Posting Date: August 11, 2011

Kennesaw State presents GAEA art exhibition
Exhibition offers glimpse into the artistic process

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Karinna Riddett-Moore, "Ecclesiastes 3:1-8," Photograph

KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Art Museum and Galleries will present "Unmasking Creativity: Process and Product" from Aug. 24-Oct. 22 in The Art Gallery of the Sturgis Library. This juried exhibition by members of the Georgia Art Education Association will be held in conjunction with the GAEA Fall Conference at the Marietta Hilton Conference Center. An opening reception will be held on Aug. 31 from 5-9 p.m.

Visitors will get a glimpse into the artistic process and witness the ways that artists often find inspiration in the ordinary. “Often with art, it is some mundane everyday thing that sparks our creativity,” says Diana Gregory, KSU associate professor of art education and curator of the exhibition. 

She says the idea for the exhibition came from recognizing that certain aspects of art can be missed in the final piece. Oftentimes, the public can’t see the person, personality and inspiration behind the art. With this show, visitors will gain insight into what first sparked the idea of a piece, the method in which the artist developed the piece and any surprises or changes the artist experienced while working on the piece.

Gregory says she is most excited to share the “variety and depth of ways people are inspired, what brings them to the process of creating art, and how the process is used.” She enjoys seeing the creativity of the art educators and the different ways they express it. “Expect to see a glimpse of the whole process of making art,” Gregory says. “It will be a journey with the artist to the final product—they will be a part of the journey.”

The Art Gallery is located on the lower level of the Sturgis Library and is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings and 1-4 p.m. on Saturday. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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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.


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