Guest Artists and Scholars
David Barnhill, Metalsmith (2019)
February 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. David Barnhill joins Trena Nichols' Art 1107 Class to talk about his work.
Prillaman Hall 1105
Peter and Donna Thomas, Traveling Gypsy Book Artists (2018)
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!
Rachel Garceau, Ceramic Artist (2018)
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.
Andrew Hayes, Sculpture (2018)
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.
"Beauty in Money" Lecture: Dr. Sethuramen Suresh (2018)
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)
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.
Peter Bahouth, Stereoscopic Photographer (2018)
Stereoscopic Photographer, Peter Bahouth
Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - noon in VA215
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.
Chris Reynolds, Sculptor (2018)
Sculptor, Chris Reynolds
Wednesday, February 14, 2 p.m. in VA115
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.
Hands-on Arc-Welding Demo and Workshop (2017)
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)