November 25, 2008

Art Exhibition Highlights Student Work at Owens’ Findlay-area Campus, Dec. 1-12

FINDLAY, OH – Owens Community College students will have the opportunity to showcase their many artistic talents as the Findlay-area Campus hosts its annual Fall Student Art Exhibition in the Library Gallery, Dec. 1-12.

Additionally, the College will host a reception for the artists on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The reception will occur from 5-7 p.m. in the Findlay-area Campus Library. Owens’ Findlay-area Campus is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

“Owens’ Findlay-area Campus is delighted to feature the finest works of art produced by our students during the Fall Semester,” said Gail McCain, Owens Library Manager for the Findlay-area Campus. “The Library Gallery is a great venue for Owens students to display their own works and highlight the knowledge and growth they have acquired in the classroom.”

McCain added, “These artistic expressions are extremely individualized and reflect the unique creative abilities and inspirations of each student artist.”

The Fall Student Art Exhibition features numerous pieces of artwork from paintings to drawings created by 12 student artists enrolled in the College’s “Fundamentals of Drawing” course, which is instructed by Louise Wineland, Owens Adjunct Faculty member for Fine and Performing Arts. In this course, students obtain experiential learning within various areas, including the study of object drawing, form organization, value, perspective, proportion and texture.

In addition, seven student artists enrolled in the College’s “Foundations in 2D Design” course, instructed by Erika Clark, Owens Adjunct Faculty member for Fine and Performing Arts, will present their artistic expressions within the Library Gallery. In this course, students develop an understanding of basic studio art principles, critical skills and media manipulation, covering the topics of color theory and the use of two-dimensional space.

Eight students from the College’s “Black and White Photography I” course instructed by Lori King, Owens Adjunct Faculty member for Fine and Performing Arts, will also showcase their artistic work as part of the exhibit. The class focuses on photography both as a fine art and for commercial means. Students learn about the development of skills in visual literacy, film exposure, and making and preparing prints for exhibition.

Students whose work will be displayed are Shailyn Hill of Deshler (commercial art technology), Michelle Stevens of Bowling Green (associate of arts, general concentration), Casi Goings of Bluffton (commercial art technology), Hailie Claburn of Kansas (fine art), Emily Gossard of Findlay (commercial art technology), Joseph Martinez of Fostoria (commercial art technology), Ammie Henthorne of Findlay (associate of arts, general concentration), Yvonne True of Arcadia (photography), Jamie Weeks of Findlay (commercial art technology), Carlee Acheson of Findlay (associate of arts, general concentration), Jenna Seuch of Findlay (associate of science, general concentration), Karen Espen of North Baltimore (undecided), Niki McBride of Findlay (psychology), Katie Blocksidge of Findlay (undecided), Amanda Arend of Findlay (pre-nursing), David Ashton of Findlay (associate of arts, general concentration), Jennifer Cole of Findlay (multi-age education), Jessica Ellerbrock of Leipsic (commercial art technology), Brittany Hill of Bowling Green (commercial art technology), Thomas Phillips of Rawson (associate of arts, general concentration), Pamela Rowan of Arlington (associate of arts, general concentration), Susan Kau of Findlay (pre-nursing) and David Troyer of Findlay (commercial art technology).

Admission to the Fall Student Art Exhibition and the Owens Findlay-area Campus Library is free and open to the public. From Dec. 1-12, the Library will be open 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 additional information, contact the College’s Library at (567) 429-3076 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3076.

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