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ONU Art & Design Professor has photograph accepted to publication

September—In the 2012 edition of Denver’s Schmap Travel Guide, Ohio Northern University Professor Brit Rowe presents a perspective of the interior of the famous Denver Art Museum. This was the second time the photograph was accepted for publication.

The guide features a description of the museum’s collection along with the 2006 dedication of the contemporary wing of the building, designed by Daniel Libeskind. The design “recalls the peaks of the Rocky Mountains and geometric rock crystals found in the foothills near Denver” (Libeskind, 2006).

Schmap is a location technology service provider and local publisher, with cutting-edge expertise at the intersection of local, social, commercial and the real-time web. The company is best known for its real-time city guides and their popular Twitter service.

The first Schmap City Guides were released in March 2006. Initially revised twice a year, the guides are now updated real-time, with local buzz for restaurants and museums from Twitter users, reviews from local residents, local photos from contributing photographers, plus events, activities and local deals.

Prof. Brit Rowe is associate professor and chair of the department of art & design, a top 200 creative program in the United States (“Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers”). He joined the faculty in 1999 after receiving his M.F.A. degree in graphic design from the University of Michigan. He is a member of AIGA/The Professional Association for Design, the University and College Designers Association, Kappa Pi, Theta Chi, Order of Omega and Omicron Delta Kappa. He has considerable experience as a graphic designer, has exhibited regionally and has worked for clients such as Norwich University, the United Way, and many others. He also has collaborated with design students for local organizations such as the Ada Public Library, the Village of Ada, Restore Community Center, the Allen East Community Center and Ohio Northern. Since 2006, he has presented at AIGA national design educators’ conferences and the 4th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices in Chicago. He was invited as an external program consultant to review college art/design curricula, was selected as a juror for various regional and international competitions including the Ohio Governor’s Exhibition and Poster for Tomorrow, and was included in Creative for a Cause, a social responsibility resource for advertising/graphic design educators. Rowe also was inducted into Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and recently received the Eleanor H. and Robert Biggs Endowed Chair in the Arts.

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.