Priscilla Roggenkamp's topic, Sustainability and Textiles, was a segment of the Ashland University Honors 390 class.
Exploring the topic, we took a personal clothing inventory, studied how various textile fibers are created and looked into the human and environmental impact of fast fashion. We researched clothing companies with sustainable practices and discussed ways to be more conscientious consumers. Lastly, we tried our hands at some repairing practices and even did a bit of weaving.
Honors Program senior student Kiana Ziegler will present her Honors Capstone, Meditation of the
Flesh - Self-Therapy for Chronic Illness on December 3rd, at 5:00PM in the Coburn Art Gallery.
Kiana's abstract reads, I havebeen diagnosed with chronic health conditions that impact my
everyday life. In order to help deal with my thoughts and emotions relating to these chronic
health conditions, I paint. My work is a cathartic self-therapy and a meditation on the flesh.
Through it, I express the fear and anxiety I experience in relation to my own body and health.
My path into this topic started with my fear of not wanting or being physically able to bear my
own children, an important part of the future I’ve imagined for myself. In my first three paintings,
I grieve for this lost future and come to an acceptance of what may lie ahead in the
yonic (“yoni” being Sanskrit for the vulva and the female equivalent to “phallus”) flower forms
on the canvas. As I continue along with the series, I begin to mourn the loss of other aspects
of a normal life through related flower forms. The complex forms and textures invite the viewer
to look closely at the paintings, encouraging them to move along the curves and bumps of the
works, contemplating the wonders and horrors that exist within the body. By completing this work,
I gained a better understanding of my process and how I want to communicate while also
helping myself and others who have been through similar experience via catharsis (a release of
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...Read more
This is the first professor event of the AU Honors Program Academic Lecture Series. ...Read more
- The Coburn Gallery provides ample exhibition space for nationally-known artists as well as the outstanding work of students and faculty.
- Our studio facilities are well equipped and well lit so you can do your very best work
- The ceramic studio includes 16 wheels and two gas-fired kilns.
- The sculpture studio houses equipment for metal fabrication including MIG welders, oxy-acetylene torches, a plasma cutter and ring rollers. The studio also features a foundry equipped for bronze and aluminum casting and includes a well-equipped wood shop.
- The painting studio is well lit and well ventilated and equipped with easels and workspace for projects in various sizes.
- The computer lab includes 15 PC stations, 15 flat-bed scanners, a 42” large format printer with archival ink and an 8’ x 10’ projection system