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In March, more than a dozen School of Theatre and Dance alumni performed in a special concert held at Manhattan's famed Feinstein's/54 Below. The concert was organized by alumni John Moauro and Andrew Morton and featured alumni from the last 20 years.

Alumni from the classes of 2015, 2014, and 2013 performed at 54 Below                                      




Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University concludes it 2015-2016 season with William Inge’s dramatic comedy “Bus Stop.” The production runs Fri., April 22 through Sun., May 1 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

The finalists of the 2016 Stratosphere Juried Art Competition will have their work on display April 20-30 at Kent State University’s Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent. A reception and awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., with competition winners announced at 6 p.m. Both the gallery and reception are free and open to the public.

Amanda Boyd, B.A. & M.A., Art Education

Art education alumna Amanda BoydAmanda Boyd is a two-time graduate of the Kent State University School of Art. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art education.

Now, Boyd serves as the curriculum director for Skullz Salon’s House of Skullz, the shop’s professional development program.

Devo founder Mark Mothersbaugh, who attended the Kent State University School of Art, is collaborating with printmaking students and faculty as part of an upcoming retrospective of Mothersbaugh’s work.

Michael Loderstedt, professor of printmaking, was selected to produce 100 prints to be sold at the Akron Art Museum during “Myopia,” the first retrospective of Mothersbaugh’s work. Loderstedt then obtained approval from Mothersbaugh, his assistant and the Akron Art Museum to bring on two assistants of his own, senior printmaking students Casey Engelhart and Katie Metcalf.

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.

Concluding the grand opening events, a lecture by distinguished visiting artist Mel Chin will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 165. The opening program and events, as well as the keynote lecture, are free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated.

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.”