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Season of Giving Continues with “Artists Against Hunger” Fundraiser

ImageOhio Northern University’s department of art & design will auction off original work of art and will sell other items on Wednesday, December 15, as part of its “Artists Against Hunger” Christmas dinner and auction fundraiser. The event will be held from 6–8 p.m. at the McIntosh Center Ballroom located on the campus of Ohio Northern.

Artists Against Hunger is a program designed to raise funds for several Hardin County non-profit organizations. Proceeds help support:
• Vista: Fight Poverty with Passion of Hardin County
• Neighborhood Center
• ReStore Community Center
• The Backpack Program
• Love Inc.
• Heart Beat
• Helping Hands

Auction items will include original works of art, ceramics, jewelry, movie tickets, coupons, gift certificates and much more. Local artists will also have an opportunity to sell additional bazaar items such as toys, handcrafts, cards, DVDs, gifts, prints, or other crafts. A number of other local artists will sell their watercolors, paintings, ceramics, prints, photography or sculptures.

Tickets for the Artists Against Hunger Dinner and Auction are on sale until Dec. 15 at local high schools and other supporting organizations. Tickets are 18.
• Ohio Northern University: 772-2160
• Ada high school: 634-2746
• Hardin Northern high school: 759-3515, x1201
• Kenton high school: 673-0775
• Upper Scioto Valley high school: 757-3231, x2
• St. Johns’ Church, Kenton: 673-1175
• United Way of Hardin County: 675-1860

Persons wanting a table to sell art, crafts and other items appropriate to bazaar sales may do so by contacting Steven Kiefer at smk10_6@yahool.com or 937-570-2688. For additional information about the Artists Against Hunger program, please contact the department of art & design at 419-772-2160 or art@onu.edu.

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 and third editions 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.