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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

Coburn Gallery News

2022 Dept Art + Design Faculty Exhibition Opens

The Coburn Gallery announces its upcoming art exhibition featuring works from the Ashland University Art + Design Department Faculty. This annual exhibition highlights the two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of the current faculty as professional artists exhibiting in their prospective areas. The Art + Design department faculty pursue active studio careers in addition to their teaching endeavors. 
The Art + Design Department Faculty Exhibition opens on Thursday January 20 with a reception from 4:30-6:30pm and the event is free and open to the public.The exhibition features the following Art + Design department faculty: Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry and Michael Bird. The exhibition runs through February 17, 2022.

The Coburn Gallery is open from 10am-5pm Monday through Friday and 12pm-4pm on Saturday/ Sunday. Gallery admission is free and open to the public. Covid-19 safety protocols require face masks during your visit to the Coburn Art Gallery. For more information about the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

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AU High School Art + Design Experience-Free Event

The Ashland University Art and Design Department is offering a free college campus studio experience on Saturday, February 26, 2022 for current high school students with an interest in pursuing art. The event is being held in the Center for the Arts building on the AU campus from 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with lunch and all art materials provided.

Art studio area experiences will include sculpture, printmaking, digital art and graphic design, painting, ceramics and figure drawing. Students may attend two workshops based on their interests and availability. This event highlights the Art and Design program, where students can learn from experienced college instructors who also are working artists, meet other students with a serious interest in art, learn or finesse existing skills, investigate a new medium or area, experience a classroom studio work environment and learn about what art and design students do after graduation.
The high school art experience application deadline is February 7, 2022. Interested high school students can apply online at www.ashland.edu/art. For more information about the AU Art and Design Department Campus Art Experience- contact Dr. Wendy Schaller at wschalle@ashland.edu.
APPLY ONLINE https://forms.gle/r6oL5q3wUA2GG1gu8 

Image credit-AU Art Alumnus Callie Roddy...Read more

Senior Art Exhibition Opens November 18th

 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will be hosting a month-long “Senior Art + Design Exhibition” Thursday, Nov. 18-Saturday, Dec. 18, featuring the capstone experience for graduating art students Ricki Dénes and Alexis Stanley. On Nov. 18, there will be an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the gallery, located in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus. This event is free and open to the public.“While the 2021 ‘Senior Art + Design 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 includes paintings, illustrations, printmaking and ceramics from Dénes and Stanley.Stanley, from Frazeysburg, Ohio, is set to complete a bachelor’s degree in art education with a concentration in ceramics and a minor in art history. At Ashland, she has been a three-year executive member of art club, including serving as president for one and a half years. She also was a gallery assistant, an art camp counselor, an intern for the Salvation Army and a carpenter and designer for two theater projects. She is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society and has participated in three juried student art exhibitions. Stanley plans to begin her career as an art teacher following graduation and also would like to open her own gallery.Dénes will graduate with a bachelor of education degree in art and a bachelor of fine arts with a printmaking concentration. She minored in illustration and Spanish. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dénes has worked as an art history and Spanish tutor at Ashland and has been part of...Read more

"Hush II" Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition Opens October 7

The Coburn Art Gallery and the Ashland University Department of Art + Design will host Hush II, a ceramic sculpture exhibition featuring Ashland University alumnus Kimberly Chapman. The exhibition opens Thursday, Oct. 7 with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.The exhibition pulls from three groupings of ceramic works by Chapman: Bridled Women, Elsie’s Arsenal and the Refugee Series. The sculptures explore how men have used disinformation and false claims against women since the beginning of time to justify their actions and exonerate themselves from blame. Chapman’s work centers on what’s left behind after terrible things happen, from the perspective of women and children. The eerie, delicate white porcelain sculptures shed light on these dark topics. For its content, the artwork calls upon past experiences as well as emotionally charged sociopolitical issues. By exploring topics like silencing women, the refugee plight and domestic violence, viewers are given an opportunity to contemplate such prevalent issues in today’s contemporary culture.In addition to the exhibition, AU students will exhibit their visual art journals exploring the topic of immigration alongside Chapman’s works in the gallery. Chapman will give a visiting artist talk Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Coburn Art Gallery. The exhibition and artist talk are co-sponsored by Ashland University’s Symposium Against Indifference -Truth in the Age of Disinformation. Chapman graduated from Ashland in 1979 with an Associate of Arts degree and then went on to a 25-year career in marketing. She recently graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in order to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time artist. In 2020, her first solo show, Hush, was featured at the John J. McDonough Museum in Youngstown. Chapman also has a current exhibition...Read more

Alumni Exhibition Prospectus

Ashland University Department of Art + Design Alumni Exhibition September 2-30, 2021. Alumni of the Department of Art + Design are invited to submit artwork for an Alumni Exhibition, to take place in the Coburn Art Gallery September 2-30, 2021.  The exhibition is open to any graduate of Ashland University’s Art + Design programs. All artwork should be made in the last four years and not exhibited at any previous Coburn Gallery exhibition is eligible. There is no fee for entry. All media will be considered, including installation, design work, and new media. All artworks must be gallery ready and they will be screened by the gallery director. To request entry information, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu.  Entry deadline is July 6, 2021 @5pm. For more information about this exhibition, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu or phone 419.289.5652.

