Art galleries in and around Kent

Margaret Thompson

On-Campus Galleries

School of Art Gallery

Location: Art Building

Open: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: free

The gallery displays the work of both Kent State graduate and undergraduate students from the School of Art. It is currently housing the Student Annual Display, which consists of all disciplines that have been judged for a best in show award. The gallery will be showing graduate thesis work after spring break.

Michener Gallery

Location: Library second floor

Open: Regular library hours

Cost: free

This gallery highlights work from the School of Art’s extensive collection. The current display is a series of lithographs by Ben Shahn.

Student Galleries

Painting: Art Building third floor

Sculpture: Art Building first floor

Open: specific hours arranged by students, which are typically Friday nights.

Cost: free

These galleries showcase senior art of students working on their master’s or bachelor’s of Fine Arts. Displays change weekly. This Friday, a graduate student will be holding an open house for review of their paintings in the third floor gallery. There currently is no display in the sculpture gallery.

Local Galleries

Downtown Gallery

Location: 141 East Main St.

Open: Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: free

The Downtown Gallery displays local, national and student work. The current display is the 10th Annual National Juried Cup Show. It is a national juried exhibition, which consists of both functional and non-functional cups created from at least 50 percent ceramic.

FJ Kluth Art Gallery

Location: 300 N. Water St.

Open: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m.

Cost: free

This gallery houses the personal collection of Frederick Kluth as well as a current display of his own drawings, “Environmental Fantasy.” The Chinese acrylic on paper drawings depict images that Kluth said will be interesting to the people of Kent. He is also accepting one-day student exhibits on the same topic.

McKay Bricker Gallery

Location: 141 E. Main St.

Open: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: free

This non-traditional gallery focuses on local art. They are displaying custom-framed mirrors, jewelry and high quality giclées. An upcoming show in April will feature six photographers. There will be an opening for the photographers on May 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Standing Rock

Location: 257 N. Water St.

Open: Thursday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Don Drumm Studios and Gallery

Location: 437 Crouse St. Akron

Open: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: free

Don Drumm Studios and Gallery consists of several buildings displaying the works of more than five hundred artists. Art forms on display include glass, ceramics, metal work, pottery and more. The cast aluminum and cast pewter works of Don Drumm, the resident artist, are always on display. The gallery will be holding a “Spring show” April 24 to display the works of staff artists and to give demonstrations of their crafts.

Akron Art Museum

Location: One South High, Akron

Open: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: Students with valid ID, $5 ; Adults, $7

This museum has two current exhibitions: “Pattern ID” and “Looking for the American Dream.” Pattern ID shows the use of patterns and clothing to communicate identification information. Looking for the American Dream is a collection of Andrew Borowiec’s photographs of Ohio.

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