Art News

Mar 21
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical Runs April 4-7
Student cast members were interviewed about their individual roles as well as the Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical production.

Mar 19
2019 Film and Video Festival presents week of international cinema
The Athens International Film + Video Festival (AIFVF) is excited to announce its 46th season, a week of film art and music in Athens, April 8-14, at the Athena Cinema and partnering venues. A slate of daily short film screenings, feature films, and special events throughout the week turn Athens into a destination for film lovers throughout the region and the world.

Mar 18
Science Education meets the big screen for the 2019 Science on Screen events at the Athena Cinema
Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts is proud to announce the Athena Cinema has once again received a nationwide grant by the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supporting its 2019 Science on Screen® events.

Mar 15
Graphic Designers break boundaries in BFA Exhibition “Off the Grid”
Ohio University’s School of Art + Design graphic design students will present “Off the Grid,” a thesis exhibition on view March 25 to 30 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, with an opening reception that is free and open to the public on Tuesday, March 26, at 5 p.m.

Mar 7
Tantrum Theater announces 2019-20 season, big changes
Tantrum Theater announces 2019-20 season, big changes

Feb 15
Ohio University’s Dance Division presents the 2019 Winter Dance Concert
Celebrating 50 years of artistic inquiry and creative excellence, OHIO’s Dance Division presents the annual Winter Dance Concert for two nights only.

Feb 14
Ohio University theater students sweep Ohio Valley USITT Peggy Ezekiel Awards
Ohio University students in the Theater Division’s Production, Design and Technology (PD&T) program swept the Ohio Valley Section (OVS) United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Peggy Ezekiel Awards during the Oct. 2018 regional conference, leading them to represent OHIO in the national USITT conference held in Louisville from March 20 to 23.

OHIO’s Theater Division presents ‘Holly Down in Heaven,’ by Kara Lee Corthron
Ohio University’s Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the fourth production of the 2018–19 season, “Holly Down in Heaven,” by Kara Lee Corthron, directed by Brian Evans.

Feb 5
First-year Studio Art M.F.A. candidates in the School of Art + Design present new work in “First of All,” exhibit
Ohio University’s School of Art + Design presents an exhibition curated by first-year Master of Fine Arts candidates in ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, painting, photography and graphic design.

Jan 24
College of Fine Arts establishes Ohio Valley Center for Collaborative Arts
The Ohio Valley Center for Collaborative Arts (CoArts) is the first and only arts-based research center at OHIO that creates research models for community development through arts engagement and social practice.

Jan 23
Country music, comedy-drama and juggling on tap for Performing Arts and Concert Series
From a concert with a former member of The Eagles to a play that will reignite the child in every adult, the lineup slated for spring semester has something for everyone to enjoy.

Jan 22
University kicks of 10th anniversary of Celebration of Women of Appalachia Project with fine art exhibition
The Ohio University Multicultural Center has announced the first of two events in celebration of its 10-year partnership with the Women of Appalachia Project, the annual fine art exhibition featuring 35 female artists living in or with strong ties to Appalachia.

Jan 17
Renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems will visit Athens for talk, reception and performance
Ohio University’s School of Art + Design and the Kennedy Museum of Art welcome celebrated artist Carrie Mae Weems to Athens the week of Jan. 22-25 for a series of engagements including an opening reception at the museum, a public lecture at the Baker Center Ballroom and a masterclass performance.

Dec 12
OHIO’s Kennedy Museum of Art presents “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects”
On Jan. 11, 2019, OHIO’s Kennedy Museum of Art will open “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects,” an exhibition that includes recent photographic and video works questioning stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality.

Nov 28
Dance Division presents alumni concert celebrating 50th anniversary of dance at OHIO
The Ohio University Dance Division in the school of Dance, Film, and Theater presents “An Evening of John B.,” an alumni concert, at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre, located in Putnam Hall at Ohio University.

Nov 20
Ohio University’s Theater Division presents Tony Award-Winning Musical, “Cabaret”
Ohio University’s Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present “Cabaret,” the third production of the 2018–2019 season.

Nov 19
Athena Cinema Announces 7th Annual Holiday Movie Series
The Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts is excited to announce this year’s lineup of classic films for its seventh annual Holiday Film Series.

Nov 14
OHIO’s Dance Division presents new choreography in fall senior dance concert
Ohio University’s Dance Division in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater presents the annual “Fall Senior Dance Concert,” on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 and 9 p.m.

