• Art Packing Demo
    School of Art and Design alumna, Rainey Rawles, gave a lecture and demonstration on crating and packing artworks for shipping. Rainey currently serves as a preparator, carpenter, and art handler for the High Museum of Art, and she shared knowledgeable and professional insight about properly storing and transporting artwork. She talked about both two- and three-dimensional artwork and showed examples of both good and bad practice on view.
  • Joe Ciardiello Guest Artist

    In partnership with Georgia State University, the KSU School of Art and Design was honored to host master illustrator, Joe Ciardiello. Since 1974 Joe Ciardiello has worked for most major magazines and newspapers as well as for corporate and advertising clients, book publishers and record companies.

    Joe Ciardiello
    Clients have included: American Express, Audubon, Barnes & Noble.com, Capitol Records, Folio Society, The Nation, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone, Time and the Wall St. Journal.

    Joe Ciardiello was in Joe Karg's class in the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 16 (VA222), and in Chris Malone’s Sequential Art class Thursday morning, Oct. 17 (VA208).
  • Chantelle Rytter Paraliment of Owls
    Chantelle Rytter
    Artist/Organizer/Captain of the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons
    “Civic play connects people to place”

    Chantelle Rytter is the creator of the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade—an annual event that started in 2010. She likes to build "big art" that is intended to go outside where people can play and interact with it, creating etherial, magical experiences for a community. For her it is a joy to teach lantern building to others who want to do the same. Her other 2019 projects include the Parliament of Owls Midtown Lantern Parade, the Atlanta Streets Alive Kick-off Parade, the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons' All Souls Altar and Parade of the Dead, and the Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade.

    Chantelle spoke about her process in creating the Beltline Parade and its growth since the founding in 2010, at 3:30pm Thursday, October 3, (VA115) in Deborah Hutchinson’s 3D class.

  • Stacey Holloway
    Stacey Holloway is an active, national installation-based artist and sculptor focusing on the transformation and growth of individuals as they mature. Through the exploration of storytelling and ethology, she constructs sculptural stills that represent anxieties and fears that collide with a world of ambiguous subconsciousness. Her work takes the viewer on a journey to discover the idea of “home.” Holloway has exhibited throughout the Midwest, South and East Coast.

    Moldmaking Workshop: 
    9:05-11:50am, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, (VA 004).

    Artist Talk: 
    3:30pm Tuesday. September 10, 2019 in Allen Peterson’s class (VA004).

    Moldmaking Workshop:
    9:05-11:50am, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 (VA 004).

  • David Barnhill
    February 21, 2019:
    Workshop 9:00-10:45 a.m. MOKUME Billet-making demonstration and workshop ($50 supply fee required); Class in VA004.

    2:00-6:30 p.m. Continued discussion about Barnhill’s artwork and continuation of MOKUME Billet-making demonstration and workshop ($50 supply fee required)
    Deborah Hutchinson’s Metalsmithing Class in VA004

    Workshop limited to 5 non-KSU students, and these attendees can pay an additional $125 to KSU for workshop.

    11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. David Barnhill joins Trina Nicklas' Art 1107 Class to talk about his work.
    Prillaman Hall 1105.

  • Peter and Donna Thomas
    Friday, April 13, 2018
    Book Artists, Peter and Donna Thomas, came Friday, April 13, 2018, with their fascinating trailer. They spoke and demonstrated in VA108 and at the back loading dock of the Visual Arts building.

    Wandering Book Artists Blogspot page

  • Workshop with Ceramic Artist, Rachel Garceau
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Monday, March 26, 2018 (VA005).

    Rachel Garceau taught a workshop covering ceramic mold making, slip casting, and large scale public installations.

    Casting Demo: 10 a.m. - noon.
    Mold Making Demo: 1-3 p.m.
    Colored Slip Layering Demo & Artist Talk: 3-5 p.m. 

    Rachel Garceau Mold Making Demo

  • Andrew Hayes Steel Welding Workshop
    Assistant Professor Deborah Hutchinson invited Andew Hayes to lecture about his work and teach a workshop for KSU art students.

