KSU Spring Arts Festival


Celebrate and learn April 16-23 KENNESAW, Ga. (April 13, 2016) —Celebrate the arts at…

Georgia (Apr 13, 2016)

Celebrate and learn April 16-23

KENNESAW, Ga. (April 13, 2016) —Celebrate the arts at Kennesaw State University beginning April 16 with a week of events culminating in the 2016 Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. There will be music, fun and food trucks with free art demonstrations and workshops.

Art activities run the gamut from a scavenger hunt to painting and drawing, 3D printing and basic digital painting to Raku ceramics firing. There will even be a photo booth to capture visitors’ candid moments. Major attractions include KSU Print’s steamroller, which will print large-scale relief blocks, a spectacular iron pour and “Chalk the ZMA” at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

Local artists and students will show off their art skills through the digital animation showcase, virtual art gallery or Pin-Up show. The Pin-Up show allows competition in five categories: elementary, middle, high school, community and “Art from the Heart” for students with disabilities. To participate, visit KSUArtsFestival.com and click on “Art Submission.”

Music and dance are front and center during the week, featuring the “Modern Mozart: Spring Opera Gala,” KSU Philharmonic and Concert Band, Chamber Singers and Men’s Ensemble and the Student Dance Concert.

Kennesaw State will host the U.S. premiere of Birobidjan by Guy Marc Hinant on April 20, at 7 p.m. in the Social Sciences Building on the Kennesaw Campus. Previously screened at the Amsterdam Film Festival, the film is about the first Jewish state, which was developed by Josef Stalin and located in Siberia. Dominique Goblet, a visual artist, illustrator and a pioneer of the European graphic novel, will be illustrating during the film screening, and her work will be displayed live as the film is shown.

For more festival information and to watch a preview of the film, please go to KSUArtsFestival.com.

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering nearly 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive university with more than 33,000 students from over 130 countries. In January 2015, Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidated to create one of the 50 largest public universities in the country.


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 kennesaw.edu