School of Art and Design Announces Spring Festival, Visiting Artists

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Free Festival features African Art, Music, Food, and Iron Pour

Kennesaw, GA (March 7, 2014)––Kennesaw State University’s School of Art and Design is celebrating spring and the arts by welcoming visiting artists and hosting a free Spring Festival. The Festival will be held on Friday, March 14th from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Visual Arts Building.  Open to the public, the Festival will feature music, food, and art, including an iron pour metal casting event and a scavenger hunt through campus museum collections.

Harrison Long, Interim Chair of the School of Art and Design, said, “The Spring Festival is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the School of Art and Design and to see the art of both our students and faculty members, as well as a pin-up show for high school students. It’s a fabulous time to celebrate the arts.”

The event features various events, demonstrations, and workshops.  Workshops will be held on photo printing, photography, and augmented reality. Painting and portrait drawing demonstrations will also be held. Tours of the newly opened Zuckerman Museum of Art and the Visual Arts Building will also be available.

The Visual Arts Building will play host to visiting artists as well. Artist Craig Drennen is scheduled to give an artist lecture on Thursday, March 13, at 5:00 p.m. in the Wilson Building, room 103, followed by an interdisciplinary critique at 6:30 p.m. The following month, Artist Chelsea Raflo will present a lecture on Thursday, April 17 at 5:00 p.m. in the Wilson Building, Room 103, followed by an interdisciplinary critique at 6:30 p.m. All of the events are free and open to the public.

Patty Poulter, Dean of the College of the Arts, said, “We encourage the public to come visit our campus and learn more about our art and design program. The Spring Festival is a fabulous way to experience art in a new way. Take the tours, watch the demonstrations, and participate in the workshops. It will definitely be worthwhile.”

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