The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2017-2018 season with "All Shook Up." The production is directed by assistant professor Amy Fritsche and runs Fri., Feb. 23 through Sun., March 4 in E. Turner Stump Theatre.
Gianna Commito, Associate Professor in Painting at Kent State's School of Art, has a solo exhibition at Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York City featuring a new body of work. The exhibition will be on view from January 5 - February 25, 2018.
Taryn McMahon, Assistant Professor in Print Media, will be having a solo exhibition called Vanishing Points at the Thompson Gallery on the Furman University campus in South Carolina. The exhibition will be on view January 15 - February 15, 2018. The exhibition includes an installation of eight large-scale printed banners created specifically for Thompson Gallery. Twelve additional works on paper will also be on view.
Theodore Albrecht, Ph.D., professor of musicology in Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, has been awarded the Beethoven Medal in recognition of his musicological contributions to the study of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Dr. Albrecht received the award during the International Beethoven-Days 2017 in Baden, Bad Voeslau and Vienna, an annual, weeklong music festival and conference held in Austria. The award was presented by festival director Eduard Melkus, violinist and conductor, at the House of Art in Baden.
Theodore Albrecht, Ph.D., professor of musicology in Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, holds the Beethoven Medal he was awarded in recognition of his musicological contributions to the study of composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
Kent State University President Emerita Carol Cartwright, Ph.D., and her husband, G. Phillip Cartwright, Ph.D., have made a $1 million estate gift that will create scholarships at Kent State to support students who wish to engage in the arts. The Cartwright Family Fund for Opportunities in the Arts is an unrestricted endowment that will enable underrepresented populations to participate in arts education who might not otherwise be able to do so.
Kent State University President Emerita Carol Cartwright, Ph.D., and her husband, G. Phillip Cartwright, Ph.D., accept an award at the Founders Gala held in November 2017 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.
Porthouse Theatre is thrilled to be recognized by the Cleveland Critics' Circle for achievements during its 2017 Season.
The annual Cleveland Critics Circle Theater Awards, released on December 18, 2017, awarded Porthouse Theatre's production of "Newsies" honors in the categories of Best Musical, Best Director of a Musical, Best Music Direction, and Best Choreography. Porthouse was also recognized for Superior Achievement in several other categories.
Porthouse Theatre's production of Disney's "Newsies," an area premiere, was recognized as 2017's Best Musical production.
Dance major and Kent Dance Ensemble member Austin Coats will perform "Vital Grace," a solo choreographed by Gregory King, at the International Association of Blacks in Dance conference in Los Angeles, California in January 2018.