibition titled "Resilience" by Michigan artist Anne Mondro. This exhibition will open on Thursday, Nov. 4, with a reception set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondro also will present an artist lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 9:30 a.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education Building on the Ashland campus.

Mondro's work explores the physical and emotional complexity of the human body. Integrating traditional craft, fine art and digital technology, she creates images and sculptures that investigate humanity. "Resilience" will run from Nov. 4 to Dec. 10.

Mondro received her BFA at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and completed her MFA at Kent State University before moving to Ann Arbor, Mich., to pursue a career as an artist and professor at University of Michigan.

Mondro has shown her creative work in several national exhibitions, including "The Edges of Grace: Provocative, Uncommon Craft" at the Fuller Craft Museum and "Life Insight: The Human Experience" at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft. Recently her work was exhibited in a solo exhibition at PIU Gallery in São Paulo, Brazil. Other solo exhibitions include the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, ARC Gallery in Chicago and Sarcinae de Corpus at the International Museum of Surgical Science.

In addition to her studio practice, Mondro has provided numerous artist lectures and workshops. These have included presentations at the Fashion Imaging Department at Ming Dao University in Taiwan, the Society for the Arts in Healthcare 16th Annual Conference, and Kendall College of Art & Design.

Coburn Gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The Coburn Gallery will be closed from Nov. 24 to 28 for Thanksgiving break. Please contact Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery at 419.289.5652 /email coburngallery@ashland.edu<mailto:coburngallery@ashland.edu> or find us on Facebook for more information about this exciting exhibition.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University 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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