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MFA Thesis Group Show Presents Graduate Student Work in Three Galleries

Posted Mar. 21, 2013
MFA ShowSix master of fine arts candidates will display work in the School of Art Gallery, the Sculpture Gallery and the Painting Gallery at Kent State University's School of Art April 2-5. The School of Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the Art Building at 400 Janik Drive on the Kent campus. The Sculpture Gallery is located on the first floor, and the Painting Gallery is located on the third floor.

The galleries will host an opening reception, free and open to the public, Thurs., April 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Joanne Arnett and Lisa Arenstein will display their textiles theses; Derek Gelvin will present his work in sculpture. Lori Gipson will show thesis work in jewelry/metals; Tim Stover will display work in glass, and Pam Testa will show her printmaking thesis work.

Lisa Arenstein, textiles graduate student and fashion design and merchandising instructor, has titled her exhibition "Tubular." Her work involves intricate compositions of brightly colored tubing.

"My thesis is series of sculptural objects from found materials that exemplify my interest in line and texture," Arenstein explained of her work. "My art is whimsical and colorful woven from layers of latex tubing and painted metal."

Students can earn 300 FLASHperks points by attending the reception on Thurs., April 4.

The School of Art Gallery hours are Tues. through Fri. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Sculpture and Painting Galleries will be open for the reception. For more information, call 330-672-7853 or visit

For more information contact:
Anderson Turner, Director of Galleries,, 330-672-1369
Effie Tsengas,, 330-672-8398