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Kent/Blossom Art Announces Visiting Artist Series for Summer Workshops

Posted Apr. 30, 2012

Kent/Blossom Art is a summer program that offers two-week intensive workshops in six media/disciplines. The program, which is organized by resident Kent State University faculty, brings in visiting artists to speak on the different disciplines. 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,” says Darice Polo, who will lead the painting/drawing workshops.

To register, students should visit www.dept.kent.edu/art, click “Special Programs” and choose “Kent/Blossom Arts” for more information on requirements and applications. 

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 lectures are free and open to the public and will be held in Room 202 of the Art Building on the Kent Campus. 

The visiting artist schedule is as follows:

Frederick Mershimer, Printmaking………………………………………….......May 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Susan Taylor Glasgow, Glass…………………………………………..…….....May 15 from 6-8 p.m.
Michael Di Cerbo, Printmaking………………………………………….…........May 16 from 6-8 p.m.
Sam Stang, Glass…………………………………………………………………May 21 from 6-8 p.m.
Christine Bourdette, Sculpture……………………………………..…….…......May 24 from 6-8 p.m.
Zak Smith, Painting…………………………………………………………….....May 25 from 6-8 p.m.
Sue Williams, Painting………………………………………………………..…..May 30 from 6-8 p.m.
Richard Rezac, Sculpture……………………………………….………….……May 31 from 6-8 p.m.
Mary Hallam Pearse, Jewelry/Metals……………………………………….......June 7 from 5-7 p.m.
Chuck Hindes, Ceramics. …………………………………….…………………June 12 from 5-9 p.m.
Anat Shiftan, Ceramics…………………………………………….……...……..June 19 from 5-9 p.m.

Tuition costs for each workshop are $1,233* 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 changes 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.