Terhune Gallery hosts Ohio Designer Craftsmen exhibitWritten by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
Owens Community College’s latest art exhibition is designed to inspire. The Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s Best of 2010 exhibit is set to grace the college’s Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery through Sept. 16. The juried show will close with a guest lecture by nationally known metalsmith and Ohio Designer Craftsmen and Bowling Green State University faculty member Tom Muir.
“Owens Community College is proud to open the current exhibition season with such a unique exhibit that showcases some of the finest craft works of art in Ohio,” said Wynn Perry, Owens part-time coordinator of the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery.
Ohio Designer Craftsmen is a not-for-profit organization with more than 2,100 members, including craft artists, educators, students and other individuals who appreciate fine art. The organization was founded in 1963 to promote the fine crafts aesthetic by establishing a standard of excellence, encouraging creative growth, providing professional support to craft artists and building public awareness, appreciation and collection of fine art. Exhibitions are presented at the Ohio Craft Museum, founded by Ohio Designer Craftsmen in 1993. Located in Columbus, the complex is devoted to exhibiting and collecting fine art. Public programs include artist lectures, hands-on workshops for children and adults and a summer craft day camp for children.
“This is the first time we’ve hosted this exhibit. I had actually been speaking with the organization about another show when this one came together,” Perry said. “This show is actually more difficult to curate than others in terms of installation, as there are just so many different kinds of work. It’s very diverse. This is something we’d absolutely consider hosting again, after enough time has passed, as we like to keep exhibits fresh for our students. This is a great show that offers something for everyone.”
The exhibition is free and open to the public. The closing lecture will be presented in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts room 111 at 7 p.m. Owens’ main campus is located in Perrysburg at 30335 Oregon Road.
For more information, call (567) 661-7000 or visit www.owens.edu.