Owens displays art exhibition on critical thinkingWritten by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
Owens Community College’s latest exhibition is offering students a lot to think about. The collection of 81 black and white drawings, which examine critical thinking, also mark the artistic debut of OCC Writing Center tutor, Barbara Goodman. The show, which is entitled “Eventually It Starts to Make Sense” is currently on display through April 30, at the Terhune Gallery Outside, located in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
“A lot of our issues with writing stem from our thinking and an awful lot of students come into college without necessary life skills. These pieces offer little life lessons, things I learned while raising my daughter. They examine “The Theory of Knowledge” or thinking about thinking. Many students who’ve seen them have said that they had never really thought about these things,” Goodman said.
A number of Goodman’s pieces have been integrated into a presentation the Writing Center uses as part of a Developmental Education curriculum on Critical Thinking for Academic Success.
Goodman has plenty of experience when it comes to writing. A former TFP columnist, she has also worked as a columnist and editor for Toledo Parent News and as a freelance journalist for the Toledo Blade. In addition to her work at Owens, Goodman has also worked as an adjunct instructor at the University of Toledo and will soon be teaching composition at Mercy College. She received an M.F.A. in Narrative Nonfiction from Goucher College, an MBA from Northwestern, and did her undergraduate work in Graphic Communications at Washington University in St. Louis.
“I had originally intended to put these pieces together and create a little book. I’ve freelanced for dozens of area companies, not-for-profits and publications and think of myself more as a “writer” than an “artist.” I started out at an advertising agency working as a copy writer. I really would like people that see the show to come away with their own aha moment, this exhibit isn’t just about the art, it’s about ideas. It is very professional, but I also think everyone who views the pieces will get a kick out of them and they will also get the opportunity to check out the Owens Student Show.”
“Eventually It Starts to Make Sense” is free and open to the public. Owens’ main campus is located at 30335 Oregon Road in Perrysburg.
For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS or visit www.owens.edu