College of the Arts

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2016-2017 season with the classic Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods.” The production runs Fri., Nov. 4 through Sun., Nov. 13 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

Assistant Professor in Print Media, Breanne Trammell's solo exhibition, 86 BAD VIBES, is on view at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE through November 4.  This body of work features a collection of letterpress prints and drawings. “86” is a back-of-house term in restaurant culture, a way of communicating that the kitchen has run out of a certain ingredient or dish.

Print Media and Photography students Shelby Solomon and Katie Metcalf have been awarded Dennis Eckart Fund awards for their upcoming participation in the Mid America Print Council Conference October 5-8 at the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.  The Dennis E. Eckart Endowed Student Leadership fund provides support for students seeking educational opportunities, leadership development programs, internships, community service and co-curricular experiences.

The Kent State University Museum celebrates "Magical Designs for Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'" — open through January 8, 2017 — with a series of tie-in events highlighting Mozart's opera and the artists who have interpreted it.

Darice Polo, Associate Professor and Division Coordinator in Drawing and Painting, will be having a solo exhibition at West Virginia University at the Laura Mesaros Gallery.  The exhibit will be on view from Oct. 13 - Nov. 11, 2016 and will include 20 of Polo's drawings, paintings, photography and video work.  She will also be giving a lecture at the university on Oct. 13 followed by student studio visits.

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Kent State University and the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series will present The Martha Graham Dance Company on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at 8 p.m. in the E. Turner Stump Theatre in the Kent Center for Performing Arts.  Tickets are free and available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.  Reservations are required. Call the Performing Arts Box Office at 330-672-ARTS. The box office hours are weekdays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Four tickets to a person please.  Parking is free. 

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.