FINDLAY, Ohio – Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus Library Gallery continues its fall art exhibition season with the works of regional artist Jodi Wasinski. The exhibit, titled “Gallery of Opportunity”, will showcase Wasinski’s unique process of blending image, ink and handmade paper into masterful prints and artistic expressions, Oct. 1 – Nov. 16.
In addition to the exhibit, the College will also host a reception and gallery talk with Wasinski on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 5-7 p.m. The reception, which are free and open to the public, will take place in the Findlay-area Campus Library located on Bright Road in Findlay.
“Owens Community College is proud to showcase the work of an artist whose prints continue to evolve as a result her talent and willingness to stretch the boundaries of the printmaking process,” said Gail McCain, Owens Library Manager for the Findlay-area Campus. “Jodi Wasinski is one of a select few printmakers who not only makes her own paper from native plants, but also mixes her printing ink from dry pigment and hand-pulls her prints from a printing press. Gallery exhibit attendees will be mesmerized by the process and techniques Wasinski uses to masterfully craft her one-of-a-kind prints.”
Wasinski specializes in creating her own handmade paper from various native plants, including hostas and daylily leaves, and ink from dry pigments. The Mayfield Heights native started her career in fine art when she was introduced to art therapy after a car accident that resulted in a lifestyle change. Over the years, Wasinski’s artistic talents have been showcased at the University of Findlay Art Show, The Ohio State University’s Fine Art Show and Cuyahoga Community College’s Art Show, among many others. She has also exhibited her work at the Biannual Miniature Art Collection in Iowa.
The Lakewood resident received a bachelor’s degree in visual communication from The University of Findlay and studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in graphic design. In addition to her art experience, Wasinski regularly gives lectures and demonstrations on printmaking, layout and design.
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.