Remembering Christine Gorbach: A Teaching Artist

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Friday, July 19, 2019 -

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Center for the Visual Arts
Payto Gallery

Join us in celebrating the life and artwork of Christine Gorbach. Ms. Gorbach was an accomplished artist and art educator who passed away in 2018.  The exhibition “Remembering Christine Gorbach: A Teaching Artist” will be on view at the Payto Gallery located on the first floor at the Center for the Visual Arts from July 17-26, 2019. An opening reception will take place on Friday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m.  Both the reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public. 

Having earned her Master of Art degree from Kent State University in ’97, Christine enjoyed her work as the chair of the Art Department at Cuyahoga Fall High School, painter, photographer, filmmaker, and most recently, adjunct professor in the Art Education Program at Kent State, overseeing the students in their student teaching experience.  Among her many accomplishments, she was the recipient of the National Arts Education Association (NAEA) Women's Caucus Carrie Nordlund Award for Excellence in Feminist Pedagogy in 2008. Her film, My Regards, won a First Place award at the Iona College New York show "The Female Gaze: Women Artists Interpret the World." 

Summer hours for the Payto Gallery are Tuesday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment. Contact the gallery staff at schoolofartgalleries@kent.edu to set up an appointment outside of regular gallery hours. 

Her family has decided to create the Christine Gorbach Art Education Scholarship in her honor and memory.  The fund will support Art Education students during their student teaching experience.  To contribute to this scholarship fund, please visit the link below.

Christine Gorbach Scholarship Fund

Image: Christine Gorbach, Art created from the film, My Regards Triptych, digital prints and pastels on paper, 8"x8" each, 2004.