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Pomerene Center donates artwork to Clow

| March 26, 2013

COSHOCTON – Tom Crawford was very appreciative of the gift of artwork the Pomerene Center for the Arts recently gave Clow Water Systems.

“These are really awesome,” said Crawford, who is the VP/general manager at Clow. “The pieces are 40 plus years old which shows that Clow has been around for a long time and that we are still thriving.”

The two pieces of artwork that were donated to Clow March 26 were part of the Pomerene Center’s permanent collection.

“We have no place to store them and I think they’ve only been displayed once so we thought we would bring them here since they celebrate the work that is done here at Clow,” said Anne Cornell, director of the Pomerene Center.

The larger of the two pieces of art is an acrylic painting of a pipe worker and was a gift to the Pomerene Center by Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Lanese.

“It will hang in our main conference room, where our guests, the owner of the company and other folks will be able to see it,” Crawford said.

The second piece is of the Clow plant and was given to the Pomerene Center by J. Edgar Haller who was plant manager of the Coshocton Clow Corp. from 1965 to 1971.

“Due to the growth we are experiencing we have to add on some new office spaces,” Crawford said. “One of those will be mine and I’m excited to hang this in it.”

Dorothy Skowrunski, executive director of the Coshocton Port Authority was excited to see the two organizations working together.

“Here in Coshocton there is a wonderful history of the arts history as well as a strong industrial history,” she said. “These two paintings and this exchange between the Pomerene Center for the Arts and Clow-McWane celebrates both these histories. The Port Authority is honoured to be part of this celebration.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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