OWU Metalsmiths Exhibit ‘Strong,’ Critic Says

‘The Soul of Objects’ on Display through Dec. 21
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Caitlyn Zeller, ‘Venus Flytrap Bracelet,’ copper, sterling, brass, and enamel. (Photo by Jerry Anthony)

Caitlyn Zeller, ‘Venus Flytrap Bracelet,’ copper, sterling, brass, and enamel. (Photo by Jerry Anthony)

“The best teachers lead students along a path of self-discovery and individual soul-searching,” critic Christopher A. Yates writes in the Dec. 9 edition of The Columbus Dispatch. “Such is the case in ‘The Soul of Objects,’ on view at the Dublin Arts Council.”

The teacher in this instance is Ohio Wesleyan University fine arts professor Cynthia Cetlin, M.F.A., a member of the OWU faculty since 1987. Cetlin and several of her current OWU students and young alumni are exhibiting their creations through Dec. 21 at the Dublin, Ohio, gallery, 7125 Riverside Drive.

“Cetlin is well-known in the central Ohio arts community for her evocative jewelry,” Yates writes, later noting that: “Each student in Cetlin’s class is at a different state of development. All are building their visual vocabulary through the union of craft and concept.”

Read the full Columbus Dispatch article, “Invisible Hand: Teacher’s subtle influence on students resonates in display of creative objects.”


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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