2018 Spring Capstone Exhibitions*
School of Art and Design students completing their Bachelors of Fine Arts are required to participate in a capstone exhibition. The resulting contains artwork of various disciplines and materials representing individual styles and high levels of conceptual ability. This semester's exhibition series features students from concentrations that include drawing and painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking, and graphic communications in three separate exhibitions. The exhibitions are a collaboration of the Zuckerman Museum of Art, faculty of the School of Art and Design, and students.
* What is a capstone? Seniors completing their Bachelors’ of Fine Arts and Art Education degrees participate in capstone exhibitions that showcase artwork of various disciplines and materials representing individual styles and high levels of conceptual ability. These students are simultaneously enrolled in one of the upper-level capstone courses focusing on research as well as topics dealing with professional art, art education and design careers. Art History seniors in the Bachelor of Arts degree develop a rigorous research project in preparation for publication and present it as a public lecture.
Exhibitions utilizing the Fine Arts Gallery are presented in partnership with the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art. Learn more at zuckerman.kennesaw.edu.
The Art Of African Architecture Exhibition
DATE: March 19th – 22nd 2018
TIME: Daily 8am - 10pm
LOCATION: The Atrium, Social Science Building,
Kennesaw Campus, KSU, Atlanta, Georgia
Exhibition Features Winning Designs from CPDI Africa Competitions!
Kennesaw State University Pan Africa Week welcomes Ms. Nmadili Okwumabua, Founder, The Community Planning & Design Initiative Africa. As we 'Build on the Foundation' created by the Afrofuturistic Nation of Wakanda from the film Black Panther, we envision endless possibilities for translating Pan African solidarity and unity, into the proverbial ‘Brick and Mortar’. In todays Pan Africa, we begin to physically develop the Societies, Communities and Nations inspired by the Cultures & Traditions of our Pan African Experience. Celebrating African truths and dispelling negative myths of Africa’s Cityscapes is explored in this exhilarating lecture and discussion by CPDI Africa Founder and distinguished Panelists.
The Community Planning & Design Initiative Africa (CPDI Africa), challenges creatives in the built environment to envision place and space, engaging international Architects and Urban Planers via biennial design competitions. Design, culture, traditions, spirituality, aesthetics and emerging indigenous technologies are explored for holistic, sustainable development in Africa and The Diaspora. In this conversation, Africa's’ past, present and future built environments emerge as a testament to her own images, birthed by a ‘plethora of identities’.
The accompanying Art of African Architecture Exhibition promotes Afrofuturism and the built environment with winning designs from our CPDI Africa Modern Architecture Competitions, submitted by professionals from all over the world.
Welcome to this conversation on Visualizing A New Pan-Africanism through Afrofuturism and the Emergence of Modern African Architecture!
Nmadili Okwumabua, Founder, CPDI Africa | www.cpdiafrica.org
January 17 - February 22, 2018
The awards were announced at the reception, Wednesday, January 24, 5-7pm at the Joe Mack Wilson Building | Fine Arts Gallery.
Congratulations to the winners of our 35th Annual Visions Student Juried Exhibition:
First Place: Rian Penrod, "Apart"
Second Place: Agata Magilis, "Devastated Nest"
Third Place: Andrea Stocker, "Horns"
University Purchase Award: Phyllis Fulp, "Auntie"
College of the Arts Dean's Purchase Award: Agata Magilis, "Devastated Nest"
School of Art and DesignDirector's Purchase Award: Tishya Bhatnagar, "Lady in the Water"
The Zuckerman Museum of Art partners with Visions: the Student Art Society every year to offer an opportunity for students to showcase their work in a professional exhibition. Students compete for prizes and purchase awards as they learn about the process working with gallerists, entering artwork and the necessities to making their art presentable.
Spring Arts Festival
Saturday, April 14, 2018 | Free
Celebrate the arts at the Spring Arts Festival! The Festival will feature special events which may include theatre improv performances, a music jazz concert; demonstrations of printmaking and portrait drawing; workshops on painting and drawing, basic digital painting, and Raku ceramics firing. Watch a fascinating iron pour or a steamroller producing jumbo relief prints. There will also be a photo booth and a pin-up show, allowing local artists and students the chance to compete in four categories: elementary, middle, high school, and community. All activities are free. T-Shirts and food will be available for purchase. Learn more at KSUArtsFestival.com