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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.

Senior Exhibition 2022

From the Halls of Wehrle | May 1 - June 26


Opening Reception:
Sunday, May 1 from 1 - 3:30 p.m.
(Awards Ceremony at 2 p.m.)

Join us on May 1 to celebrate the work of our senior art students at Wehrle's annual Senior Exhibition! This year's exhibition features the work of:

Arianna Barckhoff
Nia Chandler
Farell Kpachavi
Ella Lutomski
Kylee Belle May
Josh McBee
Zachary Petree
Halle Swisher


2021-2022 Exhibits

  • 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
    Artist 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. – 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: 1-1:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022
    Artist 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.


Previous Exhibits

  • Just as Life Itself: New Work by Julie Abijanac

    Feb. 14 – April 5, 2020

    Opening reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 2020
    Artist talk: Noon, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

    Julie Abijanac is a highly acclaimed sculptor whose work deals with her personal struggle with cancer. She creates digital drawings and paper or fiber sculptures that explore the systematic development of cancer cell metastasis in the human body. These meticulous studies become three-dimensional forms in space, safely removed from the human body.

  • Have You Got a Pulse? A ceramic sculpture installation by Terri Maloney-Houston

    Nov. 15, 2019 – Jan. 25, 2020

    Opening reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
    Artist talk: Noon, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

    Terri Maloney-Houston is a nationally recognized and award-winning ceramist and community educator. The works in this exhibition were created after the artist experienced the unexpected loss of a loved one. The pieces became meditations on the physical human body in various states—whole, broken and pieced together, and abstracted.

  • I AM: Exploring Spiritual Connectivity through Fiber - An installation by Celeste Malvar-Stewart

    Sept. 6 – Oct. 25, 2019

    Opening reception: 7-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
    Artist talk: Noon, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019

    Celeste Malvar-Stewart is an internationally recognized independent sustainable fashion and textiles designer whose work for the gallery features various pieces of hand-felted and naturally dyed garments, as well as hand-spun wall hangings that utilize fiber as a way to explore and create a visual representation of God's presence in our daily lives, and to interpret the constant guidance present in the universe.

    Celeste Malvar Stewart, Fashion & Textiles Designer


    Celeste Malvar-Stewart on Good Day Marketplace

    Good Day Marketplace recently interviewed Celeste Malvar-Stewart about her upcoming exhibition at Wehrle Gallery. This segment was sponsored by Columbus Makes Art.

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  • 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.
  • 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.

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.