Art News

May 23
‘Under the Elms’ concert series kicks off June 1, returns to College Green
The 2016 season of the “Under the Elms” concert series kicks off June 1 and will include five performances held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 1 through June 29, on Ohio University's College Green.

Apr 20
"The Past Inside the Present" -- M.F.A. Thesis Show by Brett Barton
The School of Art + Design presents “The Past Inside the Present,” the M.F.A. thesis exhibition of artist Brett Barton, in The Majestic Galleries located at 20 Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio, with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 29.

Tantrum Theater summer tickets on sale
Tickets are now available for the Tantrum Theater summer 2016 season. All seats are on sale for each of the three plays.

School of Art + Design rises in U.S. News and World Report rankings
Continuing a decades long upward trajectory, the School of Art + Design raised its status to #33 on the recently published U.S. News & World Report Best Fine Arts Graduate Schools list, up from #53 from 2013, and #58 on the 2012 list.

Apr 13
Ohio University Eastern Theatre presents ‘The Tempest’
To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern announces its upcoming production of his masterpiece “The Tempest,” April 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23.

Apr 6
Kennedy Museum of Art symposium to feature talks with artists from Horn of Africa
Ohio University’s Kennedy Museum of Art presents the Encounters Beyond Borders Symposium, a week of collaborative programming with the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and the School of Art + Design, featuring guest artist talks, a curator’s exhibition tour and a reception.

Apr 4
Athena Cinema and Athens International Film + Video Festival to welcome renowned filmmaker
As part of the 43rd Athens International Film + Video Festival, which kicks off April 4 and runs through April 10, the Athena Cinema is honored to host renowned filmmaker Charles Burnett.

Mar 27
Sixth World Music and Dance Festival to celebrate diversity
Ohio University will hold its sixth World Music and Dance Festival, "celebrating Diversity at OHIO," this week. The festival will culminate with the Global Excursions Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Mar 25
'Wobble,' an undergraduate graphic design exhibition
The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition curated by the graphic design undergraduate class of 2016, featuring the original work of B.F.A. seniors. The show will be on view March 29 – April 2.

Mar 23
Ampersand Festival to feature Wind Symphony, Radar Hill and Triangulus
The Ohio University School of Music will host a concert presented by the Wind Symphony on Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. This concert will feature School of Music alumni composers and performers in world premiere performances.

Dance Division performance planned for Columbus
Ohio University Dance Division students will bring their creative research to Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School in Columbus, Ohio, April 7, in the form of solo performances, group choreography, and workshops for students interested in dance.

Nuit Blanche Athens all night arts festival is April 2
Nuit Blanche Athens, an annual all night arts festival, seeks to energize the spring season and bring excitement and fun to Mom’s Weekend. The festival takes place 3:05 p.m. on April 2 to 3:05 a.m., April 3.

Mar 20
Graphic design thesis exhibition is March 22-26
The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition by four M.F.A. candidates completing a degree in graphic design. Misty Thomas-Trout, Yi Zhang, Qing Wang, and Yuanqing Zhao will exhibit recent work, on view March 22–26, at Ohio University Art Gallery.

Graduate M.F.A. student Ryan Louis Davis painting thesis exhibition at Majestic Galleries in Nelsonville
The School of Art + Design painting graduate student Ryan Louis Davis announces his M.F.A. thesis exhibition, “Polyvocal Mixtape: Positionality,” opening at Majestic Galleries in Nelsonville, Ohio, March 25, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Mar 17
Southern Campus Gallery to feature LaPalombara works
David LaPalombara, director of the Ohio University School of Art + Design in Athens, Ohio, spoke with members of the university community as well as area residents during an opening reception for his exhibit.

Mar 11
Athena Cinema introduces 'Open Caption Mondays" to offer inclusive movie-going experience
In conjunction with Disability Awareness Month, The Athena Cinema is introducing a new initiative to expand accessibility options for deaf and hard-of- hearing patrons.

