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Current Exhibit


A Retrospective

This fresh Spring exhibit features the artworks of Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates in painting, sculpture, quilting, weaving, photography, and more. Artists display their collective history, skill, imagination, and wisdom.

The creative contributions Dominican artists have a long history of enriching the Adrian community, Siena Heights University, Weber Retreat and Conference Center, and all who visit the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse campus. As we come to another Spring and Summer, we see with new eyes the cycles of the seasons and the artwork of INAI.

April 26, 2024 – July 28, 2024

Artists’ Reception:
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2024


9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily or by appointment (call 313-608-9181)

Past Exhibits/Events

Works by Carlos Tobar

Carlos Tobar has explored and experimented with a variety of painting styles and media including stone, recycled porcelain, and pen and ink. Using exaggeration, color, and emotion, the inspiration behind his work often comes from observation of daily life or from his reaction to current events, the simple, the ordinary, the endeavor to capture a unique moment in time.

A resident of Adrian, Michigan, since 1985, Carlos is a retired graphic artist and commercial offset printer. Essentially self-taught, he studied briefly with Martha Casereido of Chile at the University of Toronto, and under Russian-born Nicolas Svistoonoff at the Central University of Quito, in his native Ecuador.

February 2 – April 21, 2024
Meet the Artist: 2:00-4:00 p.m., February 3, 2024
Reception: 3:00-5:00 p.m., March 10, 2024



Works by Carlos Tobar - postcard


Enjoy works in a wide array of media and approaches to art making from the Adrian Center for the Arts (ACA) creative community. The exhibit is a partnership of INAI and the ACA. As a member of ACA, INAI participates in and supports its mission as a “warm and welcoming environment for all.” By offering artist residency, gallery space, classes, and professional development opportunities, ACA aims to help visual arts flourish and be celebrated regionally.

Friday, October 6, 2023 – Sunday, January 28, 2024
Reception: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2023


Seasons of Beauty

Seasons of Beauty gives us a springtime look at the brilliant artwork of three Dominican Sisters: The digital paintings of Kathleen Voss, OP; the watercolor paintings of Janet Wright, OP; and the extraordinary cut-out silhouettes of the late Mary Jean Dorcy, OP.

May 26, 2023 – October 1, 2023
Reception: 1:00-3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 4, 2023


Textile Artist Carole Harris

Carole Harris, a Detroit-based artist, draws inspiration for her work from walls and aging structures that remind us of the impermanence and the beauty of that which has lived for a long time. She celebrates beauty in the frayed, the decaying, the repaired, and that which is softened by time. Found objects, paper, rust dyeing, collage, and even burning techniques are used in her work as she relies on improvisation, rhythms, and energies of texture and pattern.

Friday, February 3 – Sunday, May 21, 2023

Postcard advertising the textile work of artist Carole Harris at INAI February 3 - May 21 with multicolored quilt in background in orange, brown, purple, pink, and teal.


Unraveling Racism: Seeing White

A group of Michigan artists tug at the hidden strands of systemic racism woven into the fabric of American society – focusing on whiteness.

Cultivating thoughtful and informed perspectives, small groups gathered regularly across urban, rural and suburban settings to respond to John Biewen’s podcast, Seeing White, share personal experiences and create an artistic dialog around this vital issue. Inclusive, inter-disciplinary and collaborative, this lively body of work is the result. (John Biewen’s TED Talk Seeing White is at

September 2, 2022 – January 28, 2023
Part of the exhibit is showing at Klemm Gallery, Siena Heights University, October 10 – Mid-December, 2022.


postcard for exhibit with one of the included drawings


Art in the Time of COVID

During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic Barbara Cervenka, OP, called together a group of artist friends to respond to this time-out-of-time by making art. Eight women gathered monthly on Zoom to share their creative work; they found ways to find meaning in what was going on and to give expression to those thoughts, feelings, and observations. Artworks included drawing, painting, writing, journaling, graphic arts, collage, photography, and video production. The process of sharing has led them to show their work in this unique INAI exhibit.

May 1 – August 28, 2022


Postcard for COVID art exhibit

Also part of this exhibit are videos created by Sister Sue Schreiber, OP, during the pandemic.


Cuadros of Pamplona Alta, Peru

For more than 40 years, groups of women from Pamplona Alta, a town near Lima, Peru, have gathered to make cloth pictures they call cuadros. Embroidered and appliqueéd entirely by hand, these colorful cuadros show harvests, gardens, and scenes of everyday life. Today, women still work to make the beautiful tapestries and sell them to support themselves and their families. Cuadros are available for purchase at the Weber Center Shop.

November 5, 2021 – February 27, 2022
Extended through April 27, 2022

A cuadros panel with a spiral


Quiet Places, Sacred Spaces
A retrospective, photographs by Sister Suzanne Schreiber, OP – Suzanne’s images are a form of visual poetry. Each photo has a story that reveals the life-path of a contemplative photographer. An Adrian Dominican Sister, Suzanne is Coordinator of INAI: A Space Apart.
Glimpses of Grace
Photography and poetry by Rev. Cathy Johnson –
Cathy sees with the eyes of her heart, a spiritual practice from which she creates reflections, lifting up the Holy in the ordinary. She is a Presbyterian Pastor and Chaplain with and Associate of the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

September 7 – October 31, 2021
Originally scheduled for March 6 – June 21, 2020

This Is What’s Next

A sculpture exhibit by Kenneth M. Thompson

November 1 – February 9, 2020


Siena Heights University Centennial
Alumni Art Exhibit

SHU Alumni Artists exhibited at INAI as well as the Adrian Center for the Arts and the SHU Klemm Gallery.
September 13 – October 27, 2019

Visit for more details on the Centennial celebration.


Embracing a Creative Future
Featuring visual arts and poetry of Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates, in conjunction with the Congregation Gathering “Embracing the Future/Encuentro con el Futuro/Pagyakap sa Hinaharap”
July 3, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Dominican life in community has been immensely enriched by the creative work of our Sisters and Associates. As we “embrace the future,” recent artwork and art through the years will be on display throughout the Motherhouse campus. Venues include: INAI Gallery, Weber Center, Dominican Life Center, Madden Hall. A list of artists and locations will be available at the entrance of each venue.


Quiet Moments
Featuring the art of Elaina Robinson and Scott Miller
March 1, 2019 – June 28, 2019

Scott Miller is a local artist specializing in digital imagery and cinematography. His passion is to capture the significant yet often overlooked simplicity of God’s fingerprints that he sees all around him.

Elaina Robinson grew up on a dirt road and felt the landscapes as part of her soul. The images in this exhibit show the power of place as she came to know it with the camera: land near her house and her grandparents’ woods.


Connecting the Threads
A Quilt Exhibit
November 10, 2018 – February 24, 2019


Soliloquies: Two Voices
Featuring the art of Aneesah McNamee, OP, and
Alyce Van Acker, OP
July 14, 2018 – October 28, 2018

Soliloquies art exhibit postcard




Earth, Our Home
Artists reveal the beauty and suffering of Earth
March 23, 2018 – July 8, 2018




Adrian Dominican Artists: A Review
Featuring the work of Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates
October 28, 2017-February 24, 2018

Announcement of an exhibit


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