Ohio Wesleyan’s September calendar of public events includes art exhibitions by current and former OWU faculty members. (Photo by Reilly Wright ’20)

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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces September 2022 Calendar of Public Events

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its September 2022 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

Aug. 24-Oct. 2, with Sept. 1 artists’ reception – “From OWU’s Studios,” featuring the works of Ohio Wesleyan Fine Arts faculty members Kristina Bogdanov, Frank Hobbs, Jeff Nilan, and Karen Weeks, in the front galleries of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibit demonstrates the artists’ mastery of a variety of media including ceramics, photography, painting, and printmaking. Learn more about them at owu.edu/finearts. “From OWU’s Studios” will open with an artists’ reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at the museum. The exhibit is part of the Ross Art Museum’s 20th anniversary celebrations. During the academic year, the Ross is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information.

Aug. 24-Oct. 2, with Sept. 1 artist’s reception – “Then and Now: Fifty Years of Camera Vision,” featuring a photographic retrospective by Justin Kronewetter, retired OWU professor of Fine Arts and founding director of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, in the West Gallery of the museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibit represents two career-defining bodies of work: black-and-white analog images from 1972 to 2000 and color digital prints from 2000 to the present day. The images show the artist’s gift for capturing common things in uncommon ways, while demonstrating the evolution of a lifelong practice. Learn more at www.justinkronewetter.com. The exhibit will open with an artist reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at the museum. It is part of the Ross Art Museum’s 20th anniversary celebrations. During the academic year, the Ross is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information.

Aug. 24, 2022–Jan. 4, 2023 – “Women’s Work,” featuring art created by Eliana Calle Saari in tribute to the work of women during the pandemic, in Gallery 2001 in Ohio Wesleyan’s Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. For several months in 2020, Saari was locked down behind the closed borders of the Caribbean Island of Antigua. The prints and books on display document her observations of the women of this island nation who continued to fulfill their duty as workers, mothers, and caretakers in a time of uncertainty, fear, and hope. This body of work is Saari’s love letter to women who show strength and perseverance in the face of adversity. Learn more at www.elianacallesaari.com. Gallery 2001, on the library’s first floor, is open during library hours. For times, visit library.owu.edu/hours. The gallery is a gift from the OWU Class of 2001 and a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/ross.

Sept. 6-Oct. 11, with Sept. 21 virtual artist’s talk – Works by Columbus-based artist and designer Nick Stull, in the Werner Gallery inside Edgar Hall, 35 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A 2007 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, Stull specializes in murals, portraiture, painting, branding, design, and illustration. He will present an online artist talk at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21. For access, visit owu.edu/ross on the day of the event. Learn more about the artist at www.nickstull.com. The Werner Gallery is located on the first floor of Edgar Hall. For exhibition hours, call (740) 368-3606. The gallery is a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/ross.

8 p.m. Sept. 9, 16, 23, and 30 – Friday night skywatches, at Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Content varies based on weather conditions, but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and stargazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the event and at the door. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at owu.edu/perkins.

CANCELED: 8 p.m. Sept. 15 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture featuring Ji Wang, Ph.D. assistant professor of Astronomy at The Ohio State University. In describing his work, Wang states: “I am interested in planets around other stars, i.e., exoplanets. I am observing stars and planets with the most powerful telescopes and building the most sensitive instruments in search of life on other planets.” He will speak at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the event and at the door. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at owu.edu/perkins.

7 p.m. Sept. 20 – Nina Turner, groundbreaking Ohio politician and former co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, presents Ohio Wesleyan’s 2022-2023 Butler A. Jones Lecture on Race and Society: “The Hook-Up: How Race and Class are Soulmates for Life.” Turner made history in 2005 as the first African American woman to represent Ward 1 on the Cleveland City Council, and again in 2008 as the first African American woman to serve as a state senator in Ohio’s 25th District. Turner will speak in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The Butler A. Jones Lecture was established in 1995 in honor of Jones, Ph.D., a former university professor. In contributing to the quest for equality among races, Jones submitted 10 briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving equal treatment of all citizens. The annual lecture is organized by OWU’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Social Justice Program. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/soan.

7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 – Caroline E. Janney, Ph.D., the John L. Nau III Professor of the American Civil War and Director of the Nau Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia, discusses “An End or Beginning: Lee’s Army after Appomattox.” She will speak in Benes Rooms A and B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Janney is past president of the Society of Civil War Historians and a series editor for the University of North Carolina Press’s Civil War America series. She has published seven books, including “Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation” (2013) and “Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox” (2021), and she is the winner of the 2022 Gilder-Lehrman Lincoln Prize. Janney’s presentation is the 2022 Richard W. Smith Lecture in Civil War History. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/history.

7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 – “Scenes!” featuring performances staged by the Theatre Directing Class on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This 30-minute event features new students as actors and may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

7 p.m. Sept. 26 – Jen Miller, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, presents “A Nonpartisan Defense of Democracy,” in Benes Room B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Miller will discuss the League’s efforts to end partisan gerrymandering, defend voter rights, encourage robust participation in the fall election, and explain how listeners can make a difference in our democracy. Her discussion is Ohio Wesleyan’s 2022 Benjamin F. Marsh Lecture Series on Public Affairs. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/politics.

All Ohio Wesleyan public event information is subject to change. For the latest updates, visit owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For more Battling Bishop athletics events, visit battlingbishops.com.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through its signature program, The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included on the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “Best Colleges” lists. Connect with OWU expert interview sources at owu.edu/experts or learn more at owu.edu.