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Stratosphere Reception and Awards


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You are invited to the Kent State College of the Arts annual University-wide juried art show, "Stratosphere." A group art exhibition of work of 27 finalists will be on display at the School of Art's Downtown Gallery (141 East Main Street) with a reception on Thursday, April 19 from 5-7 p.m. The show will be on view through May 5, 2018.

This year's juror is Deirdre Murphy. She will give a lecture on Friday, April 20 at 12 p.m. entitled: "The Longer You Look, The More You See."

Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best in Show ($1,000); First Runner Up ($500); and Second Runner Up ($250). A People's Choice Award ($500) will also be awarded to the finalist whose work garners the most votes at the gallery. Voting will take place from 4-6 p.m. on April 19 before and during the reception.