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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.

Osborn, Gregory are Art + Design Department honorees

04/12/2021 ASHLAND, Ohio -- Hannah Osborn of Chatham has been chosen as the Senior Exhibition Award recipient by the Ashland University Art + Design Department faculty.

The awards were presented April 8 at the Coburn Art Gallery opening reception by Art + Design Department chair Daniel McDonald..

Osborn will graduate from Ashland with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art with

Coburn Art Gallery hosts Summer Art Camp

Join the Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University campus for Summer Art Camp, an intensive, creative one-week session June 21-25 for young artists ages 9-14.

Students will explore how to use many techniques in the sculpture and ceramics areas and they will develop a cultural appreciation and aesthetic awareness as they learn different art forms, as well as developing their own talent for self expression.

Senior Art and Design Exhibition opens April 8 at AU’s Coburn Gallery

Each spring, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art and Design Exhibition featuring the capstone experience for graduating art majors.

Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art and Design, the 2021 Senior Art and Design Exhibition will open Thursday, April 8 with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus. Social distancing will be practiced in the gallery, allowing groups of 10 or fewer at a time during the opening. Masks are required. The senior awards will be announced at 5:30 p.m. at the April 8 reception and on the gallery’s Facebook page.

Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition opens March 4 at Coburn Gallery

The Ashland University Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition opens Thursday, March 4, in the Coburn Gallery.

This exhibition will offer $950 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Honorable Mentions, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, Wink Alumni award, AU Permanent Collection Award and the People’s Choice Award. The art awards will be announced on the Coburn Gallery’s Facebook page at 5:30 p.m. on March 4.

AU art graduate Joshua Risner makes history with work at Michigan State Capitol

It was an interesting mix of skills that landed Joshua Risner in a job that required just that.

Risner, who worked as a sign painter and owned his own design firm before coming to Ashland University with an idea he might like to study graphic design, ended up as a decorative painter and portrait painter who currently serves as the Michigan State Capitol Artist in Residence and State Capitol Master Decorative Painter.