College of the Arts

Janice Lessman-Moss, professor of textile arts, was recently named the winner of a 2016 Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio. She is one of two artists recognized by the state in the “individual artist” category.

The Center for the Visual Arts, the new facility and home of the Kent State University School of Art, will celebrate its grand opening on May 6, 2016. The festivities begin at 3 p.m. with a short program, immediately followed by building tours, live entertainment, student exhibitions and refreshments.

Artist Mel Chin will speak at the Kent State School of Art on May 6, 2016.Socially engaged conceptual artist Mel Chin will appear as the “Legacy and Prospect” keynote speaker at Kent State University on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Chin’s free, public lecture in the School of Art will coincide with the grand opening of the Center for the Visual Arts, the School of Art’s new facility and home.

The School of Theatre and Dance is proud to present the 2016 Student Theatre Festival running April 8-10, 2016. The annual festival is entirely directed, performed and designed by students.

Student Theatre Festival takes place in Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will conclude its 48th season with “Footloose.”

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will continue its 48th season with “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.” The production is presented in collaboration between CATCO and Porthouse Theatre.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 48th season with the regional premiere of “Sister Act.”

Kent, OH – Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance is saddened to learn of the passing of alumnus and SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard.

Ken Howard graduated from Kent State University in 1999 with a Master of Fine Arts in Acting as the School of Theatre and Dance's first returning professional.

Kent, Ohio - Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is proud to present the Kent Dance Ensemble’s annual main stage concert Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. in E. Turner Stump Theatre located in the Center for Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.  

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