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Past Artist Presentations

  • lindamood_1October 2014 - Brian Lindamood, Magazine and Digital Publishing Leader for The Columbus Dispatch, gave a presentation called "Everyone's a Critic: Pop Culture and Art Reviewers in the Social Media Age."  Lindamood spoke in conjuction with a pop culture art exhibit being displayed in the Raymond S. Wiles Gallery for the Visual Arts.
  • amberFebruary, 2014 - Author Carole Amber spoke in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts in conjunction with a children's book illustration exhibit. Carole Amber’s children’s book, The Gift of the LadyBug, is helping young people around the nation cope with struggles, tragedy or loss in their lives.  Writing the book also helped its author turn one of the most difficult experiences of her life into a celebration of ladybugs.

Upcoming Artist Presentations

Exhibition at Ohio University Lancaster Showcases Work of Local Artist


An art exhibition featuring the work of local artist Diane Ackers is on display in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts beginning September 13th. An Artists’ reception will be held Thursday, September 15th from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and admission is free.


ackers artContemporary artist Diane Ackers creates expressive art that consists of mostly nature and nonobjective work. Inspired by nature and the human spirit, Ackers combines an intuitive style of painting with techniques using texture, layers of color and strong composition. Her paintings are distinctive visual experiences with sensitivity to mood and emotion.


Born and raised in Lancaster, Ohio, where she resides with her husband, six children and grandson. Pursuing and creating art her entire life, she is a self-taught artist. Ackers’ primary medium is acrylic, although she often incorporates a wider variety of mediums and techniques.


Ackers’ art has been published in Somerset Magazine, and featured in Zsa Zsa Bellagio. She won best painting in the Westerville Art Show. She had a group show at Fairfield Library and juried shows include the Lancaster Art Walk 2014, 2015 and 2016. Ackers’ art is in collector’s homes around the world.


This exhibition is on display in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts in Brasee Hall beginning September 13th and will be on display through December 3rd.



Artist Presentations at OUL

Ohio University Lancaster schedules art shows in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts four times a year.  In conjunction with the gallery exhibits, OUL brings in speakers to make presentations related to the art on display.