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Ohio Northern University alumni and students accepted to regional photography exhibit

October—Ohio Northern University students Rebecca Carman, Elizabeth Tremains, and Lauren Hector, all art & design majors, along with ONU alumnus Ed Corle, were accepted to this year’s annual photography exhibit at the Wassenburg Art Center in Van Wert, Ohio.

The 37th Annual Photography Exhibit opened on October 4 and ran through November 2. The jurors for the show were Duncan Snyder, head of the photography department at Columbus College of Art & Design, and Lynn Whitney, head of photography at Bowling Green State University.

The jurors stated, “It was a genuine pleasure to review the over 300 entries submitted this year for the 37th Annual Wassenburg Photography exhibition. We continue to see the impact photography has as a medium by the range of work submitted. The photograph’s ability to touch us in important ways is wonderful. Our edit reflects our shared beliefs: that pictures crafted with a keen eye for the power of light to shape content and form is transcendent. With the plethora of images available in our culture we find hope in a show such as this. We encourage all the photographers who participated in this exhibition to continue their own private investigations of their world. Furthermore we encourage them to continue to have the courage to show what matters.”

Ohio Northern alumnus Ed Corle (BFA ’78) won awards for three of his photographs. “Nancy” won a 2nd place in the portrait category and he won honorable mentions for “West Leipsic” and for “Alger Wall.”

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 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.

ONU student Rebecca Carman won the 1st Place John Flagg Caitlin Pence award for an untitled photograph and a 2nd Place John Flagg award for “Determination,” both in the youth category.

Rebecca (BFA/graphic design ’2017) is a sophomore graphic design major from Bellefontaine, Ohio. She is involved with AIGA|The Professional Association for Design and the indoor/outdoor track teams.

Elizabeth Tremains, BFA/graphic design ’17, had two photographs accepted to the show. She is involved with AIGA|The Professional Association for Design and is from Rushsylvania, Ohio.

Lauren Hector, BFA/graphic design ’15, had one photograph accepted to this year’s exhibit. She is a senior graphic design major from Mt. Cory, Ohio. She is involved with AIGA|The Professional Association for Design and Kappa Pi art honorary.

The Wassenberg Art Center endeavors to be a catalyst for creative expressions and the study of visual art and architecture. Through an open, diverse approach, their programs are offered as an outreach to inspire interaction in the arts for all area cultures and communities.

Gallery hours are Tuesday—Sunday, 1–5 p.m. The Center is located at 214 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio.

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.

Image: “Untitled” by Rebecca Carman at the Wassenburg Art Center