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The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) logo and two images of artwork - a silver brooch with three male silhouettes by Andrew Kuebeck and a pink and purple flower sash on a model by Rachel Smith.
The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) logo and two images of artwork - a silver brooch with three male silhouettes by Andrew Kuebeck and a pink and purple flower sash on a model by Rachel Smith.
The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) logo and two images of artwork - a silver brooch with three male silhouettes by Andrew Kuebeck and a pink and purple flower sash on a model by Rachel Smith.
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:22pm
Andrew Kuebeck, assistant professor of jewelry/metals/enameling, and Rachel Smith, M.F.A. ’15 have been selected for the Society of North American Goldsmith’s (SNAG) exhibition “Goldsmith ’20.” The exhibition was curated by Stanley Lechtzin and features forty artists and SNAG mem...
Three women pictured who were awarded OAEA awards in 2021 - Erica Emerson, Carly Sherman and Erin Kraly.
Three women pictured who were awarded OAEA awards in 2021 - Erica Emerson, Carly Sherman and Erin Kraly.
Three women pictured who were awarded OAEA awards in 2021 - Erica Emerson, Carly Sherman and Erin Kraly.
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 12:47pm
School of Art alumnae Erica Emerson, ’07 (left), Erin Kraly, '11 (center) and Carly Sherman, ’20 (right) have been recognized by the Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) by receiving 2021 division-level awards for the...
Sarah Schlosser with her work - a large book. A second photo is of her making handmade paper outdoors.
Sarah Schlosser with her work - a large book. A second photo is of her making handmade paper outdoors.
Sarah Schlosser with her work - a large book. A second photo is of her making handmade paper outdoors.
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 2:41pm
Kent State University School of Art alumna Sarah Schlosser, ’17 has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Study/Research grant for 2021-22. This grant will support her research in Book Arts to study natural dyes in India. Sarah earned her B.F.A. in Studio Art with a concentratio...
Drawings on silk by Rebecca Cross - a finished piece on the left and the artist in process on the right
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 4:12pm
The Massillon Museum is currently showing a solo exhibition titled “Suspended Animations” featuring Rebecca Cross, M.F.A. ’07, on view through June 16. The exhibition, which is on view in the museum's Studio M gallery, includes a series of drawings on silk and a sculptural instal...
Jacquart weaving by Joe Karlovec of a collage of buildings and architecture
Jacquart weaving by Joe Karlovec of a collage of buildings and architecture
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 3:50pm
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum will be showing a solo exhibition by Joe Karlovec (M.F.A. '15 Painting) “Private Property" this summer from June 8 through September 4, 2021.
Omid Tavakoli in front of his work at his MFA thesis exhibition
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 3:01pm
Omid Tavakoli, M.F.A. '19 Print Media and Photography, was interviewed about his life and art for ideastream in April. The article “Equity in Art: Balancing Biracial Identity" centers around about his experience being a biracial artist. He also talks about his time studying at Ke...
Simon Tatum and Davin Ebanks headshots and an installation view of the Cayman Islands Biennial, an art gallery with works of art hanging on the walls.
Simon Tatum and Davin Ebanks headshots and an installation view of the Cayman Islands Biennial, an art gallery with works of art hanging on the walls.
Simon Tatum and Davin Ebanks headshots and an installation view of the Cayman Islands Biennial, an art gallery with works of art hanging on the walls.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 4:27pm
Davin Ebanks, assistant professor of glass (M.F.A. ‘10), and recent alumnus Simon Tatum, who earned his M.F.A. in sculpture and expanded media this spring, are being featured in the second Cayman Islands Biennial, entitled "Reimagined Future(s)."
Colorful landscape paintings by Eileen Dorsey and a photo of the artist in front of her work.
Colorful landscape paintings by Eileen Dorsey and a photo of the artist in front of her work.
Colorful landscape paintings by Eileen Dorsey and a photo of the artist in front of her work.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 1:45pm
As an artist, it is always important to connect with the community. An artist’s network, whether it’s through their studio, galleries or even social media, can lead to amazing opportunities and recognition. A shining example of this is School of Art alumna...
Photo of Maryann Rodin
Photo of Maryann Rodin
Art teacher Maryann Rodin in her classroom
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 12:31pm
Behind every great artist, there is a great teacher. Art educators foster the creative development of children and inspire young students to pursue artistic careers. Some students even go on to become art educators themselves, inspiring the next generation of artists. One such ar...
Painting of a city street by David Buttram and a photograph of the artist.
Painting of a city street by David Buttram and a photograph of the artist.
Painting of a city street by David Buttram and a photograph of the artist.
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 2:59pm

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