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Past Exhibitions


In this painting by Athos Menaboni, an Eastern Kingbird is attacking a Crow.

Athos Menaboni: Portrait of a Painter

October 20, 2009-Spring 2011
Don Russell Clayton Gallery

Curated by Will Hipps. Biographical exhibition exploring the life of artist Athos Menaboni and the development of his career. From the Royal Academy of Art in Florence to the establishment of his reputation as “Audubon’s Heir,” this exhibition highlights works and events from different stages of Menaboni’s prolific career.

Reception: 5-8 p.m., October 20. Don Russell Clayton Gallery, Bailey Performance Center. Free. 


27th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

January 14-February 11, 2010

Celebrating more than a quarter century of spirited competition among KSU student artists, the 27th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is open to all students. Entries are juried by distinguished Atlanta area arts professionals, with cash prizes awarded. Many of the works are available for purchase.
Reception:
5-8 p.m., January 14. Fine Arts Gallery, Wilson Building. Free.


PostSecret

February 4-March 27, 2010
The Art Gallery

In November 2004, Frank Warren began his community art project by handing out postcards to strangers and leaving them in public places in the Washington, D.C., area. Each self-addressed card invited people to anonymously share a secret. The two requirements were: The secret had to be true and it had to be something that had never been told to another person. Today, Warren has been mailed more than 350,000 highly personal and artfully decorated postcards illustrating the soulful secrets we never voice. This extraordinary exhibition of more than 400 postcards brings together the most powerful, poignant and beautifully intimate secrets Warren has received.
Reception: 5-8 p.m., February 4. The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library. Free.


Annual Art Faculty & Staff Exhibition

February 25-April 15, 2010
Fine Arts Gallery

Showcase exhibition of the artists of the KSU Department of Visual Arts, demonstrating a wide range of media including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, mixed media, printmaking and graphic design. This year, the artworks may not exceed 20” in any dimension, creating an entire exhibition of small-scale works.
Reception: 5-8 p.m., February 25. Fine Arts Gallery. Free.


Spring 2010 Senior Exhibition I

April 6-April 15, 2010  

Reception: 5-8 p.m., April 6. The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library. Free.


Spring 2010 Senior Exhibition II

April 27-May 6, 2010

Reception: 5-8 p.m.,  April 27. Fine Arts Gallery, Wilson Building. Free.


Spring 2010 Senior Exhibition III

April 27-May 6, 2010

Reception: 5-8 p.m.,  April 27. I: The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library. Free.


Jasper Francis Cropsey
(American, 18231900).
The Wilderness-Sunset on the Housatonic, 1845. Oil on canvas;
7 1/2 x 10 in. (19.1 x 25.4 cm). Gift of Malinda Jolley Mortin, 2009.5.1.

Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

May 26-July 22, 2010
Fine Arts Gallery

Beginning in 1972 with the gift of five prints, the continued generosity of local collectors has allowed the KSU Art Collection to grow until it now encompasses nearly 1,000 American paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. This exhibition highlights recent additions to the collection made during the past year, including work by John Frederick Kensett, Eastman Johnson, Athos Menaboni, Francis Coates Jones, Norman Rockwell, Jasper Francis Cropsey, and Elizabeth O’Neill Verner. Open by appointment only.

Living Treasures of Nepal

View PDF of exhibition booklet.

Living Treasures of Nepal:
Masters of Ancient Techniques in a Modern World

August 16 - October 11 , 2010

Co-curated by renowned American metal smith and artist Barbara Cook and KSU Professor of Visual Arts Lin Hightower. Highlights the efforts of a group of progressive artisans of Nepal whose works preserve the ancient techniques of master Nepali stonecutters, wood carvers and painters. A KSU Global Initiative exhibition.

The Art Gallery at Sturgis Library. Free.

 


Barry Sparkman

Barry Sparkman: The Allusive Subconscious

August 10 - September 30, 2010

Curated by Joe Thomas. Arizona-based artist Barry Sparkman uses abstraction to suggest the sense of a subconscious universe. Working with both paintings and monoprints, he creates a swirling, colorful, other-worldly environment that is simultaneously beautiful and alien, while organic and spatial elements refer distantly to our more familiar, mundane world.

Opening reception: August 25, 5 - 9 p.m. Fine Arts Gallery, Wilson Building. Free.


Crow King Bird by Athos Menaboni

Athos Menaboni: Portrait of a Painter

Through December 2

Biographical exhibition exploring the life of artist Athos Menaboni and the development of his career. From the Royal Academy of Art in Florence to the establishment of his reputation as “Audubon’s Heir,” this exhibition highlights works and events from different stages of Mena- boni’s prolific career.

Curated by Will Hipps. Don Russell Clayton Gallery, Bailey Performance Center. Free.


Highlands Stream with Rhododendrons by alum Shane McDonald

7th Biennial Alumni Exhibition

October 7 - November 11, 2010

Juried by Will Hipps. This biennial exhibition allows KSU visual arts alumni the opportunity to showcase their growth and development as artists since their departure from KSU, inspiring and encouraging current students.
Opening reception: October 7, 5 - 8 p.m. Fine Arts Gallery, Wilson Building. Free.


FALL 2010 SENIOR EXHIBITION I

October 26 - November 4, 2010
The Art Gallery at Sturgis Library

Senior graphic communication majors exhibit their portfolios. The senior exhibition is required as partial fulfillment for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Opening reception: October 26, 5 - 8 p.m. Fine Arts Gallery. Free.

 

FALL 2010 SENIOR EXHIBITION II

November 16 - December 2, 2010
The Art Gallery at Sturgis Library

Senior studio art majors exhibit portfolios from a wide variety of concentrations. The senior exhibition is required as partial fulfillment for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Opening reception: November 16, 5 - 8 p.m. The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library. Free.

 

FALL 2010 SENIOR EXHIBITION III

November 23 - December 9, 2010
Fine Arts Gallery

Senior art education majors exhibit their portfolios. The senior exhibition is required as partial fulfillment for the Bachelor of Science degree in art education.
Opening reception: November 23, 5 - 8 p.m. Fine Arts Gallery. Free.