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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

BGSU dominates Toledo Area Artists show

Wall Fragment I by Ross Roadruck
‘Wall Fragment I’ by Ross Roadruck. Roadruck used silver duct tape, blue builders tape, pink primer and white household paint.

BGSU School of Art faculty, students, alumni and former instructors blew away the competition at the 92nd Toledo Area Artists Exhibition on July 9 taking home 12 of the 20 awards presented.

“We have a highly accomplished and dedicated faculty who give lots of personal attention to our students, in a culture of mutual respect,” Katerina Ruedi Ray, director of the School of Art, explained. “Our students have a strong work ethic and an endless openness and curiosity that leads to original and extremely well executed work.

Head No. 1 by Brandon Briggs‘Head No. 1’ by Brandon Briggs.

There were over 800 entries, of which just over 100 were exhibited. The jurors were Kathryn Reeves, an art professor at Purdue University and Kitty McManus Zurko, director/curator of the College of Wooster Art Museum. The BGSU-affiliated winners are:

  • Felicia Szorad, alumna, Athena Art Society Award
  • Alison Parsons, alumna, Molly Morpeth Canaday Award
  • Ross Roadruck, senior, UT Art Dept Award
  • Kelly Sheehan, alumna, Dominick Labino Glass Award
  • Michael Arrigo, associate professor School of Art, Roulet Medal
  • Tyler Benjamin, senior, ACGT Purchase Award
  • Spencer Cunningham, alumnus and former instructor, Third Award
  • Brandon Briggs, graduate student, Second Place
  • Joseph Pintz, instructor School of Art, Second Place
  • Haik Avanian, former student, First Place
  • Scott Darlington, visiting assistant professor, School of Art, First Place


in the news

BGSU gets grant to upgrade Hayes Hall
- Sentinel-Tribune

Student creates shovels for McDonald groundbreaking
- The Crescent-News

New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp returns to BGSU
- La Prensa

BGSU presents 3rd annual NOWOH exhibit
- Toledo Free Press

Willard Drive widening effecting Lot 1 entrance

Next week, the Willard Drive entrance to Lot 1 will be closed as part of the construction project widening the street. Drivers will be able to access Lot 1 from East Merry Avenue. Pedestrian access to Willard may also be restricted. The closure is expected to last until mid-to-late-August.

To view a map of the restricted area and suggested walking routes, click on Pedestrian Detour Map at
. This site also contains the latest information on other construction activity and road closures. Pedestrians and drivers are asked to use caution around all construction sites on campus.

Call for summer commencement features

The Office of Marketing and Communications is interested in profiling summer commencement graduates with a compelling story. If you know of a student who fits this description please contact Jen Sobolewski, Marketing and Communications, at 2-8582, or

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July 14, 2010