Posting Date: October 25, 2010
Kennesaw State students host special event at the High Museum of Art
Student art display is juried by the owner of Kibbee Gallery
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(Above) "Encapsulation" by Brad Lewis
(Below) "Trinity" by Erin Spangler
KENNESAW, Ga.—On Saturday, Nov. 6, students from the Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business and Visions Student Art Guild will host a special event for students and alumni at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The event, held after museum hours, celebrates the culmination of a class project by students in the Coles College of Business to help increase student awareness of the High Museum of Art.
For the event, KSU art students and alumni will mount an exhibit of their artwork in the High's Greene Family Education Center. KSU art major Addie Gant is curating the show, which has been juried by Preston Snyder, owner of Kibbee Gallery in Atlanta. More than 300 submissions were received; approximately 100 were selected.
“The show will not only promote awareness about the High Museum, but will also show the diversity of KSU's amazing visual arts program,” Gant says, adding that it’s “a fantastic opportunity for student artists to put into their portfolios. It will help their future goals and allow them better access to jobs and other shows.”
Asia Matos, co-president of Visions, emphasizes the impact of this event for KSU artists. “It’s very impressive to be able to organize students to get together and do something this big,” she says.
At the event, the High Museum of Art is offering KSU students an annual membership rate of $15, which is the usual cost for one-time student admission.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.