Now and Then: Seven Decades of Kent State Ceramics Exhibit Now Open

Exhibit focuses on former faculty, notable alums, and a juried selection of alumni from the 70-year history of the ceramics program at Kent State University

KENT, Ohio – The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University are pleased to announce a new exhibit, Now and Then: Seven Decades of Kent State Ceramics, featuring work from current and former faculty, notable alums, and a juried selection of works from an alum call for entries juried by noted artists Matt Wedel and April D. Felipe. Artists includein the exhibition: Miska Petersham, John Gill, Kirk Mangus, Eva Kwong, Peter Christian Johnson, Michelle Summers, Andrea Gill, Tom Bartel, Jennifer Ling Datchuk,  John Balistreri, Laura Kukkee, David JP Hooker, Sam Hoffman, Laura Dirksen, Rhue Bruggeman, Craig Hartenberger, Tirzah Legg, David Kruk, Jennifer Masley, Cammi Climaco, Brian Sarama, Kirstin Willders and Gabriel John Poucher. 

Now and Then: Seven Decades of Kent State Ceramics will be on display October 28, 2022 – January 14, 2023, at the KSU Downtown Gallery, located at 141 East Main Street in Kent, Ohio. There will be an opening reception on October 28th from 5-7 p.m. 

Note: This exhibition will travel to the Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio and will be presented in conjunction with the 2023 NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Conference,   March 15–18, 2023.

•This exhibit is presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.

KSU Downtown Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Closed on Sundays.

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About the School of Art:  The School of Art at Kent State University was established in 1941 and maintains a tradition of excellence in visual arts education, creation, scholarship, and leadership. Its undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual arts offer a range of directions and opportunities in the fields of art education, art history, and studio art, which includes a comprehensive array of studio disciplines: ceramics, drawing, glass, jewelry/metals/enameling, painting, print media and photography, sculpture and expanded media, and textiles. The School of Art Collection and Galleries consist of six exhibition spaces located on the Kent campus and downtown Kent and a collection of over 4,000 artworks and objects. The School of Art is located at the Center of the Visual Arts at 325 Terrace Dr. in Kent. The 27,900-square-foot facility — twice the length of a football field —had its grand opening in 2016 and houses all School of Art studios and classrooms under one roof.


POSTED: Monday, November 7, 2022 10:35 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 08:16 AM