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Stratosphere Juried Art Exhibit
Start Date: 4/14/2014 All Day
End Date: 5/10/2014
Event Description
The work of 25 finalists for the first annual "Stratosphere" juried art competition (sponsored by the College of the Arts) will be on display at the Downtown Gallery from April 14 - May 10.

Visitors to Stratosphere during the exhibit’s first ten days, from April 14 - 23, will be able to vote for their favorite piece. The piece with the most votes will receive a special "people’s choice" award, which carries a $500 prize. That award — along with awards for "best in show" ($1,000), second place ($500) and third place ($250) — will be announced and presented at a special reception on Thursday, April 24, from 5 - 7 p.m. Both the gallery and the reception are free and open to the public.

The Stratosphere competition, which was open to Kent State University undergraduate students of all majors, allowed applicants to submit up to three works in any two- or three-dimensional medium. The theme for this year’s submissions is "Art and the Body."

This year’s Stratosphere juror is Dr. Scott Sherer, associate professor of art history and gallery director at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Sherer was responsible for selecting Stratosphere’s 25 finalists and top three award-winners. He will be on hand at the Downtown Gallery to present awards during the April 24 reception.

Gallery hours are Monday - Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday noon - 5 p.m.
Location Information:
Kent Campus - Downtown Gallery
141 E. Main St.
Contact Information:
Name: Effie Tsengas
Phone: 330-672-8398
Email: etsengas@kent.edu
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  • Current Students
  • Future Students
  • Faculty / Staff
  • Alumni
  • General Public

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