Posting Date: September 24, 2010
Kennesaw State art alumni to show their work
Exhibition showcases artistic growth of alumni
By Ben Poplin
Sculpture by Stephanie Funk (art, 2001)
Reconnecting with old friends and colleagues is just one of the reasons Kennesaw State University alumna Stephanie Funk (art, 2007) is participating in the 7th Biennial Alumni Exhibition. Along with Funk, many other alumni will be returning to campus to showcase their artwork and continued artistic growth since graduating from KSU.
“It will be exciting to see what everyone else has been doing,” she says.
Since graduation, Funk has continued to grow and develop as an artist. “I have been doing some commissions, slowly building my portfolio, and I am working with art stores to try to stay motivated.”
Exhibition visitors will encounter pieces of art ranging from still life to sculpture. Will Hipps, director of the KSU Art Museum and Galleries and juror of the exhibition, explains, “The alumni are sharing their perspectives with us, and it gives people a chance to see the primary concerns of artists at this time.”
Alumni and others are encouraged to come to the exhibition. “I think it is inspiring for people to see what artists are doing,” says Funk.
Visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to purchase the artwork on display. Hipps comments, “This year’s exhibition differs from others because artists are being asked to send smaller scale works, which will help us all be better able to afford a work by our favorite artist.”
The exhibition will be open from Oct. 7 through Nov. 11 in the Fine Arts Gallery in the Wilson Building. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.
For more information, visit the Galleries online or call 770-499-3223