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Ohio Northern alumnus wins awards at Findlay Art League’s annual photography show

April—The works of Ohio Northern University Alumnus Ed Corle (BFA ’78) recently won two awards at the Findlay Art League’s 32nd Annual Photography Exhibit, which was on display from March 7–28, 2014. The show featured photographs by local and regional artists. A variety of photographic media was accepted to the juried exhibit, including black and white film, digital color and more.

The judge for the show was Spencer Cunningham, photography professor at Ohio Northern and at the University of Findlay. Spencer has also taught photography courses at the Toledo Museum of Art and at Owens Community College. He earned his BA degree in education from Bluffton University, an MA in photography from Ohio State University, and an MFA degree in photography and printmaking from Bowling Green State University.

Ed’s photograph, entitled “Dance,” won a Juror’s Award. He also won a Juror’s Award for Color for a photograph called, “Tracing II.”

Ed earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1978 from Ohio Northern. He then attended Rochester Institute of Technology School for the American Craftsmen and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1982. Ed is currently an associate professor of art at The University of Findlay where he teaches ceramics, sculpture and three-dimensional design. He has been with the University since 1986.

He has been accepted in many art shows including the Toledo Art Museum’s Area Artist Exhibition. In addition, he participates in regional art fairs and festivals such as the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair and The Black Swamp Arts Festival. He is a member of The Michigan Guild, Ohio Designer Craftsmen and a trustee of the Findlay Art League.

The Findlay Art League was organized in 1948 as an outgrowth of the adult education class in art sponsored by the Findlay Board of Education. It is the oldest continuing art organization in the area and is composed of both professional and amateur artists. The Findlay Art League’s purpose is to advance the knowledge of art in the community and give its members an opportunity to study, work and exhibit.

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.

image: “Dance” by Ed Corle