College of the Arts

Kent, OH – Kent State University is proud to present the International Contemporary Ensemble, known as ICE, to the Kent Campus on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music’s Ludwig Recital Hall.  The concert, sponsored by the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series, is free and open to the public.  Tickets are required and seating is limited.  To make reservations, call the Performing Arts Box Office at 330-672-ARTS (2787).

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

It's time to raise your voice and raise the roof for Porthouse Theatre's 2016 Season!


The Kent State University Fashion School gets a lot of requests for their world-renowned designs and high-tech creations, but an old-fashioned letter that arrived in the mail on Sept. 10, 2015, contained a request unlike anything they had ever received.

It came from a sixth grader named Karla who attends the AVID College Preparatory program in Perris, California.

Your favorite movie or video might soon help accessorize your wardrobe thanks to Margarita Benitez, assistant professor in Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising.



Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University begins it 2015-2016 season with Carlo Goldoni’s classic comedy “The Servant of Two Masters.” The production is directed and adapted by this year’s Roe Green Visiting Director Tracy Young and runs Fri., Oct. 9 through Sun., Oct. 18 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

The sculptures of Oregon-based artist Ted Vogel are rooted in tangible material objects (such as tattered suitcases and dictionaries), and yet exude a haunted energy suggestive of memory and the subconscious.

“Object Lessons: The Sculpture of Ted Vogel” will appear at the Kent State University School of Art Gallery Oct. 8 - Nov. 20, with an opening reception Oct. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery will also host an artist discussion Oct. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. The exhibit, reception and artist discussion are all free and open to the public.

Small-scale textile art will be the subject of an exhibition at Kent State University’s Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent. The Miniature Textile Exhibition, organized through the MFAEN (Midwest Fiber Artist Educators Network), will run Oct. 1-31 at the gallery, with an opening reception Oct. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the gallery and the reception are free and open to the public.

The Miniature Textile Exhibition was coordinated by Janice Lessman-Moss, textile art professor at Kent State and co-founder of the MFAEN.

Watch footage from last year's Fall for the Arts Asian Fest! This year's theme will be the Greek Cultural Fest, which takes place Thursday, Sept. 24, from 3-6 p.m. at Risman Plaza.