Programs

This page contains details about ongoing program events that happen in a series. Please visit our Events page by clicking the button below to learn more about singular special events.

Note: Based on guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG), all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a face covering while inside campus facilities. Unvaccinated individuals are also strongly encouraged to continue to socially distance while inside campus facilities, when possible. Learn more. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Photo of female model on small stage posing for group of individuals drawing the model around the stage.

 Drawing in the Gallery

Time: Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm 
Location: Zuckerman Museum of Art

RESERVE

 

  • Time: Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm 
    Location: Zuckerman Museum of Art

    Are you looking for more opportunities to practice your observational drawing skills? Or perhaps you would like to try drawing from life for the first time without enrolling in a costly course? Please join us on Thursday nights when our exhibitions are open for an opportunity to draw from life!

    Each week we will rotate the drawing location in our galleries and the subject of the program between a clothed model, nude model, and objects from our collection. This program is a bring-your-own material event – pencil and paper only. The museum will provide drawing boards to participants upon request.

  • For our guests' safety, extensive cleaning protocols have been implemented. Please be aware of the following policies and procedures for our Drawing in the Gallery program series:

    • We will now limit the number of participants at each Drawing in the Gallery event to 10 visitors.
    • Reservations ensure available seating as space is limited.
    • Guests have the option of signing up one or both of our 1-hour drawing blocks.
    • Seating will be provided to visitors at a safe distance from fellow participants.
    • We ask that all non-cohabitating patrons maintain a 6' social distance at all times.
    • Hand sanitizing stations can be found at the entrances to the Museum and the entrance to both galleries.
    • Patrons without reservations are welcome but will gain access to our space on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the Museum's maximum capacity.
    • Unclaimed tickets will be released 15 minutes after the start of the event.

    Please direct any questions to Elizabeth Thomas, ethom142@kennesaw.edu.

  • Fall 2021 Upcoming Dates

    • Date
      Gallery Location
      Subject Matter
      Guest Artist
    • 9/16
      Clayton Gallery
      Clothed model
      n/a
    • 9/20

      En Plein Air

      Landscape
      Kathy Rennel Forbes
    • 9/23
      Mortin Gallery
      Nude model
      n/a
    • 10/7
      Ruth Zuckerman Pavilion
      Objects from the collection
      n/a
    • 10/14
      Mortin Gallery
      Clothed model
      n/a
    • 10/21
      Clayton Gallery
      Nude model
      n/a
    • 10/28
      Clayton Gallery
      Nude model
      n/a
    • 11/4
      Mortin Gallery
      Clothed model
      n/a
    • 11/11
      Ruth Zuckerman Pavilion
      Clothed model
      n/a
    • 11/18
      Clayton Gallery
      Objects from the collection
      n/a
    • 12/2
      Mortin Gallery
      Nude model
      n/a
    • 12/9
      Clayton Gallery
      Nude model
      n/a

     

 

 

Photo of Director of School of Art and Design and Guest Curator, Geo Sipp pointing at work in the past exhibition "The 9th Art: Frames and Thought Bubbles."

Last Wednesday Lunch

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 
Location: Virtual lecture series 

RESERVE

 

  • Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 
    Location: Virtual lecture series 

    Last Wednesday Lunch is a monthly, half-hour lecture series offering visitors an opportunity to connect with art and ideas on display at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Each event will take place from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm and will feature a new guest speaker.

    • September 29: Printmaking Professor Valerie Dibble and Dr. Carol Pulin, Director of the American Print Alliance, will discuss the creation of The American Print Alliance
      September 11, 2001 Memorial Portfolio Exhibition, on view 9/10 – 10/2 in the Fine Arts Gallery, Wilson Building. 

    • October 27: Alissa Tertichny, a Clinical Case Manager and Counselor with Kennesaw State University's Counseling and Psychological Services, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Certified Art4Healing® Facilitator will present “Art as a Therapeutic Tool in the Work of Counseling.”

    • November 17: Dr. Reid Masters, Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale and Co-founder & Assistant Director, Kinnara Ensemble, will share his presentation, “Hugo Distler's Totentanz: Pioneering the Immersive, Multimedia Experience.”

 

Photo of colorful square abstract paintings

 Art4Healing® Workshop


Next Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm 

Location: Ruth Zuckerman Pavilion 

 

RESERVE

 

  • Art4Healing® workshops are 2-hour experiences that teach you how to express your feelings with color using the Art4Healing® method developed by Art & Creativity, Inc. An Art4Healing® workshop allows participants to get in touch with inner feelings that many times words cannot express. Our certified facilitator will lead participants through a series of prompts as they respond by painting abstractly with acrylic colors on canvas. The method helps participants express their feelings in a safe way by associating a color with a feeling. Each participant takes home 3 completed paintings at the end of the workshop. And, NO, you do not need any art experience to participate!

