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

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

ASHLAND, Ohio — Each and every spring, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Artwork and Design and style Exhibition that includes the capstone experience for graduating art majors.

Bringing together artwork created by graduating seniors in the Division of Artwork and Structure, the 2021 Senior Art and Style Exhibition will open Thursday, April 8 with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coburn Artwork Gallery situated in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus.

Social distancing will be practiced in the gallery, making it possible for teams of 10 or fewer at a time for the duration of the opening. Masks are needed.

The senior awards will be announced at 5:30 p.m. at the April 8 reception and on the gallery’s Facebook web page.

“While the 2021 Senior Artwork Exhibition gives the capstone working experience for graduating artwork and style and design majors, it represents much more than just students’ studio artwork experiences,” explained Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. “For these college students of the liberal arts, the exhibition is the fruits of their undergraduate professions at Ashland College.”

This year’s exhibition will operate by way of May 8 and will involve graphic style and design, illustration, electronic art and video.

Senior Artwork Exhibition artists are Noah Rau, Harlie Gregory, Taylor Mowry, Hannah Osborn, Tristan Peterman, Callandra Roddy and Aliya Ratliff.

Ratliff, from Tipp Town, will be graduating with a Bachelor of Wonderful Arts, with a focus in Illustration. Aliya Ratliff graduated from Tippecanoe Superior School though at the same time obtaining an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Sinclair Community School.

Ratliff is the daughter of Sylvia Adams and has participated in the Art Club, as effectively as doing work for equally the art department and AU recreational providers. Right after graduating, she ideas to continue creating art concentrated in illustration.

Roddy will graduate with a BFA in Fantastic Artwork and a concentration in Electronic Art and Illustration and a slight in Artwork Background. Roddy is from Mount Liberty and graduated from Ohio Virtual Academy. Whilst attending Ashland University, she had the possibility to do the job with the AU Theatre Section freshman year and the Coburn Art Gallery for the rest of her keep.

Roddy’s artworks have been exhibited in the Yearly Juried College student Exhibitions a few yrs in a row and gained the Drawing Award in spring of 2018, the Bernini Award in the spring of 2020 and most a short while ago, the AU Long term Selection Award. With her diploma, she ideas to carry on earning illustrative and digital operates and is considering furthering her instruction with graduate university.

Osburn will graduate from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and style with a slight in Faith. She is from Chatham, wherever she life with her father, Steve, her mom, Heather, and her brother, Steven. She is a graduate of Cloverleaf Large Faculty and the Medina County Occupation Center exactly where she discovered under the instruction of Ron Kostechak about printing, pre-press, offset push, silk display printing, and graphic style and design.

Through her 3 several years at Ashland, Osburn’s do the job has been exhibited in the Juried Pupil Art Exhibition multiple times and has been awarded the Dean’s Award, the Alumni “Wink” Award, and the Bernini Award. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and other situation, Osburn selected to do courses remotely for the remainder of her education.

Simply because of this, she was not ready to be as active on campus as she would have favored to be. On the other hand, she was equipped to go on a mission journey with campus ministry to Tennessee and an academic vacation to Israel right before the pandemic.

Hannah also was an intern for OneIT, the Medina County Occupation Heart and Vinyl Promoting, the place she participated in a range of structure operate and learning ordeals. She programs to continue graphic design and style by acquiring a comprehensive-time situation in the Columbus place right after graduation.

Gregory, from Cambridge, will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Artwork with a focus in Graphic Design and a minor in Advertising and marketing. She is the youngest little one of Janie Jackson and Frank Gregory. Gregory attended John Glenn Substantial School, where by she graduated with an Honors Diploma.

At Ashland, she is an energetic member of FCA and is a section of a worship group. Gregory received the Superb Junior of the Yr award for the Art Department. She has also been a component of three Juried Student Artwork & Style and design Exhibitions.

Gregory received an internship the summer time of 2020 that permitted her to much better understand the field and boost her expertise. She is incredibly thankful to be in a position to have the chances she’s had here, which include an artwork division trip to New York Town to look at globe-renowned works.

Noah Rau grew up in Tiffin. With a mom gifted in sculpting and a father who typically painted landscapes, he was raised viewing artwork continually. Certain ample, he grew to have a passion for artwork, and his art was usually proven in faculty artwork reveals. Nevertheless Rau constantly preferred to have an art-relevant occupation, it was in large faculty that he recognized he required to go after a job as a graphic designer.

He was acknowledged into Ashland College in the fall of 2016, and started his initially semester the following tumble. Apart from graphic design, Rau created a like for film building in college, whilst building tunes movies and short video clips. Soon after graduating, he wishes to keep on his job as a graphic designer whilst also increasing his craft in painting and movie creating.

Mowry, from Bellville, will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in Commercial Art and a minimal in Promoting. She has exhibited artwork in the Juried Pupil Artwork + Design and style Exhibitions as very well as serving as the Art Club internet marketing chairman (2018-2019) and vice president (2019-2021). In 2018, she started her images journey together with BLBishop Images. She is effective with Bertha Bishop of Mansfield capturing weddings and as her assistant when required for studio pictures, exhibit functions and editing.

Mowry had the opportunity to see well-known performs in New York Metropolis. In 2020, she would’ve traveled to Italy with students in the art office, but the pandemic produced it impossible. Although lifetime was compelled to be on stand-however as she was transitioning into her senior calendar year, she worked intently with Utilized Graphics in Mansfield for a limited period of time thinking about the quickly spread of the virus.

She will keep on to function with BLBishop Images as an assistant and hopes to resume with Used Graphics following graduation.

Peterman is from Canton, and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Artwork and a minor in Theater. He is the son of Ryan and Tressa Peterman. When attending AU, he has been a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity as well as the Theater honorary, Alpha Psi Omega. He was awarded the Honorable Mention Award in the 2019 Student Exhibition.

Right after college or university, he is going to stay in Ohio in buy to decide his following go.

The Coburn Gallery is open up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. Gallery admission is cost-free and open to the public. COVID-19 security protocols include things like a most of 15 readers in the gallery at a single time, and groups no greater than 5, and face masks will have to be worn at all the instances on the Ashland University campus. For far more data about the exhibition, simply call 419.289.5652 or obtain the gallery on Facebook.

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