Events Archive

Andrew Casto, Assemblage 108, 2016

Andrew Casto - Artist Lecture

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us at noon on Friday, March 17 for an artist talk by ceramicist, Andrew Casto. All lectures are FREE and open to the public.

The Student Annual 2017

Student Annual

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:00am to Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

Join us for the reception and award ceremony for the Student Annual on Thursday, March 9 from 5 - 7 p.m. The Student Annual is a juried show that gives undergraduate and graduate students a chance to showcase their work at the CVA Gallery.  The show will be juried by Theresa Bembnister, Associate Curator at the Akron Art Museum. Bembnister will award students who submitted the top artworks with over $500 in prizes. The show will be on view from March 9 - 23, 2017.  Gallery Hours: Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Alex Gartelmann, Dead Guy, 2016

Alex Gartelmann Artist Lecture

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for a lecture by artist Alex Gartelmann on Wednesday, March 8 at 5 p.m. at the Center for the Visual Arts. The lecture will take place in room 165 at CVA and is FREE and open to the public. Gartelmann is a visiting artist in Sculpture and often collaborates with the School of Art's sculpture and expanded media professor, Jonas Sebura.

Erin Riley - Artist Lecture

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

FIRST FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES PRESENTED BY THE SCHOOL OF ART

Gianna Commito, Burr, 2016

Biennial Faculty Show

Thursday, January 26, 2017 to Friday, February 24, 2017

Join us for the Biennial Faculty Show from Jan. 26 – Feb. 24, 2017 at the CVA Gallery.  View artwork created by Kent State University School of Art’s talented full-time, part-time and emeritus faculty, in a variety of media.   The opening reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the CVA Gallery, located on the first floor of the Center for the Visual Arts.  Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Betsy Cavalier-Casey

Biosynthesis: The Art of Jonah Jacobs & Betsy Cavalier-Casey

Thursday, January 19, 2017 to Saturday, February 25, 2017

Join us for the opening reception of "Biosynthesis: The Art of Jonah Jacobs & Betsy Cavalier-Casey" on Thursday, Jan.19 from 5-7 pm at Kent State University's Downtown Gallery. The artists connect art and science in a colorful display of paintings, sculptures and installations.  

Christina Miller

Artist Lecture: Christina Miller

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The School of Art presents the First Friday Lecture Series. All lectures are free and open to the public.  Christina Miller, Visiting Artist in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling will be giving a talk on Friday, Dec. 2 at 12:00 noon in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts – 325 Terrace Dr. Kent, Ohio.

Still from Cao Fei's Haze and Fog

Dr. Maud Lavin Lecture

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The School of Art at Kent State University is proud to host Ohio native, Dr. Maud Lavin, as a guest lecturer on Friday, Nov. 18 at noon.  The lecture, titled "Translating and Revisioning the Strange: Cao Fei's Haze and Fog and AMC TV's The Walking Dead" will address the popular American TV series as well as the work of contemporary Chinese artist Cao Fei and her use of zombies in her film "Haze and Fog.”

Mark Newport, From Within (detail), 2015

Material Connection

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:30am to Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 4:00pm

Material Connection: New Work by Members of the MFAEN opens Nov. 10, 2016 with an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 5-7 p.m. at the Downtown Gallery.  The Midwest Fiber Art Educators Network (MFAEN) is a professional organization open to all faculty members/professionals teaching at an accredited four year or graduate program in Textiles, Fibers, Material Studies under the rubric of studio art.  This exhibition will showcase an array of fiber works from members of MFAEN, coinciding with their annual meeting at Kent State University.

Photography and Place: Oscar Palacio

Oscar Palacio Visiting Artist Lecture

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us for our First Friday Lecture Series on November 4 at 12:00 noon for Photography and Place: Oscar Palacio in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts. All lectures are free and open to the public. CVA is located at 325 Terrace Drive in Kent.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm