FINDLAY, Ohio – Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus continues its 2012-13 arts season with an exhibit highlighting an array of vibrant paintings that were created in the span of a day by local artists Erika Clark and Kristen Dukat, as well as by Owens employees, students and Child Care Center children, as the Library Gallery presents “A Painting a Day” in conjunction with the nationwide Daily Painters movement, Jan. 10 – Feb. 7.
In addition, the College will host a reception and gallery talk for Clark, Dukat, and Owens employees, students and Child Care Center children on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6-8 p.m. The reception and lecture are free and open to the public and will take place in the Findlay-area Campus Library. Owens is located on Bright Road in Findlay.
“Owens Community College’s Findlay-area Campus is excited to showcase the art of painting by two extremely talented local artists, as well as artwork produced by Owens employees, students and Child Care Center children, in celebration of the Daily Painting movement,” said Gail McCain, Owens Library Manager for the Findlay-area Campus. “Creating art takes exercise, as well as imagination and training, and its enemies include overworking and over thinking. The idea of creating a painting a day does not allow artists to get bogged down in the fine details. Exhibit attendees will certainly be amazed by the various paintings, which were all created in the span of a day.”
Both Clark and Dukat are members of the Daily Painters of Northwest Ohio and are advocates of the Daily Painting movement, which has been gaining momentum around the globe since 2005. The two artists have garnered regional and national acclaim for their artwork and have been featured in numerous exhibitions throughout the region. Clark serves as the Studio Manager of Blanchard Valley Center’s Kan Du Studio, while Dukat paints professionally through the Daily Paintworks organization.
Approximately 30 six-inch oil paintings, highlighting such images as fruit, flowers and scenic landscapes, will be on display at the start of Owens’ “A Painting a Day” exhibit. Additional artwork is expected to adorn the exhibition walls as daily paintings are completed by the artists.
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.