Events Archive

Raine Bedsole, Passages II

Raine Bedsole - Artist Talk

Thursday, May 30, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Visiting artist in sculpture and expanded media, Raine Bedsole will be giving a free artist talk on her artwork and career on Thursday, May 30 at the Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University.  The talk is free and open to the public and will take place in room 165 from 6-7 p.m.

Emily Arthur - visiting artist in print media

Emily Arthur - Artist Talk

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Visiting artist in print media, Emily Arthur will be giving a free artist talk on her artwork and career on Wednesday, May 29 at the Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University.  The talk is free and open to the public and will take place in room 165 from 6-7 p.m.

de la Torre Brothers, Kent Blossom Art Intensives in Glass

de la Torre Brothers - Artist Talk

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Einar and Jamex de la Torre, also known as the de la Torre Brothers, will be giving a free artist talk on their artwork and careers on Tuesday, May 28 at the Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University.  The talk is free and open to the public and will take place in room 165 from 6-7 p.m.

"Bankrolling Bombs: How Art Museums Helped Finance World War II" Visiting Scholar Talk with Austin Porter. Friday, February 1 from 12-1 pm

Bankrolling Bombs: How Art Museums Helped Finance World War II

Friday, May 3, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Foundations Show

Spring Foundations Show 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The School of Art’s Foundations program invites you to the annual Spring Foundations Show on Thursday, May 2 from 5-7 p.m. Foundations students will be showing their best work from Drawing I, Drawing II, 2D composition, 3D composition, and Digital Media. Visitors will receive stickers to vote for their favorite artworks. 

Flameworking glass, student works on a glass flower

School of Art Interactive Workshops

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm

Spring to KSU for the Arts: School of Art Interactive Workshops Wednesday, April 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Open to all high school students interested in the School of Art at Kent State University. Join us in the School of Art for an evening of art and demonstrations! You’ll choose two areas within the School of Art to visit for an interactive demonstration. Studio visit choices include Art Education, Art History, Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, Drawing, Painting, Print Media and Photography, Sculpture and Expanded Media, and Textiles.

BFA Thesis Exhibitions

BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2019

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.

Photo of Michelle Grabner

Michelle Grabner Artist Talk

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.  

Stratosphere Juried Art Competition

Stratosphere 2019

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."

Student painting in classroom

Scholarship Awards 2019

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.

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