Guest Artists and Scholars

  • 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 (
    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 ThomasPeter 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

  • 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.


    "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

  • 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 CoinThe 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 PhotographerPeter 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.

  • Sculptor, Chris Reynolds

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

    Chris ReynoldsFilm 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:

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)