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Ashland University
227 Center for the Arts
Ashland, Ohio 44805
419.289.5652
coburngallery@ashland.edu

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FALL & SPRING SEMESTER HOURS

Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday noon-4 p.m.
Closed during university breaks and holidays.
GALLERY OFFICE HOURS VARY

Arts Guide

2019-2020 Arts Guide. Coburn Gallery, Music, Theatre

Download the latest copy of the Ashland University Arts Guide, featuring upcoming events in the Coburn Gallery, Music and Theatre.

Coburn Gallery News

Senior BFA Art Exhibition Opens November 21st


From the end of November through December, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art + Design Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors.
Showcasing the work of graduating senior Kiana Ziegler, the 2019 Senior Art + Design Exhibition will open on Thursday, November 21 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.
“While the 2019 Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art majors, it represents more than just students’ studio art experiences,” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. “For the student in the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate career at Ashland University.”
This fall’s exhibition, which will run from November 21 to December 14, include painting, printmaking, photography and digital art.


Kiana Ziegler, from Ashland, OH, will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Art, with a painting concentration, and a Bachelor of Art in Commercial Art, with a graphic design concentration. Ziegler is the youngest of Alma and Charles Ziegler of Ashland. She grew up in Ashland, graduating from Ashland High School in 2015. She entered her college career as an Honors Program Scholar, and shortly afterward, was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, an honor society for academic excellence. She received the opportunity to create a mural for the Writing Center and a portrait for the theater production, Little Women, in 2018. Off campus, Ziegler completed the illustrations decorating the entrance to Masterminds Escape Room and Game Library. She has completed several other private commissions as a freelance artist.
Active in her department, Ziegler served as the Vice President and President of Art Club. She was granted the opportunity to travel with the Art Department to museums...Read more

Benefit Pop-Up Art Sale -November 21st

Just in time for the holidays, the Coburn Gallery and the AU Art Club will host a one day Benefit Pop-Up Art Sale in the Center for the Arts building 1st floor lobby on Thursday November 21 from noon-6:30pm. 100% of the funds will be collected on behalf of Becky Hale, 2018 AU Art Education graduate that passed away suddenly in October. Becky had a passion for teaching young artists and did so through the Coburn's Art Saturdays program, Summer Art Camp and most recently through the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Patrons can browse the artful hand crafted items created by Ashland University Art + Design students, alumni, faculty, and community members. “We are honored to host a unique and temporary pop-up experience for art lovers in our own backyard while raising funds in memory of Becky Hale” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. Credit cards, checks and cash will be accepted. For more information about the shop, or to donate artwork or make a monetary contribution contact the Coburn Gallery 419.289.5652 or coburngallery@ashland.eduRead more

Awards Announced -COMPASSION-The Art of Healing

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University announces awards for the current exhibition COMPASSION-the Art of Healing. The juror for the exhibition was Mary Urbas, gallery coordinator and exhibition curator for The Gallery at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland.The theme of the exhibition, which will be on display at the gallery through Nov. 13, focuses on the humanitarian nature of the healing process as seen through the arts. Health care professionals and caregivers have played an integral part in the healing process throughout history and this exhibition hopes to highlight these contributions, as well as the process of patient restoration and wellness.An opening reception was held on Tuesday, October 22, with $800.00 in awards announced including Best in Show: Mandem, oil painting series entitled “Medical Trials of Saints”, Honorable Mentions: Jennifer Lee ceramic and found object sculpture “Mind and Soul” , Alex Paat acrylic and chalk on panel “ Reunion”, Jill White “ First Touch of Loss” photograph and Juror Mentions: Clare Murray-Adams, “In Case I Forget” mixed media assemblage and Heidi Weller “ Visiting Mimsy 2 “ digital photograph. Local artist Ingrid Ann Hines was awarded the Coburn Gallery Artist Recognition Award for her collaborative work with Barbara Morejon.

Regional artists selected for inclusion are Doug Becht, Nancy Booth, M.P. Marion, Barbara Morejon and Susan D. Shafer, all of Ashland; Jennifer Lee, Bay Village; Susan Allen, Bratenahl; Joyce Morrow Jones, Tricia Kaman, Martha Lois, Mandem, and Charles Mintz, all of Cleveland; Jan O’Dea and Paul D. Wilbur, both of Columbus; E. Ellen Albrecht, Cortland; Alex Paat, Galloway; Heidi L. Weller, Jeromesville; Arthur Novotny, Lyndhurst; Jill White, Mansfield; Clare Murray Adams, Southington; Kerry Kirkpatrick, Toledo; and Holly and Christopher Gage, Bowmansville, Pennsylvania. 
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Upcoming Art Saturday Event for Children Ages 7-12