    Make sure you arrive a few minutes early and wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a little dirty; we will supply aprons and all supplies.

    This workshop is offered in partnership with KSU Counseling and Psychological Services.

    • Tuesday, September 14th | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Painting My Story
    • Monday, October 11, 2021 | 12:30  pm - 2:30 pm: This Mortal Coil 
    • Tuesday, November 9th | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Speaking with Colors

 

Detail of Badass Cross Stitch work "I Pledge Allegiance" which has stitched words across fabric with blue stars and red stripe combination on a wooden rod. Fabric bunched at the bottom.

Badass Cross Stitch Craftivism Lecture & Workshop with Shannon Downey

 Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Zuckerman Museum of Art

RESERVE

 

  • Join the Zuckerman Museum of Art for a special Craftivism Workshop and Lecture with Shannon Downey. Participants can choose to participate in one or both offerings in this two-part event, Craftivism 101 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Embroidery 101 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

    Craft 101: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Get acquainted with craftivism, learn to embroider, stitch something brilliant, and make friends—all in just 2 hours! Craft-based activism has been used as a tool of resistance, coalition building, and even espionage! Learn from Shannon Downey—a leader in the modern craftivism movement. She will provide an introduction to the history of craftivism and ways you can get involved in the modern movement. Shannon will then teach you how to embroider and have you stabbing it out in no time. She guarantees you walk away feeling better than when you logged in. Materials needed: embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, 24-gauge tapestry needle, quilters cotton square, scissors, water-soluble marking pen.

    Embroidery 101: 3:30 pm  - 5:00 pm
    Learn to embroider, stitch something brilliant, and make friends - in under 2 hours! This workshop introduces you to all of the materials you need to get stitching. You will learn about design and how to work with patterns (or build your own). You will learn backstitch, and by the end of the workshop, you will have started your very own staggering work of fiber-based genius. Materials needed: embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, 24-gauge tapestry needle, quilters cotton square, scissors, water-soluble marking pen.

    *Advanced reservations are required.
     This program has a maximum capacity of 20.

  • Shannon Downey better known as Badass Cross Stitch, is a community organizer disguised as a fiber artist and craftivist. She blends her politics, activism, and art into projects that are designed to inspire others to take action, think, discuss, engage with democracy and their community, and find some digital/analog balance. She currently lives in her RV full-time and is traversing the country bringing community and art activism to the country she still believes in. 

    She is the instigator behind #RitasQuilt and @BadassHerstory and is on a quest to teach 1 million people to embroider and invite society to rethink how we categorize and value craft and art. Her life motto is: Make Art. Smash Systems.

 

Detail of purple and green thread, scissors, and needles on top of embroidered press flower paper created with the purple and green thread shown.

Pressed Flowers Surface Embroidery Workshop

Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

RESERVE

 

  • In this  workshop, Sarah Roberts of In The Quiet Hours will guide students in creating her “Pressed Flowers” design, which explores  five basic hand embroidery stitches; including the stitch families of line, isolated, filling, and knots. The pattern was designed to allow each stitch enough space within the sampler to give participants enough time with each technique to create some muscle memory for the future.  The discussion will include tool and fabric choices for exploring the multitude of needlework styles. 

    Says Sarah, “I have designed this sampler with a slow summertime in mind. One where wildflowers are gathered, admired, and pressed to preserve their memory & beauty!” Sarah approaches textile craft with a lens of intention and mindfulness. Learning craft techniques require our brains to slow down and focus on the task of self-expression.

    Materials:

    • 1 yard,  Solid quilting cotton (can be a muslin)
    • Size 5 hand embroidery needles
    • 4 inch wooden or bamboo 5 colors of six-strand embroidery thread/floss

    *Advanced reservations are required.
    This program has a maximum capacity of 12.

 

Image of 3 indviduals doing a yoga pose inside the ZMA's Ruth Zuckerman Pavilion on colorful yoga mats

Yoga in the Museum

Next Date: Friday, October 1 2021 | 11:15 am -
12:05 pm

 

RESERVE

 

  • A therapeutic yoga class that is designed to promote holistic well-being by cultivating an intentional self-care practice and developing the mind-body connection. Participants will engage in yoga practices, including breath techniques, postures, and meditation. All experience levels welcome.

