Exhibition Archive

Miwa Neishi, Untitled, Acrylic on wood, 2016

Miwa Neishi

Monday, July 3, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, July 29, 2017 (All day)

Join us for the opening of Miwa Neishi, a solo exhibition of her current work on Thursday, July 6 from 5-7 p.m. Abstract paintings, drawings, and ceramics created by the School of Art alumna will be on view from July 3 - 29, 2017 at the Downtown Gallery. Both the reception and the show are free and open to the public. 

Painting by Hilary D. Gent, Shale, Rocky River, oil on canvas, 2017

On Water - recent work by Hilary D. Gent

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, July 29, 2017 (All day)

    On Water – recent work by Hilary D. Gent July 1 - 29, 2017 On Water is a solo exhibition at Eells Gallery featuring recent paintings by Kent State School of Art alumna and owner/operator of Hedge Gallery in Cleveland, Hilary Gent. The exhibition will be on view from July 1 – 29, 2017, two hours prior to and through intermission of every Cleveland Orchestra Concert. Eells Gallery is located at Blossom Music Center, 1145 W Steels Corners Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. 

You, Me, Us, We

You, Me, Us, We - Art Auction and Exhibition

Thursday, June 29, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

YOU, ME, US, WE Art Exhibition & Silent Auction to benefit Planned Parenthood of Ohio Location: Downtown Gallery, 141 East Main Street, Kent, OH Date: Silent Auction is One Night Only! June 29, 2017, 5–8 p.m. Preview the exhibition & auction on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27-28, 11-5 p.m. with "buy it now" options.

Alumni Show 2017 poster

Recent Alumni Show

Thursday, June 22, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, August 3, 2017 (All day)

The Recent Alumni Show highlights work from School of Art alummi who have graduated within the past 10 years. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, June 22 from 5-7 pm. On view from June 22 - August 4, 2017 at the CVA Gallery (325 Terrace Dr.), located on the first floor of the Center for the Visual Arts. Summer gallery hours are Tues. - Thurs. 11am - 4pm.

School of Art Collection Storage

Annual Rental Program Show

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 9, 2017 (All day)

Join us for the Annual Rental Program Show at the CVA Gallery from May 30 - June 9, 2017.  The Kent State University School of Art Galleries Rental Program is designed to provide easy access for campus organizations and offices to enjoy some of the incredible artwork from the School of Art Collection, which features a wide range of artwork from past students, locally-known artists, and artists of national and international fame. 

Larrie King, Spirit - Mixed Media art show

Larrie King - Spirit

Thursday, May 25, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, June 24, 2017 (All day)

“Spirit” is a new body of works by mixed media artist Larrie King. Through acidic colors married with found objects, vintage ephemera, and atmospheric application, King explores a personal retelling of the Icarus story and his connection to the vibrant and ever-changing world around us. On view at the Downtown Gallery (141 E. Main St.) in Kent, Ohio from May 25 - June 24, 2017.  An opening reception will be held at the Downtown Gallery on Thursday, May 25 from 5-7 p.m. 

Foundations Gallery Show

Spring Foundations Show

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for the Foundations program's spring show awards and reception on Wednesday, May 3 from 5-7 p.m. 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. Foundations projects frequently challenge students to transform cheap, free, or found materials into extraordinary new compositions and push students to work in new ways. 

BFA Gala 2017

BFA Gala 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the inaugural BFA Senior Thesis Exhibit Gala on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Eighteen senior BFA candidates will be displaying their artwork throughout the entire building at the Center for the Visual Arts. More info and maps TBA. The exhibit will be on view from April 21 – 28, 2017. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

MFA Thesis Exhibit

Friday, April 7, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for the MFA Thesis Exhibits closing reception on April 7, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. The CVA Gallery will feature two MFA Thesis Exhibits from April 3-7 by Ceramics graduate students, Taylor Dennis Pasquale and Nicolin B. Haines.  Also on view in the adjacent Crawford Gallery, thesis exhibit by MFA Candidate in Textiles, Trey Gehring. The Payto Gallery will have MA Candidate, Nick Pfeil's sculpture work.

The Student Annual 2017

Student Annual

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:00am to Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

Join us for the reception and award ceremony for the Student Annual on Thursday, March 9 from 5 - 7 p.m. The Student Annual is a juried show that gives undergraduate and graduate students a chance to showcase their work at the CVA Gallery.  The show will be juried by Theresa Bembnister, Associate Curator at the Akron Art Museum. Bembnister will award students who submitted the top artworks with over $500 in prizes. The show will be on view from March 9 - 23, 2017.  Gallery Hours: Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.