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Legacy and Prospect: Faculty Work in Context, 1913-1963

September 18 - October 17, 2014
School of Art Gallery (Art Building)

The School of Art Gallery at Kent State University will present “Legacy and Prospect: Faculty Work in Context 1913-1963.” The show will run from Sept. 18 – Oct. 17 in the School of Art Gallery, which is located on the second floor of the Art Building at 400 Janik Dr. in Kent.
 

Kent State’s School of Art has long been a leader in artistic research in Northeast Ohio. The only school in the region to offer an M.F.A. in studio art, and home to one of Ohio's largest art education programs, the School of Art has blazed a trail of support and guidance for the visual arts for nearly 100 years.

“As the school prepares to move to a new Center for the Visual Arts in 2016, we want to take a look back at some of our artists/faculty and the work they did during the first 50 plus years of the School of Art,” says Anderson Turner, director of galleries for the School of Art. “It’s an opportunity to pay homage to the important heritage and groundwork the school has created. We have also included in this exhibition several of the international artists that may have influenced our early faculty whose work we have in the School of Art collection.”

Artists featured in this exhibition are: Elmer Novotny, Robert Morrow, Harold Kitner, Robert Day, William Schock, Joe Wagner, Mary Ann Scherr, Hazel Janicki Schock, Barbara Morrow, Al Kieselbach, Miska Petersham, Ian Short, Marlene Mancini Frost, Robert Wick, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Toshiko Takaezu, Ben Shahn, Kathe Kollwitz, Ernst Kirchner, Max Beckmann, William Sommer, Henri Matisse, Marie Cassatt and Alberto Giacometti.

This exhibition was organized with the help of Professor Emeritus Richard Myers, who has spent several years compiling a history of the School of Art, and funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council.

Contact: Anderson Turner, haturner@kent.edu, 330-672-1369.

Fired in Freedom

Featuring ceramic work fired in the wood kiln of artist Brinsley Tyrrell

September 30 - November 1, 2014
Downtown Gallery

The Kent State University School of Art’s Downtown Gallery is pleased to announce “Fired in Freedom,” a group show featuring ceramic work by John Klassen, Megan Tuttle and Brinsley Tyrrell, as well as: Kwame Awuku, Adam Klein, Kirk Mangus, John Miyazawa, Ryan Osborne, Dong Jun Shin, Andrew Simmons, Kabir Syed, Janet Varner and Zachary Wollert. “Fired in Freedom” will be shown at the Downtown Gallery (located at 141 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio) Sept. 30 – Nov. 1. A reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 2., 5 – 7 p.m. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

All the artwork included in “Fired in Freedom” was fired in a wood kiln built by John Klassen, Megan Tuttle and Brinsley Tyrrell on Tyrrell’s farm in Freedom Township, Ohio. Tyrrell is an emeritus professor of the Kent State University School of Art. His farm has long been a place for regional, national and international artists to meet collaborate, says Anderson Turner, director of galleries. “In recent years artists from all over — and specifically from northeast Ohio — have enjoyed working and firing this wood kiln. The research and scholarship of this unique group of individuals will be on display in the exciting exhibition.”

Downtown Gallery hours are Monday – Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Sunday noon – 5 p.m.

Contact: Anderson Turner, haturner@kent.edu, 330-672-1369 (office).

Lydia McCarthy Lecture

Friday Lecture Series

October 3, 2014
Art Building, room 202

Visiting artist Lydia McCarthy will give a lecture at noon on Friday, Oct. 3, in room 202 of the Art Building. For more information on her career and an extensive gallery of her work, visit http://www.lydiamccarthy.com/.

John Raimondi Lecture

Part of the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series

October 9, 2014
School of Art Gallery (Art Building)

John Raimondi will give a public talk at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, in the School of Art Gallery as part of the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series. Raimondi is a contemporary American sculptor of international distinction and has been called "arguably the most successful creator anywhere of public sculpture on a monumental scale."

Refreshments will be served in the lobby following the talk, which is free and open to the public. The School of Art Gallery is located at 400 Janik Drive in Kent, Ohio. Free parking will be available off Terrace Drive in the Business Administration lot.

Contact: Effie Tsengas, director of marketing and communications, etsengas@kent.edu, 330-672-8398 (office)

Rita Geissler & Clemens Reinecke Lecture

Friday Lecture Series

October 10, 2014
Art Building, room 202

Visiting artists Rita Geissler and Clemens Reinecke will give a lecture at noon on Friday, Oct. 10, in room 202 of the Art Building. The two artists — both of whom live and work in Dresden, Germany — will also have an exhibition at Zygote Press in Cleveland from Oct. 13 to 24, with an opening and artist talk on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information on Geissler and Reinecke's work and careers, visit their websites (some elements will appear in German):
http://www.rita-geissler.de/
http://www.clemensreinecke.com/

SOA Tour

October 10, 2014
211 ART
To sign up, please visit: http://www2.kent.edu/artscollege/FutureStudents/index.cfm

Henry Halem Lecture

Friday Lecture Series

October 17, 2014
Art Building, room 202

Emeritus professor Henry Halem to give a lecture on Friday, October 17, at noon in room 202 of the Art Building to kick off homecoming weekend. Henry Halem is the founder of the glass program at the School of Art. For more information on his career, visit http://www.henryhalem.com/.

SOA Tour

October 24, 2014
211 ART
To sign up, please visit: http://www2.kent.edu/artscollege/FutureStudents/index.cfm

Dylan Collins Lecture

Friday Lecture Series

October 24, 2014
Art Building, room 202

Visiting artist Dylan Collins will give a lecture at noon on Friday, Oct. 24, in room 202 of the Art Building. Dylan, who received his M.F.A. in sculpture from Kent State University, lives and works in Morgantown, W.V. His lecture will be followed by a forging demonstration in the Art Annex.

For more information on Collins's work, visit http://dylancollinsart.com/.

Cecily Kahn Lecture

Friday Lecture Series

November 7, 2014
Art Building, room 202

Abstract painter Cecily Kahn will give a lecture at noon on Friday, Nov. 7, in room 202 of the Art Building. For more information on her career and a gallery of her work, visit http://cecilykahn.com/.

Courtney Kessel Lecture

Friday Lecture Series

November 21, 2014
Art Building, room 202

Visiting artist Courtney Kessel will give a lecture at noon on Friday, Nov. 21, in room 202 of the Art Building. For more information on the artist and her work, visit http://courtneykessel.com/.

SOA Tour

November 21, 2014
211 ART
To sign up, please visit: http://www2.kent.edu/artscollege/FutureStudents/index.cfm

John Balistreri Lecture

Friday Lecture Series

December 5, 2014
Art Building, room 202

Ceramic artist John Balistreri will give a lecture at noon on Friday, Dec. 5, in room 202 of the Art Building. John Balistreri, who received his M.F.A. in ceramics from Kent State University, is a professor at Bowling Green State University. For more information on his career and images of his work, visit http://johnbalistreriartist.com/.