Coburn hosts juried exhibition of Ashland Community Arts League works

05/11/2021 ASHLAND, Ohio -- The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University on Friday, May 14 will open a regional juried exhibition featuring 49 works created by the members of the Ashland Community Arts League. The works on view include painting, ceramics, photography, fiber arts, printmaking, glass, drawing and mixed media. A opening reception from 6-7:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will be on view  through July 23.

Exhibiting artists include Barbara Nell Morejon, Bea North, Christine Krantz, Betty Perry, Betz Johnson Richards, Scott Parillo, Cynthia C. Petry, Jennifer Geraci, Dana Sherburne, Debra Akers, Elizabeth Klingler, Martha Buckner, Irene Maginniss, Janet Wells, Jerome A. Klobutcher, Marty Bossler Lee, Heidi Weller, MP Marion, Nancy Dupre, Peggy Stover, Irv Oslin and Susan Shafer.

The juror for the exhibition was Priscilla Roggenkamp, an artist and associate professor of art living in Alliance. She received a Master of Fine Art degree from Kent State University, a Master of Education from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Arts from Heidelberg College.  Her artwork moves in two directions -- fiber-based sculptural works that relate to human concerns and often consider what we carry in life and two-dimensional works that relate to nature, time and place and most often lean toward abstraction.

Roggenkamp has shown her work in Chicago’s Woman Made Gallery, the Canton Museum of Art, the Brogan Museum in Florida and internationally in The Western Galilee, Israel.  She is represented by (Not) Sheep Gallery in Columbus.  She also curated an exhibition related to the play Romeo and Juliet, a textile exhibition called “The Threads That Bind” and co-curated “The Women of Resilience” exhibition. 

In 2015, Roggenkamp attended a residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.  In 2021, she was awarded an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council.

She has taught at The College of Wooster, the University of Mount Union, Canton Country Day School, Blue Ridge Community College, James Madison University, the University of Arkansas and is currently teaching at Ashland University. 

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. weekends and is free and open to the public. COVID-19 safety protocols include a maximum of 15 visitors in the gallery at one time and groups no larger than five, and face masks must be worn. For more information about the opening reception or the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or see the Coburn Gallery on Facebook.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.eduoffers each of its student constituencies The Ashland Promise, including “teaching students how to think, not what to think”. Committed to affordability, the University now offers incoming residential freshman the Tuition Relief Scholarship, as well as a variety of new forms of financial assistance for both new and continuing students. ###