School of Art Events

Friday, February 28, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

The School of Art presents an artist talk with Holland Houdek, visiting artist in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling. Holland’s work focuses on medical implants, the body, and embodied experience. The artist talk will take place on Friday, February 28 at 2 p.m. in room 140 at the Center for the Visual Arts. This artist talk is in conjunction with the exhibition "Constructed Answer" on view in the CVA Gallery January 24 - February 28, 2020.

Friday, March 6, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The School of Art presents an artist talk with visiting artist in Textiles, Marianne Fairbanks. Her current work focuses on the intersections of weaving, mathematics, and technology. Free admission.

Friday, March 6, 2020 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University presents “Kent State National Ceramics Invitational” from March 6 – April 11, 2020 at the KSU Downtown Gallery. The exhibition was curated by Peter Pincus and includes artists Sanam Emami, Hannah Thompsett, Adam Posnak, and Brooks Oliver. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The KSU Downtown Gallery is located at 141 East Main Street in Kent. A full-color catalog will be available.

Friday, March 13, 2020 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Artwork created by undergraduate and graduate art majors, selected by guest juror Christy Davis, Curator of Exhibitions of the Canton Museum of Art, will be on view in the CVA Gallery March 10-18, 2020. Awards will be announced during the opening reception on Friday, March 13 from 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Friday, April 3, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The School of Art presents an artist talk with visiting artists in ceramics, Andrea Gill and John Gill. Both are award-winning artists known for their colorful, decorative ceramics. The talk will take place on Friday, April 3 at 12 p.m. in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts. Free and open to the public.

Friday, April 10, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The School of Art presents a lecture with visiting critic/art historian Maria Elena Buszek, an author, curator and professor who addresses feminist issues in contemporary art and craft. Free and open to the public. Her talk "Danger Came Smiling: Feminist Art and Popular Music" is based on her current book project, "Art of Noise," which is the first history of women artists who emerged from the hybrid art/music practices of the late 1970s, and their ongoing relevance to emerging feminist artists today.