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Artist in Residence


Beth Genson

Artist in Residence

Beth Genson

The Owens Community College Department of Fine and Performing Arts welcomes Beth Genson as the first Artist in Residence. Genson will be featuring her solo exhibit “The Heavens and Earth” and offering a variety of “The Art of Encaustic” classes to students, faculty, staff and the community during her time in residency.

Genson is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with degrees in Fine Art and Teaching. She recently completed an Advanced Teaching Encaustics course at R&F Paints in New York.

The Heavens and Earth Exhibit

Terhune Art Gallery Exhibit
June 4 – August 13
Live Stream Artist Talk and Reception: Friday, June 4, 6-8 p.m.

Art Exhibition Statement: The Heavens and Earth
Our world is beautiful…but it’s broken.  Anyone can name a dozen ways this is happening.  The devastation of climate change alone brings images into our homes every day.  Droughts causing mass famine, melting polar ice caps, floods, hurricanes, tornados and the weather-related tragedies that ensue …

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 The Art of Encaustic Classes

Whether you are an artist or just want to have fun, you can’t help but be inspired as you discover the process of applying hot wax and pigment along with other materials to create abstract or representational works of art. All equipment, tools and supplies for these classes are included in the cost. Bring an apron to cover your clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Must be 18+ and sign a release as you will be working with hot wax. 

  • Intro to Encaustics – Class Level: Beginner-Novice
  • Encaustic Studio – Class Levels: Beginner-Intermediate
    • Pre-Requisite: Intro to Encaustics

*Class Schedule Coming Soon!

About Artist in Residence Program

This program brings to Owens Community College professional visual artists from across the nation. Each artist is featured in the Terhune Art Gallery during the summer months and given the opportunity to develop new artwork. The Center for Fine and Performing Arts will provide the facilities and tools for the artist in exchange, the artist will give instructional courses and educational programming for our students, faculty, staff and community.