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Ursuline Celebrates 50 years in Pepper Pike with Public Cultural Events

September 15, 2016

In October, 1966, Ursuline College held its first classes on its new Pepper Pike campus. With 65 beautiful acres, the College had plenty of room to grow and flourish. In grateful celebration of this half-century milestone, the Ursuline College community presents a year-long series of public cultural events meant to engage a broad audience in the attributes that make our college distinctive. This list will be updated and details added over the course of the year. Events are listed chronologically.

Teachable Moments: Recent Work by Ursuline Faculty + Staff
Art Exhibition, Wasmer Gallery
Sept. 16 – Oct. 21, 2016
With some 50 works of art in media ranging from watercolor to mosaic, Teachable Moments showcases the talent and vision of the women and men who dedicate their professional lives to the success of Ursuline College students. This show includes rarely exhibited artwork by the late Sister M. Kilian Hufgard, OSU, author, art historian and founder of the college’s art department

Volunteer Day + Food Collection
Community Service
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
In a colorful gesture of thanks to our community, Ursuline College community members will plant 5,000 daffodil bulbs in the traffic circle at the convergence of Lander Road and Fairmount and Gates Mills boulevards. Alumnae will also volunteer at MedWish International and Hospice of the Western Reserve. Meanwhile, student-athletes will go door to door in Pepper Pike collecting canned goods for the Community Partnership on Aging. Click here to link to the Volunteer Day sign-up page. Questions? Call Dr. Patrick J. Riley 440-684-6022.

Green Arts Invitational 2016: Environmental + Upcycled Art
Art Exhibition, Wasmer Gallery
Nov. 4 – Dec. 16, 2016
Artists as diverse as they are talented turn unlikely objects into art, with delightful results! Featuring Linda Zolten-Wood; Larry Fielder; Jennifer L. Fay; Kole Robinson Brooks; Scott Pickering; Cyndi Konopka; Sr. Diane Pinchot, O.S.U.; Laszlo Gyorki; Falcon Eddie Cummins; and Michele Biondo.

Family Fun: Art Project Workshop
Wasmer Gallery
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, 11am–3pm
Children and adults will help decorate rain barrels for the Ursuline campus and children will create masks and sculptures from recycled materials to take home with them.

Upcyle Artists Holiday Sale
Wasmer Gallery
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, 11am–3pm
Browse for one-of-a-kind gifts of art.

100+ Years of Grace: An Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, 7pm
Church of the Western Reserve, 30500 Fairmount Blvd.
In collaboration with our neighbors at Church of the Western Reserve (Presbyterian Church USA), we present a community opportunity to give thanks for graces received and graces which flow through us. We will host a reception for our neighbors after the service, at 8pm in Ursuline’s Mullen Lounge.

Women in Reverie: Painting Women through the Decades
Art Exhibition, Wasmer Gallery
Jan. 13–Feb. 17, 2017
Tricia Kaman is an internationally recognized portrait artist who paints from life. She says, "Working with living models adds a sacred dimension to my painting. It allows me to witness the beauty of the human form and the divine element of the human soul. My joy is painting what I love most...people."
Gallery Talk
Wasmer Gallery
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 11am–12pm. Free.
Portrait Painting Workshop
Wasmer Gallery
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 1–4pm. $60 per person includes supplies and model fee. Register here.

“Letters from Anne and Martin”
Theatrical Performance + Public Discussion
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, 2–4pm
Daley Hall
RSVP to: veda.rawlings@ursuline.edu
In recognition of the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we present this theatrical performance by professional actors from New York's Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, USA featuring readings from Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and Anne's diary. A post-production panel discussion will include Fern Levy, educator, journalist and founder of the Anne Frank Moral Courage Project; and Julian Earls, retired head of NASA and current executive in residence at Cleveland State University. Sponsored by the Ursuline College Office of Inclusion, Equity and Multicultural Affairs; the Anne Frank Moral Courage Project; the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. 

