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Art Exhibitions

Leslie H. and Ethyl Rose Miller Gallery

Art and Communication Building
33 Collegeview Road, Westerville, OH 43081 - campus map

Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Closed Holidays
For information call 614-823-1792.

Low Season
August 22 - October 5, 2016
Reception:  Thursday, September 1, 4p - 6p, Artist remarks begin at 5p
Associate Professor Jonathan Johnson's sabbatical exhibition project consists of a new experimental short film and photo series that meander through themes of family, autobiography, place and growing up between the cultures of Thailand and the American Midwest.

Urban Reflections:  Contemporary Thai Photography
October 12 - December 9, 2016
This exhibition features work by emerging Thai photographers Lek Kiatsirkajorn and Miti Ruangkritya, whose sublime 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
January 9 - February 10, 2017
Reception and Dance Party!  Friday, January 13, 4p -7p
Artist remarks begin at 5:30p, Dance Party begins at 5:45p. Music by WOBN
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
February 17 - March 3, 2017
Reception:  Friday, February 17, 4p - 6p
Juror, David Stichweh, Emeritus Professor of Art, Otterbein

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

Fisher Gallery

Roush Hall (first and second floors)
27 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081 - campus map 

Sonabai: Another Way of Seeing 
August 24 – December 22, 2016
Thursday, August 25  at 12p, Room 114 Roush
Award-winning short film showing and public talk by Curator, Stephen P. Huyler
Diwali Celebration, Friday, October 28

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. This exhibitions features the "Harvest Festival" portion of the original exhibition.   

Water and Ink Revisited: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Academy
January 11 - April 30, 2017
Reception: Friday, March 10, 5p - 7p
A special exhibition of works on paper by fine art faculty from the Shanghai Printing and Publishing College, the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, and Shanghai Jian Qiao University, three of Otterbein’s partner schools in China.

The Frank Museum of Art

39 S. Vine Street, Westerville, OH 43081 - campus map
Museum hours are 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday
during the University's academic year.
For information call 614-818-9716.

On Being Gandhi: The Art and Politics of Seeing
August 24 – December 2, 2016
 Guest Curator, Chaya Chandrasekhar, Ph.D.
Diwali Celebration, Friday, October 28, 2016

 Named one of India’s top 15 rising artists, photographer Shivaraju B.S. (a.k.a. Cop Shiva) focuses on portraits of people living on the fringes, yet who embody the zeitgeist of contemporary India. The idea of masquerade in particular interests him. The exhibition features photographs of Bagadehalli Basvaraju, a village schoolteacher who routinely impersonates the great Mahatma Gandhi. 

BETWEEN US: Identity and Relationship in Tibetan Contemporary Art 
January 25 - April 22, 2017
Public talk with the artists and introductory remarks by guest curator Dr. Ariana Maki
Thursday, March 16, 6:30p, 
Philomathean Room, Towers Hall
Reception following the talk: 7:30p, Frank Museum of Art
A rare opportunity to see 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.

Special thanks to National Endowment for the Arts for their
continued support of our Opening Doors to the World exhibitions. 

/ Department of Art

The Department of Art is located at 
33 Collegeview Rd.

Office Hours
M - F: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Margarita Vilshanetskaya
Administrative Assistant
33 Collegeview Rd.
p/ 614.823.1792
e/ vilshanetskaya@otterbein.edu 

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