College of the Arts Events

Friday, January 24, 2020 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

A contemporary metals exhibition inspired by tragedy, trauma and violence that celebrates the resiliency of a human spirit.  Curated in response to a Commemorative Medallion made by Philadelphia College of Art students (now University of the Arts)  in honor of the students who perished at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Featuring: Boris Bally, Taehyun Bang, Marilyn DaSilva, Holland Houdek, Keith Lewis, Michael Nashef, Marissa Saneholtz, Stephen Saracino, Mel Someroski and Renée Zettle-Sterling.

January 24 – February 28, 2020

Reception: January 24, 5-7 p.m.

Friday, January 24, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Kent State University Voice Division presents a May 4 commemorative performance based on the themes of War, Protest, Kent State, and Peace. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, January 26, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Celebrating the Glauser School of Music’s Piano Division! Performances by Glauser School faculty and students, along with a complimentary reception. All proceeds benefit student scholarships. $35

Friday, February 7, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The School of Art presents an artist talk with Renée Zettle-Sterling, visiting artist in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, on Friday, February 7 from 12-1 p.m. Zettle-Sterling is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. The talk will take place in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr.) and is free and open to the public. This artist talk is in conjunction with the exhibition "Constructed Answer" on view in the CVA Gallery January 24 - February 28, 2020.

Friday, February 7, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The School of Art presents an artist talk with Renée Zettle-Sterling, visiting artist in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, on Friday, February 7 from 12-1 p.m. Zettle-Sterling is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. The talk will take place in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr.) and is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 7, 2020 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The KSU Downtown Gallery presents "Small Works Juried Exhibition," an international exhibition of more than 50 small artworks in an array of media juried by Professor Gianna Commito. On view from Jan. 24 through Feb. 29, 2020. Opening reception is Friday, Feb. 7 from 5-7 p.m.

Monday, February 24, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Black Squirrel Winds, Glauser School Ensemble-in-Residence, is joined by Director Kent McWilliams for a special evening concert. Free and open to the public.

Friday, February 28, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

The School of Art presents an artist talk with Holland Houdek, visiting artist in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling. Holland’s work focuses on medical implants, the body, and embodied experience. The artist talk will take place on Friday, February 28 at 2 p.m. in room 140 at the Center for the Visual Arts. This artist talk is in conjunction with the exhibition "Constructed Answer" on view in the CVA Gallery January 24 - February 28, 2020.

Friday, February 28, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Under the direction of Dr. Kate Ferguson, the Symphony Band presents its first concert of 2020 joined by the Orange High School Wind Ensemble, directed by Kent State alumnus Brandon DuVall. Free.

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 8:00am to Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 5:00pm

“Between Individual and Society: Social Justice Through Fashion” March 23 - 25 in Kent, Ohio | March 26 - 27 in Cleveland, Ohio https://www.iffticonference.com. The 22nd Annual IFFTI 2020 Conference will be a medium for dialogue focused on fashion’s role in personal and community expressions of social justice, activism, inclusivity, design responsibility, technology, media, and business.