Contact Us

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

Arts Guide

Coburn Gallery News

Coburn Gallery News

2022 Dept Art + Design Faculty Exhibition Opens

The Coburn Gallery announces its upcoming art exhibition featuring works from the Ashland University Art + Design Department Faculty. This annual exhibition highlights the two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of the current faculty as professional artists exhibiting in their prospective areas. The Art + Design department faculty pursue active studio careers in addition to their teaching endeavors. 
The Art + Design Department Faculty Exhibition opens on Thursday January 20 with a reception from 4:30-6:30pm and the event is free and open to the public.The exhibition features the following Art + Design department faculty: Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry and Michael Bird. The exhibition runs through February 17, 2022.

The Coburn Gallery is open from 10am-5pm Monday through Friday and 12pm-4pm on Saturday/ Sunday. Gallery admission is free and open to the public. Covid-19 safety protocols require face masks during your visit to the Coburn Art Gallery. For more information about the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

...Read more

AU High School Art + Design Experience-Free Event

The Ashland University Art and Design Department is offering a free college campus studio experience on Saturday, February 26, 2022 for current high school students with an interest in pursuing art. The event is being held in the Center for the Arts building on the AU campus from 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with lunch and all art materials provided.

Art studio area experiences will include sculpture, printmaking, digital art and graphic design, painting, ceramics and figure drawing. Students may attend two workshops based on their interests and availability. This event highlights the Art and Design program, where students can learn from experienced college instructors who also are working artists, meet other students with a serious interest in art, learn or finesse existing skills, investigate a new medium or area, experience a classroom studio work environment and learn about what art and design students do after graduation.
The high school art experience application deadline is February 7, 2022. Interested high school students can apply online at www.ashland.edu/art. For more information about the AU Art and Design Department Campus Art Experience- contact Dr. Wendy Schaller at wschalle@ashland.edu.
APPLY ONLINE https://forms.gle/r6oL5q3wUA2GG1gu8 

Image credit-AU Art Alumnus Callie Roddy...Read more

Senior Art Exhibition Opens November 18th

 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will be hosting a month-long “Senior Art + Design Exhibition” Thursday, Nov. 18-Saturday, Dec. 18, featuring the capstone experience for graduating art students Ricki Dénes and Alexis Stanley. On Nov. 18, there will be an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the gallery, located in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus. This event is free and open to the public.“While the 2021 ‘Senior Art + Design 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 includes paintings, illustrations, printmaking and ceramics from Dénes and Stanley.Stanley, from Frazeysburg, Ohio, is set to complete a bachelor’s degree in art education with a concentration in ceramics and a minor in art history. At Ashland, she has been a three-year executive member of art club, including serving as president for one and a half years. She also was a gallery assistant, an art camp counselor, an intern for the Salvation Army and a carpenter and designer for two theater projects. She is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society and has participated in three juried student art exhibitions. Stanley plans to begin her career as an art teacher following graduation and also would like to open her own gallery.Dénes will graduate with a bachelor of education degree in art and a bachelor of fine arts with a printmaking concentration. She minored in illustration and Spanish. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dénes has worked as an art history and Spanish tutor at Ashland and has been part of...Read more

"Hush II" Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition Opens October 7

The Coburn Art Gallery and the Ashland University Department of Art + Design will host Hush II, a ceramic sculpture exhibition featuring Ashland University alumnus Kimberly Chapman. The exhibition opens Thursday, Oct. 7 with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.The exhibition pulls from three groupings of ceramic works by Chapman: Bridled Women, Elsie’s Arsenal and the Refugee Series. The sculptures explore how men have used disinformation and false claims against women since the beginning of time to justify their actions and exonerate themselves from blame. Chapman’s work centers on what’s left behind after terrible things happen, from the perspective of women and children. The eerie, delicate white porcelain sculptures shed light on these dark topics. For its content, the artwork calls upon past experiences as well as emotionally charged sociopolitical issues. By exploring topics like silencing women, the refugee plight and domestic violence, viewers are given an opportunity to contemplate such prevalent issues in today’s contemporary culture.In addition to the exhibition, AU students will exhibit their visual art journals exploring the topic of immigration alongside Chapman’s works in the gallery. Chapman will give a visiting artist talk Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Coburn Art Gallery. The exhibition and artist talk are co-sponsored by Ashland University’s Symposium Against Indifference -Truth in the Age of Disinformation. Chapman graduated from Ashland in 1979 with an Associate of Arts degree and then went on to a 25-year career in marketing. She recently graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in order to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time artist. In 2020, her first solo show, Hush, was featured at the John J. McDonough Museum in Youngstown. Chapman also has a current exhibition...Read more

Alumni Exhibition Prospectus

Alumni Exhibition Prospectus

Ashland University Department of Art + Design Alumni Exhibition September 2-30, 2021. Alumni of the Department of Art + Design are invited to submit artwork for an Alumni Exhibition, to take place in the Coburn Art Gallery September 2-30, 2021.  The exhibition is open to any graduate of Ashland University’s Art + Design programs. All artwork should be made in the last four years and not exhibited at any previous Coburn Gallery exhibition is eligible. There is no fee for entry. All media will be considered, including installation, design work, and new media. All artworks must be gallery ready and they will be screened by the gallery director. To request entry information, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu.  Entry deadline is July 6, 2021 @5pm. For more information about this exhibition, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu or phone 419.289.5652.

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.

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