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      Owens hosts 'Steel' art exhibit

      The first-ever artistic welding student exhibition at Owens starts today.

      Get ready for some heavy metal art. No, not metal music. Literally heavy metal!

      Owens Community College students will have the unique opportunity to showcase their artistic welding talents in Center for Fine and Performing Arts as the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery for the the first-ever artistic welding student exhibition titled ??Steel.??

      The exhibition features over 40 pieces of metal artwork ranging from abstract to the figurative. The College??s ??Introduction and Intermediate Artistic Welding?? courses focus on the creative and practical aspects of the welding processes through TIG, MIG and Arc welding. Students receive experiential learning specific to the proper use of welding equipment necessary to create sculptures and other artwork.

      ??The Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts is proud to partner with the College??s School of Technology and showcase the artistic talents of our students,?? said Wynn Perry, Owens Coordinator of the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. ??Attendees will be amazed at how materials, such as a piece of steel, can be transformed into a masterful work of art through the use of various welding techniques.??

      In addition, the College will host a free reception for the exhibit on Friday, Sept. 21 from 6-8 p.m. in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. Artwork will be on display both within the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery and in the outside courtyard adjacent the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

      The exhibit starts today and runs through October 19.