November 19, 2012

Owens Findlay-area Campus to Host Fall Student Art Exhibit, Nov. 28 – Dec. 14

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 Fall Student Art Exhibition titled “Our Best Yet” in the Library Gallery, Nov. 28 – De. 14.

Additionally, the College will host a free community event, featuring Owens students, titled “An Evening of the Arts at Owens” on Tuesday, Dec. 4. 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 Fall 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 Fall 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.

Students from the College’s “Black and White Photography I” course instructed by Melissa Partin-Harding, Owens Adjunct Instructor, will showcase their artistic work as part of the exhibit. The class focuses 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.

Additionally, the exhibit will highlight numerous pieces of artwork from photography to drawings created by student artists enrolled in the College’s “Fundamentals of Drawing” course, which is instructed by Rhonda Grubbs, Owens Adjunct Instructor. In this course, students obtain experiential learning within various areas, including the study of object drawing, form organization, value, perspective, proportion and texture.

Students whose work will be displayed are Kellie Neill of Mount Blanchard, Sam Troyer of Findlay, Timoteo Saldana Honesto of Findlay, Rochelle Dillow of Findlay, Michaella Smith of Fostoria, Brianna Planz of Ottawa, Shaun Coleman of Fostoria, Jessica Thompson of Bowling Green, Reynaldo Valdez of Findlay, Zach Stienman of Jerry City, Meagan Butler of Van Buren, Audrey Elgin of Bloomdale, Rebecca Lockhart of Findlay, Deziree Lamon of Findlay, Michael Lowd of Findlay, Bettye Crawford of Findlay, Hank Doster of Findlay, Courtney Markley of Findlay, Tori Western of Findlay, Alicia Bryant of Fostoria, Jerusha Crossgrove of Findlay, Blake Mandalis of Ada, Samuel Troyer of Findlay and Shelby Williams of Findlay.

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