School of Art Collection and Galleries

Fall 2021 Exhibition Calendar

CVA Gallery

325 Terrace Dr., Kent, Ohio - First Floor

Gallery Hours: (Re-opening August 31, 2021) Tues. - Thurs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Moments and Memory: Exploring Portraiture from the School of Art Collection

August 31 - October 1, 2021

David C. Driskell: A Collaboration of Creativity  

Print retrospective in collaboration with the Driskell Center at University of Maryland.

October 6 - November 12, 2021

Annual Holiday Sale

December 8 and 9, 2021 - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

KSU Downtown Gallery

141 East Main Street, Kent, Ohio

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm , Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm , Closed on Sundays


June 18 - July 31, 2021

“Re-Emergence” brings together works of art by friends who, more than ten years ago, joined their talents to form a cooperative gallery in Kent called Group Ten Gallery under the sponsorship of the late Ron Burbick. The gallery closed during the pandemic, but the artists stayed in touch online during these months and shared images of current projects as well as words of encouragement. This exhibition signifies the group’s reunion after over a year of art venues being closed or at restricted capacity since the lockdowns last year, limiting the opportunities to show work.

“Re-Emergence” includes drawings, paintings and sculpture created by the artists within the past eighteen months. A brochure will be available at the gallery.

Featuring Ben Bassham, Debrah Butler, Jeff Fauser, Judy Gaiser, Linda Hutchinson, Tom Jackson, Dan Lindner, Geoff Mowery, John Sharp and John Smolko. 

2021 Kent State National Ceramics Invitational

August 26 - October 23, 2021

Reception - August 27, 5-7 p.m.

Featuring: Molly Ann Bishop, Eun-Ha Paek, Joe Kraft, April Felipe and Rick Nickel

Dakota Mace

November 5 - December 18, 2021

Reception - November 5, 5-7 p.m.

Artist Talk - November 5, noon

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center Gallery

215 S. Depeyster St., Kent, Ohio 44240

Film Stills from the films of Richard Myers 

Ongoing through 2022

Richard Myers is an American filmmaker based in northeast Ohio. Myers makes highly personal, experimental, low-budget films. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (1959) and a Master of Arts degree (1961), both from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Myers also taught at Kent State University in the art department beginning in 1964 and is particularly known for his 1970 film Confrontation at Kent State, which he filmed in Kent during the week following the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970; it is an important document of the period.

Myers began to produce independent films in the early 1960s. Many of his films are highly personal, with non-narrative or loose narrative structures derived from his dreams. Myers is the recipient of two (due to a name spelling error) Guggenheim Fellowships as well as grants from the American Film Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Academy Film Archive preserved several of Richard Myers' films, including AkranThe Path, and Allison Beth Krause. These Film Photo Stills were taken and gifted by Myers to the School of Art Collection at Kent State University.

Michener Gallery

Second floor, Kent State University Main Library, 1125 Risman Dr. Kent, OH 44242

Gallery is open during library hours

Ten Degrees of Wikipedia

In the Fall of 2019, the Intermediate and Advanced Intaglio students in Professor J. Leigh Garcia’s class at Kent State University organized an exchange portfolio. The theme of this portfolio, “Ten Degrees of Wikipedia,” required each participant to begin on the “intaglio” web page of Wikipedia, then click a series of 9 hyperlinks to arrive at a prompt for their print.