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.

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