NAP Goes from Possibility to Reality at Kennesaw State University
In 2016 Zuckerman Museum of Art Director Justin Rabideau and Outreach + Education Coordinator Katy Malone had the pleasure of judging the National Arts Program® Exhibition at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. After experiencing the program first hand they inquired about the possibility of bringing the show to the Kennesaw State University community. Just one year later their inaugural NAP Exhibit has come to fruition! The exhibit is on view through October 12th in the Social Sciences Gallery (Social Sciences Building, 1st Floor), the Fine Arts Gallery (Wilson Building, 1st Floor) and the Henriquez Atrium Gallery (Zuckerman Museum of Art). The exhibition features eighty-nine people from across the University with a total of 139 works of art on display. It is only fitting that they chose Benjamin Austin, Co-Manager of the Airport Art Program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to be the juror for this show, since that is where it all started for Kennesaw.
Thank you to Justin and Katy for believing in the program and working so hard to make it a success. Also, thank you to all those who participated and shared their talents in this exhibition including the talented teen artist, Maggie McCulloch, daughter of Marni McCulloch who is an English Department Associate, who took home the Art Education Award for her fantastic piece entitled ‘PJ’ (pictured below).