College of the Arts

Kent State Chorale to present their fall concert

Assistant Professor in Foundations, Mahwish Chishty has been included in a second exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London. She also had a solo exhibition at the museum last year.  Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 will feature more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman.

Peter Christian Johnson, Assistant Professor and head of Ceramics, won first place in the Sculptural category for his work “Little Gidding” at the 2017 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics.  The Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics is the largest best of show prize in ceramics in the Western Hemisphere and boasts a Best-of-Show award of $20,000.

Jonas Sebura, professor in Sculpture has an exhibition opening at the Holding House in Detroit along with his collaborative partner, Alex Gartelmann.

Three Kent State University School of Art faculty members are being featured in the exhibition Soft Geometries, curated by Andrea Myers, professor of art at the Stark Campus. The exhibit of works by seven artists at Hammond Harkins Galleries is in celebration of the gallery’s 20th Anniversary.

Seven graduate students in the Textile program have their art on display in New York City for the second year of New York Textile Month (NYTM).  Their work will be on view at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn from Sept. 21 - Oct. 1, 2017. Students included in the exhibition called TALENT! are: Lindsey Taylor, Allison Smith, Oxana Dallas, Becca DelPizzo, Sarah McMahon, Jasmine Kornel, and Charity Thomas.

Two recent Jewelry/Metals/Enameling alumni, Rachel Davis (MA, 2017) and Jesse Nutter (BFA, 2017) had work selected for the exhibition So Fresh + So Cleansponsored by the organization Ethical Metalsmiths.  Rachel Davis had four total pieces accepted into the exhibition and her piece “Mourning Brooch No. 4” (pictured above) won the Juror's Choice award. Jesse Nutter had two pieces accepted, including the one pictured below titled “Adrift.”  

Take part in the Kent Creativity Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade. 

Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music is proud to announce that faculty member Theodore Albrecht, musicology, has been awarded the Beethoven Medal in recognition of his musicological contributions to the study of composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

Assistant professor of dance Gregory King has been appointed to the staff of The International Association of Blacks in Dance. He will serve as the Creative Communications Coordinator.