Art alumni exhibition at Kennesaw State features variety of work

The 6th Biennial KSU Art Alumni Exhibition will be on display Aug. 21 through Oct. 2 in the…

Georgia (Aug 14, 2008) — Art alumni exhibition at Kennesaw State features variety of work

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Art alumni exhibition at Kennesaw State features variety of work

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 14‚ 2008) −−The 6th Biennial KSU Art Alumni Exhibition will be on display Aug. 21 through Oct. 2 in the Kennesaw State University Fine Arts Gallery in the Joe Mack Wilson Building. Alumni from classes ranging from 1992 to 2008 will be showcasing up to three pieces of art‚ which are available for sale to the public.

Director of Art Museum and Galleries Will Hipps serves as curator of the exhibit‚ which showcases small−scale two−dimensional and three−dimensional pieces‚ as well as digital and new media. All graduates of the visual arts program were invited to participate in this opportunity. "This year‚ the non−juried exhibition is open to all alumni‚ and the artwork has a size limit so that we may be afforded the opportunity to see multiple pieces of each alumni artists' work‚" said Hipps. The exhibition also provides an opportunity for alumni to remain connected to the department while showcasing their current work.

The KSU Office of Alumni Affairs is sponsoring the 6th Biennial Art Alumni Exhibition. An alumni association representative will attend the reception and the alumni community is invited to attend the event.

Exhibition participants include the following: Leslie Amick (1995)‚ Perry Bennett (2006)‚ William Cash (2006)‚ Matthew Craven (1993)‚ Brandon Crawford (2005)‚ Sarah Daly (2005)‚ Jan DiPietro (2002)‚ Stephanie Funk (2007)‚ Jeff Gaines (2008)‚ Ben Goldman (2006)‚ Amy Kicklighter (2007)‚ Lori Richman Jenkins (2004)‚ Souham Lindstrom (1999)‚ Gates Luck (2007)‚ Shane McDonald (1992)‚ Lauren Oates (2005)‚ Jaime Parham (2005)‚ Michelle Scott (2007)‚ Melanie Henderson Stephan (2007)‚ Allison Timbs (2008) and Sara Wieland (2006).

A grand opening reception will be held on Thursday‚ Aug. 28 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The reception celebrates the exhibitions at each of the three KSU galleries: 6th Biennial KSU Art Alumni Exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery of the Wilson Building‚ "Steven Assael: Solo Exhibition" in the Art Gallery−Sturgis Library and "Athos Menaboni: Conversations with Nature" in the Don Russell Clayton Gallery of the Bailey Performance Center. The grand opening reception is the official celebration of the fall 2008 exhibition season.

Admission to the 6th Biennial Art Alumni Exhibition is free. Hours for the Fine Arts Gallery are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.‚ and Wednesday and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information‚ visit or call 770−499−3223.


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21‚000 from 142 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including new doctorates in education and business.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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