Opportunity to purchase future masterpieces now through May 15
Forty years ago‚ College of the Arts Dean Joseph Meeks bought a $25 painting from student Juan Logan. Today‚ Logan’s paintings are worth thousands of dollars‚ and his latest work is the $2.5 million North Carolina Freedom Monument Project in Raleigh.
(May 8, 2006) — Forty years ago‚ College of the Arts Dean Joseph Meeks bought a $25 painting from
student Juan Logan. Today‚ Logan’s paintings are worth thousands of dollars‚ and his
latest work is the $2.5 million North Carolina Freedom Monument Project in Raleigh.
You can purchase your own future masterpiece now through May 15 at the 23rd Annual Juried Student Exhibit at the Sturgis Library Gallery.
“This is an opportunity for people to start collecting art‚” Meeks said.
The pieces range from $100 to thousands of dollars‚ according to gallery director and art professor Roberta Griffin.
“Some of these students are professional artists‚ and their name is already out there‚” she said.
The spirited competition‚ sponsored by the student art guild‚ was open to all students enrolled at Kennesaw State.
According to Griffin‚ 90 students entered 200 pieces; fifty−six were accepted.
Original works of art were submitted in the following categories: painting‚ ceramics‚ sculpture‚ photography‚ drawing‚ printmaking‚ graphic design and mixed media/alternative processes.
“I was looking for pieces that were cutting−edge and showed that the artist had found their voice‚” said Julia Fenton‚ this year’s juror and exhibition director of the Spruill Gallery in Atlanta.
You can view all the entries‚ including the best in show entry by Baxter Crane‚ at the Sturgis Gallery‚ which is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1−4 p.m. Saturday. For more information‚ visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call 770−499−3223.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.