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July 2019


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Prof. John Donnelly

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School of Arts and Humanities
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  • New mural hopes to inspire speech at Hunter Hall Clinic

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — A new mural in the Hunter Hall Clinic will give patients something to talk about — at least that’s the goal of the art work in one of the treatment rooms in the speech and language disorders clinic in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Professional Experience:
  • Professor of Art, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1989 to present
  • Art Teacher, Franklin County Board of MR/DD, 1988-89
  • Associate Instructor of Art, Indiana University, 1984-85
Professional Organizations:
  • Ohio Art League
  • National College Art Association
Awards and Recognitions:
  • "Koltur Green" chosen by a panel of jurors for the Art for Life auction at the Columbus Museum of Art, benefiting HIV and AIDS research, 2018
  • Completed painting a third mural for the Knox County Landmark Foundation, the "Mount Vernon Industry Mural" at Mulberry and Ohio streets, Mount Vernon, OH, 2018
  • Exhibited "Chasing Faroe: Knockn' on Heaven's Door," at the FAVA Gallery in Oberlin, Ohio, 2018
  • Four paintings from the Clipperton Project sabbatical residency were published (Faroe Islands, 2015) to accompany translations of Faroese poetry in the Cagibi Literary Journal: Poems by Jóanes Nielsen, translated by Matthew Landrum - Cagibi Literary Journal, 2018
  • Exhibited "Faroe Islands" paintings at Shremshock Architect Gallery, New Albany, OH 2018.
  • Still Chasing Faroe, an installation of 300 paintings and drawings was exhibited in OH+5, 2018 Ohio Border 11th Biennial Exhibition juried competition.
  • Award for Painting, Twelfth Biennial Liturgical Art Guild Exhibit, Schumacher Gallery, Columbus, OH, 1991
  • Jean Lamb Hall Award For Painting, 79th Annual Ohio Art League Exhibit, Columbus Museum of Art, 1989
  • Award for Best Painting, Columbus Museum of Art, 1987
  • Faculty Research Grant, "Icon Imaging," Mount Vernon Nazarene College, 1997
  • Lilly Grant for Painting and Drawing, Mount Vernon Nazarene College, 1991
Published Works & Presentations:
  • Dublin Arts Council Gallery, one person show, 1998
  • Blue Cosmos Design Corporation, one person show, 1998
  • "Flesh and Blood" compact disc: Comissioned artwork for cover and insert, 1997
  • MFA in Painting and Drawing, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (1985)
  • BFA in Painting and Drawing, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1981)