Owens Community College will open the 2010-11 Arts Exhibition Season with a collection of craft media as the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery presents “Ohio Designer Craftsmen: Best of 2010” Aug. 23 through Sept. 16.
The Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is located in Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the Toledo-area Campus in Perrysburg Township.
In addition to the exhibit, Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts will host a lecture by nationally-known metalsmith and Bowling Green State University faculty member Tom Muir Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts room 111.
|Owens' "Ohio Designer Craftsmen: Best of 2010" exhibit will feature such works as Roberta and David Williamson's artistic expression titled "Specimens with Quail Egg."
Founded in 1963, Ohio Designer Craftsmen is a not-for-profit organization with more than 2,100 members that include craft artists, educators, students and other individuals who appreciate fine art. The overall mission of the organization is 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.
Additionally, the Ohio Designer Craftsmen offers a wide range of exhibitions, publications, programs and artist services.
Exhibitions are presented at the Ohio Craft Museum, founded by Ohio Designer Craftsmen in 1993. Located in Columbus, the complex is the only museum in the Midwest exclusively devoted to exhibiting and collecting fine art. Five to six exhibitions of contemporary craft by artists from Ohio and across the United States are presented each year. Public programs include artist lectures, hands-on workshops for children and adults, and a summer craft day camp for children.
More than 60 works of art will be showcased as part of the Owens exhibit, including an array of functional, sculptural or decorative and contemporary approaches in clay, fiber, wood, glass, enamel, leather, metal and jewelry. This marks the 27th year in which the Ohio Designer Craftsmen have presented their juried members’ competition.
Admission to the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information about the exhibit, call the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2721 or 567-661-2721.