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 unless otherwise noted.
All lectures will be presented virtually this semester. Links to the live events will be posted below each date. All lectures start at 12:00 p.m. on the dates listed below, unless otherwise noted.
FEBRUARY 5 - Visiting Scholar, Dr. Susan Zwirn - Art Education
“Into the Wind, the Veils” is on view in the Crawford and Payto Galleries in the Center for the Visual Arts.
FEBRUARY 19 - Visiting Artist, Jessalyn Boeke, Co-Founder Rust Belt Fibershed - Textiles
MARCH 5 - Visiting Scholar, Dr. Lanisa Kitchiner - Art History
MARCH 12 - Visiting Artist, Ben Kinsley, Sculpture and Expanded Media
APRIL 2 - Visiting Artist, Rachel Eulena Williams, Painting
APRIL 9 - Visiting Art Historian/Critic, Glenn Adamson (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) - Presented in partnership with Cleveland Institute of Art.
APRIL 23 - Artist Talk - "Import/Export" juror Dawit L. Petros. Presented by Kent State University Global Understanding Research Initiative
APRIL 30 - Visiting Artist, Naeem Mohaiemen - Presented in partnership with moCa Cleveland.
SEPTEMBER 25 - Visiting Scholar Maria Elena Buszek, Art History and Painting
OCTOBER 2 - Visiting Artist Stephen Saracino, Jewelry/Metals/Enameling
NOVEMBER 6 - Visiting Artist Faisal Abdu'allah, Print Media and Photography
DECEMBER 4 - Visiting Scholar, Dr. Kevin Jenkins, Art Education - "TMI: Giving an Account of a Trans Self"
FEBRUARY 7 - Renee Zettle Sterling, Visiting Artist in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling
FEBRUARY 21 - Lenka Clayton, Visiting Artist in Sculpture and Expanded Media
FEBRUARY 28 – Holland Houdek* ,Visiting Artist in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling - *Will take place in room 140 at 2 p.m.
MARCH 6 - Marianne Fairbanks, Visiting Artist in Textiles
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
Fri, Oct 4
Art Byte – Presentations by School of Art Faculty
Shana Klein, Joseph Underwood, Davin Ebanks, J. Leigh Garcia, Michelle Summers, and Marie Bukowski
Fri, Oct 18
Artist Talk: Melanie Yazzie, Visiting Artist in Print Media and Art History
Fri, Nov 1
Artist Talk: Wayne Gonzales, Visiting Artist in Painting and Drawing
Fri, Dec 6
Artist Talk: Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Visiting Artist in Print Media and Photography,
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
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)
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
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
September 1 - Arron Foster, Visiting Professor in Printmaking
October 6 - Giselle Hicks, Visiting Artist in Ceramics (sponsored by Peter Johnson)
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)