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Ohio Wesleyan University’s Ross Art Museum to Feature ‘THE (sub)URBAN LANDSCAPE’ Multimedia Exhibition

September 24, 2007

“Fabric is the Space Between Architecture” – Randell Duggins, Jr.
Jewelry – Anna Lindsay MacDonald
“American Ruff” – Jan Yager
DELAWARE, OHIO – Eighteen artists from across the nation and around the world will display their works as part of the Ross Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit, “THE (sub)URBAN LANDSCAPE.” The exhibit will run from Oct. 3 through Nov. 11 at the museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus.

The exhibit will feature artworks interpreting life in the urban and suburban world. Participating artists include Philadelphia’s Jan Yager, who uses empty crack cocaine vials and other discarded items to create intricate pieces of jewelry.

Recently featured in the PBS television series “Craft in America,” Yager will speak on campus about her art and inspiration at 4:10 p.m. Oct. 3 in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St. An opening reception for the art exhibit will follow from 7 to 9 p.m. at the museum. Both events are free and open to the public.

Also included in the exhibit are 12 photographs from Arizona’s Mark Klett, who “rephotographs” historical sites from the exact locations depicted in existing images. His photographs are displayed side by side with the original images, creating dramatic juxtapositions of time and change. Images included in the upcoming exhibition will show how San Francisco’s urban landscape has evolved in the hundred years between 2006 and 1906, when an earthquake and subsequent firestorm destroyed 75 percent of the city.

“THE (sub)URBAN LANDSCAPE” – featuring photographs, paintings, drawings, jewelry, sculpture, and fiber art – is a visual part of Ohio Wesleyan’s 2007 Sagan National Colloquium. Each year, the Colloquium examines an issue of global significance. The year’s theme is “Cities and Suburbs: Life in a Metropolitan World.”

Also featured in the exhibition will be artists Boris Bally, Bonnie Dolin, Andrew Borowiec, Tom Caravaglia, Renato D’Agostin, Robert Daveant, Randell Duggins Jr., Anna Dwertman, Valerie Goodwin, Charles Kanwischer, Chas Ray Krider, Anna Lindsay MacDonald, Ardine Nelson, James Pate, Mark Van Fleet, and Garie Waltzer.

The Ross Art Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and Saturdays. Admission is always free. For more information, call (740) 368-3606.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 40 states and 45 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.