Six at 6000 Exhibit in Conference Center Dining Room through March 27 | Kent State University

Six at 6000 Exhibit in Conference Center Dining Room through March 27

Kent State University at Stark is proud to host the Gallery 6000 exhibit, entitled Six at 6000. The exhibit, which is open to the public, is on display through March 27 in the Conference Center Dining Room, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. Viewing hours (weekdays only) may vary depending upon other events scheduled in the Dining Room. Visitors to the exhibit should call 330-244-3300 in advance to confirm available viewing time.
 
Gallery 6000 is a collaboration between local artists and Kent State Stark, showcasing art of various media throughout the year. Six at 6000 features the art of six faculty members of the Kent State Stark Fine Arts Department: Jeanenne Mathis-Bertosa, Mary Mazzer, Susan McClelland, Jack McWhorter, Bridget O’Donnell and Tom Wachunas. Most of the displayed pieces of the Six at 6000 exhibit are for sale. Wachunas also serves as curator of Gallery 6000.
 
The Six at 6000 exhibit will open with an artists’ reception on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Conference Center. Please RSVP to Lori Caughey at 330-244-3518 or lcaughey@kent.edu. The reception is free and open to the public. Representatives of the press are encouraged to attend.
 
Mathis-Bertosa is a freelance photojournalist who is passionate about understanding other cultures and using photography to tell stories.

Mazzer’s art illustrates tensions between feminine strength and fragility. Her drawings and paintings express feminine identity adjusting itself in the arena of social networking.
 
McClelland says of her mixed media/sculptural piece in this show, “Life’s events, whether minor or major, positive or negative, accumulate and form a skin that surrounds and defines. This piece examines and celebrates the memories that influence and build our individual identity.”
 
Abstract painter McWhorter explores the thinking processes and structures that make science and the arts work. His vibrantly colored, excited visual rhythms and patterns are intuitive evocations of physical phenomena and ephemeral forces in motion.
 
The recent works by printmaker O’Donnell are comprised of, in her words, “…aggressive or consuming marks that build tension to create a chaotic beauty cultivated by chaos and a slow process of deterioration…”
 
The mixed media assemblages by Wachunas are tactile metaphors for various dualities: hiding and revealing, illusion and reality, spirit and physicality.

For more information on the Six at 6000 exhibit or Gallery 6000 at Kent State Stark, contact Lori at 330-244-3518 or lcaughey@kent.edu. Kent State Stark features additional art exhibits in the campus galleries located in Main Hall’s lower level and the Fine Arts Building. View a schedule of campus exhibits at www.kent.edu/stark/art-exhibitions.

POSTED: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:21pm
UPDATED: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:55pm
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