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The American Gallery Hosts Exhibition by ONU Graduates

Corle and Corle ExhibitOhio Northern University alumni Ed Corle (BA ’78) and Laura Barnhardt-Corle (BA ’77) opened their exhibition, “Paintings and Pots,” this past weekend which will continue through Nov. 30 in the American Gallery, 6600 Sylvania Ave. in Sylvania. A reception for the artists was held Saturday, November 14.

The gallery represents many local and regional artists from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Owned and operated by Toni Andrews, the American Gallery hosts special monthly exhibits by regional and national artists. This month, the two-person exhibit features functional ceramics by Ed and detailed watercolors by his wife Laura.

The American Gallery also owns a small collection of work that includes paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, fibers and a large offering of studio glass from the area. Many pieces in the collection, and in the exhibit, are for sale.

Ed is currently an associate professor of art at The University of Findlay where he teaches ceramics, sculpture and three-dimensional design. He graduated from Ohio Northern University and earned his Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1982 from Rochester Institute of Technology School for the American Craftsmen. He has participated in countless art shows including the Toledo Art Museum’s Area Artists’ Exhibition. In addition, he participated in numerous art fairs and festivals and is a member of the Findlay Art League, The Michigan Guild and the Ohio Designer Craftsmen.

Laura is currently an adjunct instructor in art at Ohio Northern where she teaches art appreciation. She has been with ONU since 2006. She earned her BFA degree in art from ONU, is a free-lance artist in the Findlay area, and teaches eight-week watercolor classes in her studio.

Laura has exhibited locally, regionally and nationally. Her work has been accepted in countless art shows. She also has participated in many art fairs and festivals such as the Ann Arbor Art Fair and the Black Swamp Arts Festival. She is a member of the Findlay Art League and has a studio in the Jones Building in Findlay.

Ohio Northern 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.