May 1, 2012

Owens Community College Recognizes Students for Creative Excellence in Artistic Expression

Student Art Exhibit

Toledo resident Katrina Roberts' mixed media artwork (left) titled "Texture 2" and the vector design "Times New Roman Font Poster" by Mark Boggs of Portage were among the many artistic pieces on display at Owens' annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Nine Owens Community College students were recently honored for their creative excellence in art as the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery held its annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

“Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts is proud to have featured some of the finest works of art produced by our students,” said Wynn Perry, Owens Part-time Coordinator of the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery.“The creative works submitted by Owens students were truly outstanding and epitomized the meaning of artistic expression. Events such as the Juried Student Art Exhibition provide great opportunities for students to apply the knowledge obtained within the classroom into a real world setting.”

A jury composed of area artists and professionals selected the winning entries based on creative excellence. The Juried Student Art Exhibition was open to all students enrolled within fine and performing arts courses.

The show featured over 80 pieces of artwork in the categories of fine art, photography and commercial art. Fifty-five students enrolled within fine and performing arts courses at Owens had artwork accepted for the show.

In the category of fine art, Ellen Koeberlein of Whitehouse was awarded first place for her charcoal drawing titled “Something Taken”. Taylor Palicki of Maumee received second place for her drypoint drawing titled “Fallen” and Chris Hatfield of Toledo took third place for his charcoal drawing titled “Exposing, Self Portrait”.

Clayton Parento of Toledo was awarded first place in the category of photography for his chromo black and white print titled “Checkmate!”, while Richard Ball of Toledo took second place for his digital print “Scott Rim Light”. Andrew Smith of Waterville garnered third place for his silver gelatin artwork titled “Self Portrait 1”.

In the category of commercial art, Nathan Daulbaugh of Toledo was awarded first place for his page layout titled “Creative Noises Live Concert Series Poster”. Michael Matuszewski of Toledo took second place for his vector design “Ferre Fraktur Font Poster” and Thomas Sumwalt of Perrysburg received third place honors for his vector design “Image Trace”.

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