Exhibition will honor ’70s artist

Daily Kent Stater

The School of Art Gallery will hold an Artists’ reception: Structures of Experience at 7:30 p.m. today.

The exhibition is in response to Robert Smithson, an artist-in-residence in 1970, who built Partially Buried Woodshed. The event is part of a symposium on Smithson’s work with other presentations today, tomorrow and next Thursday.

Thursday, April 7:

n “Time It Was: the Culture of the 1960s” presented by Carole Barbato and Laura Davis, at 4:30 p.m. in room 202, Art Building.

n “Partially Buried Woodshed, then and now” discussion presented by moderator Sandy Halem and a panel of Kent community and KSU members at 6:00 p.m. in room 202, Art Building.

Friday, April 8:

n “Grandeur and Dirt: Earthworms in/as the late Sixties,” presented by Suzaan Boettger of Bergen Community College at 4:30 in room 202, Art Building.

n “Falling Down: How the Woodshed Grew in Value as it Disappeared from View” presented by Dorothy Shinn, Akron-Beacon Journal, at 6:00 p.m. in room 202, Art Building.

n Walking Tour to site of Partially Buried Woodshed at 7:30 p.m. Tour departs from the Art Building.

Thursday, April 14:

n “Robert Smithson’s Partially Buried Woodshed: Viewing the Picturesque as Image, Strategy and Critique” presented by Robert Hobbs of Virginia Commonwealth University at 4:30 p.m. in room 202, Art Building.

n “With My Mind a Mere Image” presented by artist-in-residence Steven Siegel at 7:00 p.m. room 202, Art Building.

For more information contact the School of Art Gallery at (330) 672-7853. For symposium information contact (330)-672-2192.