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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

Sharon Massey, Aqueduct

Sharon Massey Artist Talk

Friday, March 1, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us for the next First Friday Lecture Series artist talk with jeweler and metalsmith, Sharon Massey.  The talk will take place on Friday, March 1 from 12 – 1 p.m. in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts on Kent campus.  All artist and scholar talks are free and open to the public.

Kent State National Ceramics Invitational 2019 featuring Soojin Choi, Gabrielle Graber, Andrew Stansbury, and Michelle Laxalt.

Kent State National Ceramics Invitational

Friday, February 22, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries presents the annual Kent State National Ceramics Invitational, on view at the KSU Downtown Gallery from February 21 through March 23, 2019.  The exhibition was curated by Christina A. West and features artists Soojin Choi, Gabrielle Graber, Andrew Stansbury, and Michelle Laxalt.  An opening reception will take place on Friday, February 22 from 5-7 p.m.  Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Léopold Senghor

Movie Screening - Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Léopold Senghor

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Everyone is invited to participate in a special movie screening of Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Léopold Senghor by Manthia Diawara, followed by a discussion.  The movie will show on Tuesday, February 19 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Oscar Ritchie Hall, Room 250.  Free and open to the public.  

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, École d'été (Saint-Louis, Île Sud) 2016

Coming Together: Postcolonial Art and Literature

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Professors Babacar M’Baye and Joseph Underwood will discuss how post-colonial ideology has shaped the landscape of Senegal to inspire writers and artists. Co-sponsored by the Read Center for International and Intercultural Education. This event is in conjunction with the exhibition The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives From Senegal. The discussion will take place at the CVA Gallery at noon on Wednesday, February 6. Free and open to the public.

The View From Here - Camara Guèye, Village Promenade, 2012

The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives from Senegal

Friday, January 25, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives from Senegal Curated by Joseph Underwood January 17 - February 22, 2019 CVA Gallery Opening reception - Friday, January 25, 5-7 p.m.

Brett Binford

Building a Career with an Art Degree - Brett Binford Artist Talk

Friday, January 25, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us for an artist talk with ceramicist and entrepreneur, Brett Binford on Friday, January 25 from 12-1 p.m. Brett will be discussing how he built successful small businesses and a contemporary ceramics gallery in Portland with an art degree. All lectures are free and open to the public and take place in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr.).  Brett Binford is the owner and co-Founder of Mudshark Studios, Portland Growler Company, and Eutectic Gallery.

Ibrahima Dieye (b. 1988, Dakar) Horror District, 2018

Mobility, Migration, and Movement: Contemporary Diasporas on Displacement

Monday, January 21, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event in conjunction with the exhibition The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives From Senegal.  This panel discussion titled “Mobility, Migration, and Movement: Contemporary Diasporas on Displacement” features Talise A. Campbell (Djapo Cultural Arts Institute), Sylvie Coulibaly (Kenyon College), Lindsey Phillips (World Relief in Akron), and Joseph Underwood (Kent State University). It will be moderated by Kent State alumna, Abby Hermosilla (School of the Art Institute of Chicago).  

Alumni Show 2019

Alumni Show 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Jenniffer Omaitz, Folds, Gestures, Movement, KSU Hotel Gallery, Dec. 2018

Folds, Gestures, Movement by Jenniffer Omaitz

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries presents “Folds, Gestures, Movement” by Jenniffer Omaitz. This solo exhibition includes paintings by Omaitz that were created from 2015-2018 and will be on view at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center from December 7, 2018 through March 30, 2019.  An opening reception will take place on Friday, December 7 from 5-8 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Kent.

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