Kent State Art Faculty and Alumni Featured in Interview Series

Several Kent State faculty, affiliates and alumni are being interviewed for a Knight Arts project called Made-Up with Danny Volk.  Made-Up with Danny Volk: The Akron Sessions recently announced the eight artists that will be interviewed for the next season of the show. 

The popular YouTube series kicks off its seventh season in Akron as a winner of the Knight Arts Challenge this September with eight FREE live performances. The project was awarded a $12,500 matching grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  MUwDV is an artist interview series where Volk asks artists questions while they create art on his face using everyday makeup. Danny’s face is revealed at the end of the interview, creating a fun and exciting climax to the informative conversation. The Akron interviews will be on YouTube later this year.  Danny Volk is an Akron native and Kent State alumnus in Theatre (BA ’06).  Previous seasons took place in Chicago with renowned artists such as Theaster Gates, Jessica Stockholder and Pope.L. 

Professors Isabel Farnsworth and Mahwish Chishty are being interviewed as well as two alumni, Kathryn Shinko (MFA Textiles ’15) and Jennifer Ling Datchuk (BFA Ceramics ’04). Former visiting professor in printmaking, Breanne Trammell is also being interviewed. MFA alumna and adjunct professor, Jenniffer Omaitz is also being interviewed this month as a part of the Akron Soul Train Fellowship.  Danny and Jenniffer are both recipients of the fellowships.  Her interview will be available on YouTube at a later date.

Featured artists are:

Kate Budd - Sunday, September 10 - 2 pm - The Nightlight (30 N. High St., Akron, OH) 

Elisa Gargarella - Saturday, September 16 - 3 pm - Chill Ice Cream (30 N. High St Akron, OH 44308) 

Kathryn Shinko - Friday, September 22 - 6 pm - Studio C (65 Steiner Ave, Akron, OH 44301)

Isabel Farnsworth - Saturday, September 23 - 4 pm - Rubber City Prints (467 W. Market St, Akron, OH 44303) 

Shani Richards - Saturday, October 7 - 2 pm - University of Akron, Folk Hall (150 E Exchange St, Akron, OH 44325) 

Mahwish Chishty - Sunday, October 8 - 2 pm - The Nightlight (30 N. High St., Akron, OH)

Jennifer Ling Datchuk - Saturday, October 14 - 1 pm - Kent State Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr, Kent, OH 44242) 

Breanne Trammell - Sunday, October 15 - 4 pm - Hive Mind (375 W Exchange St, Akron, OH 44302)

More information and ticket reservations are available on the Made-Up with Danny Volk website

Image: Alberto Aguilar (left) and Danny Volk (right) after an interview in the YouTube series Made-Up with Danny Volk.

POSTED: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:23pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 9:24am