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The School of Art Continues Season with 65th Student Annual

Posted Feb. 2, 2012

The Student Annual Student Annual 2012celebrates 65 years and will be open to the public from Feb. 23 to March 14 with a reception on Thurs., Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. in the School of Art Gallery located on the second floor of the Art Building at Kent State University. The exhibit will feature work by Kent State art students who are majoring in art, studio, art education or art history.

"This offers students some real world experience because not everyone who submits something gets into the exhibition," said Anderson Turner, director of galleries for the School of Art. "Several professional grants, artist residencies and exhibition opportunities are determined by a juror or a panel of jurors."

Students can submit any kind of work including but not limited to paintings, textiles, glass, ceramics, jewelry and sculptures. School of Art students are the only people who can enter work. Amy Craft, executive director of Arthouse, will serve as juror.

"It is beneficial anytime students have the opportunity to exhibit their work," said Craft. "It creates networking opportunities, offers a firsthand look at what other artists are creating--specifically their contemporaries, and it builds experience in terms of exhibition participation."

Craft earned a MA in arts management from The University of Akron and a BFA in Interior Design from Youngstown State University. As director of Arthouse, a non-profit organization that offers visual arts classes and programs for children and adults, Craft has a busy schedule, but she still finds time to serve as juror. In January, she juried two shows, the Orange City School Scholastics Competition and Guitar Mania organized by United Way of Cleveland.

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For more information about the School of Art Galleries, contact:

Anderson Turner, Director of Galleries, haturner@kent.edu, 330-672-1369 or visit http://galleries.kent.edu.