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Ohio Northern University Alumnus wins award at juried exhibition

November—The work of Ed Corle (BFA ’78) was accepted into this year’s juried show at The Findlay Art League. His ceramic stoneware, “Jare #3, Space,” won a second place award in the 3D category.

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 juried show runs from Friday, Nov. 7 through Nov. 21. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.

The judge for this year’s competition was Becky Laabs from Bowling Green, Ohio. After a 35-year career in art education, Becky opened up her gallery and studio “art-a-site” in downtown Bowling Green. Becky has an undergraduate degree from BGSU and a graduate degree from the University of Toledo. She has served as adjunct professor of art at BGSU and University of Toledo and has earned many awards for her teaching over the years.

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 “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.