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School of Art “Foundations” Faculty Exhibit Artwork at Downtown Gallery

Posted Dec. 4, 2013
Heading to Oz by Julie Friedman

The Kent State University School of Art will exhibit the work of numerous faculty members beginning Dec. 4 at the Downtown Gallery in Kent, Ohio. The faculty members to be included in the show are active, professional artists who also teach the “Foundations” classes required for all undergraduates students.

The Foundations Faculty Show opens Wednesday, Dec. 4, and runs through Friday, Jan. 10. There will be a reception, which is free and open to the public, on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Downtown Gallery is located at 141 East Main St.

“Since its inception, the Foundations program has increased coordination of pedagogy and content amongst colleagues,” says Christine Havice, director of the School of Art. “We are excited to show off the impressive accomplishments of these faculty members, who are the first point of contact our students have at the School of Art.”

The four Foundations courses — all of which are mandatory for undergraduates enrolled in the school — are 2D Composition, 3D Composition, Drawing I, and Digital Media.

The Foundations Faculty Show features a diverse array of work produced by faculty members Julie Friedman, Charles Basham, Kortney Niewierski, Jennifer Omaitz-Collier, Sarah Jane, Kelly Dietrick, Emily Sullivan, Don King and Taryn McMahon, as well as Assistant Professor Mark Schatz, who coordinates the Foundations program.

Contact: Alex Parrott,, 330-672-2714.