Ohio Dominican University’s Wehrle Gallery will feature a new exhibit, “Frayed: New Work by Char Norman and Helen Hoffelt,” from Aug. 22 to Oct. 15, 2021. A free opening reception will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug 22, in the Wehrle Gallery, and an Artists’ Talk is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, Sept 14. This is one of several exhibitions that will be featured in the Wehrle Gallery during the upcoming 2021-22 academic year.
The Wehrle Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. The gallery is located on ODU’s campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219.
Helen Hoffelt is a professional photographer and currently serves as professor emerita at Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). Char Norman is a fiber artist and currently serves as dean emerita at CCAD. Together, Hoffelt and Norman have produced a dynamic body of work that features a collection of two- and three-dimensional pieces that address environmental issues as they relate to indigenous communities of the Amazon rainforest.
Hoffelt and Norman are both widely known for producing contemporary work based on the idea that natural forces affect and reflect the human condition. The artists’ intent is to raise awareness and to impact human responses to the environment. Their work is comprised of a combination of materials and techniques relating to the expertise of each individual artist as well as joint explorations and discoveries.