KSU Downtown Gallery

The KSU Downtown Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Kent, Ohio, adjacent to McKay Bricker. Free admission. Street parking is available in front of the gallery and limited free parking in the rear lot.

141 East Main Street, Kent, Ohio

Gallery Hours: 

Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Current and upcoming exhibitions


Nexo Entre Raíces / Nexus Between Roots

January 27 – March 18, 2023

featured Artist Talk: March 3, 12-1 p.m. (CVA 165)

and a reception in the KSU Downtown Gallery on March 3, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.


The work in this exhibition was organized and collected by El Paso, Texas based artist Marco Sanchez. It features over 30 works made with a variety of print making techniques focused on the continuity of Mexican culture through the links between Mexican artists and those who identify as Mexican and live abroad.

“The stories, colors, traditions, and culture of Mexico are heard, felt, and practiced throughout the world. Without a doubt, the main spectator and of these cultural treasures outside of Mexico is the United States. Of the more than 62 million Latin people in the United States, roughly 37 million are of Mexican descent…. Nexo Entre Raíces serves as a collection of works in which each artist responds to the passage of time. We question and respond to the call of our roots for the continuity of traditions regardless of time and space. What responsibility do we have when paying homage to our familial and ancestral lineage? For those who have emigrated from our home country, how do we pursue the continuance of the link between its people, its lands, and its roots?  The heart seemingly functions as a seed to later be planted anew in order to avoid complete assimilation, in the form of rooted manifestations of cultural persistence.” – Marco Sanchez




Bedel Tiscareño


April 7 - May 13, 2023

reception: Friday April 7, 5-7 p.m.


Bedel Tiscareño is a Mexican American painter and sculptor from Las Vegas, NV. His work transmutes established historical narratives into fantastical situations conjured from subversive ideologies and puerile make-believe. By combining archetypes from ancient and contemporary political, social and emotional landscapes, Tiscareño creates discursive narratives and incongruous compositions that both satirize and question the inconsistencies of the status quo.

Bedel Tiscareño’s works have been shown nationally and internationally in galleries and art fairs. He holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and attended Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, CA and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. He received a juris doctor degree from the City University of New York School of Law in 2013. He currently lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.



WARP, Weave A Real Peace, members show

May 19–July 15, 2023

about WARP