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Malone University art students/alumni contributing to thriving Canton art community

May 2, 2014 | Release # 6914

Three things to look for in a university if you want to be involved in a thriving arts community: location, location, location. Malone University art students and alumni can testify that Canton, Ohio, is a great place to make the transition from classroom to gallery with relative ease.

Christie Magrell

Recently, 2007 graduate Tim Carmany, manager at the Hub Gallery and Studios, offered cash awards funded by Arts in Stark to Malone University students – with three selected for the awards.  Christie Magrell, a junior art major from Canton, Ohio,  was awarded first place with a ceramic piece winning $300; runners-up were Brian Neigh, a senior art major from Butler, Penn., for his geisha painting; and Alicia Green, a sophomore art major from Fredericksburg, Ohio, with a graphic self-portrait originally created in her Graphic Design 3 class - both winning $100. All three are students of Li Hertzi, owner/artist/designer/workshop leader at LiHertzi Design, and an adjunct professor at Malone University (Their works are pictured).

Brian Neigh

In addition, Ms. Hertzi had two students – Rachel Chamberlain, a senior art major from East Liverpool; and Garrison Myles, a junior art major from Centerburg, place in the top five in a recent logo contest conducted by Impulse Training.

Two Malone University visual arts majors – both students of lecturer Laura Donnelly - received scholarships by Ohio Designer Craftsmen to attend a Functional Ceramics Workshop: Katelyn Hughes, a sophomore art major from Canton, Ohio; and Brooke Hoffman, a junior visual arts education major form Kansas City, Mo.

Alicia Green

Brooke Smalley, a senior business administration major from Titusville, Penn., and curator of the Dueber Gallery within The Timken Company, hosted a reception with alumnus Lyndon Thomas, class of 1982, for artist photographer Carolyn Jacob.  Ashley Holt, a junior art major from Canton, Ohio, assisted with the exhibit and is poised to become the third consecutive Malone University student to serve as curator for the gallery.  The Dueber Gallery within The Timken Company was originally designed by alumna Cayce Wheelock, class of 2013, two years ago.

Nico Rubio, an art major from Bogota, Columbia, will be hosting the reception for his senior exhibit (I'm) pos si ble Geometric Depictions in the McFadden Gallery, April 25 at 6 p.m.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
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Categories: visualarts