Nov 7
Ohio choirs and Symphonic Band to pay tribute to veterans in free concert on Nov. 12
Ohio University’s School of Music celebrates United States veterans with a concert, “A Tribute to Veterans,” featuring the Ohio University Symphonic Band, The Singing Men of Ohio and The Ohio Women’s Ensemble in the Templeton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Admission is free and open to the public.

Nov 2
Public Invited to Encounter Refugee Experience in Exhibitions at OHIO’s Kennedy Museum of Art and Trisolini Gallery
Ohio University’s School of Art + Design presents the one-on-one performance by Tania El Khoury, “As Far As My Fingertips Take Me,” in Trisolini Gallery.

Oct 24
Theater Division Presents “365 Days/365 Plays,” by Suzan-Lori Parks
Ohio University’s Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the second production of the 2018–2019 season, “365 Days/365 Plays,” by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel C. Dennis and Assistant Professor Rebecca VerNooy.

Oct 9
Free Special Screening of “22 Chaser,” with Director and OHIO Film Faculty, Rafal Sokolowski, at the Athena Cinema
Ohio University’s Film Division in the College of Fine Arts, Athens Center for Film and Video and the Athena Cinema will present a special screening of “22 Chaser,” directed by OHIO Assistant Professor of Film Rafal Sokolowski, Tuesday, Oct. 23. The event is free and open to the public.

Kennedy Museum Celebrates twenty years of Passion Works with exhibition and events
The Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University presents an opening reception for the exhibition “A Story of Flying: 20 Years of Passion Works,” Friday, Oct. 12, with a gallery walk and talk and reception. All events are free and open to the public.

Oct 4
Annual International Education Week photo contest now accepting entries
Participants have the choice to submit their photographs in five categories: People, Sense of Place, Crossing Cultures, Bobcats: Near and Far, and Transforming Our World. Entries are due by Monday, Oct. 15 at 11:59 p.m. and will be submitted online via Qualtrics.

Oct 3
‘90 Minutes Series’ to host two free showings of ‘Beautifully Broken’ movie Oct. 15
“Beautifully Broken,” which is based on a true story, chronicles an African refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise and a daughter’s painful secret, which converge in this inspiring tale of hope.

Sep 27
Duo Unprepared Performs Live Music Set to Charlie Chaplin’s Classic, “Modern Times” for OHIO Parent’s Weekend
The Ohio University Performing Arts Series will present a special live-music cinema event, “The Re-Imagined Score: ‘Modern Times’ By Duo Unprepared,” Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Athena Cinema in Athens.

Sep 21
Theater Division presents “The Wolves,” by Sarah Delappe
The Ohio University Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the first production of the 2018–19 season, “The Wolves,” by Sarah DeLappe, directed by David Haugen and presented in the Forum Theater, Oct. 4 through 6 and 9 through 13.

Longtime Faculty Artist Presents a Multitude of Forms Inspired by Jazz, on Exhibition in the Trisolini Gallery, Baker Center
Celebrating the work of longtime faculty painter Robert E. Peppers, Ohio University’s School of Art + Design presents a retrospective exhibit, “Robert Peppers: Collage Improvisations,” on view in the Trisolini Gallery at Baker Center.

Sep 20
State of the Arts, Celebrating High School Art Teachers
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents a juried selection of art from visual art educators across the state in Ohio University’s sixth annual “State of the Arts” exhibition, on view Sept. 18– Oct. 8.

Sep 17
Fall Concert features the Ohio Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band in Memorial Auditorium
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce a concert featuring the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Photography + Integrated Media Announces Call for Entries for International Biennial Juried Photography Exhibition
The School of Art + Design announces "2,3,4: Dimensional Photographies,” a call for photographic work that considers the object-ness of the photographic image, for exhibition in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Jan. 22- March 2, 2019. Submissions will be accepted through Sept. 28.

Sep 14
School of Music presents celebrated visiting pianist, Rachel Kudo, for free public performance
The Ohio University School of Music presents a concert performance by the celebrated pianist, Rachel Kudo, on Sunday, Sept. 23. Admission to this concert is free and open to the public.

Sep 6
'What Were You Wearing?' Art Installation tells stories of sexual assault survivors [VIDEO]
Ohio University kicked off the fall semester with the “What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation, which is designed to share stories of sexual assault and survival while challenging the victim-blaming behavior that often accompanies these incidents of violence. Watch the video above to find out more about this powerful art exhibit.

