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.
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
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.
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
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
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.