School of Art students exhibit work at ASM International headquarters
Seventeen graduate and undergraduate students from the Kent State University School of Art will have their work displayed at ASM International’s architecturally stunning headquarters in Geauga County. The show will run May 14, 2014, to January 20, 2015, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 14.
This is the second year that ASM International (formerly the American Society for Metals) has partnered with the School of Art to display student artwork at the organization’s headquarters, a breathtaking modernist structure highlighted by a large geodesic dome. ASM International headquarters are located at 9639 Kinsman Rd., Materials Park, Ohio.
The show’s curator is Kathryn Shinko, a Kent State M.F.A. student in textiles and graduate assistant to the gallery director. According to Shinko, many of the selected works suggest a technical or spiritual kinship with ASM International, a society for materials science and metal engineering.
“The pieces in this year’s show explore materiality and showcase the variety of work being made by School of Art students,” says Shinko. “Innovative techniques and new technologies, such as 3D-printing and laser-cutting, are being used to make work that is visually stunning and conceptually intriguing.”
The 20 works in this year’s show include ceramic art, paintings, prints, wire sculpture, wood sculpture, dyed textiles, weavings and hand-made netting. During the opening reception on May 14, the featured artists will be awarded $100 honorariums for each accepted artwork.
The ASM Show features work by the following graduate and undergraduate students:
Miwa Neishi, “Bubbles” and “Cosmos”
Mike Nold, “Highlight”
Ryan Osborne, “Torso”
Michael Sanata, “Ebb & Flow”
Rachel Smith, “90% Guarantee” and “Nature and Nurture”
Trey Snowdon, “Walker”
Jess Todd, “Geodesic”
Zachary Wollert, “Salt-Fired Vase with Lid”
Jacob Coleman, “Rhino” and “The Island”
Kevin Daigle, “Specula”
Hunter Elliott, “Lace”
Trey Gehring, “Don't Be Cruel”
Lindsey James, “Pitcher Plants”
Tyler Joy, “Test Run 2”
Erin Miller, “Color Study on Silk”
Stephanie Mote, “Reticulate”
Jasmine Sampson, “Cocoon”