College of the Arts

The Fashion School at Kent State University will host the third annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon from Friday, January 29 to Sunday, January 31 in Rockwell Hall. The Hackathon is a cross-curricular event allowing teams of student participants to create and innovate within the realm of wearable technology. It is presented in partnership with the Fashion School’s TechStyleLAB and Kent State’s LaunchNET (formerly Blackstone LaunchPad).

The Kent State University Museum and School of Theatre and Dance are teaming up to present a unique event celebrating the perennial glamor and allure of the 1920s. This special program on Feb. 17 is presented in conjunction with the museum’s “Flapper Style: 1920s Fashion” exhibit and Kent State’s production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” The event will include a short preview of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” by members of the cast, followed by a talk by “Flapper Style” curator Sara Hume, Ph.D.

The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series at Kent State University will present a free, public lecture by architect Jeanne Gang FAIA, LEED AP on Thurs., Jan. 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Kent State University’s University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall.  The event is free and open to everyone. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

In February 2016, the School of Theatre and Dance is hosting auditions for several summer dance intensive programs.

Kent, OH – Local theatre critics recently honored Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s summer professional theatre, for achievements during the theatre’s 2015 season. The theatre’s 2015 productions were recognized in multiple categories including acting, directing, musical direction, choreography, and costume and scenic design.

Photo of Bob DylanLegendary musician Bob Dylan will have some of his visual arts output exhibited at Kent State University’s Downtown Gallery. “Face Value,” a collection of 12 large portraits drawn in pastel, will run Jan. 21-March 5 at the university’s Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent, Ohio. There will be an opening reception on Jan. 21 from 5-7 p.m.

Bob DylanLegendary musician Bob Dylan will have some of his visual arts output exhibited at Kent State University’s Downtown Gallery in early 2016. “Face Value,” a collection of twelve large portraits drawn in pastel, will run Jan. 21 - March 5 at the Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent. There will be an opening reception Jan. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m.; both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Davin Ebanks, assistant lecturer in glass (and Kent State M.F.A. alumnus), has been named a recipient of the Silver Heritage Cross, awarded by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation for creativity in the arts. The Silver Cross recognizes artists who have consistently preserved and celebrated Caymanian cultural heritage in their creative practice over the course of 10 years or more. Recipients are first nominated, then chosen by a panel. It is considered one of the highest honors for a Caymanian citizen.

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