TRENCH CUISINE: A Rock Band's Recipe For Semi-Success, a Multi-Media Songbook by Craig Matis


November 30, 2007 through January 25, 2008

Where: Willard Wankelman Gallery

Closing Event Friday, January 25th

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan 


SPLASH: The Student Water Projects


November 15 through November 17, 2007

Where: Willard Wankelman Gallery

University and community students will exhibit science, writing, art projects and more.

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan 




October 19 through November 17, 2007

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery


In this eye-opening exhibition, Artist-activists create awareness and generate action on important water issues. Featured are Southwest Alaska: A World of National Parks and Wildlife Refuges, photography by Robert Glenn Ketchum, and installations by Stacy LevyEve Andree LarameeJackie Brookner and Basia Irland.

Supported by the Ohio Arts Council, the College of Arts & Sciences, the BG Community Foundation, Arts Village and others.

October 20th:

5:30 p.m.
ARTIST TALK: Internationally honored Artist, Environmental Activist, Writer and LecturerRobert Glenn Ketchum, Olscamp 115

7:30 p.m. Opening reception

Photograph by Robert Glenn Ketchum

A Writing Assignment and Resource Guide, developed by General Studies Writing staff is available to help course instructors design effective and pedagogically sound writing assignments both in the humanities and the sciences.


Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan 




October 18 through October 20, 2007

Where: Various Locations: See Link Below

Link to 28th Annual New Music and Arts Festival:

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan 


Water Week: October 8 -13 and more!


October 8, 2007

Where: various


Kick-off: Monday, October 8

12-1:30 Arts & Sciences Luncheon Forum with Betsy Damon, The Living Water Garden & Other Projects: It Takes a Village"
207 BTSU (Mylander) 
Environmental art pioneer Betsy Damon creates large-scale art parks featuring sculptural flow forms and public art events to help clean urban waterways and raise water awareness around the globe. Her project, "The Living Water Garden", (1998), is a large-scale (1/4 mile), award-winning public park in the center of downtown Chengdu, China. "Polluted river water moves through a natural, and artistic treatment system of ponds, filters and flowforms, making the process of cleaning water visible." Her nonprofit organization, Keepers of the Waters, provides information and technical support for others working with similar design principles and processes. 
Lunch ($9.32 - RSVP to Mary Hitt, 419.372.2340 or mjhitt@bgsu.edu) begins at noon and the free lecture begins at 12:30 p.m.

2:30-4 Public Symposium: "The Future of Lake Erie", 206 BTSU (Theater) 
Panelists include Betsy Damon; Allan Sundermeier, Ohio State University Extension Educator, Wood County; Dr. Patrick Lawrence, Associate Professor in Geography and Planning at UT and Chair of Partners for Clean Streams Inc./Maumee RAP; Dr. Christopher Winslow, Instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences at BGSU; Dr. Gary Winston, the Director of the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg College and Philip E. Berkeley, Senior Planner with the Planning Branch of the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers, Buffalo, New York.

7:00 p.m. Student Meeting with Betsy Damon Arts Village Meeting Space

Thursday, October 11

7 - 8:30 p.m. "Water Matters"
Overman 095

Poet Karen Craigo will introduce the evening with new poetry, followed by "A Watershed Mentality" a WFWA PBS39 documentary about the Maumee River Basin, the largest tributary and watershed in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence River system. Home to several unique species and one of the largest natural fish nurseries on the Great Lakes, it is also laden with enough sediment to endanger those habitats and creates one of the largest dredging operations in the United States. This documentary discusses the impact of sediment on the average person and the benefits of action The evening wraps up with discussion on water issues facilitated by Dr. Chris Winslow.

Thursday, Oct 18 and Dec 6

5-8 p.m "Project WET: Water Education for Teachers"
Owens Community College 
Pre-service and In-service teachers explore lessons they can use to teach their students about environmental issues related to water. This free workshop is part of the NWO Center Inquiry Series (register at http://cosmos.bgsu.edu).

Friday, October 19 

8:30 p.m. Concert: Les Flutes de Pan/Syrinx
Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center ($8) 
Performance for flute, dancers, digital video animation and octophonic tape. Larry Austin, composer, Celesta Haraszti, artistic director/coordinator, Nina Assimakopoulos, flute & the BGSU University Performing Dancers. 
Pursued by the amorous Greek god Pan, Syrinx ran to the river's edge and was transformed into hollow water reeds that made a haunting sound when the god's breath blew across them. Pan cut the reeds to fashion the first set of pan pipes. This is Pan's lament over losing his love.

The above and following WATER WORKS events have been SPONSORED BY: The BGSU College of Arts & Sciences, Fine Arts Center Galleries, School of Art, Arts Village, COSMOS (Center of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education), Center for the Study of Culture & Society, Chapman Community, Department of Geography, The Bowling Green Community Foundation and Medici Circle.


Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan 


You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby


September 30 through November 9, 2007

Where: Willard Wankelman Gallery


Showcasing childhood self-portraits from 60 of America's top illustrators, this exhibit from the Society of Illustrators is a very entertaining "Who's Who" of contemporary illustration. Supported by the Ohio Arts Council.

illustration by Jamie Frank


Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan 




August 30 through September 30, 2007

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

Featuring Matthew Friday, Mark Newport, and Scott Fife
Friday, September 14, 6:30 p.m.: Matthew Friday will present a free public lecture FAC Room 204

This show will approach the mystique of the hero with a lively mix of media from painting to knitting and styles that range from pop-culture collage to naturalistic portrait sculptures. Supported by the Ohio Arts Council.

illustration: "Y-Man 2" by Mark Newport


Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan 


2-D or not 2-D? Danish Artists Flirt with Space

August 21 through September 19, 2007

Where: Willard Wankelman Gallery

Saturday, August 25:
4-5p.m. Lecture: "Flirting with Space", Else Ploug Isaksen, Artist/Co-Curator, FAC, Room 204
5-7p.m. Reception for the Artists

This international exhibition, curated by Mille Guldbeck and Else Ploug Isaksen, features works by seven respected artists who use flat space and bold color in paintings that play with fantasy and abstraction. Supported by Kulturudviklingspuljen, Aarhus Kommune, Denmark, the Ohio Arts Council and the BGSU Ethnic Cultural Arts Program.

Milena Bonifacini
Mille Guldbeck
Else Ploug Isaksen
Leif Kath
Bodil Nielsen
Jan Skovgard
Bodil Sohn

illustration by Jan Skovgard


Contact: Jacqui Nathan 


MFA Thesis Exhibitions 
Pt. 2

April 28 through May 5, 2007

Where: Willard Wankelman & Dorothy Uber Bryan Galleries

Opening Reception Friday, April 27, 7-9 pm
The second installment of thesis work by Masters of Fine Arts Candidates of the BGSU School of Art

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan 


MFA Thesis Exhibition 
Pt. 1

April 14 through April 22, 2007

Where: Willard Wankelman & Dorothy Uber Bryan Galleries

Opening Reception Friday, April 13, 7-9 pm
The thesis work by Masters of Fine Arts Candidates is always an impressive tribute to the high standards of the BGSU School of Art faculty and the vision, inventiveness and technical excellence of these students as they begin to make their mark in the professional world.

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan 


BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition


March 18 through April 4, 2007

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan, Willard Wankelman & Bowen-Thompson Student Union Galleries

Opening Reception at all Venues Saturday, March 17, 7-9:30 pm

This selection of work by students graduating with a Baccalaureate in Fine Arts degree is always a remarkable display of talent and creative spirit.

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan 


Undergraduate Art & Design Exhibition


February 14 through March 1, 2007

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries

A juried selection of art by freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students in the BGSU School of Art, this exhibition is a wonderful showcase for work by talented students in all media. Many scholarships and awards were earned by students in this exhibition. 
This year''s external jurors were Sarah Schuster, Oberlin College, and Robert Thurmer, Cleveland State University. 
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 12, 2-4 p.m. 
Open Monday, February 20 for President<>s Day 
GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm Sunday 1-4 pm The Galleries will be closed March 3-13 for spring break. 
Opening Reception Sunday, February 11, 2-4 pm
A delightfully diverse juried selection of art in all media by freshman, sophomore and junior students in the BGSU School of Art

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan, Gallery Director 


57th Annual Faculty/Staff Exhibition


December 4, 2006 through January 17, 2007


Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

An opportunity to appreciate the efforts of some of the finest artists in this region, this exhibition presents work in a wide range of media by current and emeriti faculty and current staff members of the School of Art. Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery.
Opening Reception Saturday, December 2, 7-9 pm.

Preview Day: December 2 
Closed December 17, 2006 - January 8, 2007 for winter recess.

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan 


Robert 'Bud' Hurlstone Commemorative Exhibition


November 18, 2006 through January 18, 2007

Where: Willard Wankelman Gallery

The Bud Hurlstone Commemorative Exhibition is a retrospective, covering a spectrum of Hurlstone's pieces, that will be curated by the students enrolled in Art History 495/582. 

Described by his students as an exacting teacher and a patient mentor, Professor Hurlstone (1952-2005), headed the School of Art glass program for 28 years and was instrumental in developing the glass specialization within the school's MFA program. Hurlstone's work is in many permanent collections, including the American Crafts Museum in New York City and the Corning Museum of Contemporary Glass, the nation's leading museum of modern glass art. His glass pieces have been exhibited in Japan, England, France, Germany, and Spain as well as in specialized exhibitions, including those at the Smithsonian Institution and the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The Art History Capstone students, under the leadership of Andrew Hershberger, have created an on-line catalogue of the exhibition.

Closed November 22-27 for Thanksgiving recess.
Closed December 15, 2005 - January 8, 2006 for winter recess. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 5-7 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Hurlstone & His Hellions: A Brilliant Legacy
January 12, 2007, 7 p.m., 204 Fine Arts Center


Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan, Gallery Director