June 5, 2012

Owens Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery Presents ‘Images’ Exhibit, June 11 – Sept. 14

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – An array of artwork that showcases the beauty of glass will adorn the walls at Owens Community College as the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Habatat Gallery in Royal Oak, Mich., presents the exhibit titled “Images”, June 11 – Sept. 14. 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 an open house glass blowing demonstration that features a portable hot glass studio by glass artists Robin and Julia Rogers of Nomadic Glass from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13  adjacent to the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. The College will also host a lecture presentation by glass artist Donna Powers at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.

“Owens Community College is proud to present an exhibit that recognizes and celebrates the profound impact that glass has had on Northwest Ohio,” stated Wynn Perry, Owens Coordinator of the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. “The artists featured in the ‘Images’ Exhibit integrate image and text with glass in a manner that augments, distorts and expands the medium beyond its physical form.”

Six glass artists, who have garnered national artistic acclaim, will showcase their expressions and interpretations of glass as art as part of the “Images” exhibition, including Therman Statom, April Surgent, Tim Tate, Marc Petrovic, Michael Janis and Susan Taylor Glasgow, all of whom create works with photographic or painted images on glass. Approximately 25 featured artistic pieces will be on display in Owens’ “Images” exhibit.

Owens’ “Images” Exhibition is occurring in conjunction with Toledo serving as host to the Glass Art Society’s 42nd annual national conference, which is celebrating the Studio Glass Movement that began in the city 50 years ago. The College’s exhibit will be open to the public additional days next weekend from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 15-17 as part of the conference activities.

Admission to the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays during the summer months. Beginning Aug. 13, Owens’ Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, 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.

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