Exhibition Archive

Christine Gorbach, My Regards Tryptich, 2004

Remembering Christine Gorbach: A Teaching Artist

Friday, July 19, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us in celebrating the life and artwork of Christine Gorbach. Ms. Gorbach was an accomplished artist and art educator who passed away in 2018.  The exhibition “Remembering Christine Gorbach: A Teaching Artist” will be on view at the Payto Gallery located on the first floor at the Center for the Visual Arts from July 17-26, 2019. An opening reception will take place on Friday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m.  Both the reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public. 

Art Rental Program, July 17 and 18, 2019, CVA Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts

Art Rental Program 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:00am to Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 4:00pm

Kent State University School of Art Galleries Annual Rental Show  July 17-18, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. CVA Gallery (Center for the Visual Arts, 325 Terrace Drive)

BFA Thesis Exhibitions

BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Kent State University’s School of Art Collection and Galleries and the School of Art present the third annual “BFA Thesis Exhibition,” the School’s largest event of the year.  Fifteen students, working in a variety of media, will have their capstone bodies of artwork on display in gallery spaces throughout the entire Center for the Visual Arts. The opening reception and celebration will take place on Friday, April 19 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. for all 15 students’ exhibitions.

Stratosphere Juried Art Competition

Stratosphere 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

You are invited to the Kent State College of the Arts annual University-wide juried art show, "Stratosphere." A group art exhibition of work of 20 finalists will be on display at the School of Art's Downtown Gallery (141 East Main Street) with an opening reception on Thursday, April 18 from 5-7 p.m. The show will be on view through May 3, 2019.  The theme this year was "Global Identity."

Going to Ground - two prints featured in the exhibition

Going to Ground

Friday, April 5, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

KSU Downtown Gallery April 3 - 13, 2019 Opening reception: Friday, April 5, 5-7 p.m. Going to Ground is an exchange organized for the Southern Graphics Council International by Alison Judd and Anna Gaby-Trotz. This curated body of work includes prints by 15 artists and focuses on the notion that land is something that we use to mark other losses against and that through a visceral approach to observing, studying and documenting specific locations we can be witness to change.

MFA Thesis Exhibitions 2019

MFA Thesis Exhibitions 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Eight MFA studio art candidates will be exhibiting their thesis exhibitions in the CVA Gallery and the adjacent student galleries.  Two groups of students will be installing their artwork for a duration of a week each. Artist receptions will take place on April 5 and April 12 from 5-8 p.m.  Free and open to the public. April 5: Omid Tavakoli (Print Media and Photo), Chandler Brutscher (Print Media and Photo), Luca Taylor (Print Media and Photo), Dave Braun (Sculpture and Expanded Media), Alysia Klein (Painting/Drawing)

Student Annual, March 8-21, 2019

Student Annual 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Kent State University's School of Art invites you to our Student Annual.  This exhibition features work in all media by School of Art undergraduate majors and minors and graduate students, juried by a different guest juror each year.  This year's juror is Annie Wischmeyer, Assistant Curator at the Akron Art Museum.  Multiple awards will be announced at the opening reception on Friday, March 15 from 5-7 p.m.  The exhibition will be on view from March 8 through March 21, 2019 at the CVA Gallery, located on the first floor of the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr.).  G

Kent State National Ceramics Invitational 2019 featuring Soojin Choi, Gabrielle Graber, Andrew Stansbury, and Michelle Laxalt.

Kent State National Ceramics Invitational

Friday, February 22, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries presents the annual Kent State National Ceramics Invitational, on view at the KSU Downtown Gallery from February 21 through March 23, 2019.  The exhibition was curated by Christina A. West and features artists Soojin Choi, Gabrielle Graber, Andrew Stansbury, and Michelle Laxalt.  An opening reception will take place on Friday, February 22 from 5-7 p.m.  Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Léopold Senghor

Movie Screening - Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Léopold Senghor

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Everyone is invited to participate in a special movie screening of Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Léopold Senghor by Manthia Diawara, followed by a discussion.  The movie will show on Tuesday, February 19 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Oscar Ritchie Hall, Room 250.  Free and open to the public.  

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, École d'été (Saint-Louis, Île Sud) 2016

Coming Together: Postcolonial Art and Literature

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Professors Babacar M’Baye and Joseph Underwood will discuss how post-colonial ideology has shaped the landscape of Senegal to inspire writers and artists. Co-sponsored by the Read Center for International and Intercultural Education. This event is in conjunction with the exhibition The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives From Senegal. The discussion will take place at the CVA Gallery at noon on Wednesday, February 6. Free and open to the public.

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