School of Art and Design thesis season is here
The School of Art + Design presents the spring 2016 thesis exhibition season featuring 15 distinct art events, representing a wide spectrum of creative practice from graduate and undergraduate students completing their degrees in fine art this May.

Mar 4
School of Art + Design to host lecture by Pittsburgh-based scholar, curator
Ohio University’s School of Art + Design will present a lecture by visiting scholar Bartholomew Ryan, an independent curator working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at 5 p.m. March 10 in Seigfred Hall's Mitchell Auditorium.

Feb 15
Alumnus playwright shortlisted for Kennedy Prize
Theater Division alumnus Qui Nguyen made the 2016 shortlist for the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, recognizing his 2015 play “Vietgone.”

Feb 11
Interdisciplinary Arts alumnus receives Creative Capital Performing Arts Award
School of Interdisciplinary Arts alumnus Brian Harnetty recently received a 2016 Creative Capital grant, a highly competitive award supporting innovative and adventurous artist projects in development.

Feb 5
Division of Dance to host Winter Dance Concert Feb. 19-20
The Dance Division presents The Winter Dance Concert, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-20 in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Feb 2
OHIO to host East Asian Music Concert on Feb. 7
Ohio University will celebrate the Lunar New Year with an East Asian Music Concert by Youmee Kim's Studio and Friends at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the Glidden Recital Hall.

Jan 25
Tantrum Theater announces 2016 summer season
The newly minted Tantrum Theater announces the 2016 summer season, featuring three plays—57 separate performances in the Abbey Theater, Dublin, Ohio, between May 31 and Aug. 13.

Jan 22
Women of Appalachia Project returns to Multicutural Center Art Gallery
The Multicultural Art Gallery will host the Women of Appalachia Project exhibit Jan. 18 – April 22, with an opening reception on Feb. 12, 5-8 p.m.

Jan 21
Southern Campus’ ‘Paperworks’ exhibit highlights regional artists
“Paperworks,” a multi-artist show, opened at Ohio University Southern Jan. 14. Works will be on display through Feb. 11 in the University’s Art Gallery, located in the Dingus Technology Center.

Jan 15
Kennedy Museum to present Meigs High School photography
Kennedy Museum of Art presents Emerging Artists: Meigs High School Photography, a juried exhibition of new photographic works created by students, on view in the second floor gallery, Jan. 22 to March 20.

Jan 13
Ohio University Eastern Theatre announces auditions for ‘The Tempest’
Ohio University Eastern will hold open auditions for William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21 in the Shannon Hall Theater.

Jan 7
Ohio University Art Gallery exhibits new Chicago painters
The School of Art + Design is pleased to present the next exhibition in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Chicago Paints, Jan. 19 – Feb. 20.

Jan 6
Kennedy Museum Exhibit: Encounters beyond borders
The Kennedy Museum of Art announces a new exhibition, Encounters Beyond Borders: Contemporary Artists From The Horn of Africa, on view Jan. 22 – May 29, bringing together eight contemporary artists from the Horn of Africa, now living in either North America or Europe.

Dec 3
Opening reception for the VisCom Show is Friday
Everyone is invited to see the best works from the 2014-15 School of Visual Communication’s annual show that premiered at The Dairy Barn in April. The opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 4.

Dec 1
Two students make art concerning current issues in society
Please join Becky Sirc and Kelly Johnston Tuesday Dec. 1, for their exhibition “Perpetual Extent” at the Trisolini Gallery in Baker Center, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Nov 20
Theater Division's Midnight Madness joins Global Initiative, 'Climate Change Theatre Action'
The MFA Playwriting Program at Ohio University’s weekly short play festival, Midnight Madness, will join Climate Change Theatre Action for its Dec. 4 production in Kantner Hall.

