April 18, 2012

Owens Findlay-area Campus to Host Spring Student Art Exhibit, April 23 – May 4

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 Spring Student Art Exhibition titled “Our Best Yet” in the Library Gallery, April 23 – May 4.

Additionally, the College will host a free community event, featuring Owens students, titled “An Evening of the Arts at Owens” on Tuesday, April 24. 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 excited to once again showcase the many talents of our students through the Spring Student Art Exhibition,” said Gail McCain, Owens Library Manager for the Findlay-area Campus. “The artistic expressions reflect their unique creative abilities and are inspiring. I encourage area residents to visit the Library Gallery and view their impressive work.”

The Spring Student Art Exhibition will feature work by student artists enrolled in the College’s “Foundations in 2D Design” course, which is instructed by Erika Clark. 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.

Additionally, Owens students 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 from the College’s “Black and White Photography I and II” courses instructed by Melissa Harding, Owens Adjunct Instructor, will showcase their artistic work as part of the exhibit. The classes focus 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 “Oil Painting” course will also showcase their talents as part of the exhibition. Instructed by Owens Adjunct Instructor Erika Clark, the course provides students with a hands-on introduction to oil painting techniques and application methods such as mixing and utilization of color theory.

Students whose work will be displayed are Tracy Grine of Findlay, Tom Miller of Findlay, Yoon Kyung Chung of Findlay, Scott Barclay of Findlay, Lyndia Hicks of Findlay, Kirsten Kelly of Findlay, Shane Burnworth of Dunkirk, Sarah Brink of Van Buren, Sam Darnall of Findlay, Joshua Johnson of Fostoria, Jessica Wickard of Bowling Green, Jeremy Swick of Findlay, Matthias Leguire of Findlay, Brooke Martin of Deshler, Angelica Luna of Findlay, Deserae Mowery of Findlay, Sarah Drier of Findlay, Barbara Fritz of Arlington, Jamye Galm of Findlay, Amanda Lawless of Findlay, Amy Atkinson of Findlay, Kate Trinko of Findlay, Mckenna Elder of Fostoria, Chelsee Beck of Fostoria, Rachel Enright of Findlay, Sandra Fitzgerald of Findlay, Warren Garnes of Findlay, Ashleey Hengsteler of Arcadia, Pamela Rowan of Arlington, Courtney Weaver of Carey, Allexis Bartson of Findlay, Stephanie Coleman of Fostoria, Brittany Eubanks of Bettsville, Aron Faeth of Fostoria, Jacob Hummel of Fostoria, Molly Sampson of Mount Blanchard and Carl Snowden of Fostoria.

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 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.