College of the Arts

Legendary musician Bob Dylan will have some of his visual arts output exhibited at Kent State University’s Downtown Gallery. “Face Value,” a collection of 12 large portraits drawn in pastel, will run Jan. 21-March 5 at the university’s Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent, Ohio. There will be an opening reception on Jan. 21...

Legendary musician Bob Dylan will have some of his visual arts output exhibited at Kent State University’s Downtown Gallery in early 2016. “Face Value,” a collection of twelve large portraits drawn in pastel, will run Jan. 21 - March 5 at the Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent. There will be an opening reception Jan. 21 from...

Blue Arc Meridian by Davin Ebanks Davin Ebanks, assistant lecturer in glass (and Kent State M.F.A. alumnus), has been named a recipient of the Silver Heritage Cross, awarded by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation for creativity in the arts. The Silver Cross recognizes artists who have consistently preserved and celebrated Caymanian cultural heritage in their creative practice...

Blue Arc Meridian by Davin Ebanks Nikki Couppee, M.F.A. ’11 Artist Nikki Couppee examines questions of authenticity and status in her jewelry making. “I seek to create opulent jewelry that is reminiscent of royal jewelry but made out of quotidian materials instead of precious gems and metals,” she says. “Plexiglass, brass and found objects stand in for gemstones, gold...

Blue Arc Meridian by Davin Ebanks The Ohio Art Education Association honored two faculty members and one student from Kent State during their annual professional development conference, held in Dayton on Nov. 7. Associate Lecturer Juliann Dorff received the Higher Education Division Award, while Assistant Professor Linda Hoeptner Poling was named an Outstanding Art Teacher for the...

Kent State presents Zorba in Concert Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, in partnership with The Musical Theater Project, will present a concert performance of “Zorba!” Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. in E. Turner Stump Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.  A second performance will take Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beck...

Dance students perform in the fall 2014 dance concert. Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2015-2016 season with “Dance ’15: Moving Parts,” a concert of diverse premieres by dance faculty members, including a piece by new dance division coordinator Jeffrey Marc Rockland. “Dance ’15: Moving Parts” runs Dec. 4-6 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, Center...

Dance students perform in the fall 2014 dance concert. The completed first phase of the new Center for the Visual Arts opened for classes at the start of the fall semester. Ceramics, glass and jewelry/metals/enameling — the so-called “fire arts” — along with printmaking, were the first disciplines to migrate fully to the new building, joining the sculpture program, which held the fort in the...

Dance students perform in the fall 2014 dance concert. Carol Salus, associate professor of art history, is the author of the new book "Picasso and Celestina: The Artist’s Vision of the Procuress," published earlier this year by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs. Picasso and Celestina, the culmination of 10 years of research, traces the artist’s decades-long fascination with Celestina, the...

Dance students perform in the fall 2014 dance concert. They brought their passion and gift of music 2,500 miles from Colombia, South America to Kent State University. Together, the four chamber music graduate students from the School of Music in Kent State’s College of the Arts, make up the Tierradentro String Quartet. They are part of a growing number of international students on campus – now...