Events Archive

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.

MFA Thesis Exhibitions 2019

MFA Thesis Exhibitions 2019

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)

Going to Ground - two prints featured in the exhibition

Going to Ground

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.

Lauren Salazar Artist Talk, Friday, April 5 from 12-1 pm, CVA 165

Lauren Salazar Artist Talk

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.

Danny Ferrell, River Moon, oil on canvas, 48” X 60”, 2018

Danny Ferrell Artist Talk

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

Student Annual, March 8-21, 2019

Student Annual 2019

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