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Monday, November 14, 2011

“Eastern Avenue” by Charles Kanwischer, School of Art

Toledo Museum of Art showcases BGSU artists

If you explore the Toledo Museum of Art these days, you may notice an unusual number of pieces by BGSU students and faculty, spanning two exhibits.

“4 Art: Student Art from Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, Owens Community College and the University of Toledo” features nearly 100 works in a variety of media by the institutions’ most talented emerging artists, including 27 works by BGSU students. These range from blown glass to woodcut to digital painting.

The exhibit continues through Jan. 12 in the museum’s Community Gallery.

Charles Kanwischer, School of Art, is one of five contemporary artists in the “Small Worlds” exhibit, opening Nov. 18 in the Canaday Gallery. Kanwischer created a dozen graphite pencil drawings of houses within a half-mile of the museum for the exhibit, which examines questions of size, scale and proportion.

“I like places and things in the process of changing from one condition to another – things growing and things coming apart in a sort of endless cycle. The drawings I’ve recently made depicting houses in Toledo arise from the same interest in ebb and flow, transferred to an urban setting,” Kanwischer said.

Being selected for the exhibit is impressive since the museum only includes local artists if they are considered of national significance, said Dr. Katerina Rüedi Ray, director of the School of Art.

For more on the two shows, visit

Guest speaker, singers ‘In Brief’

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, and The New York Voices will be on campus. Read it ‘In Brief.’

in the news

Student volunteers paint homeless shelter
- Sentinel-Tribune

Bernard does a foodways analysis of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” series

Miller comments on Findlay’s first female mayor
- The Courier

Equity and Diversity director finalists to hold forums

After a national search, three finalists have been named for the position of Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity. They will each be visiting campus this week and will hold one-hour open forums.

The Director of Equity and Diversity will lead University efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, which are among the key objectives of our strategic plan.

The community is invited to attend the forums or view them by live stream through MyBGSU. They will also be archived for later viewing at the same links.

  • Pamela Pirtle, director, diversity officer, Title IX officer and ADA manager at Northwestern University, will hold her forum at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 16) in 315 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
    Curriculum vitae, cover letter
    View live stream of forum 

  • Kim Kirkland, director, Office of Equal Opportunity Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, will hold a forum at 1:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 17) in 316 Union.
    Curriculum vitae, cover letter
    View live stream of forum

  • Samuel Hancock, chief administrative officer, superintendent at Star Academy of Toledo, will host an open forum at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 18) in 107 Olscamp Hall.
    Curriculum vitae, cover letter
    View live stream of forum

An evaluation form is also online. Please share your responses with the search committee as quickly as you can.


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November 14, 2011