February 16, 2012

Owens Findlay-area Campus Presents ‘In Full Bloom’ Painting Exhibit, Feb. 20 – March 23

Leetch Exhibit

Nancy Wikoff Leetch's watercolor painting titled "Sunflowers in Flow Blue Pitcher" is showcased in the Owens Library Gallery's current exhibition on the Findlay-area Campus.

FINDLAY, Ohio – Vibrant, colorful paintings depicting flowers and landscapes by artist Nancy Wikoff Leetch will serve as focus to the current art exhibition on Owens Community College’s Findlay-area Campus as the Library Gallery presents “In Full Bloom”, Feb. 20 – March 23.

In addition, the College will host a reception and lecture presentation with Leetch on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 5-7 p.m. The reception, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Findlay-area Campus Library. Owens is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

“Owens Community College is excited to present the amazing artistic work of Nancy Wikoff Leetch in the Library Gallery,” said Gail McCain, Owens Library Manager for the Findlay-area Campus. “Flowers and landscapes – painted in her signature sunlit and expressive style – are her subjects in the colorful show. Nancy’s paintings are the perfect antidote for the gloomy days of winter as attendees will be amazed by the vibrant colors, which certainly conjure images of sunny summer days.”

Leetch’s professional interest in painting became a reality after obtaining her master’s degree in studio painting and drawing from Bowling Green State University at the age of 53. Her career has taken her abroad traveling to such countries as England, Ireland, France and Mexico and she has exhibited in shows throughout the Northwest Ohio region. The Bowling Green resident has her paintings in several corporate holdings, including at The Ohio State University and Wood County Hospital. Additionally, Leetch’s paintings are currently on display at Art A Site! Gallery in Bowling Green.

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, 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.