New center for visual arts to open

Gabby Lavere

Kent State’s school of arts will be having its grand opening of the new center for visual arts building on May 6 at 3:00 p.m.

According to Alex Parrott, marketing associate, the building will be the main building for majors in art education, art history, ceramics, drawing glass jewelry/metals/enameling, painting, print media and photography, sculpture and textiles, as well as the cross-disciplinary foundations program.

The new building is part of Kent State’s Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future initiative, which involves the construction of new buildings, facility upgrades and establishment of dynamic and new space, according to Parrott. 

The event will begin at 3:00 p.m. with tours of the building, live entertainment, student exhibitions and refreshments.

Keynote speaker Mel Chin will be concluding the event at 6:30 p.m. in room 165 in the Center for Visual Arts building. The conceptual artist will be discussing his diverse and distinctive style of art in honor of the grand opening.