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KSUM exhibition

GREAT AMERICAN GLASS: THE ROARING TWENTIES AND DEPRESSION ERA

Tarter/Miller Gallery | Dr. James Measell, Guest Curator

The glass collection of Jabe Tarter and Paul Miller holds wonderful evidence of the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of the glass makers of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. This exhibition, curated by James Measell, historian at the Fenton Art Glass Company, focuses on pieces from the second quarter of the twentieth century, a period known as "between the wars," a period spanning both luxurious excess and deep depression.

THE KOKOON ARTS CLUB: CLEVELAND REVELS

Blum and Stager Galleries | Dr. Shirley Teresa Wajda, Guest Curator

The Kokoon Arts Club of Cleveland, Ohio, was founded in 1911 by a small group of commercial artists employed at the Otis Lithograph Company. Meeting first at night in a vacant tailor's shop, the Club's founding members pledged themselves to explore the "New Art." This they did, with gusto and paint.

CONFESSIONS AND THE SENSE OF SELF: WORKS BY NOËL PALOMO-LOVINSKI, 2003-2009

Higbee Gallery | Noël Palomo-Lovinski, Guest Curator

Public confession has become increasingly popular in our society as an outlet for individuals to expunge guilt, share personal tragedy, or express secret desires. Confessional outlets range from nationally televised talk shows and confessional websites, to personal communications and intimate journal writing.

JAPANESE OBI IN THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM COLLECTION

Blum Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director

The Kent State University Museum is fortunate to have in its collection exceptional examples of the formal sashes, the obi, worn with traditional Japanese kimono on special occasions. Of the many ways to tie these sashes, two are demonstrated in this exhibition: the otaiko, or drum, and the fukura-suzume, or swallow. It is the fukura-suzume that is worn with the furisode, the swinging sleeve kimono worn by young unmarried women.

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