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Jerry Kalback Dead Ball Era Series: an illustrator’s process

Friday, July 22, 2022 (All day) to Saturday, August 6, 2022 (All day)

  Jerry Kalback exhibition draws inspiration from historic “Deadball” era of baseball   KENT, Ohio – The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University are pleased to announce a new exhibit “Jerry Kalback, Deadball Series: an illustrator’s process." The exhibit will be on display July 22- August 6, 2022, at the KSU Downtown Gallery, located at 141 East Main Street in Kent, Ohio.

Exhibition Reception: Dakota Mace: Badahani (their stories)

Friday, December 3, 2021 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Left image is a sketch for Robert Smithson's Partially Buried Woodshed and right image is a photo of one of the students who helped with the project.

Acquiring History

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 11:00am to Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 4:45pm

Acquiring History: The 50 Year Legacy of Robert Smithson’s Partially Buried Woodshed at Kent State University KSU Downtown Gallery, 141 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio August 4 - September 26, 2020

Student Annual Art Show

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 5:00pm to Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 6:45pm

Artwork created by undergraduate and graduate art majors, selected by guest juror Christy Davis of the Canton Museum of Art, will be on view in the CVA Gallery. Awards will be announced this evening.

Kent State National Ceramics Invitational - pictured work by Adam Posnak and Sanam Emami

Kent State National Ceramics Invitational 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 5:00pm to Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 6:45pm

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.

Holland Houdek, Mechanization from the Implant Series, medical implants casted in iron

Artist Talk - Holland Houdek

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 2:00pm to Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 2:45pm

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.

Small Works - artwork by various artists

Small Works Juried Exhibition

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 5:00pm to Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 6:45pm

The KSU Downtown Gallery presents "Small Works Juried Exhibition," an international exhibition of more than 50 small artworks in an array of media juried by Professor Gianna Commito. On view from Jan. 24 through Feb. 29, 2020. Opening reception is Friday, Feb. 7 from 5-7 p.m.

Renee Zettle-Sterling Artist Talk, Friday, Feb. 7, 12-1 pm, CVA 165

Artist Talk - Renée Zettle-Sterling

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:00pm to Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 12:45pm

The School of Art presents an artist talk with Renée Zettle-Sterling, visiting artist in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, on Friday, February 7 from 12-1 p.m. Zettle-Sterling is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. The talk will take place in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr.) and is free and open to the public. This artist talk is in conjunction with the exhibition "Constructed Answer" on view in the CVA Gallery January 24 - February 28, 2020.

Constructed Answer, Kent State University May 4 - 50 Years, Medallion in box

Constructed Answer

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 5:00pm to Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 6:45pm

A contemporary metals exhibition inspired by tragedy, trauma and violence that celebrates the resiliency of a human spirit.  Curated in response to a Commemorative Medallion made by Philadelphia College of Art students (now University of the Arts)  in honor of the students who perished at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Featuring: Boris Bally, Taehyun Bang, Marilyn DaSilva, Holland Houdek, Keith Lewis, Michael Nashef, Marissa Saneholtz, Stephen Saracino, Mel Someroski and Renée Zettle-Sterling. January 24 – February 28, 2020 Reception: January 24, 5-7 p.m.

Art from Constructed Answer

Constructed Answer

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 5:00pm to Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 6:45pm

A contemporary metals exhibition curated in response to a Commemorative Medallion made by Philadelphia College of Art students in honor of the students who perished at Kent State on May 4, 1970. Learn More About Constructed Answer

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