December 17, 2007

Fifth Annual Faculty Art Showcase on Display at Owens’ Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, Jan. 11 – Feb. 9

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Community members will have the opportunity to view the diverse and vibrant work of some of Northwest Ohio’s finest artists as Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts hosts the fifth annual Faculty Art Showcase, Jan. 11 – Feb. 9. The exhibition will be on display in the College’s Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery.

“Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts is proud to showcase exciting new works of art produced by our outstanding faculty members,” said Wynn Perry, Owens Part-time Manager of the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. “This exhibition will provide area residents and students with the chance to view various artistic expressions and celebrate the talent and diversity that the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ faculty exemplifies.”

Wynn added, “Owens is fortunate to draw on such an extremely talented arts community for its faculty.”

The art showcase features artwork created by many notable and highly acclaimed Owens faculty members, including Michelle Carlson, Erika Clark, Julie Schnell-Madden, John Walz, Ruth Foote, Kevin Schroeder, Carey Marten, Sally Welch, JoAnne Gembolis, Mark Pechlivanos, James Haven and Jay Langlois, among others. A wide range of visual media will be featured, including works of art in the areas of painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, graphic design, glass and sculpture.

To celebrate the opening of the faculty showcase, a free reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, from 6-8 p.m. in the College’s Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery.

Admission to the Walter E. Terhune Art Galley is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Thursdays and from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information about the exhibition, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2721.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College 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.