The Ohio State University at Lima

Spring Art Exhibition showcases Ohio State Lima student artwork

Media coverage: Hometown Stations

The Ohio State University at Lima presents a Spring Student Art Exhibition from April 21-May 4, 2015, in the Farmer Family Gallery in Reed Hall. The gallery is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the opening reception is at noon, Mon., April 20, 2015.

“There is an undeniable pleasure in witnessing the growth of each student from week one to the end of the semester,” said Ed Valentine, professor of art and show curator. “That pleasure is extended to the satisfaction and pride seen in each participant throughout the show.”

The exhibition includes more than 100 selected works created during the 2014-2015 academic year in the Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design, and Painting classes at Ohio State Lima. Student work includes self portraits, trompe l'oeil paintings, chiaroscuro drawings and large acrylic compositions. More than 90 students participated in art and art education classes during the 2014-2015 academic year.

“Art making is often and mistakenly thought to be for the gifted or a select few. Truth is, art is an acquired skill. Through dedication, focus and study anyone can gain an understanding of drawing, painting and composition,” Valentine said. “Once that understanding is gained you begin to have the foundations for art making. A well rounded, liberal arts education is only fortified by a strong foundation in the visual arts. Our students at Ohio State Lima get just that. They leave not only knowing how to draw, paint and compose but also knowing what elements are in play in order to make that happen.”

The student artwork is for sale. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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For Immediate Release
April 15, 2015
Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley Fry (419) 995-8671