Release Date: July 31, 2009
KSU Art Galleries hosts grand opening reception for the 2009-2010 exhibition season
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"The Origin of Life" by Sun Min An
From the Fire exhibition
Art Gallery-Sturgis Library
Aug. 20 through Oct. 8
KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University will formally announce its art galleries exhibition season during the Fall 2009 Grand Opening Reception. Three simultaneous receptions will be held on Aug. 20 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in all three campus galleries: The Art Gallery in the Horace Sturgis Library; The Fine Arts Gallery in the Joe Mack Wilson Building; and the Don Russell Clayton Gallery in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
“This exhibition season includes a very wide range of media of interest to local, regional, national and international audiences,” said Will Hipps, director of the KSU Art Museum and Galleries.
The three exhibitions on display during the season grand opening include:
-- “Masters of Their Craft” in the Fine Arts Gallery, featuring artists from the American Craft Council Southeast and highlighting the incorporation of technology into modern craft, on display through Sept. 24;
-- “Spotlight 2009” in the Clayton Gallery, featuring works by craftspeople from 11 Southeastern states, juried by Andrew Wagner, former executive editor and founding managing editor of Dwell magazine and current editor-in-chief of American Craft, on display through Sept. 24; and
-- “From the Fire,” in the Art Gallery, featuring contemporary Korean ceramics by more than 50 artists, curated by Chung Hyun Cho, a ceramic artist and retired professor from the College of Art and Design at Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea, on display through Oct. 8.
“The three exhibitions invite greater awareness of KSU’s excellent art exhibitions program. New audiences will also have a chance to visit the beautifully and recently constructed Don Russell Clayton museum gallery,” Hipps said.
Admission to the galleries and the receptions is free. For more information and hours of operation, visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/arts/galleries, or call 770-499-3223.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.