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Mark A. Chapman Gallery

Department of Art in Willard Hall

The Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall gallery, increasing the exhibition space to over 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities.

The Department of Art hosts BFA and MFA student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist Lecture Program.

BFA, MFA, and visiting artist exhibitions are partially funded through K-State SGA Fine Arts Fee.


Gallery Hours

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
*Gallery is closed during university breaks & holidays.

Spring 2020

February 10-28, 2020
 
Darren Lee Miller, Reflections

The Kansas State University Department of Art presents Darren Lee Miller installation "Darren Lee Miller, Reflections" starting Monday, February 10 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard 116.

Admission is free and open to the public. Funded by K-State SGA Fine Arts Fee.

 

January 21-February 7, 2020
 
Hungry Heartland Exhibition
Hungry Heartland Exhibition (https://sjogleke3b0.myportfolio.com) is the culmination of the multimedia educational and outreach campaign initiated by K-State students in three departments: Art, Journalism and Mass Communication, and English. The exhibition includes photographic work, and short documentaries that reveal, document and interpret the issues of healthy food accessibility and food insecurity in Kansas.
The project was initiated by three faculty members from Art, Journalism and Mass Communication, and English departments at Kansas State University in Fall 2018. Kansas is the Wheat State, the nation's breadbasket, and a leader in grain sorghum, corn, soybean, and beef productions. By all appearances, it is a bustling agricultural state where food access should be the least of one's concerns. Yet ironically, right here in our agricultural state are patches of food deserts where nearly 25 percent of local Kansans lack affordable and easy access to fresh food.
Few people living their lives comfortably give food access a second thought. Very little of this dire situation is known to Kansans and other people outside the state. The Hungry Heartland project was initiated with the central goal of education and outreach to improve public understanding of these issues.
The distinguishing aspect of this project and exhibition is that it illustrates how audio visual media can be used to initiate constructive social dialogues about the immediate concerns of communities. The project serves a dual educational purpose - students who investigated the issues of food insecurity and lack of access discovered facts and facets of these issues in their own communities which they were not aware of, and their work in turn becomes the vehicle to further engage and educate wider population potentially leading to positive social change. Much of the work in the exhibition was produced through interdisciplinary dialogue, independent research, and collaborative sprit which makes it unique.

Exhibiting Students:
Julia Alley - Art Major at KSU
Yeuming Cao - Architecture Graduate Student (Graduated)
Christian Carter - Architecture Graduate Student (Graduated)
Devin Peterson - Art Major at KSU
Dakota Smith - Architecture Graduate Student (Graduated)
Shay Washington - Art Major at KSU

Credits:
Funding provided by:
Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission
Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center, Inc.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Art Department – Kansas State University
A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications – Kansas State University

 

Fall 2019

December 16-20, 2019
 
Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition #3

A B.F.A. Exhibition presenting MiKayla Bond, Meredith Power, Breanna Rowe, and Allison Walker.

Reception: Friday, December 17, 5;30-7:30pm.

Events are free and open to the public. Funded by K-State SGA Fine Arts fee.

 

 

December 9-13, 2019
 
Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition #2

A B.F.A. Exhibition presenting Teresa Hediger, Kelsey Hoines, Maggie Sheahan, and Eric Sweeney.

Reception: Friday, December 13, 5;30-7:30pm.

Events are free and open to the public. Funded by K-State SGA Fine Arts fee.

 

 

December 2-6, 2019
 
Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition #1

A B.F.A. Exhibition presenting Michael Burger, Rachel Hermes and Alexandria Walters.

Reception: Friday, December 6, 5;30-7:30pm.

Events are free and open to the public. Funded by K-State SGA Fine Arts fee.

 

 

November 18-22, 2019
 
Transgender Day of Remembrance Exhibition

The K-State office of LGBT Resource Center is hosting its annual art exhibition & memorial event for Transgender Day of Remembrance.

A small reception will be held Wednesday, November 20 at 5:30-7:00pm.

Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

October 21-November 8, 2019
 
"Recent Constructs 2017-19" Exhibition Installation by Armin Mühsam

The Kansas State University Department of Art presents Armin Mühsam installation "Recent Constructs 2017-19" starting Monday, October 21 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard 116. He will be holding an artist talk on October 29 at 2:45 pm in the gallery.

Admission is free and open to the public. Funded by K-State SGA Fine Arts fee.

 

October 21, 2019
 
"Tiger on the Wall" Artist Talk with Ray DiCapua

The Kansas State University Department of Art will present an artist talk by Ray DiCapua on Monday, October 21 from 1:00-2:00pm at Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard 116.

Admission is free and open to the public. Funded by K-State SGA Fine Arts fee.

 

 

September 16-October 4, 2019
 
"Cloud Nine" Exhibition Installation by Sharon Que

The Kansas State University Department of Art presents Sharon Que installation "Cloud Nine" starting Monday, September 16 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard 116. She will be holding an artist talk on September 3 at 10:15am in Willard 220.

Admission is free and open to the public. Funded by K-State SGA Fine Arts fee.

 

 

August 20- September 12, 2019
 
"Typographic Vision(s)" Exhibition Installation by Virginia Green & Mervi Pakaste

The Kansas State University Department of Art presents Virginia Green, and K-State's Graphic Design Professor, Mervi Pakaste's Letterpress installation "Typographic Vision(s)" starting Tuesday, August 20th in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard 116.

Admission is free and open to the public. Funded by K-State SGA Fine Arts fee.

 

 

Archived Mark A. Chapman Gallery

2018-2019 Exhibitions, Exhibits, & Lectures

2017-2018 Exhibitions, Exhibits, & Lectures

2016-2017 Exhibitions, Exhibits, & Lectures

2015-2016 Exhibitions, Exhibits, & Lectures

2014-2015 Exhibitions, Exhibits, & Lectures