Juried exhibition featuring graduate and undergraduate student work
The Kent State University School of Art will host the 2014 Student Annual art exhibition from March 6 through March 20, at the School of Art Gallery in the Art Building (400 Janik Dr.). The Student Annual is the only exhibition of the semester that comprises a juried sampling of both graduate and undergraduate student work. There will be an opening reception for the show on Thursday, March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception will boast live jazz accompaniment and double as an award ceremony, with over $1,500 in prizes distributed to the artists.
The juror for the 2014 Student Annual is Hilary Gent, who received her B.F.A. in painting from the School of Art. Currently, she is the director of the HEDGE Gallery, part of 78th St. Studios in Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District. Gent is quick to point out the overlap between her work in Cleveland and this juried show at her alma mater. “Much of the work I curate at the HEDGE Gallery is also by emerging student artists,” she says. “It will be refreshing to be immersed in the art school environment once again!”
Hilary Gent will determine the works to feature in the exhibition following the submission deadline, which is Monday, March 3. Awards in the graduate and undergraduate categories will be announced during the reception on Thursday.
Contact: Anderson Turner, director of galleries, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-672-1369 (office).
There will be an opening reception on Thursday, March 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the gallery and the reception are free and open to the public.
The internationally recognized ceramics program at the Kent State University School of Art was one of the original sponsors for the National Juried Cup Show. The ceramics program continues to play an integral role in organizing the cup show and maintaining its integrity. The 2014 juror, Jake Allee, has donated several cups that will be sold to support the Kirk S. Mangus Graduate Student Fellowship in Ceramics, a scholarship fund created in memory of Prof. Kirk Mangus. Kirk Mangus oversaw the ceramics program at Kent State until his death in late 2013.
This 14th Annual National Juried Cup Show is sponsored in part by the Ohio Arts Council.
For more information, contact Anderson Turner, director of galleries, at 330-672-1369 or email@example.com.
Downtown Gallery hours:
Monday to Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.