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OHIO and Hocking College collaborate on art exhibit for first time

Friday reception to celebrate historic partnership
Apr 21, 2010
By Don P. Jason III

A reception will be held on Friday in the Multicultural Center Art Gallery in the Baker University Center to honor the first artistic collaboration between Ohio University and Hocking College.

The 5 p.m. reception is free and open to the public.  During the event, guests will see a variety of art pieces, including stained glassed window panes, paintings, photographs and art made from recycled materials.

The collaboration came from a conversation Winsome Chunnu, assistant director of multicultural programs for Ohio University, had with Bonnie Proudfout, a faculty member and artist at Hocking College. After talking, they agreed that an artistic partnership would be beneficial for both universities.

"We at Ohio University's Multicultural Center are excited about the collaboration with Hocking College, and we look forward to working with them again in the future," said Chunnu, who is a graduate of both institutions.  

In addition to seeing the artwork, attendees will get to meet some of the artists and Hocking College President Ron Erickson and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

"It is always beneficial to work with other schools as well as the community, because we can always learn something new from others," said Chunnu, who oversees the Multicultural Center Art Gallery.  

The theme of this art exhibit is collaboration. In addition to being the first artistic collaboration between the two universities, it is also the first time Hocking College has put together an art exhibit where students and faculty have collaborated, according to Mark Hackworth, coordinator of art design and marketing for Hocking College.

Hackworth is one of the organizers of the event and one of the creative forces responsible for the actual layout of the artwork in the gallery.

"The connection between students and instructors is the catalyst that inspires students to become inquisitive and diligent in their pursuit of knowledge. Art, by nature, is a collaborative process," said Hackworth.

The exhibit runs until June 10, 2010 and some of the art pieces are available for sale.


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Published: Apr 21, 2010 11:12 PM

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Clay pieces on display

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Glass pieces on display

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Paintings on display

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