PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents will have the opportunity to become immersed into the lives of arguably some of the most notable contemporary musicians, as seen through the camera lens of internationally recognized photographer Baron Wolman, as Owens Community College’s Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery opens the 2013 season with an exhibit titled “Rock On: Photographs by Baron Wolman”, Jan. 7 – March 28.
In addition to the exhibit, Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts will serve as host to a lecture presentation by Baron Wolman on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Studio Theatre. The lecture will highlight his experiences with some of the most well-known contemporary musicians of the 20th century. The Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is located in Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the Toledo-area Campus in Perrysburg Township.
“Owens Community College is excited to present such a unique exhibition that highlights the marriage between music and the visual arts and focuses on photography as a tool for recording history,” said Wynn Perry, Owens Coordinator of the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. “Baron Wolman is known worldwide for his amazing photography. His unique perspectives to journalistic photography, contemporary history and the creative process have merged to create some of the most iconic images of the 20th century.”
In 1967, Wolman was approached by Jann Wenner, the founder of “Rolling Stone”, to become the publication’s first chief photographer. The meeting led to Wolman witnessing and capturing the moments of arguably one the most important periods of change in popular music and culture through his camera, with the images serving as a focal point for the magazine. For three years at the publication, Wolman’s photographs were known for capturing the events and personalities as well as visualizing the music.
Over the years, Wolman’s artistic talents have been showcased in art galleries around the world. His most recent book “Every Picture Tells A Story – Baron Wolman, The Rolling Stone Years” highlights stories and photographs of some of the most significant artists and events of the period. Wolman’s professional background also includes sports photography, aerial photography, figure photography and portraits.
Over 30 photographs will be on display in Owens’ “Rock On: Photographs by Baron Wolman” exhibit. Featured musicians within the photographs will include James Brown, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Duke Ellington, Jim Morrison, Neil Young, Tina Turner, Chuck Berry, George Harrison and Joan Baez, among others.
In addition to the photographs, music-specific artifacts and collectibles from the 1880s through the 1980s will be showcased in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. Items ranging from record albums and posters to period clothing and concert tickets will provide attendees with a further look into the musical past.
“Rock On: Photographs by Baron Wolman” is being presented in part by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.
Admission to the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is free and open to the public 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.