March 14, 2013

Owens Community College Welcomes Internationally-Known Photographer Baron Wolman, March 21

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents are invited to gain insight into the lives of some of the most well-known contemporary musicians of the 20th century as part of a free lecture presentation by internationally-recognized photographer Baron Wolman at Owens Community College on Thursday, March 21.

The lecture, which is taking place in conjunction with the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery presenting the exhibit “Rock On: Photographs by Baron Wolman” through March 28, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Studio Theatre on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

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 are on display in Owens’ current “Rock On: Photographs by Baron Wolman” exhibit. Featured musicians within the photographs 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 are showcased in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. Items ranging from record albums and posters to period clothing and concert tickets 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 or lecture, 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.