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College of the Arts Events

Thursday, May 25, 2017 to Saturday, June 24, 2017

“Spirit” is a new body of works by mixed media artist Larrie King. Through acidic colors married with found objects, vintage ephemera, and atmospheric application, King explores a personal retelling of the Icarus story and his connection to the vibrant and ever-changing world around us. On view at the Downtown Gallery (141 E. Main St.) in Kent, Ohio from May 25 - June 24, 2017.  An opening reception will be held at the Downtown Gallery on Thursday, May 25 from 5-7 p.m. 

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for an artist talk with visiting artist in Painting, Sascha Braunig. This lecture is a part of the Kent Blossom Art Lecture Series where visiting artists come from all over the country to teach workshops and give lectures at Kent State University's School of Art. All lectures begin at 6:00 p.m. in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr. in Kent, Ohio) and are FREE and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to Friday, June 9, 2017

Join us for the Annual Rental Program Show at the CVA Gallery from May 30 - June 9, 2017.  The Kent State University School of Art Galleries Rental Program is designed to provide easy access for campus organizations and offices to enjoy some of the incredible artwork from the School of Art Collection, which features a wide range of artwork from past students, locally-known artists, and artists of national and international fame. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for an artist talk with visiting artist in Ceramics, Matt Wedel. This lecture is a part of the Kent Blossom Art Lecture Series where visiting artists come from all over the country to teach workshops and give lectures at Kent State University's School of Art. All lectures begin at 6:00 p.m. in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr. in Kent, Ohio) and are FREE and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for an artist talk with visiting artist in Print Media, Enrique Chagoya. This lecture is a part of the Kent Blossom Art Lecture Series where visiting artists come from all over the country to teach workshops and give lectures at Kent State University's School of Art. All lectures begin at 6:00 p.m. in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr. in Kent, Ohio) and are FREE and open to the public.

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for an artist talk with visiting artist in Ceramics, Sunshine Cobb. This lecture is a part of the Kent Blossom Art Lecture Series where visiting artists come from all over the country to teach workshops and give lectures at Kent State University's School of Art. All lectures begin at 6:00 p.m. in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr. in Kent, Ohio) and are FREE and open to the public.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Violinist Jennifer Koh, our 2017 Kulas Guest Artist, is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. An adventurous musician, she collaborates with artists of multiple disciplines and curates projects that find connections between music of all eras from traditional to contemporary. She believes that all the arts and music of the past and present form a continuum and has premiered over 50 works written especially for her.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Praised in The New York Times as having “everything one wants in a quartet: a rich, precisely balanced sound, a broad coloristic palette, real unity of interpretive purpose and seemingly unflagging energy,” the Miami String Quartet has established its place among the most widely respected quartets in America. For over twenty years, their diversity in programming, poise in performance, keen sense of ensemble and impeccable musicality has made the Miami String Quartet one of the most sought after quartets in chamber music today.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Mark Kosower, a consummate artist equally at home internationally as a recital and concerto soloist and as principal cello of the Cleveland Orchestra, launches his 2016/17 concert season performing the Haydn C Major Concerto with Jorge Mester and the Orquesta Filarmónica Boca del Rio in Mexico. In addition to his prominent performing career, he is Teacher of Cello at the Cleveland Institute of Music and is on the faculty at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The fourth concert of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival Faculty Series will feature several members of The Cleveland Orchestra including assistant principal clarinetist Daniel McKelway; former principal horn and current section member Richard King; and viola section member Lembi Veskimets. Joining them will be soprano Amelia Baisley and pianist Hyunsoon Whang.

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