Guest Artists and Scholars

Rainey Rawles' demonstration of crating/packaging techniques for shipping art
Rainey Rawles' demonstration of crating/packaging techniques for shipping art
Rainey Rawles - Wed., Nov. 6 at 9:05 a.m.

Talk on Crating/Shipping Art

School of Art and Design alumna, Rainey Rawles, will be giving 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 will bring knowledgeable and professional insight about properly storing and transporting artwork. She will talk about both two- and three-dimensional artwork. She will have examples of both good and bad practice on view.

This is a great opportunity for any art student, and any interested students are invited to listen to her talk.  

Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 9:05 a.m. in Visual Arts RM 004 (Sculpture studio, Kennesaw Campus)

 

Past Guests

  • Joe Ciardiello shows is original illustrations to students at Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design
    Joe Ciardiello shows is original illustrations to students at Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design

    Illustrator Joe Ciardiello shows a spread from one of the many sketchbooks he shared in his presentation to students.
    Illustrator Joe Ciardiello shows a spread from one of the many sketchbooks he shared in his presentation to students.
    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.

    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 (VA208).
  • Chantelle Rytter

    Chantelle Rytter
    Artist/Organizer/Captain of the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons
    “Civic play connects people to place”
    chantellerytter.com

    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.

    Artist Talk:
    Chantelle will talk about her process in creating the Beltline Parade and its growth since the founding in 2010

    3:30pm Thursday, October 3, VA115 in Deborah Hutchinson’s 3D class
    If interested in attending the talk, please contact Deborah Hutchinson at dhutchi8@kennesaw.edu

  • Stacey-Holloway

    Stacey Holloway, Artist/Sculptore

    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, VA Room 004

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

    Moldmaking Workshop:
    9:05-11:50am, Wednesday, Sept. 11, VA Room 004

    If you are interested in attenting the workshop, please email Page Burch: pburch1@kennesaw.edu

  • Image of metalsmith piecesFebruary 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. 
    Email Deborah Hutchinson for details (dhutchi8@kennesaw.edu)
    Lecture
    11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. David Barnhill joins Trena Nichols' Art 1107 Class to talk about his work.
    Prillaman Hall 1105

  • Visiting bookmaking artists Peter and Donna Thomas
    Visiting bookmaking artists Peter and Donna Thomas
    Peter and Donna Thomas (Traveling Gypsy Book Artists)

    Friday, April 13, 2018
    Book Artists, Peter and Donna Thomas will come this Friday with their fascinating trailer. Come by VA108 and the back loading dock of the Visual Arts building to see what these wonderful artists create!

    Wandering Book Artists Blogspot page

  • Workshop with Ceramic Artist, Rachel Garceau
    Coming 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Monday, March 26, Visual Arts room 005

    Rachel Garceau will 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 demonstrates mold making for her ceramics
    ceramic mold making with Rachel Garceau

  • 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.

    Statement:

    "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.

    • Mantle, Steel and book pages 34'' x 5'' x 6''  2014
    • Furrow, Steel and book pages 10'' x 4.5'' x 2'' 2014
    • Bisect, Steel and book pages 17'' x 5'' x 4'' 2014
    • Kernel, Steel and book pages 9.5'' x 5'' x 2'' 2014
    • Pip, Steel and book pages 7.5'' x 5'' x 4'' 2015
    • Guard, Steel, book pages, and paint 22'' x 15'' x 6'' 2015
    • Grasp Steel, book pages, and bronze 15'' x 5'' x 2'' 2014
    • Gyron, Steel, book pages, and paint 19'' x 10'' x 3'' 2015
    • Ranger, Steel and book pages 12'' x 13'' x 3'' 2015
    • Prohedria, Steel and book pages 15'' x 6.5'' x 5'' 2013

    North Carolina Sculptor Andrew Hayes explains his special tools in sculpting steel
    Special tools for manipulating steel with visiting artist Andrew Hayes

  • Lecture: Dr. Sethuramen Suresh, "Beauty in Money, Numismatic Art of South India"

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

    Numismatic Art Coin
    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.

  • Stereoscopic Photographer, Peter Bahouth

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

    Peter Bahouth, Stereoscopic Photographer
    Peter Bahouth, Stereoscopic Photographer
    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.

    http://www.peterbahouth.com

  • Sculptor, Chris Reynolds

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

    Chris Reynolds
    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

    LinkedIn Information

     
    • Film set sculpture project by Chris Reynolds
    • Film set sculpture project by Chris Reynolds
    • Film set sculpture project by Chris Reynolds
    • Guardians of the Galaxy set design and sculpture work by Chris Reynolds
    • Film set sculpture project by Chris Reynolds
    • Film set sculpture project by Chris Reynolds
    • Film set sculpture project by Chris Reynolds
  • 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:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd30uUljZac

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:

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 and Donna Thomas (Spring, 2015)
Lewis LaRosa (Spring, 2015)
Peter Pincus (Spring, 2015)
Steven Assael (Fall, 2014)
Rory Coyne (Fall, 2014)
Frank Brannon (Fall, 2014)

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