College of the Arts

School of Art Collection and Galleries

MFA artwork for the thesis exhibitions in spring 2021 The Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries will present multiple exhibitions this spring that showcase student artwork. These exhibitions include the Student Annual (March 19 - May 1, 2021), 15 M.F.A Thesis Exhibitions (March 23 - April 2, 2021), and 20 B.F.A Thesis Exhibitions (April 6-8, 2021), all focusing on School of Art...

MFA artwork for the thesis exhibitions in spring 2021 The Kent State University Museum is pleased to share “Fortuna: Designs by Vincent Quevedo,” one of the Museum’s current exhibitions, has been featured in TravelMag.com’s recent article, “10 of the Best Exhibitions in Ohio This Spring.” Vincent Quevedo is currently an associate professor at the Kent...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

Image of theatre and stage with red seats and a curtain across the stage Over the span of 20 years, Yuko Kurahashi, Ph.D, professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University, spent much of her time observing, researching and studying the life of Ping Chong. This research has been brought together in a book describing Ping Chong's contributions as an artist. Located in...

Alexandra Nicholis Coon in the Massillon Museum. Picture of a group of people with construction helmets on in front of the museum. The field of art history is one rich with inspiring paths to follow. Between curating, researching, and taking on leadership roles, Alexandra Nicholis Coon has worn many hats since earning her B.A. degree in Art History from Kent State in 2001. She went on to earn a Masters degree in Art History from Case Western Reserve University and a...

Laney Poling, standing in downtown Cleveland, Ohio with a mask on. Laney Poling, a third-year Kent State Honors College fashion design major, recently had the opportunity to intern with Dress Haute, a Pennsylvania-based bridal and special occasion boutique, during the 2020 Fall Semester. Laney first heard about the position at Dress Haute from Millie Ott, the Internship Liaison...

Three artworks by School of Art faculty Ten Kent State University School of Art faculty and alumni have been awarded the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Awards for 2021. Full-time faculty members Peter Christian Johnson, Taryn McMahon, Andrea Myers, and Shawn Powell were selected for the award. Four School of Art alumni including Tom Bartel...

Three artworks by School of Art faculty Dr. Linda Hoeptner Poling, Associate Professor of Art Education, was awarded the 2021 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Women's Caucus Maryl Fletcher De Jong Service Award, which highlights significant contributions in art education through service. Dr. Hoeptner Poling will be presented the award at the...

Three paintings by Patricia Zinsmeister Parker - One still life in blue, one nude woman reclining and one self portrait with multiple faces The journey of an artist comes with many twists and turns. Opportunities and challenges arise throughout artists' careers, creating pathways to take charge of their future in the arts. For Patricia Zinsmeister Parker, this has meant exploring different painting techniques, defying gender inequalities in the art field, and balancing an artistic...

Detail of Romanian ensemble from Transylvania As of Feb. 2, the Kent State University Museum has reopened to the public and is excited to announce its newest exhibition, “Stitched: Regional Dress Across Europe.” This is the first new exhibition to open in 2021. “Stitched” will be on display from February 2021 through December 2021, and it features 75 pieces exclusive to the museum’s...

Three student paintings - one is geometric shapes, one is a painter with a palette and one is a half circle with abstract shapes Four Kent State University School of Art undergraduate students were selected for the Fresh Looks 2021 online exhibition, hosted by the Eastern Michigan University School of Art and Design. Undergraduate students Audrey Bishop, Saloni Parekh, Devin Dollison and Nicholas Lee will have their work displayed in this...