A New Canvas

Two Kent State students from the School of Art look over renderings of the new spaces following the launch event for the school's new home, the Center for the Visual Arts.

Kent State University invited the community to celebrate the launch of the Center for the Visual Arts on Oct. 9. The event, which was free and open to the public, took place on the second floor of Cartwright Hall, overlooking the center’s construction site, east of Terrace Drive.

Isabel Farnsworth at Heights Art

Isabel Farnsworth, associate professor of sculpture, has work appearing in the collaborative exhibit "Isabel Farnsworth + Hai-Chu Ying" at Heights Arts Collaborative, located at 2173 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The show opens on Friday, September 5, with a reception the same day from 6 to 9 p.m. Prof. Farnsworth will also participate in an evening of artist talks and ekphrastic poetry held in the gallery on Thursday, September 25, at 7 p.m. The exhibit runs through October 18.

Kent State Sets 2014-15 Tuition

To enable Kent State University to continue its multifaceted efforts to provide students with a high-caliber educational experience, the Kent State Board of Trustees today (May 28, 2014) increased tuition by 2 percent for undergraduate and graduate students on the university’s eight campuses. The increase, which is in keeping with a state-mandated limit on full-time, in-state undergraduate tuition increases for the 2014-15 academic year, is expected to leave Kent State’s tuition ranked in the middle of Ohio’s 13 public universities.

Stratosphere Juried Art Competition Winners

2014 Stratosphere Juried Art Competition winners pose with College of the Arts Dean John Crawford at the School of Art's Downtown Gallery. Left to right: Gina DeSimone, People's Choice winner and photo illustration major; Katie Scekeres, Best in Show winner and dance performance major; Dr. John Crawford; Lindsey James, 2nd place winner and jewelry/metals major; and E.J. Knesek, 3rd place winner and painting and printmaking major.

Best in Show
Katie Scekeres, dance performance major
“Grey Area(s)” (filmed dance performance)

Second Place
Lindsey James, jewelry/metals major
"Postules," wool, copper; 3’ x 1.5’

Third Place
E.J. Knesek IV, printmaking and painting major
“Ce n’est pas une chemise col blanc,” body matrix printmaking

People’s Choice
Gina DeSimone, photo illustration major
“What I Don’t Like” (photo series)

Art Education Alumnus NAEA Professional Educator of the Year

Reston, VA—The National Art Education Association has named Daniel Humphrey, of Bolivar, OH, to receive the 2014 New Professional Art Educator of the Year Award. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes excellence and achievement by new art educators. The award will be presented at the NAEA National Convention in San Diego, California, March 29-31, 2014.