College of the Arts

The upcoming exhibition, ALLOY: From Art to Artifact, will include spoons made by current School of Art Lecturer in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, Rachel Smith, current J/M/E undergrad, Larry Staats, and almuna from the J/M/E MFA program, Corey Ackelmire.  The exhibition will on view from Oct. 7 through Nov. 5, 2016 at the Carbondale Arts' R2 Gallery in Carbondale, CO.  

Assistant Professor in Foundations, Mahwish Chishty, is designing a central scenic element for the Company of Fools production of GROUNDED by award-winning playwright George Brant.  The play will run Sept. 28-Oct. 13 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. 

Assistant Professor in Foundations, Mahwish Chishty, will have a solo exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London from October 19, 2016 through March 19, 2017.  Chishty’s work combines silhouettes of military drones with decorative Pakistani folk art patterns to highlight the way in which the presence of foreign drones over Pakistan has become a feature of the physical, psychological and cultural environment of the country.

Jihyun Kim, Ph.D., associate professor at Kent State University's Fashion School, has been identified as one of the top researchers in fashion marketing, according to a new analysis of contributions to the field.

Breanne Trammell, Assistant Professor in Print Media, has been selected for a Juror's Award for her print "Bad As I Wanna Be (Cheetah)" (below).  The annual international juried exhibition Stand Out Prints is located at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, MN.  Seventy-two prints and objects (by 64 artists across four countries and 27 states) were selected from more than 800 submissions through an international call.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will celebrate its 49th season with productions of “9 to 5,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and “Newsies.”

Associate Professor in painting, Gianna Commito will be showing her work in the group exhibition "New Geometries" at the Feisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.  The show will run from September 15 through November 12, 2016.  (Image: Gianna Commito - Nepp, 2014, casein and marble dust ground on panel)

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University opens its 2016-2017 season with a concert version of “The Cradle Will Rock,” the legendary 1937 play in music by Marc Bltizstein. The production is a collaboration with The Musical Theater Project and will be performed Sun., Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to welcome three new faculty members to its faculty, filling positions in Costume Technology, Scenic Design, and Dance.

Gregory King

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to welcome Gregory King to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Dance beginning in Fall 2016. A professional dancer, choreographer, educator and writer, King brings a prestigious record of training, performance and choreography to Kent State.

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