Owens Findlay-area Campus Presents ‘Diners’ Art Exhibit

Posted Sep 30th, 2011 by Brad Meyer  Category: Arts & Entertainment


FINDLAY, OH – An array of photographs, paintings, fiber art and poetry that rekindles memories of a bygone era when diners were one of America’s favorite eateries will serve as the focus to the new Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus exhibit as the Library Gallery presents “Diners”, Oct. 3 – Nov. 22.

To celebrate the opening of the art exhibit, Owens’ Library Gallery will serve as host to a free lecture by several of the artists and a reception on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 6-8 p.m. The reception and lecture are free and open to the public and will take place in the Findlay-area Campus Library. Owens is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

“Owens Community College’s Findlay-area Campus is excited to showcase an era when diners were at the center of American culture,” said Gail McCain, Owens Library Manager for the Findlay-area Campus. “Exhibition visitors will certainly enjoy the amazing artwork by several nationally recognized artists as they bring to life the nostalgic diners of yesteryear through their photographs, paintings, fiber art and poetry.”

Artists from around the country, who have garnered regional and national artistic acclaim, will showcase their expressions and interpretations of diners through a contemporary and traditional perspective as part of the “Diners” art exhibit, including University of Findlay Assistant Professor of Art Valerie Escobedo of Findlay, University of Findlay Associate Professor of English Marianna Hofer of Findlay, Photographer and Author Jim Ross of Arcadia, Okla., and University of Findlay Adjunct Instructor and Fiber Artist Sharon Hammer Baker of Findlay.

Approximately 30 featured artistic pieces will be on display in Owens’ “Diners” exhibit highlighted by photographs of historic U.S. Route 66 diners, paintings, fiber art in the form of diner-style aprons and restaurant menus comprised of poetry.

Admission to the Findlay-area Campus Library Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Library at (567) 429-3088 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3088.

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