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Family Everywhere: Graduate Student Employee of the Year Makes Connections

Family Everywhere: Graduate Student Employee of the Year Makes Connections

Commitment. Commitment to studying. Commitment to attending class. Commitment to projects, papers, and presentations. It’s a word that all University of Findlay students know well, as the strength of it can often determine the fate of an academic career. For some UF students like Mahdi Khansari, who was recently named the University of Findlay Graduate Student Employee of the Year for his work with UF’s Mazza Museum, it leads to recognition for their dedication to commitments outside of the classroom. Khansari comes to UF by way of his home country of Iran, where he earned an undergraduate degree in engineering...

Mazza to Host 2021 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award

Mazza to Host 2021 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, in conjunction with the Jane Addams Peace Association, will host the 2021 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Virtual Ceremony on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. EST. The ceremony will be presented virtually via Zoom Webinar and Facebook Live and include award presentations, addresses from award recipients, and a question-and-answer session. Webinar registrants will receive a link to the recorded session following the event. Registration is available on the Mazza Museum’s website. The Jane Addams Children’s Book Award has recognized children’s books of literary and aesthetic excellence annually since 1953. Books which receive this...

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum Partners with Hancock Literacy

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum Partners with Hancock Literacy

The Findlay community has many avenues to develop a knowledge of literature in children, and recently, a couple of gems from the area – Hancock Literacy, a literacy organization to coordinate and support community initiatives that promote lifelong literacy, and the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, known to house the world’s largest collection of original art work by children’s book illustrators – have partnered for the Tell-a-Tale story writing contest. As a result, an opportunity for an even deeper educational breadth and partnership is blooming, much like the knowledge and creativity it is planting in the community’s kids. The contest...

TravelMag Lists Mazza Among Best Exhibitions in Ohio

TravelMag Lists Mazza Among Best Exhibitions in Ohio

The exhibition featuring Hardie Gramatky at University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum was recently included in TravelMag’s list of the best exhibitions in Ohio this spring. The TravelMag article states: “At the heart of Ohio’s rich cultural scene are a large number of distinguished museums and galleries, many of which play host to a diverse programme of exhibitions throughout the spring months. Known as the Buckeye State thanks to the abundance of buckeye trees commonly found throughout the Ohio River Valley, Ohio offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural attractions. If you’re coming to Ohio during the coming months, here are 10 exhibitions...

Say Yes to the Best: Mazza Artist Tom Lichtenheld’s Yes Day! Becomes a Film

Say Yes to the Best: Mazza Artist Tom Lichtenheld’s Yes Day! Becomes a Film

For most kids, there is a constant yearning to be able to do things that grownups get to do if they so choose: spend money when and how you want, eat cookies for breakfast, jump up and down on your bed until you’re exhausted; things like that. However, every kid also knows that when you’re a grown adult and do these things you don’t have immediate repercussions waiting in the form of a hawkeyed parent breathing down your neck, ready to swoop down with an emphatic and final “No!” What if kids had the opportunity for a 24-hour period wherein...

Famed Disney Studios Artist to be Featured in Mazza Museum Like Never Before

Famed Disney Studios Artist to be Featured in Mazza Museum Like Never Before

An incredibly unique exhibit has just landed at the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum. The works of Hardie Gramatky, an early author and illustrator for Walt Disney who later created the Little Toot tugboat series, has come to life through an extensive exhibit. In 2017, the Mazza Museum acquired a large percentage of Gramatky’s original artwork, as well as his personal studio furniture and art supplies. Dan Chudzinski, curator of the Mazza Museum, stated, “From the moment these relics were uncrated, it was evident that Hardie’s spirit was alive and well, and the idea for a very special exhibition was set into...

Acceptance and Growth: University of Findlay Alumnus is Happiest Right Here

Acceptance and Growth: University of Findlay Alumnus is Happiest Right Here

Matthew Bower M ’11, an art teacher with Findlay City Schools, says that he takes inspiration from many areas. He finds it in people; he finds it in nature; and, as a teacher of Kindergarten through 5th grade, he also finds much reward in watching the students he guides move from grade to grade, year to year, adapting and growing with their artistic abilities. As a child, Bower said, he was “always into creating and making things,” so the gravitation toward art wasn’t a surprise. The natural world that continues to inspire him today was regularly available in his childhood, as...

Mazza Museum Brings Back Tales for Tots & Funday Sunday with a Twist

Mazza Museum Brings Back Tales for Tots & Funday Sunday with a Twist

Enjoy Tales for Tots and Funday Sunday programs at University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum like never before. This year, Mazza is taking the programs directly to participants through a virtual format. These programs are free and open to the public. While registration is not required, those who do register for events each month will be entered to win a special gift! Each program session will be recorded and displayed on the Mazza Museum’s website for future viewing. By offering these programs virtually, Mazza hopes to be able to reach, and inspire, more children than ever before through the art of...