Owens Findlay Presents ‘Nature Turned Inside Out’ Exhibit

Posted Jun 14th, 2011 by Brad Meyer  Category: Arts & Entertainment


FINDLAY, OH – An artistic array of masterful photographs inverted through the use of technology by Lima resident Christina Dare will be showcased on the Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus as the Library Gallery presents “Nature Turned Inside Out” exhibit, June 16 – Aug. 12.

Owens’ Library Gallery, which is free and open to the public, is located in the Findlay-area Campus Library on Bright Road in Findlay.

“Owens Findlay-area Campus Library Gallery is pleased to showcase the work of such a talented artist as Christina Dare,” said Gail McCain, Owens Library Manager for the Findlay-area Campus. “Christina combines her talents for photography with a knack for technology to produce what she calls inverted art. Gallery visitors will certainly find her artwork to be fascinating and beautiful.”

McCain added, “Part of the fun is trying to guess the source of the inverted image. Was it a tulip or an automobile? The beauty of the image is that it is almost divorced from its original source. The photos are abstracted, yet organic.”

Dare’s interest in photography began with the gift of her first camera at the age of six. However, a new world of adventure and intrigue was realized when she acquired her first digital camera in 2002. For nearly a decade, Dare has experimented with many computer photo programs to develop her personal technique of inverted art. Dare has transformed photographs of hosta leaves, columbine blossoms and automobile headlights, along with many other items and scenes, into kaleidoscope-type images.

Her artwork has garnered regional acclaim for its unique complexity highlighted by first and second place awards with the ArtSpace/Lima Photography Club. Dare’s photos have also received Photo of the Week, Photo of the Month, People’s Choice for the Photo of the Month and Featured Photo of the Day honors on several internet photo critiquing sites.

Dare, an Adjunct Instructor in Skilled Trades at Owens, holds a bachelor’s degree in education from The Ohio State University and an associate’s degree in electrical engineering from Rhodes State College.

Admission to the Findlay-area Campus Library Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. through July 28 and Mondays-Fridays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. through Aug. 12. For more information, contact the Library at (567) 429-3088 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3088.

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