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ONU Alumnus Ed Corle featured in exhibition

November—An exhibit of new ceramic works by Ohio Northern alumnus Ed Corle is on display in Mercyhurst College’s Cummings Gallery through Jan. 1, 2012.

The exhibit, titled “Recent Work,” features 47 of Corle’s most recent wheel-thrown stoneware pieces, including large globe forms, bowls, pitchers, platters and jars. The pieces represent the best of more than 10 experimental firings.

The large swelling pots are part of a series that began when Corle was attending graduate school at Rochester Institute of Technology in the early 1980s. The work is decorated with slip and a number of glazes applied, including copper red, tenmoku, ash and other copper glazes.

Corle earned a BFA from Ohio Northern University in 1978 and an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He teaches ceramics, design, sculpture and drawing at the University of Findlay. He has shown his ceramic works in one-person and group gallery exhibitions throughout Ohio, as well as in art fairs and festivals like the Ann Arbor Summer Art Festival.

The gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 7 to 9. Call 824-2092 for more information. (Hours may be limited during the college’s holiday break periods.)

The 2010–11 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.