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2017 Mazza Weekend Conference Keynotes

2017 Mazza Weekend Conference Keynotes

The fall 2017 Mazza Weekend Conference keynote speakers were an eclectic mix of traditional and non-traditional, fiction and non-fiction, big city and small town.  Their art styles, background, experience and content were quite diverse making for an interesting and stimulating weekend of learning. The conference kicked off on Friday evening with David McPhail, who, has...

November 21, 2017September 25, 2018
Donating a Memory: The Desk of Hardie Gramatky

Donating a Memory: The Desk of Hardie Gramatky

A favorite pen, a childhood blanket, an old chair—there are some objects we use so frequently in our lives that they become more than merely objects. They bear our fingerprints and our impressions. They become curators of our most cherished memories, and we can’t bear to part with them, no matter their condition or age....

July 26, 2017September 25, 2018

Fun Finds at Summer Conference 2017

This year’s summer conference hosted nine outstanding keynote presentations from authors and illustrators hailing from around the country and brought picture book enthusiasts together. While our more than 200 conference attendees from 16 states are no strangers to learning new things, every aspect of the event gave them something new to take in from keynote...

July 26, 2017May 17, 2018
Mazza Museum Exhibit in Columbus to Highlight Ohio

Mazza Museum Exhibit in Columbus to Highlight Ohio

More than 60 engaging original children’s book illustrations from the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum collection will be featured in a Riffe Gallery exhibition titled “Ohio: The Start of It All.” The event will be held from July 27 through Oct. 14. Curated by the Mazza Museum’s Dan Chudzinski, the exhibit, in partnership with the...

July 18, 2017September 25, 2018
Study Tour Artists Roll Out Red Carpet

Study Tour Artists Roll Out Red Carpet

Barbara Meyers, a veteran docent and study tour attendee, has noticed some trends over the years. When Mazza brings docents, teachers, and picture book enthusiasts to visit, the artists seem to have a few characteristics in common. They have beautiful yards and flowers; they have a pet of some kind; they have eclectic home décor,...

June 27, 2017September 25, 2018
The Art of Cultural Connections

The Art of Cultural Connections

Imagine how it might feel to act upon one of your biggest dreams. Ayane Hida’s dream of living and working in America came true two years ago when she was chosen to work as the Japanese Outreach Initiative Coordinator at the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay. A native of Kyoto, Japan, Hida first...

June 26, 2017September 25, 2018
No Rest for the Wicked: Enchanted Brush 2017 is Positively Villainous

No Rest for the Wicked: Enchanted Brush 2017 is Positively Villainous

Did Findlay’s friendly butter flake roll maven actually transform into something evil? Visit the third-annual Enchanted Brush exhibition, curated by the Mazza Museum’s Dan Chudzinski, at the University of Findlay to see for yourself. Villains are the theme of the public show, now open in UF’s Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery through Aug. 4;...

June 9, 2017September 25, 2018
Surprise Gift Honors Love for Sharing Books & Mazza

Surprise Gift Honors Love for Sharing Books & Mazza

When Gail Miller heard Museum Director Ben Sapp say her name and call her to the stage at the Mazza Patron Dinner last month she was totally surprised. Gail’s husband, Bill, and their children had conspired with Sapp to make the night extra special for her by naming the Gail Miller Galleria at the Mazza...

May 22, 2017September 27, 2018
From Pop Culture Archeology to Cakelustration: Mazza Summer Conference To Celebrate Artists and Authors

From Pop Culture Archeology to Cakelustration: Mazza Summer Conference To Celebrate Artists and Authors

A pop culture archeologist, a screenwriter, a graphic novelist and a “cakelustrator,” who uses cake as her medium, are among the creative and talented artists and authors expected to present this July at the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay. From July 17-19, the Mazza Summer Conference will feature a total of nine keynote...

April 25, 2017September 25, 2018