Events Archive

Cancelled - Danger Came Smiling: Feminist Art and Popular Music

Friday, April 10, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

This event has been cancelled due to the university closures to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The School of Art presents a lecture with visiting critic/art historian Maria Elena Buszek, an author, curator and professor who addresses feminist issues in contemporary art and craft. Free for all.

Cancelled - Artist Talk - Andrea and John Gill

Friday, April 3, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

This event has been cancelled due to university closures this semester to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The School of Art presents an artist talk with visiting artists in ceramics, Andrea and John Gill. Both are award-winning artists known for their colorful, decorative ceramics. Free admission.

Kent State National Ceramics Invitational - pictured work by Adam Posnak and Sanam Emami

Kent State National Ceramics Invitational 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University presents “Kent State National Ceramics Invitational” from March 6 – April 11, 2020 at the KSU Downtown Gallery. The exhibition was curated by Peter Pincus and includes artists Sanam Emami, Hannah Thompsett, Adam Posnak, and Brooks Oliver. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The KSU Downtown Gallery is located at 141 East Main Street in Kent.

Marianne Fairbanks, weaving, Gradient Slippage, 2018

Artist Talk - Marianne Fairbanks

Friday, March 6, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The School of Art presents an artist talk with visiting artist in Textiles, Marianne Fairbanks. Her current work focuses on the intersections of weaving, mathematics, and technology. Free admission.

Holland Houdek, Mechanization from the Implant Series, medical implants casted in iron

Artist Talk - Holland Houdek

Friday, February 28, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

The School of Art presents an artist talk with Holland Houdek, visiting artist in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling. Holland’s work focuses on medical implants, the body, and embodied experience. The artist talk will take place on Friday, February 28 at 2 p.m. in room 140 at the Center for the Visual Arts. This artist talk is in conjunction with the exhibition "Constructed Answer" on view in the CVA Gallery January 24 - February 28, 2020.

Lenka Clayton, An Everyday Tragedy, 2016, A building with a billboard on top that reads in white letters "Tragically, the world's oldest person keeps dying."

Artist Talk - Lenka Clayton

Friday, February 21, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The School of Art presents an artist talk with Lenka Clayton, visiting artist in sculpture and expanded media. Free and open to the public. Lenka Clayton is an interdisciplinary artist whose work considers, exaggerates, and alters the accepted rules of everyday life, extending the familiar into the realms of the poetic and absurd.

ARTshop Valentine's Day Sale

Friday, February 14, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Buy a handmade gift for your sweetheart! The School of Art's student clubs will be selling Valentine's Day gifts on February 13 & 14. Gifts such as jewelry, mugs, scarves, cards, glass and more.

ARTshop Valentine's Day Sale

Thursday, February 13, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Buy a handmade gift for your sweetheart! The School of Art's student clubs will be selling Valentine's Day gifts on February 13 & 14. Gifts such as jewelry, mugs, scarves, cards, glass and more.

Small Works - artwork by various artists

Small Works Juried Exhibition

Friday, February 7, 2020 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The KSU Downtown Gallery presents "Small Works Juried Exhibition," an international exhibition of more than 50 small artworks in an array of media juried by Professor Gianna Commito. On view from Jan. 24 through Feb. 29, 2020. Opening reception is Friday, Feb. 7 from 5-7 p.m.

Renee Zettle-Sterling Artist Talk, Friday, Feb. 7, 12-1 pm, CVA 165

Artist Talk - Renée Zettle-Sterling

Friday, February 7, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The School of Art presents an artist talk with Renée Zettle-Sterling, visiting artist in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, on Friday, February 7 from 12-1 p.m. Zettle-Sterling is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. The talk will take place in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr.) and is free and open to the public.

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