BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2019

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Friday, 19 April, 2019 - 5:00 pm to Saturday, 20 April, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Center for the Visual Arts
CVA Gallery

Kent State University’s School of Art Collection and Galleries and the School of Art present the third annual “BFA Thesis Exhibition,” the School’s largest event of the year.  Fifteen students, working in a variety of media, will have their capstone bodies of artwork on display in gallery spaces throughout the entire Center for the Visual Arts. The opening reception and celebration will take place on Friday, April 19 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. for all 15 students’ exhibitions. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.  The exhibition will be on view through April 26.

The ARTshop, a retail store with handmade gift items created by our students, will also be open during the reception.  The ARTshop is open Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. during the school year and is located in room 257 in the Center for the Visual Arts.

This event will mark the third time in the School’s history that all the students graduating this spring with their B.F.A. degrees will have their thesis exhibits open simultaneously. Students majoring in a variety of areas of studio art will have their work on display during this exhibition, including drawing, painting, jewelry/metals/enameling, sculpture and expanded media, textiles, print media and photography, and ceramics.

Exhibiting artists include: Logan Drake Bruni, Chelsea Craig, Anne Dargenio, Madison Egleston, Olivia Eitzman, Natalie Frank, Alyse-Ambriel Hanna, Mia Johnson, Sarah Kronz, Jordan Ledger, Katherine Mamone, Christa Morris, Mary Kay Palazzo, Raymond Rodriguez, and Lucia Stepp. (Above image by Mary Kay Palazzo, Jewelry/Metals/Enameling major.)

Gallery hours: Tues. & Weds. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday

The Center for the Visual Arts is located at 325 Terrace Drive in Kent, Ohio.

Parking: Free parking is available behind the Center for the Visual Arts and adjacent lots for the reception only. Parking is also available at the Kent Student Center visitor's lot, located in front of the Student Center on Summit Street. Visitor parking is available for a maximum rate of $6 per visit. There is no charge after 6 p.m. Friday and on weekends.

 For more information:

Anderson Turner, Director, School of Art Collection and Galleries,, 330-672-1369 (office) or visit our website at

About the School of Art:  The School of Art at Kent State University was established in 1941 and maintains a tradition of excellence in visual arts education, creation, scholarship and leadership. Its undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual arts offer a range of directions and opportunities in the fields of art education, art history, and a comprehensive array of studio disciplines including painting, drawing, print media and photography, sculpture and expanded media, ceramics, glass, jewelry/metals/enameling, and textiles. The School of Art Collection and Galleries consist of six exhibition spaces located on the Kent campus, downtown Kent and a collection of over 4,000 artworks and objects. The School of Art is located at the Center of the Visual Arts at 325 Terrace Dr. in Kent. The 27,900-square-foot facility — twice the length of a football field —had its grand opening in 2016 and houses all School of Art studios and classrooms under one roof.