FINDLAY, Ohio – Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus Library Gallery continues its art exhibition season with the works of regional artist Tinola Mayfield-Guerrero. The exhibit, titled “Nearly There”, will showcase Mayfield-Guerrero’s unique process of bringing together feminist theory, metaphysics and art through mixed media, Feb. 14 – March 21.
In addition to the exhibit, the College will also host a reception and gallery talk with Mayfield-Guerrero on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 6-8 p.m. The reception, which is 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 who stretches the viewer’s imagination and understanding of what art means,” said Gail McCain, Owens Library Manager for the Findlay-area Campus. “Tinola Mayfield-Guerrero’s use of fashion dolls against natural materials and vistas is jarring and thought-provoking and will leave exhibit attendees in a state of reflection about life in relation to love, birth, death, beauty, ugliness, horror, intimacy, loneliness, connection, substance and impermanence.”
Mayfield-Guerrero serves as an Instructor of Communications, Humanities and Languages at Owens. Her professional and community involvement includes previously holding board-level membership with the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women in Toledo and serving as Adjunct Advisory Committee Chair at Monroe County Community College. Mayfield-Guerrero also has volunteered as an inner city tutor in English, math, history and social studies for the YMCA.
The Toledo resident’s artwork has appeared in venues throughout New York and Ohio, including as part of the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women’s “No One You Know: An Art Show of Reunification” exhibition. Mayfield-Guerrero, also a poet, received a master’s degree in philosophy and sociology, as well as a bachelor’s degree in women’s and gender studies all from the University of Toledo.
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.