College of the Arts

Festival celebrates 48th season, presenting some of the finest chamber music in Northeast Ohio The Kent/Blossom Music Festival offers a special and unique program with unparalleled excellence in chamber music, private instruction and a terrific working relationship with the Cleveland Orchestra. It is an advance training institute for professional...

Kent State University's Gianna Commito, an associate professor who teaches painting in its School of Art, has been named the recipient of a 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize. Commito will be presented with one of two Emerging Artist Awards at this year’s ceremony, to be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. The award...

Associate Professor Gianna Commito - photo credit Robert Muller Associate Professor Gianna Commito, who teaches painting at the Kent State University School of Art, has been named the recipient of a 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize. Commito will be presented with one of two Emerging Artist Awards at this year’s ceremony, to be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. The award carries a...

Models display a collection created by a Kent State fashion design student during the Annual Fashion Show. The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University held its Annual Fashion Show on April 24 and 25 at the school’s Rockwell Hall location. The 2015 show, dubbed “FS2: Visionnaire,” featured 17 collections and 55 individual looks created by 58 student designers. That sizable body of work...

Models display a collection created by a Kent State fashion design student during the Annual Fashion Show. From May 26 to July 4, the Kent State University School of Art’s Downtown Gallery (141 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio) will feature “Reframing the Real Good Looking Boy,” with photographs by Albert Reischuck, a faculty member in art history. The exhibit, subtitled “Images on Raising an Autistic Child,” is free and open to the public. The...

Models display a collection created by a Kent State fashion design student during the Annual Fashion Show. 47th season features productions of “A Little Night Music,” “Violet” and “Hairspray” Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will celebrate its 47th season with productions of “A Little Night Music,” “Violet” and “Hairspray.” Directed by Sean...

Models display a collection created by a Kent State fashion design student during the Annual Fashion Show. On Thursday, April 30, the School of Art recognized spring 2015 scholarship recipients at the Annual Student Awards Ceremony, held this year in the School of Art Gallery. Also acknowledged were prize winners in the Spring Foundations Show (on display in the gallery) and seniors and grad students graduating in spring or summer 2015. School of Art...

Assistant Professor Margarita BenitezWKYC visited the TechStyleLAB to interview the interdisciplinary team developing a heat-sensitive sock for those with diabetes. That team includes the Fashion School's Margarita Benitez, assistant professor of fashion design.    

"Classically Uncommon" (collection) by senior Sam Serafino The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising (the Fashion School) at Kent State University held its Annual Fashion Show on April 24 and 25 at the school’s Rockwell Hall location. The 2015 show, dubbed “FS2: Visionnaire,” featured 17 collections and 55 individual looks created by 58 student designers. That...

You Can The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University is happy to announce its upcoming 2015-2016 season. Featuring two plays, two musicals and three dance concerts, the season will open in October 2015 with the Roe Green Visiting Director Series production of "The Servant of Two Masters" directed by guest artist Tracy Young. 2015-2016 Season ...