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ONU Professor Included in ‘Those Who Teach Can Likewise Do’ Exhibit

Those Who Teach ExhibitProf. Linda Lehman, who teaches art education at Ohio Northern University, has work accepted to a special curated exhibition at ArtSpace/Lima, “Those Who Teach Can Likewise Do.”

Opening today in the Ellen Nelson Gallery of ArtSpace, the exhibit features the works of those mentoring the best young area artists in the local area.

“Every year, ArtSpace hosts the Kewpee High School Invitational, showing off some of the best works from high school students. These works in the current exhibit are from the people who mentor, guide and teach those kids,” explained Bill Sullivan, operations manager for ArtSpace.

“It’s a good idea to see the work of those who produce works for that invitational,” he added.

Prof. Lehman is one of 12 educators behind the 45 works in the show. Sullivan was exhilarated by the talent.

“This show should go gangbusters. I know the works of these people, and they are all great. Everything I know about them is wonderful,” Sullivan said.

This multi-media show features metal work, sculpture, watercolor, paper and photography.

“All of these works are by really super people who straddle two worlds — they’re artists, and they’re educators,” Sullivan said. “And this month, they’re putting it out there for all the world to see.”

Prof. Lehman is a visiting assistant to the director of the Center For Teacher Education and is responsible for the art education methods.

Last year during the Ohio Art Education Association Conference, she received a 20-year Circa Recognition award and was inducted into the OAEA Circa Honor Society that honors educators who have shown long-term service and professional dedication to the OAEA in the field of visual art education.

Prof. Lehman also is a former public school classroom and art teacher. While at Ohio Northern, she began an innovative Saturday Morning Arts (SMArts) program for ONU education students and children from surrounding school districts.

ONU offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with majors in advertising design, art education, graphic design and studio arts. The department of A&D holds memberships in national organizations such as the National Art Education Association, College Art Association, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education and the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts. The department is recognized in the second edition of “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers” as one of the best creative programs nationwide. For additional information about the department of art & design, contact the department at 419.772.2160.