Ohio Dominican University Exhibition Inspired by Artist's 'Visual Diary'

Julie Abijanac Exhibit


Columbus, OH (43219) – Ohio Dominican University is hosting an exhibit by an artist whose works provide a “visual diary” inspired by her experience with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. 

“This experience has led me through an investigation of psychological aspects and, most recently, the microscopic patterning of the disease,” explained Julie Abijanac. Abijanac’s exhibit, “Over Time,” is on display from February 18 to March 31 at Ohio Dominican’s Wehrle Art Gallery, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus 43219. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. 

“Over Time” showcases material installations and two-dimensional paper pieces. “Each panel created focuses on one specific material – pattern paper, magazine paper, fiber or hair – and begins to develop an abundance of texture as it is manipulated either by tearing, folding or by its placement,” Abijanac said. 

Abijanac majored in Fine Art at the Columbus College of Art &Design (CCAD) before studying painting under Beverly Fishman at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has exhibited her work in New York, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania as well as the Republic of South Korea and Victoria, Australia. 

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private liberal arts institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 3,000 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 43 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.