Terhune Gallery hosting student art exhibitionWritten by John Dorsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
In the world of modern art, it can be hard to judge exactly what makes a great piece of work, but area artists and professionals were recently asked to do just that as part of Owens Community College’s Juried Student Art Exhibition, which is now on display in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery.
The exhibit, which has been one of the highlights of the college’s arts calendar since 2003, is a true mixed media event. This year’s show features 93 pieces of fine art, in the fields of sculpture, ceramics, drawing, photography, painting, and commercial art. Students were allowed to submit up to four pieces of original work in three different categories.
Featured artists include Timothy Artessia, Ashlee Beach, Jason Cripps, Jessica Gallon, Taylor Hitch, Jerry Isomb, Justin Laureano, Julie Martin, Kenneth Perry, Aleona Pollauf, Kathy Punches, Joanne Rawson, Emily Siravo, James Smolenski, Keiara Wilcox, Samantha Wood, John Blake, Cynthia Butler, Brandon Freeman, Debra Helwig, Amanda Hertzfeld, Alexandra Hill, Matt Johnson, Amanda Kerwin, Johnathon Lightle, Zachariah Lyons, Nick Orlowski, Michael Osborne, Michael Pettengill, David Short, Joshua Smith, Andrew Stewart, Lydia Watson, Tabitha Adams, George Asay, Matt Bowley, Aaron Brossia, Lois Anne Bowlus, Jessica Checkal, Jasmine Cupp, Katherine Cedoz,, Sandy Hagerman, Susan Haugh, Jamie Lynn Haks, Shailyn Hill, Linda Lacourse, Jennifer Mixon, Christie Materi, Darcy Lynn Pylant, Amy Radecki, Katrina Roberts, Katy Reichert, Laura Traxler and Kathie VanNess..
“One of the most enjoyable aspects of working on this exhibition is seeing the excitement of the artists. For many, this is their first professional gallery experience. Student artists who participate in this show gain a wide variety of experiences, from how to hang their work to the whole jury process.. For me, it is always wonderful to see the work of our community’s emerging artists. The artistic expressions in this exhibition are extremely individualized and reflect the unique creative ability of each student artist, which will certainly delight exhibit attendees,” said Wynn Perry, Owens Part-Time Coordinator of the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery.
The exhibition’s opening reception featured a book signing by illustrator and Owens alum Rachel Ackerman. Ackerman recently illustrated “The Bubble Gum Fairy” by Diane Terry.
The exhibit is free and open to the public and will remain on display through May 1. Owens Community College is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.
For more information, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-2721 or visit www.owens.edu.