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Dylan Collins Lecture & Demonstration

Friday Lecture Series

October 24, 2014
Art Building, room 202; Art Annex

Visiting artist Dylan Collins will give a lecture at noon on Friday, Oct. 24, in room 202 of the Art Building. His lecture will be followed by a 1 p.m. forging demonstration in the Art Annex metals studio.

Dylan Collins was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in central Illinois. He attended Eastern Illinois University and received both a B.A. in Two-Dimensional Studio Art in 1996 and an M.A. in Sculpture in 1997. He moved to Ohio to attend Kent State University, earning an M.F.A. in Sculpture in 2003.

Since earning his M.F.A, he has held academic positions as Adjunct Instructor in Drawing and Sculpture programs at Kent State University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Drawing at Oberlin College, and Instructor of Studio Foundations at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In 2008, Dylan joined the faculty of the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University as Visiting Assistant Professor and Sculpture Program Coordinator, and he is currently Assistant Professor and Sculpture Program Coordinator at WVU.

Recent exhibitions of his work include “Drawing Connections” at the Boston Center for the Arts, “Forged” at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, “Crossing the Line: Drawings by Sculptors,” at Buffalo State College’s Czurles-Nelson Gallery, “Color Coded” at Mississippi State University’s McComas Gallery, and “Drawing Muchness” at the University of North Florida Gallery of Art.

For more information on Collins's work, visit http://dylancollinsart.com/.

SOA Tour

October 24, 2014
211 ART
To sign up, please visit: http://www2.kent.edu/artscollege/FutureStudents/index.cfm

21st Annual Conference Celebrating Teaching

Taryn McMahon & Darice Polo

October 24, 2014
Student Center Ballroom

Two School of Art faculty members — Assistant Professor Taryn McMahon and Associate Professor Darice Polo — will be presenting at the poster session for Kent State University's 21st Annual Conference Celebrating Teaching. Posters will be on view 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and McMahon and Polo will be on hand to present and discuss their work from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Posters will be set up around the perimeter of the Student Center Ballroom.

Taryn McMahon's poster, "Greening Printmaking Practices," focuses on her participation in the SGC International printmaking conference in March and the practices she's implemented in the classroom as a result. Darice Polo will present images from her video project "A Wise Latina Woman," currently in post-production; "A Wise Latina Woman" is a critical examination of Puerto Rican culture and the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States.

For more information on the conference, visit https://www2.kent.edu/utc/annual_conference/index.cfm.

Cecily Kahn Lecture

Friday Lecture Series

November 7, 2014
Art Building, room 202

Abstract painter Cecily Kahn will give a lecture at noon on Friday, Nov. 7, in room 202 of the Art Building. For more information on her career and a gallery of her work, visit http://cecilykahn.com/.

Rachel de Joode Lecture

Friday Lecture Series

November 14, 2014
Art Building, room 202

Dutch artist Rachel de Joode will give a lecture at noon on Friday, Nov. 21, in room 202 of the Art Building. For more information on the artist and images of her work, visit http://www.racheldejoode.com/.

SOA Tour

November 21, 2014
211 ART
To sign up, please visit: http://www2.kent.edu/artscollege/FutureStudents/index.cfm

Courtney Kessel Lecture

Friday Lecture Series

November 21, 2014
Art Building, room 202

Visiting artist Courtney Kessel will give a lecture at noon on Friday, Nov. 21, in room 202 of the Art Building. For more information on the artist and her work, visit http://courtneykessel.com/.

John Balistreri Lecture

Friday Lecture Series

December 5, 2014
Art Building, room 202

Ceramic artist John Balistreri will give a lecture at noon on Friday, Dec. 5, in room 202 of the Art Building. John Balistreri, who received his M.F.A. in ceramics from Kent State University, is a professor at Bowling Green State University. For more information on his career and images of his work, visit http://johnbalistreriartist.com/.

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