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Published 9/23/2003
National and Local Artists to Display Works At Owens' Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery

Owens Community College will welcome visual artists of all genres to the new Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery as the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts opens its inaugural 2003-04 Arts Exhibition Season. The Arts Exhibition Season highlights include a wide range of student, faculty and professional artists in various media.

Nationally renowned artist Dennis Wojtkiewicz, most famous for his super realistic still lifes, will appear at the Gallery, September 19 - October 12. The exhibit entitled "Recent Works by Artist Dennis Wojtkiewicz" will showcase ten lush and startling images, focusing on the theme of flowers and fruits. Individuals will have the opportunity to view Wojtkiewicz's lifelike paintings that radiate with color. Owens will host a reception for the artist on Friday, September 26 from 6-8 p.m. in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery.

Several other exhibits are scheduled in the College's Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery for the 2003-04 arts exhibition season. Beginning October 17, an exhibit entitled "Fiber Forum" will feature modern fiber pieces incorporating a variety of materials and techniques. In February 2004, nationally known glass artist Tom McGlauchin will display a variety of glass sculptures. Several local children's illustrators also will showcase their works in March 2004 as part of an exhibit titled "A Picture Tells a Thousand Stories".

Owens faculty, staff and students will have the unique opportunity to present their visual art in three exhibits scheduled for November 21 - December 11, January 12 - February 10 and April 15 - May 7.

"Owens Community College is proud to provide the community with a marvelous exhibition gallery for artists to display their works," said Wynn Perry, Owens Adjunct Faculty member who curates the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. "The Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery exhibition season will offer area residents the opportunity to experience a culturally diverse exposure to the arts."

Perry added, "With this new facility students will be afforded the prospect of not only learning about art in books, but also experiencing it first hand through exhibiting their work."

Owens' Art Exhibition Gallery has been named in honor of Walter E. Terhune, a successful businessman and philanthropist in the 1800s. In May, the KeyBank National Association donated $100,000 to the Owens State Community College Foundation, on behalf of the Walter E. Terhune Memorial Fund, to ensure the continued advancement of academic offerings and activities in Owens' new Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

Admission to the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. For additional information about the College's 2003-04 Art Exhibition Season, contact the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. ARTS or (567) 661-2787.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 26 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 40,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering 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.


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