Kent State School of Art Gallery to Show Foundations Student Work, April 16-19
The Kent State University School of Art Gallery presents the “Foundations Exhibition” from April 16-19. The gallery will celebrate the opening of the exhibit with a reception that is free and open to the public on Thursday, April 18, from 5-7 p.m. The School of Art Gallery is located in the Art Building at 400 Janik Drive on the Kent Campus. The “Foundations Exhibition” features work from students enrolled in the courses Drawing 1, 2D Composition, 3D Composition and Digital Media. This is the third year for the exhibition, which completely fills the School of Art Gallery with student work. “Every square inch of the Main Gallery is covered salon-style, floor to ceiling with literally hundreds of images, objects and installations,” says School of Art Professor Mark Schatz. “It is quite the show!” Schatz explains that the “Foundations Exhibition” this year will also include some high-tech, interactive features. “Smart Labels” with QR codes will link viewers’ mobile devices directly to student-produced videos and to digital portfolios students build using personal websites or Flickr. This year, all 2D Composition students in the School of Art were required to purchase and use iPads, which made it even easier for students to create, collect and share work. The work in the “Foundations Exhibition” will include some pieces created exclusively on the iPad, as well as work created through traditional means in the studio. For many art students, this will be their first time displaying work outside of the classroom and in a gallery setting. The “Foundations Exhibition” also offers an opportunity for instructors to recognize outstanding students and for the Art Club to honor the work of their peers. “It serves as an introduction to the world as an emerging talent,” Schatz says of the “Foundations Exhibition.” Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 330-672-7853 or visit http://galleries.kent.edu.