College of the Arts

Scholar of the Month
Andrew Shahriari
Associate Professor of Music
College of the Arts
2008-present

Andrew Shahriari has been recently promoted to associate professor for the 2015-2016 academic year. He also serves as coordinator of online classes for music in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music in the College of the Arts. His current research focuses on ethnomusicology, music and autism, and online world music education.

Photo of digital necklaceThe big screen is getting smaller – so small in fact, you can wear it around your neck.

Students of the Kent State University School of Art will have a dedicated space to exhibit and sell their original artworks at the 44th Boston Mills Artfest, held the weekends of June 27-28 and July 3-5. The School of Art will occupy two booths during both weekends of the festival, which was recently voted as one of the top 50 nationwide by readers of ArtFairCalendar.com.

Graphic for Kent/Blossom Music FestivalFestival celebrates 48th season, presenting some of the finest chamber music in Northeast Ohio

Kent State University's Gianna Commito, an associate professor who teaches painting in its School of Art, has been named the recipient of a 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize. Commito will be presented with one of two Emerging Artist Awards at this year’s ceremony, to be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. The award carries a cash prize of $10,000.

Associate Professor Gianna Commito, who teaches painting at the Kent State University School of Art, has been named the recipient of a 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize. Commito will be presented with one of two Emerging Artist Awards at this year’s ceremony, to be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. The award carries a cash prize of $10,000.

The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University held its Annual Fashion Show on April 24 and 25 at the school’s Rockwell Hall location. The 2015 show, dubbed “FS2: Visionnaire,” featured 17 collections and 55 individual looks created by 58 student designers. That sizable body of work spanned eveningwear, casualwear and sportswear, with a special category for sustainable production. There also were menswear, childrenswear and juniors collections.

From May 26 to July 4, the Kent State University School of Art’s Downtown Gallery (141 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio) will feature “Reframing the Real Good Looking Boy,” with photographs by Albert Reischuck, a faculty member in art history. The exhibit, subtitled “Images on Raising an Autistic Child,” is free and open to the public.

Photo from A Little Night Music47th season features productions of “A Little Night Music,” “Violet” and “Hairspray”

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will celebrate its 47th season with productions of “A Little Night Music,” “Violet” and “Hairspray.”

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