Events Archive

Morphing Terrarium by Steve Roden

Steve Roden - "Ways of Making / Ways of Seeing" (Kent Blossom Art Lecture Series)

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

Visiting artist Steve Roden will present the lecture "Ways of Making / Ways of Seeing" at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, in the Center for the Visual Arts, Room 165. Steve Roden will be on campus May 18-21 as part of the Kent Blossom Art painting and drawing workshop. For more information on the artist, visit http://www.inbetweennoise.com/.

Artist Mel Chin will speak at the Kent State School of Art on May 6, 2016.

Mel Chin (Legacy & Prospect Lecture Series)

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. Center for the Visual Arts, Room 165 Socially engaged conceptual artist Mel Chin will appear as the “Legacy and Prospect” keynote speaker at Kent State University on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Chin’s free, public lecture in the School of Art will coincide with the grand opening of the Center for the Visual Arts, the School of Art’s new facility and home.

Students at work in the Center for the Visual Arts's Someroski Jewelry/Metals/Enameling Studios

Center for the Visual Arts Grand Opening

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Center for the Visual Arts, the new facility and home of the Kent State University School of Art, will celebrate its grand opening on May 6, 2016. The festivities begin at 3 p.m. with a short program, immediately followed by building tours, live entertainment, student exhibitions and refreshments. Concluding the grand opening events, a lecture by distinguished visiting artist Mel Chin will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 165. The opening program and events, as well as the keynote lecture, are free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated.

China Travel Study

Sichuan University and Kent State University Students Exchange Ideas

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 2:00pm to Friday, April 29, 2016 - 2:00pm

2016 @ Infinitum (Create + Lead + Learn) Exhibition opens at Sichuan This exchange exhibition showcases works of 18 faculty members from Kent State University, joined by works of 18 faculty members from Sichuan University.  The exhibition uses Quick Response Codes to honor unique individual and cultural stories by giving special attention to each artist's portfolio. From late March through April 2016 the exhibition is opened to the Chinese public at the Sichuan University Art Gallery in Chengdu, China.

Stratosphere 2016 - Opening Reception

Thursday, April 21, 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The finalists of the 2016 Stratosphere Juried Art Competition will have their work on display April 20-30 at Kent State University’s Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent. A reception and awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., with competition winners announced at 6 p.m. Both the gallery and reception are free and open to the public.

People's Choice Award Voting (Stratosphere 2016)

Thursday, April 21, 2016 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Visitors to the Stratosphere exhibition on April 20 (noon - 7 p.m.) and 21 (noon - 6 p.m.) will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artwork in the People’s Choice Award category, which carries a $500 prize. That award, along with Best in Show ($1,000), First Runner-Up ($500) and Second Runner-Up ($250) will be presented at 6 p.m. on April 21 during the exhibit's opening reception.

People's Choice Award Voting (Stratosphere 2016)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 -
12:00pm to 7:00pm

Visitors to the Stratosphere exhibition on April 20 (noon - 7 p.m.) and 21 (noon - 6 p.m.) will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artwork in the People’s Choice Award category, which carries a $500 prize. That award, along with Best in Show ($1,000), First Runner-Up ($500) and Second Runner-Up ($250) will be presented at 6 p.m. on April 21 during the exhibit's opening reception.

Jewelry Co-Op and Glass Club Sales

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 7:00pm

The School of Art Jewelry Co-Op will hold a sale April 5 and 6, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., in the Center for the Visual Arts, at the corner of Terrace Drive and the Lefton Esplanade. The Jewelry Co-Op also has a trunk show April 7-9, noon - 7 p.m., at the Kent State Fashion School Store (201 E. Erie St., Suite B, downtown Kent). Meanwhile, Glass Club will have its sale April 5 and 6, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., in the (old) Art Building lobby; and April 6 and 7, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., in the Center for the Visual Arts lobby.

Tania Bruguera, An Object for TH - Disciplinated Trust

Tania Bruguera (Visiting Artist Lecture Series)

Friday, April 1, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

New York-based artist Tania Bruguera will deliver a lecture at noon Friday, April 1, in the Center for the Visual Arts, room 165.

Adjacent by Davin Ebanks

Davin Ebanks: Luminous Forms - Opening Reception

Thursday, March 17, 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The opening reception for Davin Ebanks's "Luminous Forms" at the Downtown Gallery (141 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio) will take place Thursday, March 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. "Luminous Forms" will remain open March 16 - April 16. See the complete news release for more information.

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