Nov 12
Undergraduate Juried Exhibition: Opening reception is today
The School of Art + Design is proud to announce this year’s annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. The exhibition consists of a variety of works by undergraduate students enrolled in any class in the School of Art + Design.

Nov 10
Division of Dance to present senior performances
The Division of Dance at Ohio University presents an annual senior dance concert, Senior Worx, featuring work by senior BFA candidates completing their capstone in dance performance and choreography, three nights only, Nov. 19, 20 and 21.

Ohio University launches new professional theater – Tantrum Theater– in Dublin, Ohio
Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts has announced the formation of a new resident professional theater company called Tantrum Theater in Dublin, Ohio.

Nov 9
Athena Cinema and University to host special family movies for charity
For the fourth consecutive year, the Athena Cinema will be showing family-friendly holiday classics that will bring families together for a fun-filled Saturday afternoon, while supporting those who are in need.

Ohio Percussion Ensemble Concert: Celebrating 50 Years
The Ohio University Percussion Ensemble will present a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ensemble on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Nov 6
Theater offers outreach to area high schools, Much Ado About Nothing begins Nov. 11
The Ohio University Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater presents Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. The play begins Nov. 11.

Nov 5
Chung Chak to show artwork at Ohio University Eastern gallery
International artist Chung Chak will be exhibiting his photographic artwork at the Ohio University Eastern Campus Art Gallery through Nov. 19.

Oct 28
'Exit Wounds: Life After War-Soldiers Stories' exhibition begins Nov. 2
The War and Peace Theme in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Veteran and Military Student Services Center and the Multicultural Center Art Gallery will host an art exhibition, Monday, Nov. 2 thru Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Oct 27
Scholar talks Art and Climate Chaos: Changing Emotions
On Nov. 5, the College of Fine Arts Consortium for Historical and Critical Studies in the Arts presents visiting scholar Una Chaudhuri, who will explore art that encourages us to "take the climate personally.”

Oct 19
A Sense of Place: The Contemporary and the Vernacular - Artworks made in Hungary and Romania
The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition co-curated by MFA candidates, Seana Higgins and Steph Wadman on view Oct. 20 – Nov. 16, in Ohio University’s Trisolini Gallery.

Oct 15
Renowned choreographer Kyle Abraham to headline festival
American choreographer and recent MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham will bring his company Abraham.In.Motion to Ohio University for this year’s statewide OhioDance Fall Festival and Conference, Oct. 23-25.

Oct 12
State of the Arts, celebrating high school art teachers
The School of Art + Design presents a juried selection of art from visual art educators across the state in Ohio University’s third annual “State of the Arts” exhibition, on view Oct. 12-31

Oct 9
Atom-r brings theater of augmented reality to Athens
The School of Interdisciplinary Arts presents the Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality, a Chicago based group bringing their unique blend of technological performance to Arts/West, for a public event at 7 p.m. Monday Oct. 26.

Oct 7
Rededication of restored Eldridge mural at Seigfred Hall is Oct. 9
The Ohio University School of Art + Design will host an alumni reunion and mural re-dedication event at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 to celebrate the recently restored Aethelred Eldridge mural seen by generations as a cultural landmark.

Oct 2
Men of Appalachia art exhibition showing at Multicultural Center
The Men of Appalachia invite people of all backgrounds, ages and experiences to attend the art exhibition, “Men of Appalachia: 10 Artists, 10 Perspectives.”

Sep 29
The Movement Organization to host annual concert Thursday and Friday
The Movement Organization, a student dance organization at Ohio University, presents its annual concert, Thursday, Oct.1 and Friday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Sep 28
Faculty art highlights Kennedy Museum's fall exhibition
The Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art hosted its 2015 Fall Exhibition Opening Reception on Friday and more than 100 art enthusiasts showed up to see the latest offerings.

Sep 24
Kennedy Museum of Art to host reception for new exhibitions Friday
Kennedy Museum of Art will host a reception in honor of three new museum exhibitions the evening of Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m.