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Ohio Northern Alumna and Instructor Accepted to 92nd Annual Exhibit in Toledo

Laura Corle at the  Toledo Museum of ArtOhio Northern graduate and part-time instructor of art, Laura Barnhardt Corle (BFA ’77), has been accepted to the 92nd Toledo Area Artists' Exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art.

The juried exhibition opened July 9 and continues through Aug. 22. Its 103 pieces by 86 artists were selected from a field of 789 entries submitted by regional artists and others who once lived in the area. A total of 281 people entered the contest, competing for $5,800 in prizes.

Dominated by the two-dimensional—painting, prints, photos—the works line the walls and fill some freestanding cases in the long, lower-level hallways known as the Works on Paper Galleries.

Judges for the contest were Kathryn J. Reeves, an art professor at Purdue University, and Kitty McManus Zurko, director-curator of the College of Wooster Art Museum.

Laura is currently an adjunct instructor of art at Ohio Northern where she teaches art appreciation. She is also a free-lance artist and teacher in the Findlay area, offering eight-week watercolor classes at her studio. Laura exhibits locally, regionally and nationally. Her work has been accepted in countless art shows, and she has participated in many regional 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.

The Toledo Federation of Art Societies is a non-profit organization made-up of 21 art and cultural groups working together in and around the city of Toledo, Ohio. For over 90 years, TFAS has partnered with the Toledo Museum of Art to present the Toledo Area Artists Exhibition and has supported local artists through the purchase of artworks form these exhibitions. TFAS has established and maintains a permanent collection of regional artwork that is available as an educational resource through a partnership with the Toledo School for the Arts. Most recently, TFAS has established a tuition scholarship to provide an incentive for the most artistically gifted students to remain in the region.

The Toledo Museum of Art was founded in 1901 and has earned a global reputation for the quality of its collection, its innovative and extensive education programs, and its architecturally significant campus. The Museum’s holdings has more than 30,000 works of art representing American and European painting, the history of art in glass, ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, Asian and African art, medieval art, sculpture, decorative arts, graphic arts, and modern and contemporary art.

The 2010–11 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the art major at Ohio Northern University. Growing from a single-discipline school, the department offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with majors in advertising design, art education, graphic design and studio arts with concentrations in two-dimensions, three-dimensions and art therapy. 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 also 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 or the University’s 2010-11 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419-772-2160.

image: Done Daylilies Two, watercolor, Laura Barnhardt Corle