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The Wehrle Gallery features collections and exhibits by ODU students and faculty, as well as international and local artists. The gallery is open to the public throughout the year. Admission is free.

2018-2019 Exhibits

Celebrating Twenty Years of the Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative

Wehrle Gallery celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Phoenix Rising Print Cooperative with an exhibition featuring its members whose works span many different printmaking forms.

  • Exhibition dates
    Aug. 26 – Oct. 26, 2018
  • Opening reception
    Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Artist talk
    Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at noon
  • Studio demonstration & workshop
    Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 from noon to 2 p.m.

Upcoming Events

  • Delhi to Jaipur: Recent Work by Nicholas Hill

    Nov. 11, 2018 – Jan. 13, 2019

    Opening reception: 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018
    Artist talk: Noon, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

    An internationally-recognized printmaker and curator, and 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, Nicholas Hill’s work explores history, other cultures, and the creative processes of artists in those cultures.
  • Holiday Art Market

    December 4, 2018

    Support the artists and creatives of Ohio Dominican University as you purchase hand-made cards, candles, textiles, pottery and more.

    • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Wehrle Gallery

  • With Careful Scrutiny: Anne Cushman and the Art of the Print

    Feb. 3 – April 7, 2019

    Opening reception: 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019
    Artist talk: Noon, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

    Anne Cushman is a prolific and technically-masterful printmaker and educator, and a co-founder of Columbus’s nationally-recognized Phoenix Rising Print Cooperative. Cushman’s recent work focuses on designs and patterns in nature, and how our presence imposes itself on the environment.
  • 2019 Senior Exhibition

    April 28 – June 14, 2019

    Opening reception: 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2019

    Celebrate with ODU’s graduating seniors. This exhibition is the capstone of Art, Art Education, and Graphic Design students, and features a range of content and media.

Previous Exhibits

  • Chrysalis: Meet ODU’s Art Faculty

    This exhibition is a celebration of the new academic year and a welcome to ODU’s 16th president, Dr. Robert Gervasi. The Art and Design faculty, Janna Thompson-Chordas, Janette Knowles, Rebecca Morton, and Eliana Calle Saari, created new works around the idea of the chrysalis and butterfly, a metaphor for the intellectual and spiritual transformation that happens through education. 

  • Nostalgia and Invisible Racism: A Project by Ann Corley Silverman

    Twenty years after Ann Corley Silverman exhibited “The Journal Project” in the Wehrle Gallery, she is using the same pulped and shredded journals of her southern grandmother to create pages that support the handwritten text of Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” in an examination of family history, southern history and racism.

  • Convergence: New Work by Char Norman and Anita Dawson

    Longtime Columbus academic and artistic powerhouses Char Norman and Anita Dawson explore the idea of Convergence through paintings and mixed media pieces. Their works center around the convergence of ideas, cultural influences, the political climate, their lengthy friendship and work/travel partnerships, as well as the fact that both are women artists.

  • Editions and Experiences: Eliana Calle-Saari and the Art of the Print

    Colombian transplant Eliana Calle-Saari has spent the last two decades translating life experiences into exquisite prints which exploit the specific expressive tendencies of the chosen technique; be it etching or woodcut.

    Eliana Calle-Saari works with one of her prints.

  • Todd Camp: New Works in Mixed Media

    Todd Camp’s curiosity and sensitivity to a material’s specific attributes gave rise to his newest works in mixed media.

    A piece of art by Todd Camp.

  • A Tree's Voice: Matt Bliss and the Art of Wood

    "To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature."

    Ohio Dominican University Fine Art alum and master woodworker Matt Bliss finds the voice of reclaimed and found wood to create beautiful and elegiac sculptures and wall pieces that defy traditional categorization.

    The title of this exhibition comes from Thomas Hardy's Under the Greenwood Tree. 

    The corner edge of a table top displaying the techniques of master woodworker Matt Bliss.

Senior Art Exhibit. Video by ODU Student Anita Picoteando

Bachelor of Arts in Art

Ohio Dominican University Art major, Jes Moore, explains how she uses beeswax to create wonderful and beautiful works of art.