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Ohio Northern alumna has work invited to invitational show

September—The works of Ohio Northern University Alumna Laura Barnhardt Corle (BFA ’77) is included in an invitational exhibit at the Schroeder Center for the Arts in Ottawa, Ohio. Laura’s work includes 10 paintings, etchings, and monoprints. The exhibit is on display through the month of September.

The Schroeder Center is located at 162 West Main Street in Ottawa, Ohio. Please call ahead for gallery hours: 419.523.5549. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 

The Schroeder Center for the Arts supports artists in Putnam County and surrounding areas. It features works in its beautiful gallery and hosts a variety of art classes taught by the best artists in the area.

Laura is currently a graduate student at Bowling Green State University and an adjunct instructor of art at Ohio Northern University where she teaches art appreciation. She also is one of the first to graduate from ONU 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 with three pieces 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 watercolor works accepted several Annual Toledo Area Artists exhibits. A couple years ago, Laura was also featured in the PBS program Equitrekking.

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 “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 2014–15 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.