Tuesday, July 11, 2017

ODU Announces 2017-18 Wehrle Gallery Art Exhibitions

Columbus, OH – Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) Wehrle Gallery will feature exhibitions during the 2017-18 academic year that feature the work of female artists and pay homage to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, ODU’s founding congregation.

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.

Chrysalis: Meet ODU’s Art Faculty
Aug. 21 – Oct. 22, 2017
Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
Artist presentation: 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 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.

Nostalgia and Invisible Racism: A Project by Ann Corley Silverman
Nov. 3, 2017 – Jan. 12, 2018
Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Artist presentation: 12 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
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.

Convergence: New Work by Char Norman and Anita Dawson
Jan. 25 – March 31, 2018
Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2018
Artist presentation: 12 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 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.

From the Halls of Wehrle: 2018 Senior Exhibition
April 29 – June 30, 2018
Opening reception: 1-3:30 p.m.
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.

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive, four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. The University has approximately 1,900 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 40 majors and nine graduate degree programs. At ODU, students connect their passion with a purpose.

Denison Arts Professor Receives Funding from Howard Foundation

RANVILLE, Ohio—The Board of Administration of the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation has awarded a $33,000 fellowship to Denison University Associate Professor of Studio Art Sheilah Wilson for her work, “SOTD (Strangely Ordinary This Devotion).” Wilson was awarded one of only eight fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Wilson has collaborated with her partner Dani Leventhal, assistant professor at Ohio State University, on “SOTD,” which was presented at this year’s Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum in New York City. “SOTD” depicts images of ordinary life that resonate with the larger themes of motherhood, queer desire, the environment and domestic life, both real and fantastic.

“The work deals with ideas of how we can construct new narrative structure and sense through the lexicon of our own lives. I feel that the potential of the domestic space as one of radicality is an important way to re-imagine the world and present it visually,” said Wilson.

The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation was established in 1952 by Nicea Howard in memory of her grandparents. Miss Howard had a special interest in furthering the personal development of promising individuals at the crucial middle stages of their careers in the liberal and creative arts.

University of Dayton Exhibit to Explore Marian Art of Asia


A new art exhibit at the University of Dayton will explore how the Virgin Mary is perceived and represented in some Asian countries. "Ex Oriente Lux: Marian Art in Asia" runs June 26 to Sept. 8 in the Marian Library Gallery on the seventh floor of Roesch Library. It is free and open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. "The exhibit is an attempt to open our horizons to the originality of Asian Marian paintings and statuary," said the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., director of research, art and special projects for the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute. More information is available online here. For interviews or a photo, contact Meagan Pant at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu.


The International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) has announced "Mary in Asia and Africa" as the theme for its next Marian Forum on Oct. 20 at the University of Dayton. The two-hour event will be the fifth in a continuing series of free academic gatherings that IMRI has sponsored on the Internet to promote the study of the Blessed Virgin Mary. "We are producing our Marian forums to present fresh research and to stimulate creative energies in the study of the mother of Jesus Christ," said the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., director of research, art and special projects. "We decided on Africa and Asia for the theme of our next forum because we want to move beyond Eurocentrism and open new avenues of study. The great diversity of peoples in Africa and Asia makes these continents ideal for looking at how local culture influences the reception of Mary." Admission is free, but IMRI requires participants to register online athereFor interviews, contact Meagan Pant at 937-229-3256 ormpant1@udayton.edu.


The University of Dayton will host a retrospective exhibit by Dayton native and University alumnae Patti Trick Paulus featuring calligraphic art from her 38-year career. "Then & Now — A Retrospective" is free and open to the public June 10 through July 31 in the first floor gallery of Roesch Library. Paulus focuses on hand lettered artwork and has recently expanded into rendering landscapes in charcoal. The exhibit is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It will be closed July 4. Complimentary visitor parking passes can be obtained at the visitor parking information center. More information is available hereFor interviews or a photo, contact Meagan Pant at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu.


Emerging Leader Program

Employers can help develop future executive leaders with training on the finer points of leadership and business skills during the 2017 Emerging Leader program at the University of Dayton Center for Leadership. Registration is now open for the next 12-month, 20-session program that begins Aug. 18, and is geared toward helping employees chart a path to executive leadership. It includes leadership and business skills training, assessments, executive coaching and mentoring. Presenters include faculty from the University of Dayton's School of Business Administration along with consultants to Fortune 500 companies. The Emerging Leader Program is open to the public and costs $13,000; $12,000 for partner organizations. Participants receive a certificate in leadership and admission to two of the Center's future executive development programs.
Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program
The Center for Leadership is accepting applications for the next three sessions of this 10-session program that start July 27, Aug. 22 and Sept. 27. The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program is a development program spanning six months for leaders in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. This program will assist front-line leaders or anyone preparing for a leadership role in developing skills to help them maximize individual and team performance. Upon completion of the program, they also receive two additional days of Supervisor and Professional Development programs. The cost is $4,300; $4,000 for partner organizations. The session starting in August will be in Dublin, Ohio. Supervisory Leadership Certificate facilitators average a 4.5 on a five-point scale in participant reviews. Participants in the most recently completed cohort report a 43.5 percent increase in their competency level. One participant said: "I have found most valuable the ability to listen to and to be exposed to individuals from all over the region, as well as to be able to share in their insights and gain an appreciation for the similarities and differences among us."

Professional Development Programs

July 11: "Time Management and Personal Productivity." This session will help with planning your work using goal-setting and scheduling techniques, proper delegation techniques and building successful relationships without putting too many demands on your schedule.

July 12: "Navigating Difficult Conversations." This program will help attendees understand the casualties of unresolved conflict — productivity loss and employee turnover, among others. Participants also will identify their preferred conflict resolution style and techniques to increase their personal effectiveness.

July 19: "IMPROVing Interpersonal Communication Skills." Leaders with a mastery of the various facets of communication are becoming increasingly rare. Acquiring these skills can be overwhelming, and can leave some thinking they may just not have what it takes. This course will use the proven methods of improvisation training to identify weaknesses and create new strengths.

The cost for a professional development program is $395 for the general public, $345 for University of Dayton alumni and $299 for center partners.

All sessions for every program run all day, unless otherwise noted, and will be on the University of Dayton River Campus at the 1700 South Patterson Building.

For more information about Center for Leadership programs and to register, call 937-229-3115 or visithttps://www.udayton.edu/centerforleadership/.


For more information, contact Shawn Robinson at 937-229-3391.