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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.

Marie Bukowski, Memoirs of Disintegration, KSU Downtown Gallery, Dec. 2018

Memoirs of Disintegration by Marie Bukowski

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

The Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries presents “Memoirs of Disintegration” by Marie Bukowski. This solo exhibition is a collection of recent prints created by Bukowski and will be on view at the KSU Downtown Gallery from December 5, 2018 through January 12, 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.

Image: Olivuccio di Ciccarello (Italian, Marche, 1360/65-1439), The Madonna of Humility with the Temptation of Eve, c. 1400, tempera and gold on wood panel, Cleveland Museum of Art, detail

Visiting Scholar Talk - Megan Holmes

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

First Friday Lecture Series Art Historian and Professor, Megan Holmes "Rethinking 'Vandalism' and 'Iconoclasm'" Friday, December 7 at 12:00 p.m. CVA 165

Foundations Show Reception - December 2017

Foundations Show Reception

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

  Join us for the Foundations Show Reception on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5-7 pm at the Center for the Visual Arts atrium. Foundations students will be showing their best work from Drawing I, Drawing II, 2D comp, 3D comp & Digital Media. Visitors will receive stickers to vote for their favorite artworks.  Outstanding student achievement nominees will be announced at 6:30 and light refreshments will be served. Free and open to everyone. 

Grad Studio Crawl in the ceramics studio

Grad Studio Crawl

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

The School of Art invites you to join us as we walk through the Center for the Visual Arts to view the work of our graduate students and see demonstrations in their studios on Friday Nov. 30 from 5-8 pm. Studio visits will occur sequentially. We will begin as a group in the Textiles area (Room 176) and then follow the schedule listed below. 

Jewelry and Gender: Challenging the Norms - four photos of models modeling jewelry

Jewelry and Gender: Challenging the Norms

Friday, November 2, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries presents Jewelry and Gender: Challenging the Norms at the KSU Downtown Gallery from November 2 through December 1, 2018.  The exhibition, curated by Roza Maille, looks at art jewelry through the lens of gender, displayed alongside photographs of local LGBTQ+ youth, serving as models.  Quotes from model interviews about their own gender expressions and identities will be included in the display, giving the viewer perspective on the spectrum of gender identities that exist, as opposed to the male/female binary.

Jonathan Juravich - 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year,"The Power of Relational Connections" Nov. 2 at noon, CVA 165

Jonathan Juravich Lecture

Friday, November 2, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The School of Art at Kent State University presents the next of the First Friday Lecture Series on Nov. 2 with Jonathan Juravich, 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year and finalist for National Teacher of the Year. Mr. Juravich will speak about his approach to art education as well as his own artwork in his talk titled "The Power of Relational Connections." All lectures are free and open to the public and take place at noon in Room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts.

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