College of the Arts

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University begins it 2015-2016 season with Carlo Goldoni’s classic comedy “The Servant of Two Masters.” The production is directed and adapted by this year’s Roe Green Visiting Director Tracy Young and runs Fri., Oct. 9 through Sun., Oct. 18 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

The sculptures of Oregon-based artist Ted Vogel are rooted in tangible material objects (such as tattered suitcases and dictionaries), and yet exude a haunted energy suggestive of memory and the subconscious.

“Object Lessons: The Sculpture of Ted Vogel” will appear at the Kent State University School of Art Gallery Oct. 8 - Nov. 20, with an opening reception Oct. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery will also host an artist discussion Oct. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. The exhibit, reception and artist discussion are all free and open to the public.

Small-scale textile art will be the subject of an exhibition at Kent State University’s Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent. The Miniature Textile Exhibition, organized through the MFAEN (Midwest Fiber Artist Educators Network), will run Oct. 1-31 at the gallery, with an opening reception Oct. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the gallery and the reception are free and open to the public.

The Miniature Textile Exhibition was coordinated by Janice Lessman-Moss, textile art professor at Kent State and co-founder of the MFAEN.

Watch footage from last year's Fall for the Arts Asian Fest! This year's theme will be the Greek Cultural Fest, which takes place Thursday, Sept. 24, from 3-6 p.m. at Risman Plaza.



The Kent State University Museum will present its new exhibit “Flapper Style: Fashions of the 1920s” in the museum’s Broadbent Gallery from Sept. 25, 2015, to Sept. 4, 2016. The museum will also host a special preview reception, featuring drinks and refreshments, on Thursday, Sept. 24. Admission to the reception is $15; to RSVP, please call 330-672-0300.

The Kent State University School of Art Galleries will display “Fortuitous Nature: The Textiles of Luella ‘Waddy’ Williams” at the Downtown Gallery September 3-26. There will be an opening reception September 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the gallery and reception are free and open to the public.

Kent State University’s School of Art Gallery will present “Tiger Legacy: Playing for Your City,” a display of work from the “Tiger Legacy” photographic storytelling project, from September 3 to 25. The “Tiger Legacy” project ( is a visual chronicle of high school football culture in Massillon, Ohio, and is also represented by a second, concurrent exhibition, “Our Tiger Football Family,” which runs September 12 - November 1 at the Massillon Museum.

Kent, OH – Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s summer professional theatre, recently held its inaugural Porthouse International Academy. Sixteen students and one faculty member from South Korea’s SangMyung University participated in the comprehensive theatre experience.

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University is happy to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Rockland as dance division coordinator and associate professor of dance.