02 December 2009

Kathryn Williamson, Artist Reception Thursday, 6-9

Kathryn Williamson will be displaying her Graphic Design work in the Strickler Planetarium Gallery this and next week. Her work explores complex compositions of color and simplified shapes including circles and ellipses.

Reception: Thursday, Dec 3 6-9pm
Gallery Talk: 8pm

Come and enjoy good art and refreshments.

10 November 2009

Student Exhibitions start this week!

On behalf of the Brandenburg Galleries, I invite you to the beginning of our Senior Artist's Exhibitions. Two receptions will be held this Thursday for the following exhibits:

In the Brandenburg Gallery in the lower level of the Larsen Fine Arts building we have some of our Art Education artists:

Beautifully Simple: oil and watercolor paintings by Kailey Geiselman
7 Deadly Sins: illustrative photographs by Ryan Murray
Reaching Children: oil and watercolor portraits by Stephanie Scannapieco

At Higher Grounds, at 577 S. Main Street, down the road from ONU we are presenting student works:

Simplemente Amarilis: experimental works by Emely Ibañez
Inspirational: design work by Dawn Kelly

DATES: November 12-23
RECEPTIONS: Thursday November 12, 6-9pm
GALLERY TALKS: Brandenburg - 7pm, Higher Grounds - 8pm

Please come support our students and enjoy good art, entertainment and refreshments.


06 October 2009

Larry Blakely | Collages & Woodcuts is now hanging!

Larry Blakely's Collages & Woodcuts are now up and open to view. Please come down and see his work. Larry will be on campus at the beginning of November for his reception and gallery talk. See information below.

Reception: Nov 5, 6-9pm
Gallery Talk: 7pm

29 September 2009

Faith as Art : Art as Faith is up at Strickler Planetarium Gallery

The Faith as Art : Art as Faith Bezaleel Scholarship Competition is up at the Strickler Planetarium Gallery. The Gallery should be open to view Monday through Friday, 10AM to 5PM.

Denise Burklow will judge this years competition. She is a local artist and alumni of Olivet's own Department of Art & Digital Media. The winners of the competition will be announced during the closing reception:

Reception: October 8, 6-9pm
Refreshments will be served. Come and enjoy some art & fellowship!

22 September 2009

2009-2010 Gallery Schedules

Here is a list of our upcoming exhibitions in all gallery locations:

In the Fall Semester
9/29 - 10/12 | Faith as Art: Art as Faith, Bezaleel Scholarship Competition
10/6 - 11/9 | Larry Blakely - Collages & Woodcuts, B
11/11 - 11/23 | Kailey Geiselman, Ryan Murray & Stephanie Scannapieco, B
11/11 - 11/23 | Emely Ibañez & Dawn Kelly, H
12/1 - 12/14 | Group Show: TBA, B
12/1 - 12/14 | Kathryn Williamson, S

Spring Semester
1/12 - 1/25 | Charles Leiman, B
1/12 - 1/25 | Kathleen Johnston, S
1/26 - 2/8 | Zachary Frye & Amanda Duerrwaechter, B
1/26 - 2/8 | Caleb & Joel Floyd, H
2/9 - 2/22 | Stephanie Leitner & Beth Hagenburg, B
2/9 - 2/22 | Daniel Oliver & Rachel Fiorenza, S
2/23 - 3/15 | Kelly Holcomb & Kori Steiner, B
2/23 - 3/15 | Mariah Potts, H
2/23 - 3/15 | Small Works: Group Show, S
3/16 - 3/29 | Charles Sheets, B
3/16 - 3/29 | Josiah Bremer & Amber Doan, S
3/30 - 4/12 | Allen Posey, B
3/30 - 4/12 | Laura Gardner, H
4/13 - 4/26 | Katherine Ufkin, B
4/13 - 4/26 | Lisa Pesavento, S

B = Brandenburg Gallery
S = Strickler Gallery
H = Higher Ground Coffee Shop

Receptions are typically the first Thursday of the exhibition.

16 September 2009

Larry Blakely | Collages & Woodcuts | Oct 6 - Nov 9

We are pleased to have printmaker, Larry Blakely, exhibit his woodcuts, collages, etchings and other mixed media pieces in the Brandenburg Gallery for the month of November.

A closing reception will be held on Thursday, November 5, 6-9 pm with a gallery talk beginning at 7 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Oct 6 - Nov 9
Closing Reception: Thursday, Nov 5, 6-9 pm
Gallery Talk: 7 pm

01 September 2009

Faculty Exhibit: Reception this Thursday, 6-9pm

The Brandenburg Gallery is proud to present the art of the Department of Art & Digital Media faculty in the month of September. Works by Bill Greiner, Scott Dombrowski, Gary Thomas, Patrick Kirk, Marilyn Wilkin and Sherri Denault ranging from printmaking, photography, painting and ceramics will be on display.

Please join us for our mid-month reception: September 17th from 6-9pm.

Dates: September 1-28th
Reception: September 17, 6-9pm
Gallery Talks: Begin at 7pm

27 August 2009

Faith as Art : Art as Faith - 1st Annual Bezaleel Scholarship Competition

I am proud to announce the 1st Annual Bezaleel Scholarship Competition

Faith as Art : Art as Faith
Strickler Gallery
September 29 - October 12
Reception: TBA
Judge: TBA

As Christians working in the visual arts, we have the unique opportunity to use our craft as a means to define our faith in Christ as well as present that to the world in meaningful ways. This exhibition and competition seeks to explore how artists use their medium to define their personal faith and spirituality.

How can art be used to define faith and spirituality? How can art be used to further the Kingdom in meaningful ways? How is the Spirit of God working in your artwork?

Eligibility: All declared Art & Digital Media majors in their Freshman through Junior years
Fees: $5 per entry, up to 5 pieces may be submitted
Deadline: September 25, 12pm
Submission: Submit pieces to Gena in the Department of Art & Digital Media along with submission form and fees.

1. The exhibition is open to all mediums
2. Artwork must be new and made strictly for the exhibition. All submission may not be counted for any class credit and must express the theme of the show.
3. All work must be framed and wired, ready to hang (sculpture excluded)
4. All flat artwork must be matted with at least a 2" margin, complete with glass or plexiglass.
5. Each artwork must be accompanied by a statement as to how the artwork interprets the theme of the exhibition. The statement must be mounted on foamcore without the artist's name.
6. $5 entry fee must be paid.
7. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.

artwork © Valerie Wiegman

15 April 2009

Welcome, Revisited

This site is in its infancy and should be fully running starting the
beginning of the Fall Semester in August. Thank your for visiting us
here and we look forward to your responses and for the coming academic

30 March 2009


Welcome to the newest addition to the Brandenburg Gallery. The purpose of this site is meant to serve several purposes:

1. Information: to announce upcoming exhibitons
2. Forum: to serve as a discussion board about current art
3. Resource: to serve as a discussion of what it means to be a Christian in the visual arts.

So please take advantage of this blog. If you would like to post information or a topic for discussion please feel free to contact us for approval for posting.