Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Hold Juried Exhibition

6/29/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a national juried exhibition titled “Time Will Tell: A Show of Artistic Wisdom and Experience,” which features a collection of 31 artworks that embody the creativity and innovation of the artists aged 50 years and older at all levels of artistic endeavor.

This exhibition will be on display from June 30 until August 13, with a closing reception on August 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The exhibition features the following artists: Al Aitken of Medina, Ohio; Donna Kensel Bargar of Strongsville, Ohio; Francis Beaty of Allentown, Pa.; Ruth B. Bercaw of Rocky River, Ohio; Nancy Bixler of Hallowell, Maine; Tony Brandstetter of Verona, Pa; Nancy Dupre of Ashland, Ohio; Pat Edwards of Ashland, Ohio; Julie M. Elman of Athens, Ohio; M.P. Freed of Wooster, Ohio; Tom Hart of Ashland, Ohio; Jane Johnson of Mansfield, Ohio; Paul Keske of Ashland, Ohio; Cheryl H. Kinderknecht of West Bradenton, Fla.; George Kocar of Bay Village, Ohio; Irene Maginniss of Mansfield, Ohio; Charles Mintz of Cleveland, Ohio; Clare Murray Adams of Southington, Ohio; Laurie Musser of Strongsville, Ohio; Betsy Oberhousen of Mansfield, Ohio; J. Scott Purdy of Waxhaw, N.C.; Joseph Radoccia of Beacon, N.Y.; Hollis Richardson of Strongsville, Ohio; Joe Rohrman of Noblesville, Ind.; Pamela Runyon-Esch of South Euclid, Ohio; John Salie of Cleveland, Ohio; Sydney Schardt of Sunbury, Ohio; Laura J. Stein of New York, N.Y.; Rhonda Thomas Urdang of Flagstaff, Ariz.; Mary Weidner of Pittsburg, Pa.; and Tom Whitton of Lake Worth, Fla.

The juror for the exhibition was photographer and mixed media artist, Shari Wilkins. Wilkins received her first Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University and a second at Cleveland State University. She worked in NYC and San Francisco as promotions/marketing director at two small independent record companies. She created a forum to share her affinity for the photographic image and educate others on the process of developing film in the community darkroom, education center and gallery at the Cleveland Print Room, which opened in January 2013. Wilkins’ photography and mixed media work has been exhibited in the Greater Cleveland area, Columbus and elsewhere in Ohio.

Awards were announced on June 29 and Best in Show, a $500 award, was awarded to Purdy’s “Trustafarian.” Honorable Mentions, each a $150 award, were given to Beaty’s “Lift Off” and Keske’s “Captive” while Juror Mention awards were given to Kinderknecht’s “Dichotomies,” Musser’s “Great Horned Owl,” Stein’s “Through Line,” Urdang’s “Channeling Josephine Hopper,” and Weidner’s “Vivarium.”

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

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( deeply 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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