Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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.
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Visiting artist and Stratosphere juror, Michelle Grabner will be giving an artist talk titled "The Work I Do" on Friday, April 19 from 12-1 p.m. in room 165 at Kent State's Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Drive). During this talk, sponsored by Kent State University's College of the Arts, she will be discussing her artwork as well as her curatorial practice. Many in the area may recognize her as the inaugural artistic director for the FRONT International Triennial in 2018.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
You are invited to the Kent State College of the Arts annual University-wide juried art show, "Stratosphere." A group art exhibition of work of 20 finalists will be on display at the School of Art's Downtown Gallery (141 East Main Street) with an opening reception on Thursday, April 18 from 5-7 p.m. The show will be on view through May 3, 2019. The theme this year was "Global Identity."
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
All students, faculty, staff and other School of Art affiliates are invited to the Scholarship Award Ceremony on Friday, April 12 at 5 p.m. in the Center for the Visual Arts Atrium. Help us congratulate the winners! Thank you to all our donors who made our scholarships possible.
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
KSU Downtown Gallery April 3 - 13, 2019 Opening reception: Friday, April 5, 5-7 p.m. Going to Ground is an exchange organized for the Southern Graphics Council International by Alison Judd and Anna Gaby-Trotz. This curated body of work includes prints by 15 artists and focuses on the notion that land is something that we use to mark other losses against and that through a visceral approach to observing, studying and documenting specific locations we can be witness to change.
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Eight MFA studio art candidates will be exhibiting their thesis exhibitions in the CVA Gallery and the adjacent student galleries. Two groups of students will be installing their artwork for a duration of a week each. Artist receptions will take place on April 5 and April 12 from 5-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. April 5: Omid Tavakoli (Print Media and Photo), Chandler Brutscher (Print Media and Photo), Luca Taylor (Print Media and Photo), Dave Braun (Sculpture and Expanded Media), Alysia Klein (Painting/Drawing)
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The School of Art's First Friday Lecture Series continues in April with visiting artist in Textiles, Lauren Salazar. The artist talk will take place on Friday, April 5 from 12-1 p.m. in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Art (325 Terrace Drive in Kent, Ohio). Free and open to the public. Learn more about Salazar's work on her website.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, April 4 @ 5 p.m. CVA 165 (Center for the Visual Arts) Free and open to the public
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Kent State University's School of Art invites you to our Student Annual. This exhibition features work in all media by School of Art undergraduate majors and minors and graduate students, juried by a different guest juror each year. This year's juror is Annie Wischmeyer, Assistant Curator at the Akron Art Museum. Multiple awards will be announced at the opening reception on Friday, March 15 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition will be on view from March 8 through March 21, 2019 at the CVA Gallery, located on the first floor of the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr.). G
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join us for the next First Friday Lecture Series artist talk with jeweler and metalsmith, Sharon Massey. The talk will take place on Friday, March 1 from 12 – 1 p.m. in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts on Kent campus. All artist and scholar talks are free and open to the public.