It was an artistic “embarrassment of riches” for BGSU when award winners were announced for the 93rd annual Toledo Area Artists Show on Aug. 26.
BGSU faculty, students, alumni and an Arts Advocate received 17 of the 23 awards given at the opening of the exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art. Metalsmith Tom Muir, BGSU Distinguished Professor of the Arts, received a First Award, the Best of Show award, and the Toledo Area Sculpture Guild Rose M. Reder Award for his intricately crafted teapot “Twin Risers.”
Instructor Marcelle Dupay received two awards: the Athena Art Society Award and the Toledo Federation of Art Societies Purchase Award for her collage “Free to Be . . .?”.
All other BGSU winners received one award. Among them: Second-year BFA student Camille Isaacs won a Second Award for her self-portrait in oil, “Glowing.” May graduate Samantha Guy won a Third Award for her complex sculpture made of buttons, fabric and thread. Ronald Jacomini, professor emeritus of art, also took a Third Award for his portrait of his former colleague David Clayton.
This year’s showing was more selective than in past years, with only 65 artworks selected from among 757 entries. The show typically features more than a hundred works
The jury comprised Brian Kennedy, Toledo Museum of Art director, and Amy Gilman, associate director and Contemporary Art curator. “Both are experienced international contemporary art jurors. This makes this year's selection of so many BGSU artists -- from a much smaller crop -- a very special honor indeed,” said Dr. Katerina Ray, director of the School of Art.
Robin Gerrow, assistant vice president in the Office of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, will be the University’s next Chief Communications Officer, President Mary Ellen Mazey announced today. Gerrow will join Marketing and Communications Sept. 30.
Gerrow has 30 years’ experience in branding, marketing and public relations in higher education and the private sector.
“I want to thank Dr. Mazey for offering me this opportunity,” Gerrow said. “BGSU is a wonderful university with outstanding students, faculty and staff, and I am thrilled to be joining the community. BGSU has a great story to tell, and I am looking forward to joining the team and sharing that story with Ohio, the nation and the world.”
Celebrating the opening of The Oaks dining center Aug. 30 were (left to right) Kevin Lyden, Chartwells regional director; John Zachrich, student and member of the Dining Advisory Board; President Mary Ellen Mazey, Michael Paulus, director of BGSU Dining Services; Sheri Stoll, chief financial officer; Steven Krakoff, associate vice president for capital planning and design; and Karl Behrens, chief operating officer for the Novus Group.
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