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Guitarist Presents AU Senior Recital on March 1

Guitarist Presents AU Senior Recital on March 1

The Ashland University Department of Music will present a senior recital by guitarist Dominick Febbo from Avon, Ohio, on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

Febbo, a music performance major, will begin his concert with classical pieces by Bach and Handel, followed by compositions by Spanish composers including Albeniz, Llobet and Tarrega, and conclude with Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1.

Ashland University to Host Museum of the Bible’s Adornment Exhibit

Ashland University to Host Museum of the Bible’s Adornment Exhibit

The Museum of the Bible will be bringing its “Adornment” exhibit to Ashland University on April 2 to 14. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will display approximately 40 items, including such things as manuscripts, early printed Bibles, paintings, woodblocks and prints.

The display will be located in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center conference rooms and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday and Saturday from April 2-14. Admission is free. The Student Center is located at the corner of King Road and Claremont Avenue.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Call for Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University is announcing a call for a national juried exhibition titled “Ode to Degas.” According to Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery, this exhibition “seeks a diverse collection of works that exemplifies the concepts and exploration of movement, much like Edgar Degas with his study of dancers.”

The exhibition, which is open to artists 18 years and older who currently reside in the United States, is open to all mediums and must be original work. Additionally, the works of art must be executed solely by the artist within the last two years.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Call for Exhibition

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Earth Day Art Contest

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Earth Day Art Contest

In anticipation of Earth Day, the Ashland Center for Nonviolence (ACN) is hosting an art contest titled “Peace with our Earth” that is open to local students from public and private schools as well as homeschooled students in grades K-12. Submissions for the contest are due Friday, April 13.

“We are asking young people to use their imaginations and creativity to envision living in peace with the earth. Entries might be paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, or other two-dimensional work no larger than 16-inches by 20-inches,” said Dr. Craig Hovey, director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and associate professor of religion at Ashland University. “Prizes will be given for the winning submissions in each of four divisions based on grades.”

AU Environmental Lecture to Focus on ‘Ohio’s North Coast’

AU Environmental Lecture to Focus on ‘Ohio’s North Coast’

The next event in the 2017-2018 Ashland University Environmental Lecture Series, with a theme of “Ohio’s North Coast,” will be a presentation by Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, professor of ecology at the University of Toledo and on the faculty of UT’s Lake Erie Center.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. Bridgeman will speak on “The Great Green Goo of Lake Erie: What You Need to Know about Harmful Algal Blooms and Your Drinking Water.”

Film Director to Screen His New Documentary at Ashland University

Film Director to Screen His New Documentary at Ashland University

Screenwriter and film director Robby Henson, who has directed films starring Academy Award winners Billy Bob Thornton and Patricia Arquette, will present a public screening of his new documentary, “I Come From,” on Monday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Ashland University’s Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium. Following the film screening, Henson will speak about the film and lead a question-and-answer session.

“I Come From” illustrates the mission of the Voices Inside program, which is to develop empathy, compassion and trust, and to nurture a desire to help others. Founded by Henson, this inspirational inmate writing and theatre program is housed at Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison near Danville, Ky.

Ashland University Art Club to Host Pop-Up Shop

Ashland University Art Club to Host Pop-Up Shop

The Ashland University Art Club will be hosting a Pop-up Shop in the Coburn Gallery on the AU campus on Thursday, Feb. 15, during the Dear Dr. Seuss Art Exhibition opening and the following weekend, Feb. 16-18, before, during and after the Seussical musical happening in the Hugo Young Theatre.

Art Club students will be selling handmade items, such as clothing patches and watercolor paintings. They also will be selling mini canvas magnets, and profits from the magnets will be donated to the Beacon After-School Program at Trinity Lutheran Church. Children from the Beacon program will have their work in the Dear Dr. Seuss Art Exhibition.

Ashland University to Host Public Lecture on Churches and the Civil Rights Movement

Ashland University to Host Public Lecture on Churches and the Civil Rights Movement

Dr. Carolyn Dupont of Eastern Kentucky University will give a public lecture on churches and the civil rights movement in Cleveland on Feb. 13 at 10:50 a.m. in 138 Schar College of Education on the Ashland University campus.

This free lecture, titled "A Disgrace to the White Race: Bruce Klunder, White Clergy and the Civil Rights Movement in Cleveland, Ohio," is offered in conjunction with AU’s Dr. Peter Slade’s course REL340 Religion and the Civil Rights Movement and is made possible by a teaching and learning mini-grant awarded by AU’s Professional Development Committee.

Ashland University to Offer Free Art Studio Experience

Ashland University to Offer Free Art Studio Experience

The Ashland University Art and Design Department is offering a free college campus studio experience on Saturday, May 12, for current high school students with an interest in pursuing art. The event is being held in the Center for the Arts building on the AU campus from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch and art materials provided.

Art studio area experiences will include sculpture, printmaking, digital art & graphic design painting, ceramics and figure drawing. Students may attend two workshops based on their interests and availability. This event highlights the Art and Design program, where students can learn from experienced college instructors who also are working artists, meet other students with a serious interest in art, learn or finesse existing skills, investigate a new medium or area, experience a classroom studio work environment and learn about what art and design students do after graduation.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Dr. Seuss Exhibition

The Ashland University Coburn Art Gallery and the Department of Art and Design will host an exhibition titled, “Dear Dr. Seuss,” which will be a group exhibition of new works influenced by Dr. Seuss and his iconic characters, charming narratives and whimsical illustrations.

This fun, family friendly exhibition will feature the creative works of local school age children, AU art students and faculty, and professional artists. The celebration of Dr. Seuss will be on view from Feb. 15 to Feb. 24, 2018, with an opening reception planned for Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Dr. Seuss Exhibition

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