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Owens to host Baron Wolman photography exhibit of musicians

OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, 1967, one of the photographs in the Owens' exhibit of work by Baron Wolman. Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, 1967, one of the photographs in the Owens' exhibit of work by Baron Wolman.
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An exhibit of photographs of musicians by internationally known photographer Baron Wolman opens Monday at Owens Community College’s Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery.

The exhibit, titled “Rock On: Photographs by Baron Wolman,” runs through March 28.

In addition, Wolman will talk about his experiences with well-known musicians in a lecture at 7 p.m. March 21 at the Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts Studio Theatre.

The Terhune Art Gallery and Arts Studio Theatre are off of Oregon Road at the college’s main campus in Perrysburg Township.

More than 30 photographs will be on display in the Owens exhibit. Featured musicians within the photographs will include James Brown, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Duke Ellington, Jim Morrison, Neil Young, Tina Turner, Chuck Berry, George Harrison and Joan Baez.

“Owens Community College is excited to present such a unique exhibition that highlights the marriage between music and the visual arts and focuses on photography as a tool for recording history,” said Wynn Perry, Owens coordinator of the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. “Baron Wolman is known worldwide for his amazing photography. His unique perspectives to journalistic photography, contemporary history and the creative process have merged to create some of the most iconic images of the 20th century.”

This photograph of music legend B.B. King was captured by Baron Wolman and is part of the Owens' exhibit. This photograph of music legend B.B. King was captured by Baron Wolman and is part of the Owens' exhibit.
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In 1967, Wolman was approached by Jann Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone, to become the publication’s first chief photographer. The meeting led to Wolman witnessing and capturing the moments of arguably one the most important periods of change in popular music and culture through his camera, with the images serving as a focal point for the magazine. For three years at the publication, Wolman’s photographs were known for capturing the events and personalities as well as visualizing the music.

Over the years, Wolman’s artistic talents have been showcased in art galleries around the world. His most recent book, Every Picture Tells A Story – Baron Wolman, The Rolling Stone Years, highlights stories and photographs of some of the most significant artists and events of the period. Wolman’s professional background also includes sports photography, aerial photography, figure photography and portraits.

In addition to the photographs, music-specific artifacts and collectibles from the 1880s through the 1980s will be showcased in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. Items ranging from record albums and posters to period clothing and concert tickets will provide attendees with a further look into the musical past.

“Rock On: Photographs by Baron Wolman” is being presented in part by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.

Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

For additional information about the exhibit, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2721.



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