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April 8, 2013

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

Ohio State Lima student art exhibit features photographs depicting local small towns

The Department of Art at The Ohio State University at Lima hosts the annual Student Art Show now through Mon., April 22, 2013, in the Farmer Family Gallery in Reed Hall. The exhibit is open from 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. weekdays.

The exhibition features 130 pieces of student artwork from painting, drawing, two-dimensional design and digital photography courses this academic year. Collectively, the pieces represent 17 different classroom assignments.

The 35 photographs in the show were taken as part of an assignment that is based on the original shooting list distributed to Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographers in the 1930s and 40s. The list outlines each of the subjects that needed to be photographed in order to accurately portray life in a small American town. Each photography student selected one town in west central and northwest Ohio to document in the same spirit as the original FSA photographs.

The show is free and open to the public.