Kent State’s Center for the Visual Arts Presents “Dexter Davis: A Portrait”

Kent State University’s Center for the Visual Arts Gallery will present “Dexter Davis: A Portrait.” This inaugural exhibit for the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery will run from Sept. 1-Oct. 7. The gallery is located adjacent to the lobby of the Center for the Visual Arts, at 325 Terrace Dr. in Kent. There will be a reception on Sept. 8 from 5-8 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

Dexter Davis was born in 1965, and he lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and his work is found in the collections of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland Museum of Art and the Progressive Corporation.

He has completed residencies with Zygote Press in Cleveland and the Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. His work has been featured at the William Busta Gallery in Cleveland; CACP Gallery in Cleveland; Progressive Insurance in Mayfield Heights; MOCA Cleveland; Cleveland Clinic Art Program; Wall Eye Gallery in Cleveland; and Cleveland State University.

There is a full-color, 90-page catalog written by Henry Adams, the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University, with more than 60 images available.

The exhibit was organized and curated by William Busta. Busta, the longtime, Cleveland-based art dealer, has come out of retirement to help make this exhibition happen.

This exhibition was funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council.

Hours for the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery are Tuesday through Friday from 11a.m.-5 p.m. during the run of each exhibit.

For more information, contact Anderson Turner, director, School of Art Collection and Galleries, at or 330-672-1369 or visit