PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A wide variety of fiber media and techniques to create individual and collaborative works will be featured in the Owens Community College Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery as part of an exhibit titled “Women Working Together”, Feb. 21 – March 23. The Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is located in Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the Toledo-area Campus in Perrysburg Township.
In addition to the exhibit, Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts will serve as host to a free exhibit reception on Friday, Feb. 24 from 6-8 p.m. in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery.
“Owens Community College is proud to continue the art exhibition season with such a unique exhibit that showcases some of the finest local fiber artists around,” said Wynn Perry, Owens Coordinator of the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. “Fiber techniques, often considered to be predominantly feminism traditions, are used by artists associated with the Northwest Ohio group Fiberforum as a means of personal reflection and as ways to express what it means to exist in the world today. Attendees will truly enjoy the masterful fiber work of some the region’s most talented fiber artists.”
Individuals showcasing their artistic work as part of Owens’ current exhibit are all members of the local Fiberforum organization. Established in 1973, Fiberforum is a group of dedicated fiber artists who are committed to providing a forum to discuss and share imagery and techniques specific to the fiber craft. The organization encourages the appreciation of traditional fiber media techniques as well as ways in which these techniques can be expanded to more diverse artistic works. Whether the art is quilted, woven, dyed, knitted, embellished, felted, stitched or made of handmade paper, fibers form a common thread that demonstrate the diversity of the group’s expressions.
Fiberforum has exhibited their work throughout the region. Area fiber artists showcasing their talents as part of the “Women Working Together” fiber exhibit include Sharon Hammer Baker of Findlay, Debby Bewley of Bowling Green, Gerry Brock of Perrysburg, Linda Drove of Toledo, Monica Edgerton-Sperry of Perrysburg, Judy Kahle of Wauseon, Patty Kehoe of Maumee, Susan Krueger of Bowling Green, Pamela MacGregor of McClure, Frances Parry of Monclova, Jo Scaife of Findlay, Connie Stark of Toledo and Letty Roller of Santa Fe, N.M.
Admission to the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. For additional information about the exhibit, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2721 or (567) 661-2721.
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, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. 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 www.owens.edu.