Terhune Art Gallery

(567) 661-7956

Important Notice

In response to COVID-19, the art gallery will have appointment only hours and every exhibition will be available to view online. Please view our Terhune Reopening Guide for more information on our new practices and procedures that prioritize the health and safety of our guests.

The Big Read

Big Read Exhibit: Hiding in Plain Sight . . . Poverty

Findlay-area Campus
Extended through Friday, April 30!

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The exhibit creates a visual learning experience that addresses the issue of poverty in northwest Ohio. Poverty appears in many different forms and we want to bring awareness, start conversations and assist in the movement to end poverty through art and the talented artists in our community.

Partner Organizations

Owens Community College Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campus Libraries, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, Toledo Lucas County Public Libraries and Way Public Library

Fighting Poverty … you can help!

Owens Community College is pleased to have many local artists participate in our art exhibit, “Hiding in Plain Sight … Poverty”. The participating artists have elected to support the local agencies listed below. This information is provided for you in the event that you may wish to support one or more of them.

United Way Wood County* 

Every day, in all corners of our community, individuals struggle with hard to ignore obstacles: Hunger. Homelessness. Addiction. Unemployment. United Way offers hope by finding solutions to surround our most critical problems. We are passionate about providing you with a variety of tools to better understand our community’s needs and available solutions.   As a satellite office in Bowling Green, Ohio, our United Way staff and volunteers raise money for community needs right here in Wood County.

Impact Coalition Lucas County*

Impact Coalition is dedicated to reducing the social costs of poverty, strengthening Greater Toledo’s workforce, and building a more prosperous and sustainable community.

City Mission of Findlay*

The City Mission Rescue Home was established in 1934 by Mary P. Carman, who directed the Mission for 39 years.  Her purpose in founding the mission was to offer temporary lodging, food, clothing and shoes to all who were in need.  Since 1998, the City mission has seen an increase in men, women, and families seeking both emergency shelter and longer term stays in order to establish employment and find permanent housing.

Owens Community College Harvest Food Pantry, Career Closet & Community Garden*

The Owens Harvest Project was founded in 2010 in response to a growing awareness of food insecurity on our campus and a desire to develop opportunities for on-campus service experiences for Owens students. The pantry, garden and career closet all exist to offer support to Owens students – either those in need of food or those seeking service experiences to meet course requirements.

*Descriptions excerpted from agency websites

Student Art Show 2021

Student Art Show 2021

April 16 – May 14
Live Stream Opening Reception: Friday, April 16 | 6-8 p.m
Awards: 7 p.m.

The juried exhibition showcases the best student work produced in the College’s Visual Art classes.
Free and open to the public.

Emily Páez’s Solo Exhibition

April 12 – May 14
Artist Talk: Friday, April 16 | 6:15 p.m.

The Ohio native graduated from Owens Community College in 2015 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Commercial Photography Technology.  As a child, she was introduced to photography as an art when her father was practicing double exposure photography, using her and her siblings as test subjects. Her love of manipulating and playing with light grew from that moment.  Having worked in commercial, event and portraiture photography, Páez’s passion for photography will always take her into the night with a camera to capture what little light remains.

Angel Emily Paez

Emily Páez’s Solo Exhibition

Contact the Terhune Gallery

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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.

Appointment Only Art Gallery Hours

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 have decided to make our hours appointment only. 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 contact 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.