May 22, 2013

Owens Community College Recognizes Students for Creative Excellence in Artistic Expression

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Ten Owens Community College students were recently honored for their creative excellence in art as the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery held its annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

A jury composed of area artists and professionals selected the winning entries based on creative excellence. The Juried Student Art Exhibition was open to all students enrolled within Fine and Performing Arts courses.

The show featured over 100 pieces of artwork in the categories of fine art, photography and commercial art. Over 30 students enrolled within Fine and Performing Arts courses at Owens had artwork accepted for the show.

In the category of fine art, Ellen Koeberlein of Whitehouse was awarded first place for her monoprint artwork titled “Mask”. Yang Wang of Bowling Green received second place for his lithography titled “For the Queen” and Crystal Terry of Toledo took third place for her wood artwork titled “Lyrical Wave”.

Arthur Traxler of Toledo was awarded first place in the category of photography for his digital print titled “Jake with Rainbow”, while Juliet Foraker of Toledo took second place for her digital print “Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Good and Evil”. Tabithe Adams of Bowling Green garnered third place for her photogram artwork titled “Child Dream”.

In the category of commercial art, Chantel Schwarck of Perrysburg and Micha Childress of Northwood were both awarded first place for the vector designs titled “The Dead Boys Support Group” and “Training and Grooming”, respectively. Barbara Stengle of Toledo took second place for her page layout “Folded Portfolio” and Ben Snyder of Perrysburg received third place honors for his page layout “Scott Hansen Trading Cards”.

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