Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Otterbein University Announces Exhibition Schedule for 2016-2017 Academic Year

Leslie H. and Ethyl Rose Miller Gallery
Art and Communication Building, 33 Collegeview Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on holidays and University breaks. For information call (614) 823-1792.

Low Season
Aug. 22-Oct. 5, 2016
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 1, 4-6 p.m.; Artist Remarks begin at 5 p.m.
Artist: Jonathan Johnson, Sabbatical Exhibition
       Associate Professor Jonathan Johnson’s sabbatical exhibition project consists of an experimental film installation and lyrical narrative photo series about place, centering on his travel and cultural experiences in Thailand and the American Midwest.

Urban Reflections:  Contemporary Thai Photography
Oct. 12-Dec. 9, 2016
Artists: Lek Kiatsirikajorn and Miti Ruangkritya
       This exhibition features work by emerging Thai photographers Lek Kiatsirikajorn and Miti Ruangkritya, whose exquisite imagery gives unique voice to the 2011 floods in Bangkok, along the Chao Phraya River. The show questions notions of progress and our contemporary relationship with natural forces.

Keep on Doing
Jan. 9-Feb. 10, 2017
Reception: Friday, Jan. 13, 4-7 p.m., Artist remarks begin at 5:30 p.m.
Artist: Louise Captein
       Otterbein Associate Professor Louise Captein’s sabbatical exhibition brings together pattern design, collage and painting by blending art and traditional craft with vigorous form and color.

20th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Feb. 17-March 3, 2017
Receptions: Friday, Feb. 17, 4-6 p.m.
Juror: David Stichweh, Emeritus Professor of Art, Otterbein

Senior Art Exhibitions
March 6-April 28, 2017
Weekly exhibition and receptions by graduating art majors.


Fisher Gallery
Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St., Westerville, OH 43081
Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Closed on holidays and University breaks. For information call (614) 823-1792.

Sonabai: Another Way of Seeing
Aug. 24-Dec. 22, 2016
Reception and Diwali Celebration: Friday, Oct. 28, time TBA
Public talk with curator: Thursday, Aug. 25, 12 p.m., Roush Hall 114
Curator: Stephen P. Huyler, Ph.D.
       Self-taught artist Sonabai Rajawar lived in enforced isolation for 15 years in a remote India village, creating her own joyous sculptural environment. Through needing to express a personal vision in the face of tremendous adversity, she developed an innovative art form that she later taught to other artists.

Water and Ink Revisited: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Academy
Jan. 11-April 30
       A special exhibition of works on paper by faculty at Shanghai Printing and Publishing College and the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, two of Otterbein’s partner schools in China.


The Frank Museum of Art
39 S. Vine Street, Westerville, OH 43081
Museum hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday during the University’s academic year. Closed on holidays and University breaks. For information call (614) 818-9716.

On Being Gandhi: The Art and Politics of Seeing
Aug. 24-Dec. 2, 2016
Reception and Diwali Celebration: Friday, Oct. 28, time TBA
Guest Curator: Chaya Chandrasekhar, Ph.D.
       Named one of India’s top 15 rising artists by India Art Fair, photographer Shivaraju B.S. (a.k.a. Cop Shiva) captures masquerade and impersonation on the streets of Bengaluru, India. The exhibition features his images of a celebrated Gandhi impersonator, Bagadehalli Basavaraju.

BETWEEN US: Relationship and Identity in Tibetan Contemporary Art
Jan. 25-April 22, 2017
Artists: Tsherin Sherpa and Tulku Jamyang (TJ)
Guest Curator: Ariana Maki, Ph.D.
       An exhibition featuring work by traditionally trained and internationally recognized Tibetan artists and brothers, Tsherin Sherpa and Tulku Jamyang (TJ). Working in contemporary modes, they explore emergent identity at the relational edge of tradition and modernity.

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