The Wehrle Gallery is open throughout the year and features international and local artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. The Wehrle Gallery is located in Wehrle Hall on Ohio Dominican University’s main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219.
Opening reception January 12
Reverie is a dream-like state in which one is free to wonder and question everything that is happening in the world around him or her.
“Clouds provide the perfect canvas for this time of contemplation,” explained the artist, ODU Senior Danielle D’Onghia. “For years, I have been photographing clouds, trying to preserve the beauty and understanding I have obtained through letting my mind wander when watching them.”
This collection of photographs of clouds gives viewers the chance to see what they may have missed and to realize the significance of life’s fleeting moments.
Opening reception January 27
Char Norman is an accomplished fiber artist specializing in papermaking and fiber sculpture. She received a Master of Fine Art degree from Claremont Graduate University and a Bachelor of Art degree from Scripps College. She has lectured and exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. Ms. Norman developed and conducted workshops for all ages, worked as a consultant to area schools and community arts organizations, and now holds the position of Dean of Faculty at Columbus College of Art & Design.
"Travels in Italy over the past decade prompted an examination of layers of history and culture particularly as it applies to religions and objects revered by the populace," Ms. Norman explained. "Tabernacles, shrines and icons based on Christianity combined with the predominance of stone fortress-like buildings of Florence engendered a discussion of paganism as a forerunner of Christianity and the desire to worship natural elements. These small sculptures are at once icons and votives. Placements of the sculptures in niches found throughout Florence effectively create tabernacles or shrines that worship paganism and invade the stones of Florence with fragments of nature."
Conversations with the Past: New Work by Char Norman incorporates photo documentation of the installation sculptures embedded in handmade paper.
As artists, we create objects and images according to the subject(s) we have concerns for, connections to or opinions about. Often the subject matter can range from the soul searching to the light-hearted; subjects can be strangely alien or highly recognizable. These ideas are expressed through analysis, the depth of thinking to the intensity of our practice and, in turn, these influences can impact formal approaches. This cognitive interpretation alongside attentive perception is a vital process to the act of making art, which is expressed and translated in many ways. It dictates the form, which contributes to the overall meaning of the finished piece. The subject matter has an enduring lineage in art history and explores contemporary themes, which then are illustrated and developed. For the viewer, the subject matter provides a balance of broad thinking and critical looking.
Opening reception 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, March 17
ODU Senior Fine Art and Graphic Design students will showcase their final thesis in this unique and inviting exhibition. Artwork will be displayed in the Wehrle Gallery and at satellite exhibition spaces on the Ohio Dominican University campus.
Find a unique, handmade gift at this market, now in its 12th year. ODU faculty, staff, students and friends will be selling a variety of goods from prints and paintings to handmade paper and pottery.
Opening reception on September 28, 6-8 p.m.
Ryan Agnew shares recent oil paintings made in the living presence of clouds, trees, bridges, flowers, the moon, fleeting sunlight and water. Fascinated by patterns of colors and shapes in the ordinary aspects of our world, Agnew contemplates painting as practice for seeing and thinking, as well as an absorbing and recuperative activity.
Enjoy fine paintings and prints from the notable The Pappas-Kenefick Collection, which includes the work of a wide range of artists from American narrative illustrators to Dali. The gallery will host a reception for this exhibition in conjunction with the inaugural Dominican Professorate Program. The event will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., September 14.
Dr. Janette Knowles DirectorWehrle Art Gallery
Ohio Dominican University1216 Sunbury RoadColumbus OH 43219
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