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'Techno-Romantic' Artist Leads Lectures, Workshops at OWU


April 12, 2002

[ Thomas Mann Photo ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Internationally known artist and owner of Gallery I/O in New Orleans, Thomas Mann will be on Ohio Wesleyan University's campus working with students within the fine arts department and guest lecturing both for the department and the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship, on April 16-18.

Mann, an accomplished designer, jeweler and sculptor, has spent the last 30 years creating and exhibiting his work in art shows, special exhibits and within museum and private collections. In an effort to better define the nature of his art work, he developed a succession of terms, evolving into what he calls "Techno-Romantic." He has received numerous awards, commission and grants for his work. In addition to Mann's artistic accomplishments and talents, he also has developed a workshop/lecture series, "Design for Survival," to help working artists learn about business and entrepreneurial skills to help with their professional success.

While at Ohio Wesleyan this month, Mann will present the following lectures:

• Tuesday, April 16 - "Day One, Design Your Survival Workshop," 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., Beeghly Library Bayley Room

• Wednesday, April 17 - "Art & Entrepreneurship: One Artist's Take on Bridging the Gap," 3:10 p.m., Beeghly Library Bayley Room; "Techno-Romantic 110. Thomas Mann: 30 Years in the American Craft Movement," 8 p.m., R.W. Corns Building 312

• Thursday, April 18 - "Day Two, Design Your Survival Workshop," 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., Haycock Hall Metals Studio

Mann's workshop and lectures are sponsored by OWU's Fine Arts Department, The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Marion Parson Alden Visiting Artists Fund, and the Ebb Haycock Workshop Fund. For more information, contact the Office of University Communications at 740-368-3339.