Arts & Culture

Screen Printing at the Kent Creativity Festival! A multi-generational and interactive arts festival featuring over 33 activities, live entertainment and food trucks.   The City of Kent and Kent State University join forces again to present the third annual “Kent Creativity Festival” on Sat., Sept. 29, 2018 on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s Rockwell Hall on Lincoln...

Poetry Book Cover Created by Alumnae Meredith Balogh and Rachel (Lysa) Anderson Pamela R. Anderson-Bartholet, AAB ‘89, MA ‘94, MFA ‘12, has a long history at Kent State, graduating from the university three times before working for Kent State. In August, she added a new feather to her cap when The Poetry Box published her first complete collection of poetry, “Just the Girls: A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies; A Drift of...

Glassblowing process, flame being held to glass bubble on blowpipe Navigating the pandemic restrictions in all of the School of Art studio art classes this semester has been challenging to both faculty and students. A large part of the adaptation is the requirement for everyone across campus to maintain 6 feet of physical distance when possible and wear face coverings at all...

Darin Olson, D.M.A., the new director of Athletic Bands at Kent State Darin Olson, D.M.A., is the new director of Athletic Bands at Kent State University. He leads the Marching Golden Flashes, Flasher Brass Pep Band, Kent Symphony Band and University Band. Olson is currently an active member of College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Prior to...

An image of an exhibit from the TEXTURES exhibition Black lives and Black cultures have been underrepresented and discriminated against for many years. "TEXTURES: The History and Art of Black Hair" is an exhibition coming to the Kent State University Museum with significant sponsorship from corporate and federal funding that focuses on celebrating and empowering these lives and cultures. ...

Diana Al-Hadid (left) and her sculpture Phantom Limb on the right Diana Al-Hadid (BA ’03, BFA ’03), internationally known sculptor, was on the cover of Vogue Italia, as one of the 100 people, 100 stories highlighted in the September 2020 issue. The collector's issue featured 100 models, actresses, and artists, showing a diverse range of people with unique stories to tell. ...

A painting of watermelon and other fruits on the left, a picture of Dr. Shana Klein at a museum on the right Shana Klein, Ph.D., assistant professor of art history, has released her new book “Fruits of Empire: Art, Food, and the Politics of Race in the Age of American Expansion," which is available for purchase starting Oct. 13, 2020, on the University of California Press website. "The Fruits of Empire" is a history...

The Kent State University Museum The Kent State University Museum is home to historical fashion pieces as well as an array of student work. Museum Director Sarah Rogers works to ensure that the museum focuses on inclusivity and social justice through the pieces displayed and artists behind them. A recent article from The New York Times explored the lack of diversity in fashion...

A featured piece in "Fortuna: Designs by Vincent Quevedo" on display now in the Kent State University Museum. Photo by Lindsay Adler (Lindsay Adler Photography) The Kent State University Museum’s newest exhibition, “Fortuna: Designs by Vincent Quevedo,” marks the first new exhibition for the museum since its reopening in August, following its closure since March due to COVID-19. “Fortuna” is on display now and features works by award-winning designer and Kent State School of Fashion Associate...

Five students from Kent State Geauga Earn Writing Award in Spring 2020 Five students from Kent State University at Geauga distinguished themselves as writing award winners during Spring Semester 2020. Each was a student of Bonnie Shaker, Ph.D., assistant professor of English. While Kent State Geauga students have won a total of 16 awards from 2014 through 2020 in different categories, five winners in one year is a...