November 17, 2010

Art Exhibition Highlights Student Work at Owens’ Findlay-area Campus, Nov. 29 – Dec. 10

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 titled “Our Best Yet” in the Library Gallery, Nov. 29 – Dec. 10.

Additionally, the College will host a free community event, featuring Owens students, titled “An Evening of the Arts at Owens” on Monday, Nov. 29. Owens student artists will share insight about their artistic expressions, while student writers within the College’s “Beginning Creative Writing” class will provide attendees with readings of original poetry. 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 once again showcase the many talents of our students,” said Gail McCain, Owens Library Manager for the Findlay-area Campus. “The artistic expressions are extremely individualized and reflect the unique creative abilities and inspirations of each student artist. I encourage area residents to visit the Library Gallery and view their unique work.”

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 Instructor. 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 Instructor, will 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.

Owens student artists enrolled in the College’s “Foundations in 3D Design” course, instructed by Owens Adjunct Instructor Rhonda Grubbs, will present their artistic expressions within the Library Gallery. In this course, students develop the ability to analyze form and space relationships while being introduced to basic three-dimensional processes and materials, including cardboard and clay.

Students within the College’s “Digital Photography I” course will also showcase their talents as part of the exhibition. Instructed by Owens Adjunct Instructor Jeremy Wadsworth, the course provides students with a hands-on introduction to digital imaging technologies and techniques related to photography.

Finally, students enrolled in the “Beginning Creative Writing” course, instructed by Owens Adjunct Instructor Megan Clements, will share their original poems in conjunction with the Library Gallery art exhibition. In this course, students are provided basic techniques and approaches for creative expression in writing of poetry and fiction, with emphasis on recognition and use of figurative language, exploration and development of personal viewpoint, and vocabulary style and application of creative strategies, techniques and devices.

Students whose work will be displayed are Angelique Curtis of Bowling Green, Deziree Green of Findlay, Jasmine Heflinger of Findlay, Ammie Henthorne of Fostoria, Stacey Hobbs of Deshler, Maimie Jarrett of Fostoria, Samantha Kessler of Kenton, Jon McCullough of Ada, Dana Schnipke of Pandora, Gabrielle Stutz of Oviedo, Fla., Landon Watkins of Van Buren, Syndle Wiggins of Findlay, Linda Brandeberry of Fostoria, Thomas Flechtner of Tiffin, Alyssa Gonzales of Findlay, Lynda Hicks of Findlay, Trish Rigdon of Rockford, Zach Steinman of Findlay, Christina Ward of Bloomville, Courtney Weaver of Mount Blanchard, Samantha Sauber of Tiffin, Caitlyn Payne of Fostoria, Emily Gossard of Findlay, Pam Rowan of Arlington, LeeAnn Ludwig of Findlay, Shelley Grimes of Findlay, Jayme Laubis of Kenton, Leslie Chapin of Bowling Green, Nikki Almond of Findlay, Heather Greeno of North Baltimore, Bobbi Pash of Findlay, Chantel Hoover of Findlay, Magen Hughes of Findlay, Sandra Fitzgerald of Findlay, Nii Tawiah of Findlay, Elaine Gaietto of Tiffin, Jerri Overmyer of Tiffin and Britany Waldman of Findlay.

Owens students sharing their original poetry as part of “An Evening of the Arts at Owens” event are Jennifer McCoy of Findlay, Jason Thomas of Findlay and Kristen Essinger of Findlay.

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.

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