College of the Arts

  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...

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.     Benitez, along with Markus Vogl, assistant professor from The University of Akron, helped turn what looks like a stack of little electronic pieces...

2015 Supima Design Competition Photos from the Sept. 10 runway presentation at New York Fashion Week that concluded the 2015 Supima Design Competition. Kent State — one of only seven institutions invited to participate — was represented by recent design graduate Paige Meacham. Her collection was inspired by her travels in Europe and Asia and “the mixture of organic...

The Servant of Two Masters 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...

Campfire Stories (installation) by Ted Vogel 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...

Germination in Green by Suzanne Boissy 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...

Germination in Green by Suzanne BoissyWatch 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.    

Germination in Green by Suzanne Boissy —“Flapper Style: Fashions of the 1920s” to run Sept. 25, 2015 - Sept. 4, 2016 —Preview reception Sept. 24 — call 330-672-0300 to RSVP —Free tie-in lecture Oct. 3 in museum’s Murphy Auditorium — call 330-672-5368 to RSVP The Kent State University Museum will present its new exhibit “Flapper Style: Fashions of the 1920s” in the...

Weaving by Luella Williams The Kent State University School of Art Galleries will display “Fortuitous Nature: The Textiles of Luella ‘Waddy’ Williams” at the Downtown Gallery September 3-26. There will be an opening reception September 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the gallery and reception are free and open to the public. Luella Williams was a textile artist active in...

Top Goal - photo from Tiger Legacy project Kent State University’s School of Art Gallery will present “Tiger Legacy: Playing for Your City,” a display of work from the “Tiger Legacy” photographic storytelling project, from September 3 to 25. The “Tiger Legacy” project (tigerlegacy.net) is a visual chronicle of high school football culture in Massillon, Ohio, and is also...