Video: Center for the Visual Arts Opens with Grand Celebration

The School of Art's newly completed Center for the Visual Arts celebrated its grand opening on May 6. A large crowd filled the building lobby for the opening ceremony, which was followed by tours, live music, student exhibitions and a keynote lecture by visiting artist Mel Chin. Watch the video, which excerpts opening remarks by Beverly Warren (Kent State president), John Crawford-Spinelli (College of the Arts dean), Christine Havice (School of Art director) and Dennis Eckart (Board of Trustees chair):



In a recent editorial, Kent's Record Courier praised the Center for the Visual Arts, which it called an "innovative learning environment" and "stunning addition to the Kent State campus, uniting past and present for the future." Read more from their sibling publication, the Hudson Hub-Times.

[Image: President Warren (right) and Eckart (left) add to collaborative project at CVA opening]