College of the Arts

Truss by Scott Goss. A color-changing illuminated sculpture that is made of tubing installed in a rooftop garden in Cleveland. Scott Goss (M.F.A. '14, Glass) recently completed an illuminated sculpture installed in the rooftop garden of Worthington Yards in Cleveland. The sculpture features a single linear polycarbonate tubing that wraps the walkway of the deck entrance. Within the tubing are more than 10,000 leds that lighten the pathway...

Two Paintings by Gianna Commito at the Harvey Preston Gallery Professor Gianna Commito is being featured in a two-person show called “In Place” at Harvey Preston Gallery in Aspen, Colorado with ceramicist Giselle Hicks. Hicks, who also has a School of Art connection, was a visiting artist in ceramics at Kent State in 2017. The exhibition will be on view through August 16,...

Kristine Haag and Jeff Richmond Two Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance alumni are nominated for Television Academy 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards.  Kristine Haag, a 2003 B.F.A. Theatre Design and Technology graduate, is nominated in the Outstanding Contemporary Costumes category for her work as assistant costume designer on Netflix's hit series Grace and...

Left image is a sketch for Robert Smithson The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University presents “Acquiring History: The 50-Year Legacy of Robert Smithson’s ‘Partially Buried Woodshed’ at Kent State University” from Aug. 4 through Sept. 26, 2020, at the Kent State Downtown Gallery. The exhibition includes video interviews from faculty, documentary...

Shawn Powell, Beach Towel, Scarf, Tooth, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 66 inches. A long rectangular painting with blue and white stripes. Kent State University Assistant Professor of Painting Shawn Powell is being featured in a two-person show at Cleveland’s new Abattoir Gallery. His paintings are being shown alongside fellow Ohio artist Lauren Yeager’s photography, sculpture and installations. The exhibition will be on view from July 25...

Gregory King speaks at Dancing in Solidarity protest Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King recently organized "Dancing in Solidarity," a peaceful and socially distanced protest in downtown Kent supporting #BlackLivesMatter. The event was dedicated to the centering the voices of Black women, particularly Black trans women.  The joyful event, which took place in Dan Smith Community Park on July...

Three screen prints by Richard Anuszkiewicz. Each print has two rectangles in different colors representing the Twin Towers. Richard Anuszkiewicz was a meticulous painter who was a pioneer of the Op-Art movement in the 1960s. He was a graduate of Cleveland Institute of Art, earned his MFA from Yale University and returned to Ohio to attend Kent State, earning a degree in education while honing his painting skills.  Anuszkiewicz was the first visiting artist for Kent...

Headshot of Maria Iafelice Maria Iafelice (BA ’09, MA ’13, Art Education) was awarded Emerging Professional of the Year from the Ohio Museums Association. This award recognizes exceptional promise and potential for emerging professionals in the museum field. The winners were recognized during the Annual OMA Awards Program Ceremony, which took place Sunday, June 21 at 7...

Abby Hermosilla headshot Abby Hermosilla, M.A. Art History candidate, has been chosen as one of three summer curatorial interns for the Art Bridges Foundation, an organization founded by Alice Walton and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art whose goal is to bring world-class art to regional/rural museums and galleries.  Among the 100+ applicants, Hermosilla was...

Miami String Quartet Kent, OH — The Kent Blossom Music Festival and the Kent State University Glauser School of Music announce the launch of a five-concert rebroadcast series in July featuring performances recorded over the past three seasons. All concerts will be streamed free of charge on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and website.   Every Wednesday during...