November 30, 2009

Art Exhibition Highlights Student Work at Owens’ Findlay-area Campus, Dec. 1-11

FINDLAY, OH – Owens Community College students will have the opportunity to showcase their many artistic talents as the Findlay-area Campus hosts its annual Fall Student Art Exhibition in the Library Gallery, Dec. 1-11.

Additionally, the College will host a reception for the artists on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The reception will occur from 5-7 p.m. in the Findlay-area Campus Library. Owens’ Findlay-area Campus is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

“Owens’ Findlay-area Campus is delighted to feature the finest works of art produced by our students during the Fall Semester,” said Gail McCain, Owens Library Manager for the Findlay-area Campus. “The Library Gallery is a great venue for Owens students to display their own works and highlight the knowledge and growth they have acquired in the classroom.”

McCain added, “These artistic expressions are extremely individualized and reflect the unique creative abilities and inspirations of each student artist.”

The Fall Student Art Exhibition features numerous pieces of artwork from paintings to drawings created by student artists enrolled in the College’s “Fundamentals of Drawing” course, which is instructed by Erika Clark, Owens Adjunct Faculty member for Fine and Performing Arts. In this course, students obtain experiential learning within various areas, including the study of object drawing, form organization, value, perspective, proportion and texture.

In addition, student artists enrolled in the College’s “Foundations in 2D Design” course, also instructed by Clark, will present their artistic expressions within the Library Gallery. In this course, students develop an understanding of basic studio art principles, critical skills and media manipulation, covering the topics of color theory and the use of two-dimensional space.

Students from the College’s “Black and White Photography I” course instructed by Melissa Harding, Owens Adjunct Faculty member for Fine and Performing Arts, will also showcase their artistic work as part of the exhibit. The class focuses on photography both as a fine art and for commercial means. Students learn about the development of skills related to visual literacy, film exposure, making prints and preparing prints for exhibition, among many other areas.

Students whose work will be displayed are Amanda Arend of Findlay (pre-nursing), Brittany Waldman of Findlay (photography), Lisa Frey of Findlay (psychology), Katie Bernot of Findlay (photography), Chandra Burkett of Tiffin (pre-licensed practical nursing), Sabrina Boykin of McComb (photography), Brittany Trevino of North Baltimore (photography), Kyle Smith of Findlay (photography), Danail Gantschev of Findlay (photography), Martin Gonzalez of Findlay (photography), Andrew Meyers of Tiffin (photography), Ruth Rinker of Van Buren (photography), Nicole Adams of Findlay (pre-radiography), Steven Alesch of Bloomdale (associate of science, general concentration), Jared Alford of Findlay (commercial art technology), Jerrika Born of Upper Sandusky (undecided), Warren Garnes of Findlay (commercial art), Dawn Harmon of North Baltimore (psychology), Selena Ho of Findlay (commercial art technology), Jacylyn Mathis of Findlay (associate of arts, general concentration), Jennie McCoy of Findlay (pre-physical therapist assistant), Tammie Richards of Oregon (commercial art technology), Kayla Rosencrans of Findlay (fine art), Kelley Seamon of Findlay (fine art), Crystal Soto of Carey (associate of science, general concentration), Belinda Spitler of Findlay (photography), Brittany Trevino of North Baltimore (photography), Sarah White of Findlay (commercial art technology), Garrett Daughtery of Findlay (commercial art technology), Magen Hughes of Findlay (commercial art technology), Leslie Mellott of Arcadia (fine art), Mackensey Phillips of Findlay (photography), Joseph Ritter of Findlay (commercial art technology), Jamie Vogts of Jenera (commercial art technology) and Benji Wilhelm of Findlay (commercial art technology).

Admission to the Findlay-area Campus Library Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Library at (567) 429-3088 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3088.

One of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio, Owens Community College is a fully accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit