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.
ODU’s Permanent Collection features such important artists as Edward Potthast, Leo Stein and Salvador Dali.
Jessica Larva, ODU’s assistant professor of Art, will have on exhibit works that explore the complex “gray” space between opposing or divergent concepts that exist in our lives, paralleled by the overlap of nature and technology.
A native of Columbia, Eliana Calle-Saari creates reductive woodblock prints that explore memory, heritage and their interaction with the present.
From homemade soap and bath products to stained glass, ceramics and prints, you’ll find the perfect holiday gift while supporting the creative community of Ohio Dominican University.
Internationally recognized mobile maker – and recent ODU alum – Helma Groot will be back in Wehrle Gallery with her beautiful and intellectually compelling visual narratives.
This exhibition is the capstone experience for all Art and Design majors at Ohio Dominican University. It highlights the variety of media and styles of our students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Janette Knowles DirectorWehrle Art Gallery
Ohio Dominican University1216 Sunbury RoadColumbus OH 43219
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