The above piece, "Pandemic Quilt," was created by Eliana Calle-Saari.
Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) Wehrle Gallery has released its exhibition schedule for the 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.
The Wehrle Gallery has scheduled the following exhibits.
Frayed: New Work by Char Norman and Helen Hoffelt
Aug. 22 – Oct. 15, 2021
Opening reception: 1-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021
Artists’ talk: Noon, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021
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. 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.
My Story; My Song: New Work by Creative Women of Color
Oct. 31, 2021 – Jan. 17, 2022
Opening reception: 1-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021
Artists’ talk: TBD
Formed in 2006 in Columbus, Ohio, Creative Women of Color consists of a group of African American women artists whose styles range from folk to abstract, and from fiber and textiles to working with metals and acrylic resins. This exhibit celebrates the artists’ commonalities and reflects their vast experiences as African American women representing different personal and professional backgrounds.
20th Annual Wehrle Holiday Art Market
Dec. 1, 2021, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Now in its 20th year, the Wehrle Holiday Art Market is a place where ODU students, faculty, and staff sell their handmade goods to the Columbus community at budget-friendly prices to support the buy local movement.
Featured Student Work
Jan. 30 – Feb. 19, 2022
Take advantage of this informal salon exhibition that features the work of current ODU students and faculty.
Women Carry the Weight of the World: Pandemic Work by Eliana Calle-Saari
Feb. 27 – April 17, 2022
Opening reception: 1-3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 17, 2022
Artist’s talk: Noon, Tuesday, March 1, 2022
An instructor at ODU, Saari is one of the region’s most important and recognized printmakers. In March 2020, she travelled to Antiga to move her daughter home from medical school; however, she remained unable to leave the island for nearly 90 days after it closed its borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amidst food shortages and electrical outages, Saari drew and created woodcuts of Antigan women carrying food, bags, children and animals. She saw this as a metaphor for women carrying the weight of the world.
From the Halls of Wehrle: Senior Exhibition
May 1 – June 20, 2022
Opening reception and awards ceremony: 1-3:30 p.m., Sunday, May 1
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.