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Ohio Northern University Homecoming Exhibit To Showcase Alumni

The work of selected Ohio Northern alumni will be on exhibit during Homecoming on Saturday, October 9 at the Elzay Gallery of Art. An opening reception will also be held directly after the parade (approximately 11:15a.m.).

The exhibit, “What Lies Ahead,” will be on display Oct. 1 through 11. “We planned this in conjunction with Homecoming and the department’s 50th anniversary of the BA degree in art,” said Melissa Eddings, professor of art and director of university galleries. The theme, Latitude: Art & Design @ 50, defines the ONU educational experience. “Our alumni demonstrate the scope and depth of thought that a liberal arts education can provide,” explained Edddings.

This annual show features a different alumnus or a group of alumni each year. “The exhibit will showcase about a dozen alumni and about 30 pieces of work,” said Eddings.

Since the department’s first Bachelor of Arts degree offered in 1961, the A&D graduates have shaped the visual world around us. “We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with our alumni and to reconnect with many friends of the program,” said Brit Rowe, chair of the art & design department.

Admission to the Elzay Gallery is free and open to the public, 10a.m. to 5p.m. during Homecoming Weekend and from noon to 5p.m. daily. For additional information, to schedule a tour, or to be placed on the arts exhibition mailing list, please contact the department of art & design at 419-772-2160 or

The 2010–11 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bachelor of Arts degree in art 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.