November 21, 2011

Owens Findlay-area Campus to Host Fall Student Art Exhibit, Nov. 29 – Dec. 9

FINDLAY, Ohio – Owens Community College students will have the opportunity to showcase their many artistic talents as the Findlay-area Campus serves as host to its annual Fall Student Art Exhibition titled “Our Best Yet” in the Library Gallery, Nov. 29 – Dec. 9.

Additionally, the College will host a free community event, featuring Owens students, titled “An Evening of the Arts at Owens” on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Owens student artists will share insight about their artistic expressions during a reception, which 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 photography to drawings created by student artists enrolled in the College’s “Fundamentals of Drawing” course, which is instructed by Rhonda Grubbs, 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, instructed by Erika 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.

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.

Students whose work will be displayed are Tandy Fletcher of Carey, Danielle Leonard of Findlay, Robert Pryor of Fostoria, Chelsea Raitz of Tiffin, Rachael Rose of Cloverdale, Katie Trinko of Findlay, Angela West of Tiffin, Amy Atkinson of Findlay, Tammy Clark of Arcadia, Ariel Duling of Sylvania, Deziree Lamon of Findlay, Amanda Lawless of Findlay, Kaila Meisner of Findlay, Allison Mull of North Baltimore, Amanda Patterson of Findlay, Richard Pioch of Findlay, Cassandra Stechschulte of Columbus Grove, Abigail Beeson of Fostoria, Aarin Schalk of New Riegel, Bettye Crawford of Findlay, Samantha Clayton of North Baltimore, Lizzy Hile of Findlay, Patrisha Siefer of Findlay, Julie Kline of Tiffin, Alisha Rowe of Findlay, Ryan Straub of Old Fort, Carlee Fletcher of Findlay, Jordan Jaskiewicz of Findlay, Sarah Brink of Van Buren, Jessica Ellerbrock of Leipsic, Nicole Johnson of Cloverdale, Megan Allsup of Fostoria, Suzanne Armstrong of Fostoria, Sarah Brink of Van Buren, YoonKyung Chung of Yoe-Euido Youngdeung of Korea, Angelique Curtis of Bowling Green, Rachel Enright of Findlay, Ashleey Hengsteler of Arcadia, Selena Ho of Findlay, Kendel Kissinger of Weston and Ambre Martinez of Bowling Green.

Additionally, Owens students within the Oh! Art student club will share various original artistic expressions as part of the fall art exhibition.

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 an 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