Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery


Athena Art Society: Self-Juried Art Exhibition

Athena Art Society: Self-Juried Art Exhibition

January 23 – March 31, 2023

Athena Art Society One of the oldest women’s art organizations in the country, the Athena Art Society Inc. began in 1903 to assist and encourage women in all branches of the Fine Arts. Athena continues to promote and develop the visual arts and stimulate community participation.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, they also provide local art awards, host juried and non-juried member exhibitions, and support other arts organizations through leadership and partnerships. As membership is by invitation only, some of the area’s best-known women artists have proudly participated in the Athena Art Society.

Closing Reception

Friday, March 31 | 3-5 p.m. | Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery | More info >>

We Dance

We Dance: An Art Exhibition by Jennifer Q. McCary

January 23 – March 31, 2023

This art exhibition was inspired by the poem WE. DANCE. written and performed by Hope Boykin and members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

The emotions in the spoken word guided Jennifer Q. McCary through the creation of this collection of works. Observing each piece in the context of dance being the art form dancers use to emote when their hearts are happy, peaceful, bewildered or broken, this collection encourages you to consider how you personally handle heartbreak, loneliness, excitement and joy.

Opening Reception

Thursday, January 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery | More info >>

Owens Community College and the Department of Fine and Performing Arts promotes freedom of expression without restriction on content or form. The views expressed in the works exhibited in the Walter E. Terhune Gallery are those of the exhibitors and may not be those of the Department or the College.

Walter E. Terhune Gallery Hours

Monday & Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Contact the Terhune Gallery

To schedule an appointment, please schedule here or email gallery@owens.edu or call (567) 661-7956.
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Scheduling an Appointment Guidelines

To allow for more time to disinfect the art gallery, to minimize occupancy in a smaller space, and to have personal tours with the artists or the Art Gallery Director, we are offering the option to schedule appointments. When scheduling an appointment with the art gallery please note:

  • Appointments must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours ahead of time. An appointment can be scheduled earlier than this.
  • Each appointment will be separated and not combined with other appointments or groups.
  • If you would like a tour beyond the art gallery, please make this request when contacting us.
  • To schedule an appointment, please schedule here or email gallery@owens.edu or call (567) 661-7956.

Exhibition Proposal Process

Are you interested in exhibiting at the Terhune Art Gallery? Read our proposal process and fill out the online form.

About the Walter E. Terhune Gallery

The 1,300 square-foot Gallery is part of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. It is committed to exhibiting diverse, vibrant visual arts created by faculty, students and community members, and to embedding arts programming within the curriculum. Exhibits at the Gallery — both in the main exhibit space and along the outside wall — have spanned a wide range of media and styles, from traditional art to interactive, multi-media installations.

The Gallery is named on behalf of the Walter E. Terhune, following a donation in 2003 to the Owens Community College Foundation from KeyBank’s Terhune Memorial Fund. Established in 1926, the Walter E. Terhune Memorial Fund was created by Mr. Terhune’s daughter, Alice Crosby Terhune, to honor her father who was a longtime Toledo businessman and philanthropist. Mr. Terhune was an owner and officer of Clark and Terhune Lumber Merchants, a successful lumber company in the 1800s.