    Andrew Hayes grew up in Tucson, Arizona and studied sculpture at Northern Arizona University. The desert landscape inspired much of his early sculptural work and allowed him to cultivate his style in fabricated steel. After leaving school, Andrew worked in the industrial welding trade. While living in Portland, Oregon, bouncing between welding jobs and creating his own work he was invited to the EMMA collaboration. This one-week experience was liberating for Andrew and he was encouraged by his fellow collaborators to apply to the Core Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts. During his time as a Core Fellow, Andrew was able to explore a variety of materials and technique. Surprisingly, the book became a big part of this exploration. In this work he faces the challenge of marrying the rigid qualities of metal with the delicacy of the book page.

    "The book is a seductive object to hold and smell and run your fingers through. I am drawn to books for many reasons; however, the content of the book does not enter my work. The pages allow me to achieve a form, surface, and texture that are appealing to me. The book as an object is full of fact and story. I take my sensory appreciation for the book as a material and employ the use of metal to create a new form, and hopefully a new story."

    Mr. Hayes' lecture will be followed by a workshop he'll instruct during studio sculpture classes of Deborah Hutchinson and Keith Smith. The workshop will be followed by indivitual critique sessions with students on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

  • Sunday, March 4, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11 am. in BEB129 (Bagwell Education Building)

    Numismatic Art Coin

    The Atlanta Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America and Kennesaw State University present Dr. Sethuramen Suresh, of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. 

    A free public lecture sponsored by Kennesaw State University's Year of India.

  • Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - noon in VA215.

    Peter Bahouth
    Peter Bahouth's medium is stereoscopic three dimensional photography, a process that was developed in the 1830s. Bahouth designs his own viewers, often incorporating sculpture, sound, or signage, as an invitation to look – to observe the photograph outside the present context. Like looking through a hole in a fence, it is a peek behind the surface that requires the active choice and participation of the viewer. Looking into the viewer in this way also removes all other external visual information. This focus of visual perception through the display and onto an image where depth and space are intensified is intended to create a more personal experience with the subject. By totally isolating the visual experience as well, there is a sense of being projected into the image and into another place and time.


  • Wednesday, February 14, 2 p.m. in VA115.

    Chris Reynolds


    Film industry sculptor Chris Reynolds joined Allen Peterson's 3D Class discussing the use of his sculpture skills in his job.  Chris has worked in the film industry working on set designs for such blockbuster films as, Guardians of the Galaxy II, and the Netflix TV series, Stranger Things. 




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  • 9:30 - 12:15 p.m. VA004.

    Sunstone Engineering will send a representative to teach students techniques and capabilities of our Orion 250s micro pulse arc welder. Open to all art students.

    Learn more about some applications pulse arc welding.


Visiting Artists Committee

The Visiting Artist Committee distributes stipend funding to support guest artists, scholars, and lecturers visiting our campus to benefit our students. Throughout the fall and spring semesters, the School of Art and Design hosts various guest artists. Previous guest artists have included: 

  • Rainey Rawles (Fall, 2019)
    Joe Ciardiello (Fall, 2019)
    Chantelle Rytter (Fall, 2019)
    Stacy Holloway (Fall, 2019)
    David Barnhill (Spring, 2019
  • Rachel Garceau (Spring, 2018)
    Andrew Hayes (Spring, 2018)
    Peter Bahouth (Spring, 2018)
    Chris Reynolds (Spring, 2018)
  • Sean Starwars (Spring, 2016)
    Guy Marc Hinant (Spring, 2016)
    Dominique Goblet (Spring, 2016)
    Gia Gogishvili (Spring, 2016)
  • Art Werger (Fall, 2015)
    Henrik Drescher (Fall, 2015)
    Kimberly Cleveland (Spring, 2015)
    Frank Brannon (Spring, 2015)
    Fahamu Pecou (Spring, 2015)
    Peter & Donna Thomas (Spring, 2015)
    Lewis LaRosa (Spring, 2015)
    Peter Pincus (Spring, 2015)
  • Steven Assael (Fall, 2014)
    Rory Coyne (Fall, 2014)
    Frank Brannon (Fall, 2014)