Exhibition Archive

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 Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:45pm

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 Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:45pm

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 Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 6:45pm

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 Friday, March 24, 2017 - 4:45pm

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.

Kent State National Ceramics Invitational

Kent State National Ceramics Invitational

Thursday, March 2, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 15, 2017 (All day)

The School of Art Collection and Galleries, Downtown Gallery, located at 141 East Main Street in Downtown, Kent, Ohio presents the Kent State National Ceramics Invitational, Featuring: Max Seinfeld, Emily Duke & Laura Polaski , March 2 – April 15, 2017. There will be a reception on March 16 from 5–7 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

Gianna Commito, Burr, 2016

Biennial Faculty Show

Thursday, January 26, 2017 (All day) to Friday, February 24, 2017 (All day)

Join us for the Biennial Faculty Show from Jan. 26 – Feb. 24, 2017 at the CVA Gallery.  View artwork created by Kent State University School of Art’s talented full-time, part-time and emeritus faculty, in a variety of media.   The opening reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the CVA Gallery, located on the first floor of the Center for the Visual Arts.  Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Betsy Cavalier-Casey

Biosynthesis: The Art of Jonah Jacobs & Betsy Cavalier-Casey

Thursday, January 19, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, February 25, 2017 (All day)

Join us for the opening reception of "Biosynthesis: The Art of Jonah Jacobs & Betsy Cavalier-Casey" on Thursday, Jan.19 from 5-7 pm at Kent State University's Downtown Gallery. The artists connect art and science in a colorful display of paintings, sculptures and installations.  

#453 (detail), Local Journey by Janice Lessman-Moss

Threads: New Work by Janice Lessman-Moss & Rowland Ricketts

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 5:00pm to Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 4:45pm

Join us for the opening reception of "Threads: New Work by Janice Lessman-Moss & Rowland Ricketts" on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5-7 pm. The exhibit features two renowned and innovative textile artists who are united by their interest in expanding the roots of rich traditions in the field.  Lessman-Moss creates beautifully complex patterns through digital weaving while Ricketts explores conceptual and technical ideas with indigo dye and hand-woven linen.  Catalogs are available. 

National Collage Society

National Collage Society 32nd Annual Juried Exhibit

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 4:45pm

The Kent State School of Art Collection and Galleries’ Downtown Gallery presents the National Collage Society’s 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition, September 29 - October 29, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 29th, from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The artists featured in this exhibit were chosen from a pool of 383 entries from 40 states and 5 countries. There were 56 pieces accepted by the jury. 

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