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Published 2/4/2004
Internationally Acclaimed Glass Artist To Appear At Owens' Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, Feb. 8-27

Internationally acclaimed glass artist and pioneer, Tom McGlauchlin, will be featured in a one-person exhibition of recent works highlighted by glass, hand made paper and computer graphics at Owens Community College, February 8-27.

The College will unveil Tom McGlauchlin's Art Exhibit with a lecture and reception on Sunday, February 8. The event will occur in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts' Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery beginning at 6 p.m.

"Tom McGlauchlin is recognized throughout the world as a revolutionary artist," said Wynn Perry, Owens Adjunct Faculty member who curates the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. "His work is known throughout the world not only for its beauty, but for its originality of composition and use of cutting edge studio glass technology."

Considered a pioneer and visionary of the modern studio glass art movement, McGlauchlin's first significant contribution to modern glass occurred during his participation at the Toledo Museum of Art's historic first glass workshop in 1962. The workshop is recognized by many in the art community as the defining moment within modern glass movement. McGlauchlin is the lone participant who still works with glass today.

His most recent exhibition appearance was the "Glass from the Maxine and William Block Collection" show at the Toledo Museum of Art. The Toledo native was the only local artist to have his artistic work on display. The show consisted of 60 objects by more than 50 artists from around the world.

Along with local area shows, McGlauchlin's works have been on display around the world, including the Kuntsmuseum in Dusseldorf, Germany; the Musee des arts decoratifs de la ville de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland; the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan, and the Smithsonian Collection in Washington, D.C.

"A Mountain For Toledo" at the SeaGate Center and "A Free Verse in Color" at Bowling Green State University highlight his commissioned works.

Admission to the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is free and open to the public, Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. In addition, the Art Gallery is open extended hours during Arts Presenting Season performances. For information about the exhibition, or the College's 2003-04 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. ARTS.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 27 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio 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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