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery has established Art Saturdays, an educational and creative experience for children. Art Saturdays will be offering a class on the following date – November 16 entitled Self Portraits-Exploring the work of Frida Kahlo from 10:00am-noon.
“Self Portraits” will explore the art of Frida Kahlo while expanding the young artists observational drawing and painting skills. The November 16 class is for children ages 7-12 years old with a $5.00 art fee per child. All supplies are included and class sizes are limited. Pre-registration is required.
Classes are located in Room 346 located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus. For more information or to register your child for classes, contact the Coburn Art Gallery at 419.289.5652 / coburngallery@ashland.edu or visit our website www.ashland.edu/coburngallery.
...Read more

Contact Us

Contact Us

Ashland University
227 Center for the Arts
Ashland, Ohio 44805
419.289.5652
coburngallery@ashland.edu

Coburn Gallery Facebook pageCoburn Gallery Flickr page

FALL & SPRING SEMESTER HOURS

Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday noon-4 p.m.
Closed during university breaks and holidays.
GALLERY OFFICE HOURS VARY

Arts Guide

2019-2020 Arts Guide. Coburn Gallery, Music, Theatre

Download the latest copy of the Ashland University Arts Guide, featuring upcoming events in the Coburn Gallery, Music and Theatre.

Coburn Gallery News

Senior BFA Art Exhibition Opens November 21st


From the end of November through December, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art + Design Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors.
Showcasing the work of graduating senior Kiana Ziegler, the 2019 Senior Art + Design Exhibition will open on Thursday, November 21 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.
“While the 2019 Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art majors, it represents more than just students’ studio art experiences,” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. “For the student in the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate career at Ashland University.”
This fall’s exhibition, which will run from November 21 to December 14, include painting, printmaking, photography and digital art.


Kiana Ziegler, from Ashland, OH, will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Art, with a painting concentration, and a Bachelor of Art in Commercial Art, with a graphic design concentration. Ziegler is the youngest of Alma and Charles Ziegler of Ashland. She grew up in Ashland, graduating from Ashland High School in 2015. She entered her college career as an Honors Program Scholar, and shortly afterward, was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, an honor society for academic excellence. She received the opportunity to create a mural for the Writing Center and a portrait for the theater production, Little Women, in 2018. Off campus, Ziegler completed the illustrations decorating the entrance to Masterminds Escape Room and Game Library. She has completed several other private commissions as a freelance artist.
Active in her department, Ziegler served as the Vice President and President of Art Club. She was granted the opportunity to travel with the Art Department to museums...Read more

Benefit Pop-Up Art Sale -November 21st

Just in time for the holidays, the Coburn Gallery and the AU Art Club will host a one day Benefit Pop-Up Art Sale in the Center for the Arts building 1st floor lobby on Thursday November 21 from noon-6:30pm. 100% of the funds will be collected on behalf of Becky Hale, 2018 AU Art Education graduate that passed away suddenly in October. Becky had a passion for teaching young artists and did so through the Coburn's Art Saturdays program, Summer Art Camp and most recently through the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Patrons can browse the artful hand crafted items created by Ashland University Art + Design students, alumni, faculty, and community members. “We are honored to host a unique and temporary pop-up experience for art lovers in our own backyard while raising funds in memory of Becky Hale” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. Credit cards, checks and cash will be accepted. For more information about the shop, or to donate artwork or make a monetary contribution contact the Coburn Gallery 419.289.5652 or coburngallery@ashland.eduRead more

Awards Announced -COMPASSION-The Art of Healing

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University announces awards for the current exhibition COMPASSION-the Art of Healing. The juror for the exhibition was Mary Urbas, gallery coordinator and exhibition curator for The Gallery at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland.The theme of the exhibition, which will be on display at the gallery through Nov. 13, focuses on the humanitarian nature of the healing process as seen through the arts. Health care professionals and caregivers have played an integral part in the healing process throughout history and this exhibition hopes to highlight these contributions, as well as the process of patient restoration and wellness.An opening reception was held on Tuesday, October 22, with $800.00 in awards announced including Best in Show: Mandem, oil painting series entitled “Medical Trials of Saints”, Honorable Mentions: Jennifer Lee ceramic and found object sculpture “Mind and Soul” , Alex Paat acrylic and chalk on panel “ Reunion”, Jill White “ First Touch of Loss” photograph and Juror Mentions: Clare Murray-Adams, “In Case I Forget” mixed media assemblage and Heidi Weller “ Visiting Mimsy 2 “ digital photograph. Local artist Ingrid Ann Hines was awarded the Coburn Gallery Artist Recognition Award for her collaborative work with Barbara Morejon.

