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Published 8/3/2004

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 Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery as the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts opens its 2004-05 Arts Exhibition Season. The Arts Exhibition Season highlights include a wide range of student, faculty and professional artists in various media.

Internationally acclaimed artist Lorna Simpson, most famous for addressing political and social issues through art, will appear at the Gallery, November 6 - December 10. The exhibit titled "Lorna Simpson" will showcase large-scale photographs that weave together text and concepts of representation. Individuals will have the opportunity to view Simpson's collections that have appeared in a number of museums such as The Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art located in New York City. Owens will host an opening reception on Saturday, November 6 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 2004-05 Arts Exhibition Season. Beginning August 16, an exhibit titled "Contemporary Ohio Landscape" will feature the work of contemporary regional artists who look to nature as their muse. On September 27, Toledo area artists Scott Horn, Carl Porccia and Renee Spillis will display their multi-dimensional work through sculpture, paintings and furniture. Regional artists, David Cayton and Dorothy Linden also will showcase their works in March 2005 as part of an exhibit titled "Interactions."

Owens faculty, staff and students will have the unique opportunity to present their visual art at the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. The "Faculty Exhibition" will take place, January 17 - February 19, 2005. The "Student Art Exhibition" is scheduled for April 1-22, 2005.

"Owens Community College is proud to provide a marvelous exhibition gallery where local and national artists can express their artistic talents to the community," said Wynn Perry, Owens Adjunct Faculty member who curates the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. "The College looks forward to another enriching season at the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery where area residents will have the opportunity to experience a culturally diverse exposure to the arts."

Perry added, "This facility allows students and the community the prospect of not only learning about visual art second-hand, but also experiencing it personally through the gallery's distinct exhibits."

Owens' Art Exhibition Gallery is named in honor of Walter E. Terhune, a successful businessman and philanthropist in the 1800s. In 2003, the KeyBank National Association donated $100,000 to the Owens Community College Foundation, on behalf of the Walter E. Terhune Memorial Fund, to ensure the continued advancement of academic offerings and activities in Owens' Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

Admission to the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is free and open to the public Monday- Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For additional information about the College's 2004-05 Art Exhibition Season, contact the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2721 or (567) 661- 2721.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 28 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay- area Campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 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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