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Ohio Northern University Alumnus exhibits work at Mezzainine Gallery at St. Rita’s in Lima

January—The work of Jaye Bumbaugh (BSEd ’59) is featured in the St. Rita’s Mezzanine Gallery in Lima through March 2014.

Bumbaugh, a native of Lorain and now a resident of Lima, was a professor at Bluffton University for 37 years until he retired in 2004. He received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern and a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University.

While at Bluffton, Jaye was instrumental in bringing the art department curriculum into the contemporary world, introducing new courses in airbrush, paper-making, figure drawing, lithography, intaglio, silkscreen and relief printmaking, welding and casting metals in sculpture.

Jaye’s work has been accepted into many state and local juried art exhibitions where he won numerous awards. He currently is represented at the Marcia Evans Gallery in the Short North in Columbus, Ohio. In his work as an artist, Bumbaugh worked in many media including drawing in graphite, charcoal and pastel, painting in oils and watercolor, relief prints in linoleum, intaglio, silkscreen and lithography. In sculpture, he often has worked in ceramics and cast in bronze. More recently, he has worked with paper constructions in paper, foamboard, silkscreen and rag board.

Admission to the Mezzanine Gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the new wing of St. Rita’s Medical Center. Please contact ArtSpace for additional information (419.222.1721).

ArtSpace/Lima is a not-for-profit arts organization with a mission to promote the arts in northwest Ohio and to provide artists with a venue to present and sell their work. ArtSpace/Lima is supported in part by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council. For further information about The ArtSpace/Lima Photography Club Annual Juried Exhibition, or for information regarding other ArtSpace/Lima programs, please call ArtSpace/Lima at 419-222-1721, or visit the ArtSpace/Lima website at

Originally designated as the School of Fine Arts and later the College of Fine Arts, the art & design program was first established as an independent academic unit at Ohio Northern in 1878, largely as an outgrowth of course work in engineering and architectural drawing. Today, 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 2013–14 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.

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