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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.

Upcoming Exhibits

  • Chrysalis: Meet ODU’s Art Faculty

    Aug. 21 – Oct. 22, 2017

    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. 

     

    • Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
    • Artist presentation: 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

     

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

    Nov. 3, 2017 – Jan. 12, 2018

    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.

    • Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
    • Artist presentation: 12 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

     

  • Holiday Art Market

    December 6, 2017

    Find a unique, handmade gift at this holiday art market! Members of the ODU community will be selling a variety of goods from prints and paintings to handmade paper and pottery. 

    • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wehrle Gallery

  • Convergence: New Work by Char Norman and Anita Dawson

    Jan. 26 – March 31, 2018

    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.

    • Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
    • Artist presentation: 12 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

     

  • From the Halls of Wehrle: 2018 Senior Exhibition

    April 29 – June 30, 2018

    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. 

    • Opening reception: 1-3:30 p.m.

     

Previous Exhibits

  • From the Halls of Wehrle: 2017 Senior Exhibition
    • April 30 – June 30, 2017
    • Opening: Sunday, April 30, 1-3:30 p.m. 

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

     
  • Editions and Experiences: Eliana Calle-Saari and the Art of the Print
    • Jan. 20 – March 26, 2017
    • Opening: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20

    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
    • Nov. 4, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017
    • Opening: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4

    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
    • Aug. 21– Oct. 23, 2016
    • Gallery reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26

    "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.