Three new exhibits open at KSU to kick off new art season
by Marcus E. Howard
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August 24, 2009 01:00 AM | 1747 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KENNESAW - Three new art exhibits, including works by artists across the Southeast, recently opened at Kennesaw State University to kick-off its upcoming art season.

The university formally announced its art galleries exhibition season Thursday night at an opening reception attended by 1,300 people, including several exhibiting artists. Three simultaneous receptions were held that night in all three campus galleries.

Admission to the galleries is free.

The "Masters of Their Craft" exhibit is on display in the Fine Arts Gallery in the Joe Mack Wilson Building. It features artists from the American Craft Council Southeast that incorporate technology into modern craft. Two of them are on the KSU faculty: Carole Mauge-Lewis and Jeanne Sperry, who both teach graphic design.

The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 24.

"Spotlight 2009" is showing through Sept. 24 in the Clayton Gallery in the Bobbie Bailey Performance Center. It features works by craftspeople from 11 Southeastern states, juried by Andrew Wagner, editor-in-chief of American Craft magazine.

The exhibition was held in conjunction with the 2009 American Craft Council Southeast Conference over the weekend at KSU.

"From the Fire" is on display in the Art Gallery in the Horace Sturgis Library, featuring more than 100 pieces of contemporary Korean ceramics by 54 artists. It is the largest survey of contemporary Korean ceramics to come to North America, KSU said. It will display through Oct. 8.

It's curated by Chung Hyun Cho, a ceramic artist and retired professor from the College of Art and Design at Ewha Woman's University in Seoul, South Korea. The traveling exhibit was made possible by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Korea Foundation, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation and Mr. Nam-Kil Yang.

"This exhibition season includes a very wide range of media of interest to local, regional, national and international audiences," said Will Hipps, director of the KSU Art Museum and Galleries.

The university has other art exhibits opening later this season, including "Post Secret" by Frank Warren. He invited people in the Washington, D.C., area to anonymously share a secret on a postcard. Four hundred of those postcards will be exhibited at the Art Gallery from Feb. 4 to March 27. Warren also maintains a Web site, www.postsecret.com, of postcards he has received.

The season ends with senior KSU student exhibitions in May.

For more information and hours of operation, call (770) 499-3223 or follow the galleries link at www.kennesaw.edu/arts.
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