Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series

First Friday Lecture Series:
Every semester, the School of Art brings artists and scholars from around the country to Kent State to present their work to an audience of students and community members. All lectures are free and open to the public and take place at 12:00 p.m. in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts.  Enter through the back door closest to the Esplanade and it will be the first classroom on the left side.

Fall Semester 2019

Fri, Sept 6

Henry Halem Lecture: The History of Kent State’s Glass Program – CVA 165, 12-1 p.m.

Fri, Sept 13 

Artist Talk: Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell-Pool, Visiting artists in glass - CVA 165, 12-1 p.m.

Fri, Oct 4

Art Byte – Presentations by School of Art Faculty, CVA 165, 12-1 p.m.

Shana Klein

Joseph Underwood

Davin Ebanks

J. Leigh Garcia

Michelle Summers

Marie Bukowski

Fri, Oct 18

Artist Talk: Melanie Yazzie, Visiting Artist in Print Media and Art History, CVA 165, 12-1 p.m.

Fri, Nov 1

Artist Talk: Wayne Gonzales, Visiting Artist in Painting and Drawing, CVA 165, 12-1 p.m.

Fri, Dec 6

Artist Talk: Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Visiting Artist in Print Media and Photography, CVA 165, 12-1 p.m.


Past Lectures:


January 25 - Brett Binford, Visiting Artist, Ceramics  

March 1 - Sharon Massey, Visiting Artist, Jewelry/Metals/Enameling 

April 5 - Lauren Salazar, Visiting Artist, Textiles

May 3 - Austin Porter, Visiting Scholar, Art Historian (rescheduled from Feb. 1)

Fall 2018

September 7 -  Erik Waterkotte, Visiting Artist/Printmaking

September 28 - Heather Lenz, Visiting Artist in Art History 

October 5 - Scott Carter, Visiting Artist/Sculpture and Expanded Media

November 2 - Jonathan Juravich, Visiting Lecturer in Art Education 

December 7 - Megan Holmes, Visiting Scholar/Art Historian 

Spring 2018

January 26 - Chalkie Davies, Visiting Artist in Art History

February 2 -  John Paul Morabito, Visiting Artist in Textiles

March 2 - Joseph Lupo, Visiting Artist in Printmaking

April 6 - Shannon Stratton, Chief Curator at the Museum of Art and Design

April 20 - Stratosphere Lecture (Sponsored by the College of the Arts), Visiting Artist Deirdre Murphy

April 27 - Heidi Hahn, Visiting Artist in Painting

Fall 2017

September 1 -  Arron Foster, Visiting Professor in Printmaking

October 6 - Giselle Hicks, Visiting Artist in Ceramics (sponsored by PeterJohnson)

November 3 - Mitchell F. Chan, Visiting Artist in Sculpture (sponsored by Jonas Sebura and Isabel Farnsworth)

December 1 - Imin Yeh, Visiting Artist in Printmaking (sponsored by Arron Foster)