Kent State University School of Art Gallery Presents Fall BFA Gala
Show celebrates student work from a variety of art disciplines
The Kent State University School of Art Gallery will present the work of several Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates as part of the BFA Gala on Monday, Dec. 3, through Friday, Dec. 7.
The gallery will host a reception on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5-7 p.m., that is free and open to the public. The School of Art Gallery is located in the Art Building at 400 Janik Dr. on the Kent Campus.
Now in its second year, the BFA Gala features artwork from Bachelor of Fine Arts students in a variety of art disciplines. The student exhibitors will include Alexander Strader (drawing), Hannah Greenbaum (glass), Kirstin Wilders (ceramics) and Amanda Derr (ceramics).
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 330-672-7853 or visit galleries.kent.edu.
BFA Galas are held both in the fall and spring semesters. The spring BFA Gala will be held April 23 to May 3, 2013.
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The Kent State University Gospel Choir Concert Takes Place Dec. 7
The Kent State University Gospel Choir and Professor of Music Education Linda Walker, Ph.D., invite the university community and other members of the public to the choir’s biannual concert on Friday, Dec. 7, at the University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the event begins at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
This will be a night of singing and praising, featuring contemporary gospel songs, such as It All Belongs to You, traditional gospel songs, such as Amazing Grace, a spiritual – Done Made My Vow, and the grand finale with former Kent State Gospel Choir members joining the choir in a performance of Total Praise.
The audience is invited to usher in the holiday season by joining the choir in a medley of Christmas carols. The special guest choir is St. Ignatius High School Men’s Chorus, directed by Jason Falkofsky.
Founded in 1996 by Walker, the Kent State Gospel Choir has a reputation that extends locally, nationally and internationally. The choir is an upperdivision class in the School of Music at Kent State, and is made up of more than 50 members, including students, faculty, staff and members of the community. The choir also stands as one of the most diverse groups on campus, with members from various religions, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, genders and majors.
Walker encourages the university community not to miss out on this joyful occasion.
“Bring a friend, family or community member and be blessed,” she says.
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Kent State Fashion School, Habitat for Humanity Partner for Annual Fashion Show
The Kent State University Fashion School's Fall 2012 Fashion Show Productions class and Habitat for Humanity present the 4th annual fashion show “Restore the Runway!” on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8-10 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The fashion show will demonstrate how students redesign and restore garments using construction and design elements. For the show, the fashion visuals class was challenged to work in groups to construct two fashion looks using items from the Habitat for Humanity Restore store located in Kent. More than 100 garments will walk the runway.
The show will feature the talents of Kent State fashion students and entertainment, and will include prizes to top finalists.
Tickets cost $10 and will be available at the door. Proceeds will go toward building houses in Portage County, the Habitat for Humanity Restore store in Kent, and to other work sites and for supplies.
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Ceramic Artist Anna Callouri Holcombe to Visit Kent State’s School of Art, Dec. 6 and 7
Ceramic Artist Anna Callouri Holcombe will visit the Kent State University School of Art on Thursday, Dec. 6, and Friday, Dec. 7. The event is presented by the School of Art, the Ceramics Club and the Michener Lecture Series. Holcombe will visit the Ceramics Studio on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 7, at noon, Holcombe will present a free public lecture in Room 202 of the Art Building, 325 Terrace Dr., in Kent. For more information, call the School of Art at 330-672-2192.
Holcombe’s Dec. 6 visit to the Ceramics Studio will include a lecture on her research on European and Chinese porcelain. She will also share some demonstrations in the studio.
On Dec. 7, during her public lecture, Holcombe will speak about her development as an artist.
Holcombe is the director of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida. She has previously taught at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, State University of New York at Brockport and Kansas State University. She received a B.A. from Montclair State University and an M.F.A. in ceramics from Louisiana State University. She has lectured and held residencies internationally.
Holcombe writes in her artist statement, “My intention in this work is to capture the arcane, obscure qualities of everyday, mundane objects.” Her work uses different shapes and formats, including the tondo (round relief), and porcelain slipcast vessels and boxes. Holcombe uses specialized ceramic techniques for her work, including tarpaper, to create more stable walls and boxes.
For more information about Holcombe, visit www.annaholcombe.com.
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Public Invited to Create a Unique, Digitally Printed Scarf at Special Workshop
Kent State University Fashion School’s TechStyleLAB hosts workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 5
The Kent State University Fashion School’s TechStyleLAB will present a special holiday workshop "Introduction to Digital Textile Printing: How to Create a Scarf" on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the June F. Mohler Fashion Library in Rockwell Hall at 515 Hilltop Dr., just behind the Kent State University Museum. Cost per person is $50 and can be paid by cash or check.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-672-1635 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Or stop by the TechStyleLAB in Room 122, Rockwell Hall.
Participants will create a unique and personalized digitally printed infinity scarf through the use of a hand-designed image created by instructor and senior fashion merchandising student Prerna Suri.
"This should be a fun workshop for anyone interested in creating a unique gift," says TechStyleLAB Manager, Kevin Wolfgang. "We will provide a basic fabric design, which participants will then use to create their own unique fabric by adjusting colors, size of the print and other aspects of design to make the piece unique to their tastes. All sewing is done by the TechStyleLAB’s staff, so sewing is not required."
Guided by Suri, who holds a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from India, the workshop is suitable for beginners and is open to anyone, including students, Kent State University faculty and staff, as well as the general public. The scarves will be ready for pickup by Friday, Dec. 14, making the project a perfect holiday gift.
Call the TechStyleLAB at 330-672-1635 with any questions.
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Kent State University Day at Cleveland Browns Stadium
The Kent State University community is being offered a special discount on tickets to watch the Cleveland Browns vs. Washington Redskins football game on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Cleveland Browns Stadium. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
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