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Published 11/2/2004

Internationally Acclaimed Artist Featured At Owens' Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, Nov. 6 - Dec. 10

Internationally celebrated artist and photographer, Lorna Simpson, renowned for addressing political and social issues through her art, will be featured in a solo exhibit at Owens Community College, November 6 - December 10. The exhibit will consist of large-scale photographs that weave together text and striking images.

The College will unveil Simpson's exhibit with a reception on Saturday, November 6. The event will occur in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts' Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery beginning at 6 p.m.

"Owens Community College is proud to host the works of such an acclaimed artist as Lorna Simpson," said Wynn Perry, Owens Adjust Faculty member who curates the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. "She is regarded as one of the most important voices in contemporary art. Her exhibit will allow Owens students and the community to experience some of the finest artwork in the world."

The Brooklyn-based artist has been well-known since the mid-1980s for her photographic works that address issues ranging from racial and sexual identity to interpersonal communication and relationships. Her images often pair isolated details of the human figure or other objects with fragments of text. Simpson's minimalist works allow the viewer free rein for interpretation.

Simpson's artwork has made exhibition appearances extensively in museums throughout Europe, Japan, Latin America and the United States. Her works are included in the collections of many prominent museums such as The Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art located in New York City. This year, she has been featured in solo exhibits at Northwestern University's Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art in Evanston, Illinois, and the Wohnmaschine in Berlin.

Selected pieces for the Owens solo exhibit were chosen by The College of Wooster's Kitty McManus Zurko, Art Museum Director/Curator, and John Siewert, Assistant Professor of Art.

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 this exhibit or the College's 2004-05 Art Exhibition Season, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2721.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 29 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 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, 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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