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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.

Beaux Arts Ball

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
8:00pm to 11:30pm

Join us for the Beaux Arts Ball on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 8 pm to Midnight at the Center for the Visual Arts. Come dressed in your most creative costumes! We will have activities, live music, snacks, and a cash bar. Admission is $5. All proceeds from this event will sponsor future School of Art programs and organizations.

#453 (detail), Local Journey by Janice Lessman-Moss

Threads: New Work by Janice Lessman-Moss & Rowland Ricketts

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 5:00pm to Friday, November 18, 2016 - 5:00pm

Join us for the opening reception of "Threads: New Work by Janice Lessman-Moss & Rowland Ricketts" on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5-7 pm. The exhibit features two renowned and innovative textile artists who are united by their interest in expanding the roots of rich traditions in the field.  Lessman-Moss creates beautifully complex patterns through digital weaving while Ricketts explores conceptual and technical ideas with indigo dye and hand-woven linen.  Catalogs are available. 

Mary Laube, Untitled, 2015

First Friday Lecture - Mary Laube

Friday, October 7, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The School of Art presents visiting artist Mary Laube for our First Friday Lecture Series on Oct. 7 at noon.  Mary Laube is a painter and installation artist who has exhibited her work internationally.  See below for her bio.  The lecture will take place in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts, 325 Terrace Dr. in Kent, Ohio.  All lectures are free and open to the public.

Homecoming at CVA

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for our Homecoming celebration on Oct. 1, 2016 from 12-3 pm at the Center for the Visual Arts! Art demonstrations, tours and raffles are just a few of the great activities that you can participate in. See student work on display throughout the building and even purchase art to take home.

National Collage Society

National Collage Society 32nd Annual Juried Exhibit

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:00pm to Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 5:00pm

The Kent State School of Art Collection and Galleries’ Downtown Gallery presents the National Collage Society’s 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition, September 29 - October 29, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 29th, from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The artists featured in this exhibit were chosen from a pool of 383 entries from 40 states and 5 countries. There were 56 pieces accepted by the jury. 

Suntje Sagerer - The Decision

Artist Lecture - Nina Holzweg & Suntje Sagerer

Friday, September 16, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

School of Art Friday Lecture Series Nina Holzweg & Suntje Sagerer, Zygote Press visiting artists from Dresden, Germany, will present a lecture on their work.  The event is FREE and open to the public and will take place in CVA Lecture Hall 165 on Friday, Sept. 16 at noon.  The Center for the Visual arts is located at 325 Terrace Dr. in Kent, Ohio.

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