Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Fine Arts Senior Exhibition Begins May 1

14 Apr , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

The uniqueness of their artwork and the extraordinary conditions under which it was created has inspired “Unprecedented,” this year’s annual exhibition by Ohio Wesleyan University’s graduating fine arts majors.

The 2021 senior show will debut with a virtual reception at 5 PM on May 1. The live, online event will feature a conversation with the 10 student-artists facilitated by Tammy Wallace, assistant director of Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum.

“Unprecedented” will feature artwork selected by a jury of Ohio Wesleyan fine arts faculty. The pieces also will be on display for in-person viewing from May 2 through May 28 at the Ross, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Museum Reopening With Exhibits Celebrating Urban And Rural Spaces

2 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum will take visitors on journeys to both urban and rural worlds with its new “Cityscape/Landscape” exhibits.

‘Negotiation Site’ by Amze Emmons combines graphite, gouache, and watercolor to depict its element of city life. The artwork is included in the Ross Art Museum’s ‘Cityscape/Landscape’ exhibit, opening Feb. 3. (Image courtesy of Amze Emmons)

The dual exhibitions will feature “Pattern Drift: Cityscape” by Amze Emmons, a Philadelphia-based printmaker and 1996 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, and “Landscape through the Lens: Responses to William Henry Jackson,” a showcase of work by four contemporary photographers alongside historic images by William Henry Jackson from the museum’s permanent collection. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Creative Conversation: Museum’s Artist Talks Continue

9 Dec , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum is continuing its “In the Studio” series of Facebook Live events with artist talks on Dec. 13 and Jan. 17. The free talks will be accessible on the museum’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RossArtMuseum.

2 PM on December 13 – Johnny Coleman. An interdisciplinary artist and educator, Coleman is a professor of Studio Art and Africana Studies at Oberlin College. He describes his sculptural work and sound installations as “intentional gestures in homage and prayer.”

Coleman states, “My work is centered upon themes of the crossroads: a focal point/threshold of challenge and transformation. For the last 30 years, I have been composing spaces activated as prayers: requests for guidance, conscious statements of intent, and thanksgiving.” He earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of California at San Diego. Learn more at www.peasandricepress.com. (This event is rescheduled from Nov. 22.) More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Ross Art Museum Returns

18 Jul , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum will reopen to the public Aug. 20 with a continuation of “From the Studio,” an exhibition of works created by six OWU fine arts faculty members. “From the Studio” will be on display from August 20 through October 13 at the Ross, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

According to the show’s artist statement:

“Here you will find a diversity of voices, but also a united sense of purpose and a common goal. For the OWU studio faculty, the art that they produce in their respective studios, and in some cases further afield, is an ongoing exploration of the particular aspects of the visual that intrigue them, much as a scientist might undertake a program of experimentation or as a historian might examine different aspects of a moment in time. … The common goal is in presenting works that are not only visually engaging but also eloquent representatives of the processes of investigation behind them.” More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Faculty Exhibition Opens This Coming Week At the Ross Art Museum

22 Feb , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s fine arts faculty will share their latest creations and expertise in “From the Studio,” a new exhibition on display from February 25 through April 5 at the university’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum. A free, public reception with the OWU artists will be held at 5 PM on February 26 at the museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

In explaining their 2019-2020 biennial exhibit, the artists state: More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Photography Exhibit Opens This Week At The Ross Art Museum

18 Aug , 2019  

For her first exhibit at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, renowned photographer JoAnn Verburg contemplates everyday objects “After/Before” they become trash.

Verburg’s careful consideration of the natural world is a hallmark of her photography, said Ross Art Museum Director Erin Fletcher, who worked with Verburg to bring the display to campus. The photographer’s “After/Before” exhibit will be on display from August 21 through October 20 at the Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Museum Exhibit Is Showcase Of African American Artists

29 Jan , 2019  

The newest exhibit at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum is a first-of-its-kind showcase of African American artists curated by Bettye J. Stull, former longtime curator for The Martin Luther King Jr. Performing and Cultural Arts Complex in Columbus.

Stull’s “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” display includes 30 regional artists highlighting the talents of those who are emerging, established, or no longer with us. More…

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