Regional artists selected for inclusion are Doug Becht, Nancy Booth, M.P. Marion, Barbara Morejon and Susan D. Shafer, all of Ashland; Jennifer Lee, Bay Village; Susan Allen, Bratenahl; Joyce Morrow Jones, Tricia Kaman, Martha Lois, Mandem, and Charles Mintz, all of Cleveland; Jan O’Dea and Paul D. Wilbur, both of Columbus; E. Ellen Albrecht, Cortland; Alex Paat, Galloway; Heidi L. Weller, Jeromesville; Arthur Novotny, Lyndhurst; Jill White, Mansfield; Clare Murray Adams, Southington; Kerry Kirkpatrick, Toledo; and Holly and Christopher Gage, Bowmansville, Pennsylvania. 
...Read more

Upcoming Art Saturday Event for Children Ages 7-12

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery has established Art Saturdays, an educational and creative experience for children. Art Saturdays will be offering a class on the following date – November 16 entitled Self Portraits-Exploring the work of Frida Kahlo from 10:00am-noon.
“Self Portraits” will explore the art of Frida Kahlo while expanding the young artists observational drawing and painting skills. The November 16 class is for children ages 7-12 years old with a $5.00 art fee per child. All supplies are included and class sizes are limited. Pre-registration is required.
Classes are located in Room 346 located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus. For more information or to register your child for classes, contact the Coburn Art Gallery at 419.289.5652 / coburngallery@ashland.edu or visit our website www.ashland.edu/coburngallery.
...Read more

The Coburn Gallery is Ashland University's primary home for viewing and showcasing the visual art created by our academic community and the general public. The yearly gallery schedule purposely focuses on the work of nationally known contemporary artists and Ashland University art faculty and students for an innovative gallery fused with different perspectives

Exhibitions

Each year, the Coburn Gallery hosts exhibitions that form the visual foundation of the educational mission of the Art Department.

These exhibitions include:

  • Faculty Exhibition, featuring the work of Ashland University faculty members
  • Student Exhibition, juried by an outside juror with awards for outstanding work
  • Senior Exhibition, featuring the work of graduating seniors
  • The Ashland Exhibition, a juried summer event displaying the work of area artists

In addition, the Fall semester usually features a combination of works of artists around the country as well as themed exhibitions.

student explaining her art
  • Nov
    21
    November 21, 2019 to December 14, 2019
    4:30pm to 6:30pm

     Meditation on the Flesh

    From the end of November through December, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art + Design Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors.

    Showcasing the work of graduating senior Kiana Ziegler, the 2019 Senior Art + Design Exhibition will open on Thursday, November 21 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.

    “While the 2019 Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art majors, it represents more than just students’ studio art experiences,” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. “For the student in the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate career at Ashland University.”

    This fall’s exhibition, which will run from November 21 to December 14, include painting, printmaking, photography and digital art.

    Kiana Ziegler, from Ashland, OH, will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Art, with a painting concentration, and a Bachelor of Art in Commercial Art, with a graphic design concentration. Ziegler is the youngest of Alma and Charles Ziegler of Ashland. She grew up in Ashland, graduating from Ashland High School in 2015. She entered her college career as an Honors Program Scholar, and shortly afterward, was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, an honor society for academic excellence. She received the opportunity to create a mural for the Writing Center and a portrait for the theater production, Little Women, in 2018. Off campus, Ziegler completed the illustrations decorating the entrance to Masterminds Escape Room and Game Library. She has completed several other private commissions as a freelance artist.

    Active in her department, Ziegler served as the Vice President and President of Art Club. She was granted the opportunity to travel with the Art Department to museums in Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburg, and New York City. Ziegler was rewarded many art awards, such as the Bernini Art Award, People’s Choice Award, Design and Illustration Award, and Best in Show in the Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition. During the Spring 2019 Graphic Design Senior Show, Ziegler was rewarded the Outstanding Senior Award. She showed her artwork along with other projects at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium. She was on the Dean’s List 7 semesters, and received several scholarships.

    Upon graduation, Ziegler plans to either attend Ohio University to receive a Masters in painting, or to continue working toward her goals of owning a house and travelling to Japan.

  • Nov
    21
    November 21, 2019 to December 15, 2019
    4:30pm to 6:30pm

    November 21-December 15, 2019
    Opening Reception November 21, 2019 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • Jan
    23
    January 23, 2020 to February 21, 2020
    4:30pm to 6:30pm

    January 23-February 21, 2020
    Opening Reception January 23, 2020 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • Mar
    5
    March 5, 2020 to March 27, 2020
    4:30pm to 6:30pm

    March 5-27, 2020
    Opening Reception March 5, 2020 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • Apr
    2
    April 2, 2020 to May 9, 2020
    4:30pm to 6:30pm

    April 2- May 9, 2020
    Opening Reception April 2, 2020 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.