College of the Arts

Kent Creativity Festival Join us for a special drive-thru Kent Creativity Festival! On Saturday, September 26, 2020, you will be able to participate in a hands-on art project – all from the safety of your own vehicle! This socially distanced event will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Rockwell Hall (Corner of Main Street and Lincoln Street) on...

Sketches from Nguyens Supima Collection Held every September during the start of New York City’s fashion week, fashionistas flock to the annual Supima Design Competition to get a sneak peek at up and coming talent emerging into the fashion industry. This year, however, COVID-19 and social distancing pushed the competition online where it was shown on the Supima Design Competition...

Glauser School Exterior Sunrise | Photo Credit: Andrew Paa Kent, OH— This fall, the Kent State University Glauser School of Music welcomes several new faculty and staff members to the Kent Campus. In addition to the previously announced appointments for athletic bands and saxophone, additional new faculty include artist-teachers of cello, choral conducting, trumpet, violin and viola, and music education...

Anti-racist and Criticism Collective - A collage of magazine clippings Art history students Abby Hermosilla and Brianna Robinson along with photojournalism major Alina Howard have started a student-run, student-centered reading group called the Anti-Racism and Criticism Collective (ARCC) set to begin on September 18, 2020 with a noon meeting. The group will hold virtual discussions once a month, which are open to all...

Shawn Powell, Beach Towel, Scarf, Tooth, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 66 inches. A long rectangular painting with blue and white stripes. Kent State University Assistant Professor of Painting Shawn Powell is being featured in a two-person show at Cleveland’s new Abattoir Gallery. His paintings are being shown alongside fellow Ohio artist Lauren Yeager’s photography, sculpture and installations. The exhibition will be on view from July 25...

Truss by Scott Goss. A color-changing illuminated sculpture that is made of tubing installed in a rooftop garden in Cleveland. Scott Goss (M.F.A. '14, Glass) recently completed an illuminated sculpture installed in the rooftop garden of Worthington Yards in Cleveland. The sculpture features a single linear polycarbonate tubing that wraps the walkway of the deck entrance. Within the tubing are more than 10,000 leds that lighten the pathway...

Two Paintings by Gianna Commito at the Harvey Preston Gallery Professor Gianna Commito is being featured in a two-person show called “In Place” at Harvey Preston Gallery in Aspen, Colorado with ceramicist Giselle Hicks. Hicks, who also has a School of Art connection, was a visiting artist in ceramics at Kent State in 2017. The exhibition will be on view through August 16,...

Kristine Haag and Jeff Richmond Two Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance alumni are nominated for Television Academy 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards.  Kristine Haag, a 2003 B.F.A. Theatre Design and Technology graduate, is nominated in the Outstanding Contemporary Costumes category for her work as assistant costume designer on Netflix's hit series Grace and...

Left image is a sketch for Robert Smithson The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University presents “Acquiring History: The 50-Year Legacy of Robert Smithson’s ‘Partially Buried Woodshed’ at Kent State University” from Aug. 4 through Sept. 26, 2020, at the Kent State Downtown Gallery. The exhibition includes video interviews from faculty, documentary...

Shawn Powell, Beach Towel, Scarf, Tooth, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 66 inches. A long rectangular painting with blue and white stripes. Kent State University Assistant Professor of Painting Shawn Powell is being featured in a two-person show at Cleveland’s new Abattoir Gallery. His paintings are being shown alongside fellow Ohio artist Lauren Yeager’s photography, sculpture and installations. The exhibition will be on view from July 25...