The Ohio State University at Lima

Ohio State Lima welcomes children’s author Ruth McNally Barshaw

Author Ruth McNally Barshaw will be talking to students at the Ohio State Lima campus about how to make a life and living at writing at 2:30 p.m., Fri., April 24, 2015, in Galvin 330.

In addition to being an illustrator, cartoonist and expert daydreamer, Barshaw is the author of "The Ellie McDoodle Diaries." For more about the author, visit her website.

Barshaw is in Lima as part of the celebration of ArtSpace/Lima's 60th anniversary. She will visit campus on Friday and then offer a children’s program at ArtSpace/Lima from 2-3 p.m., Sat., April 25, 2015.

“ArtSpace Lima has been providing art education and outreach to the community for 6o years,” said Bill Sullivan, operations manager at ArtSpace/Lima. “In celebration of its anniversary, ArtSpace is providing exciting opportunities throughout the year to further promote the Arts.”

At ArtSpace/Lima, Barshaw will conduct a hands-on, interactive, story-creation workshop with kids ages 6 and older. Barshaw and the students will brainstorm a story together and then compose and illustrate it on the spot. The workshop is free. Call ArtSpace at (419) 222-1721 to reserve a place for your budding story teller.

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For Immediate Release

April 17, 2015

Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley Fry (419) 995-8671