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Alumna exhibits work at Tiffin Art Guild

August—An exhibition of watercolor paintings by Laura Barnhardt Corle (BFA ’77) opened Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the Tiffin Art Guild Art Gallery in Tiffin. The show was on display in the gallery until Wednesday August 29.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m.

Laura Barnhardt Corle is currently an adjunct instructor of art at Ohio Northern University where she teaches art appreciation. She also is one of the first to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a specialty in painting, specifically, watercolors. Laura is a freelance 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.

In 2010, Laura was honored when three pieces were accepted into the Community Gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art, a world class museum, for the Findlay Area Artist Exhibit, and was also honored by having a watercolor accepted in the 92 Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibit. Last year, Laura was also featured in the PBS program Equitrekking.

The Tiffin Art Guild Gallery is located at 178 South Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883. Our club has over 130 members and was created to promote, teach, nurture and engage an artist environment regardless of age, skill or background. The Guild also offers a number of courses throughout the year.

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 with concentrations in two-dimensional, three-dimensional and pre-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, AIGA: The Professional Association for Design, and the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts. The department is 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 2011–12 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.

image: Laura (right) explains the process of etching to Paula Crum at Tiffin Art Guild.