Exhibition Archive

Lawrence Baker: Drawings, KSU Downtown Gallery, Oct. 16 - Nov. 30, 2019

Lawrence Baker: Drawings

Friday, October 18, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Drawings by Kent State alumnus Lawrence Baker will be on view at the KSU Downtown Gallery from Oct. 16 through Nov. 20, 2019.  Baker earned his BFA, MA and MFA from Kent State's School of Art in painting and drawing.  He currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio and is a retired visual arts instructor for the Cleveland Municipal School District. An opening reception will take place on Friday, Oct. 18 from 5-7 p.m.  Both the reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.  

Five Curatorial Views of the School of Art Collection

Five Curatorial Views of the School of Art Collection

Friday, October 18, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

On view October 18 - November 26, 2019 Reception: Friday, October 18, 5-7 p.m.

 Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell-Pool

Artist Talk: Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell-Pool

Friday, September 13, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The School of Art presents an artist talk with glass artists Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell-Pool on Friday, September 13 from 12-1 p.m. in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts. Both artists are featured in the national curated exhibition Kent State Glass@50, on view in the CVA Gallery. The talk will center around both their individual and collaborative practices. This event is free and open to the public.

Tim Stover: Linear Integration, KSU Downtown Gallery, September 4 - October 5, Kent State Glass at 50

Tim Stover: Linear Integration

Friday, September 6, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The School of Art Collection and Galleries presents Tim Stover: Linear Integration on view at the KSU Downtown Gallery from September 4 through October 5, 2019.  An opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6 from 5-7 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Kent.  This exhibition is a part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of the glass program at Kent State University's School of Art. 

Emerging Glass at Kent State, September 4 - October 4, 2019, Payto Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts

Emerging Glass

Friday, September 6, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Emerging Glass is a new national juried exhibition organized in honor of the 50th anniversary of Kent State University's School of Art studio glass program. The exhibition, featuring sixteen glass artists, was juried by Davin Ebanks and Lisa Demagall out of 164 submissions from around the country. This exhibition is a part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of the glass program at Kent State University's School of Art.

Kent State Glass@50, Alli Hoag

Kent State Glass@50

Friday, September 6, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

KENT STATE GLASS@50 CVA Gallery - September 4 - October 4, 2019 Reception: Friday, September 6, 5-7 p.m. A national curated glass show celebrating 50 years of glass at Kent State University. Artists featured: Sarah Blood, Steven Durow, Katherine Gray, Henry Halem, Alli Hoag, Jiyoung Lee, Carmen Lozar, Anna Mlasowsky, Kit Paulson, Mark Peiser, Marc Petrovic, Kari Russell-Pool, Einar & Jamex de la Torre, Brent Kee Young, and Zac Weinberg.

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."

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