An Evening with Connie Schultz
Public lecture
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7-8pm
Daley Hall
This author, Pulitzer Prize-winning nationally syndicated columnist, and professional in residence at Kent State University's school of journalism inspires her readers – including more than 160,000 Facebook followers – to think, question, and engage in civic life. She joins us to share her story in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Designing Ursuline: Midcentury Modern + Beyond in Pepper Pike
Art exhibition, Wasmer Gallery
March 3 – April 7, 2017
This show will celebrate Ursuline’s distinctive architecture through mounted architectural drawings, photographs and historical documentation of the 1966 move to Pepper Pike. 

Midcentury Modern + Beyond in Pepper Pike: A Panel Discussion
Wasmer Gallery
Friday, March 24, 2017, 7pm
A historic preservation advocate and two architects of Ursuline’s buildings – Peter Van Dijk and Jack Bialosky, Jr. – will provide insight into the ideas behind and value of mid-century modernism.

2017 Senior Show
Art Exhibition, Wasmer Gallery
May 6 – May 19, 2017
Ursuline’s 2017 Senior Art Show features the work of the BA Studio Art and Visual Communication Design seniors. Help us celebrate their creativity and accomplishments.

Innovations '17
Annual Student Fashion Show
Sister Diane Stano Athletic Center
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1pm
Join us to view innovative works of fashion created by students over the course of the academic year. This fashion show will also include scenes from Ursuline’s renowned Historic Costume Study Collection of apparel donated by residents of Pepper Pike. Admission: adults $15, students $5, children under 10 free. Tickets available at the door only.

All Our Relations
Community Art Workshops + Tree Planting
Spring and Summer 2017
Watch for details of this two-part public art project. Part I will involve children creating bird sculptures – celebrating the 75 bird species identified on campus – in free public workshops. Ursuline’s glass instructor will recreate five of these as cast-glass sculptures to be exhibited in local businesses. Part II will involve Ursuline community members planting a circle of trees in the manner of Welsh artist David Nash’s “Ash Dome” on the southeast corner of campus. Over the decades this Ursuline mandala of trees will grow and be pruned in celebration of the College's relationship with Pepper Pike and human relationships with all of creation, thus “All Our Relations.” The trees, like the College, will be rooted in Pepper Pike
Women of Vision + Courage
Overnight Spiritual Retreat
June 10 – 11, 2017
Smith Hall and Mullen Lounge
Sr. Maureen McCarthy, OSU, D.Min., a well-known teacher, speaker, retreat director and spiritual director, will conduct this retreat focusing on significant women in the Church who were courageous and visionary in meeting the needs of their own times. A variety of spiritual activities will be part of the retreat. All meals will be home-cooked. Register by calling Dr. Patrick J. Riley 440-684-6022.

Ursuline College Art Alumnae Invitational Exhibition
Wasmer Gallery
June 16 – July 21, 2017
This show kicks off with an Opening Reception on Friday, June 16, from 5 to 8 PM. The exhibit features contemporary work representing a span of 50 years of the Art Studio, Fashion Design and Art Therapy programs graduates. Their work encompasses a wide range of media including drawings, painting, silk painting, original prints, photography, mixed media, ceramics and jewelry.

Eastern Edge: A Juried Art Show
Art Exhibition, Wasmer Gallery
Aug. 18 – Oct. 6, 2017
We know there’s talent nearby. Amateur and professional artists living in Pepper Pike and adjacent communities on Cuyahoga County’s eastern edge are encouraged to enter work in this juried show. We can’t wait to see your work! Questions? Contact Anna Arnold at 440.646.8121 or aarnold@ursuline.edu.

50 Years of Fashion: Samples from the Ursuline Costume Collection
Art Exhibition, Wasmer Gallery
Nov. 3 – Dec. 29, 2017
The Ursuline College Historic Costume Study Collection comprises more than 3,500 items of 20th-century American fashion. The collection is used as a study tool in the college’s fashion programs and is rarely seen by the public. This exhibition will provide the broader community with access to this acclaimed and fascinating assemblage of cultural artifacts. A panel discussion (date TBD) will feature the faculty curator of the collection and local historians.

Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Friday, 12–5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1:30–4:30pm; closed Mondays.
For more information on the Gallery, call 440 646 8121 or click here.

This series of public, cultural events is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Additional sponsors include:
Sisters of Charity Foundation
The Riverbend Fund
Albert and Audrey Ratner
Third Federal Foundation

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