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Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery

(567) 661-7956


The Heavens and Earth

Beth Genson and the Heavens and Earth Exhibit

Beth Genson is premiering our Artist in Residence Program! Visit the Artist in Residence page to learn more.

June 4 – August 13

Live Stream Artist Talk and Reception
Friday, June 4, 6-8 p.m.

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Meeting ID: 314 666 4025
Passcode: 952571

Gallery Open Hours:

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Our world is beautiful… but it’s broken.  Anyone can name a dozen ways this is happening.  The devastation of climate change alone brings images into our homes every day. Through my encaustic paintings I will show the beauty of the shale layers that contain the natural gas and oil in the earth, abstract imagery of the fracking facilities and the effects of flaring, subsidence, and explosions of the pipelines, as well as the glorious skies and waterways that are affected everyday by this endeavor. Brief commentary will accompany each piece to walk viewers through the process and educate them on the subject. Suggestions and materials for taking action on this topic will be provided. 25% of the proceeds from sales of the paintings will benefit the Freshwater Accountability Project, an Ohio-based nonprofit.


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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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.

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.
  • For a group appointment, a maximum of 10 people are permitted.
  • If you would like a tour beyond the art gallery, please make this request when contacting us.
  • For faculty bringing in a class, a maximum of 10 students can be in the art gallery at once.
  • 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.