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Past Exhibitions

Modern and Contemporary Art

29th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

January 12 - February 9, 2012

Sponsored by Visions Student Art Guild and celebrating more than a quarter century of spirited competition among KSU student artists, the 29th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is open to all students. Juried by distinguished Atlanta-area arts professionals, many of the works are available for purchase to support the artists and future gallery programming.

Opening Reception: January 12, 5-8p.m. Fine Arts                                                      Gallery, Joe Mack WIlson Building. Free.

2012 Juror: Michi Meko


1st Place - Aaron Artrip

2nd Place - Brandon Curley

3rd Place - Judi Murphy

Honorable Mentions - Chris Neuenschwander, Mersia Martin, and Jackie Early

Chair's Purchase Award - Denise Burke


Invisible Body, Conspicuous Mind

Room with a View: Murals by Athos Menaboni

January 23 - June 28, 2012

An exhibition devoted to mural work by Athos Menaboni, featuring the newly conserved mural “Rolling Hills of Cherokee County, Georgia” which graced the C & S Bank Building in downtown Atlanta from 1951 to 2011.

Opening Reception: January 30, 5-8 p.m. Don Russell Clayton Gallery. Free.


Engaging History:
Continuities of Textile Traditions in the Andes

January 30 - March 13, 2012

Textiles have been a primary medium of expression in Andean culture for millennia, but today are in danger of disappearing. This Year of Peru exhibit celebrates the work of nine weaving communities that make up the Center for Traditional Textiles in Cuzco.
Catherine Joslyn and Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, curators

Opening Reception: January 30, 5-8 p.m. The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library. Free.

Lecture: "Luminous Threads: Community Collaborative Projects of the Center for Traditional Textiles in Cusco," Catherine Joslyn and Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez. Thursday, February 16, 12:30-2:00 p.m.  Social Sciences Building (Bldg. 22), Room 1019, with reception to follow in the Art Gallery, Sturgis Library.  Campus Map




Annual Art Faculty Exhibition

February 21 - March 29, 2012

Showcase exhibition of the artists of the KSU Department of Visual Arts.

Opening Reception: February 21, 2011, 5-8 p.m. Fine Arts Gallery, Joe Mack Wilson Building. Free.





Spring 2012 Senior Exhibitions

The senior exhibition is required as partial fulfillment for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Senior art majors exhibit from portfolios in a wide variety of concentrations including studio arts, art education, and graphic communications.

Exhibition I, The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library
March 27 - April 5, 2012
Opening Reception: March 27, 5-8 p.m.

Exhibition II, Fine Arts Gallery
April 10 - 19, 2012
Opening Reception: April 10, 5-8 p.m.

Exhibition III, The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library
April 17 - 26, 2012
Opening Reception: April 17, 5-8 p.m.




2012 Georgia All-State Art Symposium Exhibition

May 4 - 30, 2012

Held in conjunction with the All-State Art Symposium hosted by Kennesaw State University and sponsored by the Georgia Art Education Association, and featuring selected works by top high school artists from across the state.

Fine Arts Gallery, Joe Mack Wilson Building






Paper Moon


Aug. 30 – Oct. 1 | The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library


Aug. 30 – Dec. 6 | Don Russell Clayton Gallery, Bailey Performance Center


This Exhibition focuses on work that, in one way or another, serves as a substitute for the real thing.  The show examines how these substitutes are intended to function, the nature of their appeal, and what role authenticity and our ability to “make believe” play in the proffered illusion.  Teresa Bramlette Reeves, curator


Artists: Paige Adair, Eleanor Antin, “Brooklyn is Watching,” John Clang, Ferdinand Cooper, Matt Haffner, Mark Hogancamp, Beth Lilly, Rebecca Makus, Adam Parker Smith, Joe Peragine, Ryan Petty, Marc Steinmetz, Jay Van Buren, and James VanDerZee


Documentaries: Flat Daddy, Make Believe, Marwencol


Opening Reception: Aug. 30, 5-9 p.m.  Don Russell Clayton Gallery and The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library.  Free.



Not What it Seems


Aug. 20 – Oct. 25 | Fine Arts Gallery, Joe Mack Wilson Building


This three-person show examines the mixed media work of Mark Franchino, Frances Trombly, and Ian Weaver.  Everyday objects are re-created in unexpected materials with varying degrees of illusionism and finish, but the actual meaning extends beyond tromp-l’oeil effects.  Not only the objects, but also the content is not what it initially seems to be.  Joe Thomas, curator


Opening Reception: Aug. 30, 5-9 p.m.  Fine Art Gallery, Joe Mack Wilson Building.  Free.


Juvenile-in-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross


Oct. 9 – Nov. 1 | The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library


Ross spent five years interviewing and photographing juveniles in the justice system.  The resulting photographs reveal the realities and hardship of daily life for incarcerated minors.  Presented in conjunction with the Center for Sustainable Journalism and the KSU student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  Organized by the Nevada Museum of Art.  Exclusive sponsorship for the exhibition is provided by the Wilhelm Hoppe Family Trust.


Opening Reception: Oct. 9, 5-8 p.m.  The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library.  Free.

Richard Ross Lecture: Oct. 9, 5-6 p.m.  Prillaman Hall: HS1000 Auditorium.  Free.