Aug 27
OUPD partners with Survivor Advocacy Program to host Sept. 4 Coffee with a Cop
An opening reception for The “What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in Trisolini Gallery. Coffee with a Cop will take place outside the gallery from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Jun 22
Ohio University joins community partners and SONY Corporation for inaugural international juried photography exhibition
The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Jun 19
School of Music to host celebrated international pianist Joyce Yang
The Ohio University College of Fine Arts and the School of Music welcome acclaimed pianist Joyce Yang, for a performance in Glidden Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, as part of the school’s annual Piano Pedagogy Seminar. Open to the public, there is a suggested donation of $10 per person for this evening recital.

May 15
Athena Cinema announces return of annual Summer Family Film Series – Beat the Heat $2 Days
For those who seek the cool of the air-conditioned theater, and the fun of an afternoon movie this summer, look no further. The Athena Cinema is bringing back its annual “Beat the Heat $2 Days,” a family film series and fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, featuring seven classic films and fun for all ages happening June 9–Aug. 18.

Under the Elms Summer Concert Series kicks off 2018 season on June 6
The 2018 season of the Under the Elms Summer Concert Series kicks off June 6 and will include five performances held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, June 6 through July 4, on the College Green adjacent to Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

May 11
Tantrum Theater to stage new play: The Cake
Tantrum Theater will open its third season with the Ohio premiere of a new play, “The Cake” by Bekah Brunstetter, running June 6–June 24 at the Abbey Theater in Dublin.

Apr 26
OHIO student plans goodwill trip to Puerto Rico with donated instruments and supplies
The Ohio University School of Music is supporting a goodwill project, organized and led by student Will Horner, a music education/trombone student, and School of Music faculty Dr. Lucas Rego Borges and Dr. Andrew Trachsel, director of bands.

Apr 23
OHIO to join ‘Ghana Meets the World’
Ohio University will join several partners to honor the 25th anniversary of the National Theatre of Ghana with a six-day celebration featuring an international symposium and concerts.

Ohio University Art Gallery presents the work of graduate students Sam Briegel, Cassidy Brauner
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents an exhibition of two M.F.A. candidates, Sam Briegel and Cassidy Brauner, on view May 1–May 9, in the Ohio University Art Gallery on the fifth floor in Seigfred Hall, with an opening reception Thursday May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. This is a free, public event, and refreshments will be provided.

Apr 16
Ohio University Percussion Ensemble presents music from around the world
The School of Music and the Ohio University Percussion Ensemble will present a free concert of music for percussion from around the world at 7:30 p.m. Glidden Recital Hall at Ohio University on Thursday, April 19.

Apr 13
Ohio University Eastern Theatre presents ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’
The Theatre Department of Ohio University Eastern is proud to announce its upcoming production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest” April 19, 20, 21, 22 and 26, 27, 28 in the Shannon Hall Theater.

Apr 12
Women Speak Gala to raise funds for Women’s Health Recovery Housing
The Women of Appalachia Project, Ohio University Multicultural Center and Women’s Center will host the ninth annual Women of Appalachia Project “Women Speak Gala,” a fine art exhibition and juried presentation of poetry, story and song. The event will take place in the Baker University Center Theatre at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

Apr 9
Kennedy Museum of Art features Athens High School student photography
The Kennedy Museum of Art presents “Emerging Artists: Athens High School Photography,” a juried exhibition of new photographic works created by students working with instructor Ellen Gagliano, on view in the second-floor gallery through May 13.

Apr 5
Ampersand Festival features Ohio Wind Symphony with alumni and student composers, dancers, and local rock bands
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce the Ampersand Festival 2018, a concert presented by the Wind Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. This concert will feature four world premieres written by current students and alumni composers, including collaborative performances with local and regional rock bands and dancers. Admission to this concert is free and open to the public.

The Athens International Film + Video Festival to screen compelling documentary on Parkersburg's DuPont plant
Two screenings of “The Devil We Know,” are scheduled April 14-15 at the Athena Cinema. The documentary lays out the history of the DuPont corporation’s use of the chemical C8 and is an alarming portrait of the potential consequences of unchecked corporate use of chemicals that permeate the living world.

Apr 3
Artist welcomes community, creates meeting space with ‘Athens LGBTQ Legacy Project’
School of Art + Design proudly presents the “Athens LGBTQ Legacy Project,” a historical tour, stories, film and panel discussion facilitated by Becky Chmielewski, at Seigfred Hall’s Mitchell Auditorium April 13 and 14.

Mar 30
Theater Division to present 'The Skin of our Teeth' by Thornton Wilder in April
The “The Skin of Our Teeth,” written by Thornton Wilder, will be presented in the Forum Theater, April 5–7 and 11–14. The American classic combines farce, burlesque and satire to follow an Eternal Family who narrowly escape ice, flood, and war.