ARTMatters Revisited //  April 2014
In This Issue
Spring Art Sale
Upcoming Events
On-Campus Exhibitions
In the News
Community Focus

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Starving Artists' Spring Art Sale is coming up! It will be outside the Campus Center on Sunday, April 27 with art for sale by Otterbein artists. 


Please SAVE THE DATE for Art for Life 2014! This year's event will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Ohio History Center. The 2014 Event Chairman is Tom Katzenmeyer, President and CEO of the Greater Columbus Arts Council. 


Thanks to the support of amazing people like you, Art for Life has raised nearly 2 million dollars in support for people living with HIV/AIDS in the last 25 years. 2012's event raised $440,000 with 1200 attendees from throughout Columbus. 


Supporting Art for Life 2014 allows AIDS Resource Center Ohio to continue the important work of providing medical care, pharmacy, comprehensive case management, housing, HIV testing & counseling, prevention education, linkage to care, education & advocacy in the community.90% of funds raised go towards direct support services for those living with HIV/AIDS.


The Caligraphy Guild of Columbus is offering a calligraphy workshop by Peter Thornton. Italic...Exploring the Playful Side, will take place Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The workshop is held in JoAnn's at Easton, in the upstairs classroom. Peter Thornton has been a professional and enthusiastic calligrapher for over 40 years, working in a studio producing Books of Rememberance and Civic and Royal Scrolls of Honour. He has taught in the US, coming over from England 3 and 4 times each year for 28 consecutive years before moving here permanently to live in Tennessee. Throughout the workshop there will be a solid "method of study" -a simple and hidden structure that will guide and help the students' inventiveness, exploration and enjoyment. 



Frank Museum

The Frank Museum has re-opened after 
extensive renovation! 

On Display

Seeds by Kavita Nayar, an internationally-known 

Indian printmaker. 

Jan. 8-May 9.  Reception- April 9, 6-8 p.m.- Ms. Nayar, who lives and works in New Delhi, will present a gallery talk at the event. Please join us in welcoming her!


Museum Hours: W-F  11 a.m.-3 p.m.

39 S. Vine St., Westerville, OH 43081


Miller Gallery

On Display 

Senior Art Exhibitions 

Displaying weekly exhibitions by graduating art majors.

March 24-May 16 


Gallery Hours for Senior Shows are:  

M-R  8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.,  F  8 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed holidays)

33 Collegeview, Westerville, OH 43081 


Currently displaying an exhibition titled f4, a senior exhibition by Jennifer Davis, Caitlin Hamblen, Amber Hoop and Michelle Rupel. This exhibition will be on display until Friday, April 4.


On Sunday, April 6, the next senior exhibition, Exploring Chaos will open from Megan Bock, Michaela Kronenberger, Cara Rano and Jordan Schrader. Reception will be held April 6 from 3-5 p.m.


Wabi Sabi, a senior art exhibition, will follow, opening on April 13 and continues until April 17. Reception will be held April 13th from 3-5 p.m. Featured artists include Haley Anne Amicon, Chelsea Musselman, Kathleen Agnes Quigley, and Liza Wilensky.


The next exhibition will feature artists Dani Hanlin, Katie Helldoerfer, and Melissa Malone. This will open Monday, April 21 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. and will continue through April 25.


On April 27, a senior exhibition by artists Shaye Cochran, Mitchell Andrew Kaesar, Kailynn Renko and Claire Steindurf will open with a reception from 3-5 p.m. This exhibition will continue through Friday, 
May 2.  



Fisher Gallery

On Display

Walker Evans- Documenting AmericaIconic images of 1930's America by a master of photography. 

Jan. 6-May 18.  


Gallery Hours:  9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.  

Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St., Westerville, OH 43081 


Otterbein Alumnus, Paul Davis class of 2006, was featured in the Spring Edition of t&c magazine. The article was titled Q & A: Alumni with Cool Careers. Paul is currently working as the Associate Creative Director at Ologie, a branding agency in Columbus. In the article, Paul is questioned about his favorite aspects of his position and how Otterbein prepared him for his career. He references how Otterbein taught him that, "being creative is more than being able to draw or paint. It's about sharing an idea or a point of view, and determining that you need to do research, ask questions, dissect our society and talk with others. Those are the skills the liberal arts approach teaches you". Read the full article here.


Jonathan Juravich

Adjunct Instructor for Art Education, teaching the Art Materials and Methods for Elementary and Middle Grades.


Graduate of Otterbein University (undergrad) in 2005 and the Art Academy of Cincinnati (Masters in Art Education)


By day: Art Educator at Liberty Tree Elementary School in Olentangy Local Schools, where he is also the Elementary Art Department Chair and a middle school coach.


Jonathan's Bio: My screen-prints are an investigation into identity formation. Through layers of ink I am able to speak about the many layers involved in constructing who we are. As an elementary art teacher, my own identity is defined in part by interactions with my students. I have found with humor I am able to interpret the unpredictable words and ideas of young children.


I am exploring and illuminating the identities of children and their role as members of our vast visual culture. With my screen-printed lunch boxes, I am making a statement about the unseen, unique identities that lie behind commercial lunch boxes.


My most recent work explores my personal role in the treatment of a first grader's fight with cancer. The layers of humor, grief, and empathy combine to reveal truths about my own identity in relation to this young patient. The resulting work engages conversation about the resilient strength of relationships and the various layers of who we are as individuals.


I have taken to calling myself a maker, when I am not teaching or creating works of art, I am illustrating woodland characters that find their way onto crafted items. I think my role in life is to inspire others to make the world a better place, and to laugh a little bit more... and sometimes a lumber jack bookmark is just what is needed!


I have an etsy shop and I have been chosen to sell my illustrated work (notecards, bookmarks, clips, magnets, notebooks, and so forth) at Craftin' Outlaws. April 19 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Crafted items are always on sale at Wholly Craft in Clintonville.