UC Blue Ash College Art Gallery

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The UC Blue Ash Art Gallery provides the community with a convenient location to appreciate the arts. Celebrate the work of artists from all over the world, and don't miss the next reception!

Current Exhibit

Flesh and Form Art Exhibition

Exhibit Dates

September 25 – October 20, 2017

Opening Reception

Friday, September 29, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

*These hours only apply while an exhibit is running. Gallery is closed between exhibits.

Free Admission

The UC Blue Ash Art Gallery has free admission and is open to the public

The UC Blue Ash College Art Gallery was founded to serve the campus community and the general public. We exhibit artworks reflecting the breadth and diversity of cultural and intellectual disciplines that we engage in as an institution of higher education. We are committed to presenting art in a broad range of 2D and 3D media, as well as spoken word, lectures, screenings and performances. 


Flesh and Form Art Exhibition

September 25 – October 20, 2017

Opening Reception on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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UC Blue Ash College Art Gallery is proud to present Flesh and Form. This exhibition presents work exploring notions derived from the concept of form: the human form; impressions formed by sexual imagination and appetite; and physical forms constructed by human hands from earthly extrusions. Each of the artists in this show has discovered a unique focal point from which to address the concept of form.  

The exhibition will be on view from September 25 through October 20, 2017, and features three accomplished artists working in the media of drawing, painting, and sculpture. The artists include: Kelly Jo Asbury (Cold Spring, KY); Randy Simmons (Paducah, KY); and Emily Stergar (Indianapolis, IN/Lafayette, LA).

Kelly Jo Asbury is and artist and educator working in northern Kentucky. She currently teaches interdisciplinary arts at The Carnegie (Covington, KY). According to co-curator H. Michael Sanders, “Her light, squishy oil paintings on paper are drenched in liquid imagination about the forms and structures of sexual appetite.” Randy Simmons is currently associate professor of drawing at Paducah School of Art and Design (Paducah, KY). He creates quietly moody large-scale works featuring the human figure that are notable for their uncanny sense of mystery. Professor Sanders notes, “The obvious appearance of mundane familiarity is subtly undermined by the placement of the figures into nebulous, undefined space.” Emily Stergar is a sculptor who recently relocated from Indianapolis to accept an art professorship at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her work consists of “stacks” of natural and human fabricated materials that teeter between fully congealed forms and the random elements of the world.

Curators John Wolfer and H. Michael Sanders present a thematic exhibit constructed much like the sculptural “stacks” of Emily Stegar; the very different work of three talented artists is superimposed in a precariously balanced survey of ideas about the nature of form, as interpreted in subjects of flesh and those made by the human hand.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 Am to 2:00 PM. A full-color print catalogue of the exhibition is available in the gallery. An opening reception for the exhibition, open to the public and with free refreshments, will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, September 29, 2017 in the UCBA Art Gallery at 4131 Cooper Road in Blue Ash, Ohio.


About the Gallery

The UC Blue Ash Art Gallery is in its third year, located at the Annex at 4131 Cooper Rd. The UC Blue Ash College Art & Visual Communication Department and Electronic Media Communications Department have collaborated to bring the community this outlet for the arts.

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Directions to the Gallery

The UC Blue Ash College Art Gallery is located inside the Annex Building, across the street at the intersection of Cooper Rd. and Plainfield Rd. The Annex has parking, and for receptions there is extra parking at the campus. Use the map below to generate directions to the UC Blue Ash Art Gallery.


Call for Exhibit Proposals

The UCBA Art Gallery will conduct a juried review of accepted online exhibit proposals for the upcoming academic year. Please review the proposal guidelines and complete the proposal form.


Contact Information

Phone: (513) 936-1712
Email: bagaller@ucmail.uc.edu