Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery
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About the Gallery
The Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts host two to three exhibitions per year containing works by local, national, and international artists from central Ohio and beyond. Officially named to honor a former dean in 1994, the gallery is free to exhibit diverse viewpoints, including the controversial. The gallery is a unique and aesthetically pleasing space located in the North Lobby of Brasee Hall on the Ohio University Lancaster campus.
The Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts at Ohio University Lancaster inspires lifelong learning, critical, creative, and intellectual thinking with exhibitions throughout the year that will educate, enlighten, and enrich visitors.
The Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts is committed to playing an active role in the life of the university as a whole and the broader community. This communal space plays host to symposiums, seminars, award shows, musical performances, luncheons, and much more.
The gallery is open to the public and viewing hours will be posted.
About Raymond S. Wilkes
Raymond S. Wilkes, Dean of Ohio University Lancaster 1978-1994, made exceptional contributions to the educational and cultural life of Fairfield County. It was through Dr. Wilkes leadership, passion and promotion of music, theatre, and the visual arts that the gallery for the visual arts at Ohio University Lancaster was created.
Dr. Wilkes celebrated the arts in our community, and his tireless efforts were instrumental in the development of the annual Lancaster Festival.
Thank You to Our Donors
With gratitude for their generous donations for the relocation and renovation of the Wilkes Gallery, we proudly recognize the following donors:
Henry and Eleanor Hood
David and Kristi Scheffler
Wendel Family Fund of the Fairfield County Foundation
Charles and Diana Eversole
The Kelley Family Foundation
Lancaster Art Guild
James and Amy Smith