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Published 11/18/2005

Owens Findlay-area Campus Art Exhibit Features Works of Local Artist, Nov. 23 - Dec. 16

Art by Richard Neuman FINDLAY - Vivid and colorful images depicting a simpler Midwestern rural life will serve as the focal point to a new art exhibit as Owens Community College's Findlay-area Campus unveils prints of Fostoria native Richard Neuman. The Findlay-area Campus' art exhibit will be on display in the Library, November 23 - December 16. possibility elevating

In addition, the College will host a reception with Mr. Neuman on Wednesday, December 7. Various works will be available for purchase from 1-4 p.m. in the Findlay-area Campus Library.

"Owens Community College is very proud to showcase the work of such a nationally recognized artist as Richard Neuman on the Findlay-area Campus," said Gail McCain, Owens library manager for the Findlay-area Campus. "The public, in addition to Owens employees and students, is welcome and encouraged to come explore these wonderful prints."

Art by Richard Neuman McCain added, "Mr. Neuman's exhibit is just the first of many more art exhibits being planned on the Findlay-area Campus as we showcase artwork of local and student artists."

Neuman is regarded as one of Ohio's most successful commercial artists. Known for transforming images of everyday life into universally appealing paintings, the Richard Neuman Print Collection currently contains more than 350 images. He often pays tribute to his small-town, rural upbringing with drawings inspired by memories of his youth and love of old buildings. His artistic expressions include covered bridges, mills and Amish buggies, as well as many local landmarks such as Fort Findlay and the former Eastside Fire Station.

On average, he creates 30 new paintings per year for private and commercial use. His artwork has been marketed by The Walt Disney Co., Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Hallmark, and can be found in homes throughout the United States and the world.

Neuman earned a bachelor's degree in advertising design from the University of Cincinnati and master's degree in art graphics from Bowling Green State University. Prior to his career as an artist, he worked in publishing and advertising. His advertising career took him to New York City before returning to Ohio to work for Marathon Oil Corp. Neuman left the corporate world after 20 years to pursue a career as a professional artist. He has since founded From Something Old Co. with his wife, Faith, and resides in McComb.

Admission to the art exhibit and the Owens Findlay-area Campus Library is free and open to the public. The Library is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. For additional information, contact the College's Library at (567) 429-3088 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3088.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. 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 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, and 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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