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School of Art Gallery Presents Annual Student Juried Competition

Posted Mar. 1, 2013

The Kent State University School of Art Gallery will present the 2013 Student Annual, the yearly juried student art exhibition, Feb. 28 through March 20. The School of Art Gallery is located in the Art Building at 400 Janik Dr. on the Kent Campus.

The 2013 Student Annual features approximately 50 pieces of art from undergraduate and graduate School of Art students. The works vary widely in medium: Pieces in the Student Annual include prints, paintings, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, jewelry and a video installation.

Pretty in PinkThe competition is open each year to all undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Art. Each student could submit up to two works to be considered for display in the exhibition. Students submitted work Feb. 18 and 19, and were notified of selections Feb. 20.

Winners are selected among the graduate and undergraduate students, along with two honorable mentions. These selections were announced at the opening reception, held Feb. 28. This year, Bridget Elchert (pictured at right) won first place undergraduate for her print “Pretty In Pink,” Hope Zusy won runner-up undergraduate for her ceramic piece “Giraffe Tongue,” and graduate student David Masters received an honorable mention for his mixed media piece “The Floor Boards.”

Alexandra Nicholis Coon, executive director of the Massillon Museum and KSU alumna, juried this year’s exhibition. Nicholis Coon began working at the museum as an intern in 2001. She has since served as registrar, education assistant, curator and, as of 2011, executive director.

Nicholis Coon received her bachelor’s degree in history from Kent State University and her master’s degree in art history from the joint program of the Cleveland Museum of Art and Case Western Reserve University. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Walsh University.

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