    *Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. A limited number of mats will be available onsite. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Please notify the Yoga Teacher if you have any injuries to be aware of during the class.

    *Everyone who participates must sign the liability waiver.

    This workshop is offered in partnership with KSU Counseling and Psychological Services.

    • Friday, October 1, 2021: 11:15 am- 12:05 pm
    • Friday, October 15, 2021: 11:15 am- 12:05 pm
    • Friday, Noveber 5, 2021: 11:15 am- 12:05 pm
    • December 3, 2021: 11:15 am- 12:05 pm

 

Martha McDonald The Weeping Dress, 2011 Courtesy of the artist. Image by Christian Capurro.

ZMA + Interdisciplinary Studies Book Club 

Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 3:00 – 5:00 pm 

 

RESERVE

 

  • The Zuckerman Museum of Art and the KSU Interdisciplinary Studies Department co-sponsor an ongoing series of book discussions open to the campus community. A title is selected to serve as a springboard for discussion of important issues relevant to both groups. The next book club will meet on November 11, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  

    This semester the Interdisciplinary Studies Department and the Zuckerman Museum of Art will read and discuss two essays on the distinctions between gender and class and their connection to art and craft:  Lucy R. Lippard’s Making Something from Nothing and The Creation of Feminity’, from The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozskia Parker. 

  • Lucy R. Lippard’s Making Something from Nothing investigates the identifiers distinguishing art and the ranking of craft levels, as each pertains to class and gender. She outlines a modern return of "our mothers', aunts' and grandmothers' activities— not only in the well-publicized areas of quilts and textiles but also in the more random and freer area of transformational rehabilitation." Lippard concludes: "on an emotional as well as a practical level, rehabilitation has always been women's work." We further this theme of restoration through various probes into the act of labor, which emanate from multiple origins deftly achieved by each artist. The resulting physical materiality is significant in not only the history and scholarship of craft but also in addressing the artworks’ capacity to elicit empathy from viewers. 

    ‘The Creation of Feminity’, from The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozskia Parker is an Art historian, feminist, psychotherapist, whose work spoke to the role of women, domesticity, motherhood, and sexism. She states: “The manner in which embroidery signifies both self-containment and submission is the key to understanding women's relation to the art. Embroidery has provided a source of pleasure and power for women, while being indissolubly linked to their powerlessness.” Our exhibitions present historical tradition's connection to contemporary conceptual practice through careful selection of artists and artifacts that render an impactful chronology.  When viewed in adjacency, the timely and influential impact these works possess question how we acknowledge gender and labor, within a craft-centric practice. 

    Please register through the link above to receive pdf copies of this semester's book club reading materials. 

    Questions? Click here to connect with our team.  

Featured image: Martha McDonald, The Weeping Dress, 2011
Courtesy of the artist. Image by Christian Capurro.

Photo of several people dancing outside in front of a crowd

Mindful Dance 

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 11:00 am -
12:00 pm

RESERVE

 

  • Join Mindful Dance, a group aimed to help you understand and use mindfulness, the holistic practice of dance, breathing exercises, yoga, creative expression, and relaxation exercises. Our hopes are to facilitate you in learning and practicing dance postures that will assist in the in reconnecting with your body, understanding emotions that may be stored in the body, emotional well-being, empowerment, and FUN!

    *Everyone who participates must sign the liability waiver.

    Mary Katherine Martin, LCSW, KSU Counseling Professional, and certified Mindful Dance Facilitator will be leading this program. This program is jointly sponsored by the Zuckerman Museum of Art and KSU Student Advocacy.

    • September 15, 2021: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • October 6, 2021: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • October 20, 2021: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • November 3, 2021: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • November 17, 2021: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • December 1, 2021: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Photo of drummers mindfully drumming

Mindful Drumming

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm 

RESERVE

 

  • Mindful Drumming is an experiential workshop based on the healing power of meditative drumming and mindfulness practices. Both traditions have been used by cultures around the world to help people better attune to themselves and others. Attend this hour-long workshop to learn and experience how drumming and mindfulness can help you relax, feel more alive, and even reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Instruments will be provided, and no musical experience is required.


    This workshop will be led by Greg Stevens, a Licensed Psychologist and the Associate Director of Clinical Services at the Kennesaw State University Counseling and Psychological Services. Before training as a psychologist, Greg performed as a musician for over a decade. During his doctoral training, he had the unique opportunity to learn about meditative drumming and develop an ongoing therapy group with a colleague that incorporated this with mindfulness. He has since continued leading Mindful Drumming therapy groups and workshops for the past seven years.

     

    • Friday, September 24, 2021: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

 

 

 

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