Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host High School Student Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host High School Student Exhibition

10/3/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will be hosting an Ashland County High School Juried Art Exhibition that will showcase the work of student artists from Ashland High School, Crestview High School and Mapleton High School.

The Ashland County High School Juried Art Exhibition opens on Thursday, Oct. 6, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public. Awards will be announced at the opening reception at 6:15 p.m. The exhibition runs through Nov. 6, 2016.

The exhibition juror Andrius Balukas selected 53 artworks from 38 student artists from Ashland County. These student artists are: Kiah Ison, Emily Stevens, Camryn Hall, Macie Boardman, Paige King, Anna Circosta, Carly Stevens, Kristen Wichterman, Savannah Knowlton, Renee Stimpert, Sara West, Autumn Sexton, Mackenzie Mechlin, Colleen Cline, Kaitlin Stuart, Kaelin Frazee, Aubrey Aunna Miller, Geordon Turske, Caleb Sincholic, Ellie Harlan, Matt Hales, Brooke Kershner, Cassandra Harper, Alexis Boesel, Mariah Yoder, Alyson Welling, Evelyn Kruger, Alayna Ralich, Skylar Hildebrant, Mitchell Marguerite, Audra Gillespie, Amelia Soergel, Chloe Davidson, Peter Zimmerman, Mackenzie Foster, Jennifer Powell, Jordan Espinoza and Maya McDonald.

Balukas has studied in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Art Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York. He received a BFA in Painting and Art History through the University of Chicago. Recently, he has become an art educator through the Bachelors Plus program at Ashland University. Aside from corporate graphics, he has designed art books for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His artwork has been shown nationally in galleries and museums, including the Whitney Museum of Art. He is currently showing his work at Google Headquarters in San Francisco.

Awards for the Ashland County High School Juried Art Exhibition are sponsored by Ashland Photography Club, Ashland University Art Department and Art Club, Ashland Community Arts League, the Petry Family and the Wurster Family.

For more about the Ashland County High School Juried Art Exhibition or other events at the Coburn Gallery, visit or find us on Facebook. The Coburn Gallery is open from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon-4 p.m. Saturday/Sunday.

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 ( 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.                                                                                ###