Big Art Day 2017

Thursday April 13th, 9-1:30
Sharadin Art building, Room 120

Three Kutztown alumni return to campus to discuss their art and careers. Hosted by the Department of Art and Art History with support from the Association of Campus Events.

Schedule, Thursday April 13th
9-9:30 Coffee and Tea, College Blvd. Lobby
9:30- 12:00 Alumni Presentations and Panel Discussion, SH 120
12:15-1:30 Lunch and Awards

Rachel Heberling

BFA Printmaking, 2006
For almost 3 years, Rachel Heberling has worked as the Program Studio Manager for the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. In this multi-faceted role, she manages interns, classes, studio usage and maintenance while also developing education programming and promotional materials, and co-planning fundraisers and events. Rachel received her MFA in printmaking from The Ohio State University in Columbus in 2011. Previously, Rachel worked in Cincinnati, Ohio as an Assistant Client Manager in package design at Haney for Procter & Gamble accounts while also working as a printmaking instructor at Tiger Lily Press.

Brad Kunkle

BFA Painting, 2001
Brad Kunkle’s fine art career debuted with an exhibition in 2010 at Arcadia Contemporary in NYC. The exhibition sold out before the show’s opening night and was followed by a second sold-out exhibition two years later. Since then he has exhibited his work in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, London and Miami. His paintings have twice graced the cover of American Art Collector Magazine and have been published extensively online and in print in Hi-Fructose, American Arts Quarterly, Lapham’s Quarterly, Juxtapoz and Fine Arts Connoisseur. Brad Kunkle continues to be represented by Arcadia Contemporary in Los Angeles, and had a debut West Coast solo exhibition in November of 2016.

John D. Roberts

BFA Drawing, 1995
John D. Roberts is the co-founder of Amazon’s comiXology and a pioneer in digital comics. Prior to launching comiXology, John led Marvel’s first digital comics initiative, “dotComics,” in the early 2000s where he also created the precursors to today’s motion comics. John has over 20 years of experience in the tech field, working with such diverse group of companies as DC Comics, Disney, Pepsi, Pokémon, National Geographic, Touchstone, Nickelodeon and Lionsgate. Currently John works closely with leading and emerging comics creators in unique and innovative ways to continue innovating the digital comic experience.

Time-Based / Experimental Media Weenie Roast and Screening – Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Located at the Golden Bear Plaza, 3-5:30pm.

Cookout and performances by Time-Based / Experimental Media students.

“An Exploration of Motion and Behavior” by Bre Carpenter and Brittany Kurtinecz – Atrium Lobby Gallery

April 25, 2016 – May 1, 2016.

Reception: April 28, 2016 at 6pm.

“It Will Never Happen Again” by Logan Hanning – Corner Gallery

April 22, 2016 – April 29, 2016.

Opening Reception: April 26, 2016 at 6pm.

Photo Studio I – VI: Sharadin Fine Arts Lobby Gallery

April 26, 2016

Freshman Foundations Exhibition – Atrium Lobby Gallery

April 13, 2016 – April 24, 2016

Reception: April 14, 2016 at 11am

Photography Artist in Residence Group Show – Fine Arts Lobby Gallery

April 11, 2016 – April 24, 2016

Emilie Breaux Haaf, Dylan Obser and Sean Roberts.

“NOIR” by Ryan Schriner – The Corner Gallery

April 8, 2016 – April 26, 2016.

Reception April 11, 2016 at 6pm.


2016 Senior Fine Art Exhibition – April 2, 2016 to April 10, 2016

Benjamin Hoffman – Awarded 2016 Silver Chambliss Award

Benjamin Hoffman was awarded the 2016 silver Chambliss Award for his impressive accomplishments at Kutztown University and beyond. The award ceremony is to take place Friday, April 22nd at 12pm.

Pictured below: Benjamin Hoffman and some of his most recent paintings (L to R), Untitled Inverse Diptych, 2015; MediOchre Series #12, 2015; Untitled Gray Series, 2015; Celebrating 150 Years of Music Through Public Art, 2015.

Celebrating 150 Years of Music Through Public Art, 2015