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Kent/Blossom Art Announces Visiting Artist Series for Summer Workshops

Posted Apr. 3, 2012

Kent/Blossom Art is a summer program that offers two-week intensive workshops in six media/disciplines as well as visiting artists to speak on the disciplines, which is organized by resident Kent State University faculty. The workshops are open to all Kent State students regardless of major and include printmaking, glass, painting/drawing, sculpture, jewelry/metals and ceramics. Kent State University faculty members who specialize in each discipline will lead the workshops.

The summer workshop schedule is as follows:

Printmaking led by J. Noel Reifel: May 7-20

Glass led by M. Sean Mercer: May 14-29

Painting/Drawing led by Darice Polo: May 21-June 3

Sculpture led by Isabel Farnsworth: May 21-June 3

Jewelry/Metals led by Kathleen Browne: May 31-June 13

Ceramics led by Kirk Mangus: June 11-23

"It is a popular program with students because they are able to focus on building an independent body of work (without other classes or jobs getting in the way) over the course of two weeks," said Darice Polo, who will lead the painting/drawing workshops.

Follow the link below to register and to get more information on requirements and applications:

»Kent/Blossom Art Website


2012 Application Deadlines
Printmaking: April 6, 2012
Glass: April 13, 2012
Painting/Drawing, Sculpture: April 20, 2012
Jewelry/Metals: April 27, 2012
Ceramics: May 11, 2012

Each workshop will be accompanied by a lecture from at least one visiting artist. The visiting artists will bring experience from all over the world to provide a unique perspective to each discipline's workshop. All lecture are free and open to the public and will be held in Room 202 of the Art Building on the Kent State main campus. Call the School of Art at 330-672-2192 for more information.

The visiting artist schedule is as follows:

Frederick Mershimer, Printmaking --- May 6, 6-8 p.m.

Susan Taylor Glasgow, Glass -- May 15, 6-8 p.m.

Michael DiCerbo, Printmaking -- May 16, 6-8 p.m.

Sam Stang, Glass -- May 21, 6-8 p.m.

Christine Bourdette, Sculpture -- May 24, 6-8 p.m.

Zak Smith, Painting - May 25, 6-8 p.m.

Sue Williams, Painting -- May 30, 6-8 p.m.

Richard Rezac, Sculpture -- May 31, 6-8 p.m.

Mary Hallam Pearse, Jewelry/Metals -- June 7, 5-7 p.m.

Chuck Hindes, Ceramics -- June 12, 5-9 p.m.

Anat Shiftan, Ceramics -- June 19, 5-9 p.m.

Tuition costs for each workshop are $1233* for 3 undergraduate credits, and $1311* for 3 graduate credits. Payment is due on the first day of classes. *Fees are subject to change by the action of the University Board of Trustees. In addition, students must pay School of Art course fee for art materials of $22 per credit hour for Fine Arts and $25 per credit hour for Crafts. Applicants will be notified immediately of any chantes or additional costs. Partial or full scholarships/fee waivers will be awarded based on (merit) portfolio review. All applications will be reviewed for scholarships.

An additional non-Ohio resident fee of $350 per credit hour is waived if students are taking workshops only this summer. However, if students are enrolled in coursework other than workshops, the additional non-Ohio resident fee is applicable for all credit coursework and credit workshops.

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For more information, please contact the School of Art at 330-672-2192