Exhibition Archive

Art Rental Program - June 7-8, 2018 at the CVA Gallery

Art Rental Program Show

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, June 8, 2018 - 4:00pm

June 7-8, 2018      Rental Program Show 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. both days Artwork from the School of Art Collection and Galleries permanent collection available for on-campus rental will be on view at the CVA Gallery.  Staff, faculty and campus organizations can come to the gallery and choose artwork to hang in their on-campus offices (main Kent campus only).  

Home to Sargasso Sea June 1 - July 4 at the KSU Downtown Gallery

Home to Sargasso Sea

Friday, June 1, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries and the Wick Poetry Center present: Home to Sargasso Sea: A long journey of loving collaboration, Paintings and Poetry by Jessica Damen & Maj Ragain.  The exhibition will be on view at the KSU Downtown Gallery from June 1 - July 14, 2018. There will be a reception on Friday, June 1 during the new First Friday Art Walk in downtown Kent from 5-8 p.m. with a gallery talk and special remarks at 7 p.m. 

Foundation Show 2017

Foundations Spring Show 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for the Foundations program's spring show awards and reception on Thursday, May 3 from 5-7 p.m. at the CVA Gallery, located on the first floor of the Center for the Visual Arts. The Foundations Program is a series of courses that reveal the underlying visual rules and artistic strategies that run throughout all of our School's majors. Foundations projects are often faster paced, unpredictable, and are not specific to a particular material or process.

BFA Thesis Exhibition, Opening reception, Friday, April 20 5-8 pm, Center for the Visual Arts

BFA Thesis Exhibition 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the second annual BFA Thesis Exhibition opening reception on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Eighteen senior B.F.A. candidates will be displaying their artwork throughout the entire building at the Center for the Visual Arts.  The exhibit will be on view from April 16 – 27, 2018. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

Stratosphere 2018 Juried Art Competition, Theme: Flight

Stratosphere 2018 Reception and Awards

Thursday, April 19, 2018 -
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 27 finalists will be on display at the School of Art's Downtown Gallery (141 East Main Street) with an opening reception on Thursday, April 19 from 5-7 p.m. The show will be on view through May 5, 2018. This year's juror is Deirdre Murphy. She will give a lecture on Friday, April 20 at 12 p.m. entitled: "The Longer You Look, The More You See."

MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Sarah McMahon, Jasmine Kornel, Aaron Mass, Kit Palencar

MFA Exhibitions - Week 2

Thursday, April 12, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for two weeks of M.F.A. Thesis Exhibitions from April 3 - April 13, 2018.  The reception for four students in the second week will be held on Thursday, April 12 from 5-7 p.m. at the CVA Gallery.  Exhibiting M.F.A. candidates for the second week include Sarah McMahon (textiles), Jasmine Kornel (textiles), Aaron Maas (sculpture) and Kit Palencar (painting).  Free and open to the public.

Symbiosis: Fashion and Art, April 2-7, 2018

Symbiosis: Fashion and Art

Thursday, April 5, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

 Symbiosis: Fashion and Art integrates fashion design and print media in a collection of garments and artworks. The motivation for the project is to integrate two artistic fields that often use similar tools, studio environments, and design skills, but  ultimately create distinctive outcomes with different audiences. Effective collaborations between fashion and print media can motivate students to transfer their ideas between the two dimensional art pieces and three dimensional wearable garments.

MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Kiara Gabbard, Marshall Argenta, Lindsey James, Emma Anderson

MFA Exhibitions - Week 1

Thursday, April 5, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for two weeks of M.F.A. Thesis Exhibitions from April 3 - April 13, 2018.  The reception for four students in the first week will be held on Thursday, April 5 from 5-7 p.m. at the CVA Gallery.  M.F.A. candidates for the first week include Emma Anderson (painting), Marshall Argenta (ceramics), Kiara Gabbard (ceramics) and Lindsey James (textiles).  Free and open to the public.

Allison Smith, MFA Thesis exhibition called 162 Springcrest, weavings

Allison Smith, 162 Springcrest

Friday, March 23, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

MFA thesis exhibition "162 Springcrest" for Allison Smith, MFA candidate in the textiles program. The exhibition will be on view from March 19-24 at the Downtown Gallery (141 E. Main St.) with a reception on Friday, March 23 from 5-7 pm. 

Student Annual 2018

Student Annual 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University presents “The Student Annual” from March 1 – March 16, 2018 at the CVA Gallery.  This year’s juror is former Chief Curator at the Akron Art Museum, Janice Driesbach.  Driesbach will choose a selection of undergraduate and graduate artwork to display at the School of Art’s main gallery and select several awards for outstanding submissions. The opening reception and award ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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