College of the Arts

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...

Porthouse Theatre Kent, OH – Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s summer professional theatre, recently held its inaugural Porthouse International Academy. Sixteen students and one faculty member from South Korea’s SangMyung University participated in the comprehensive theatre experience. During the three-week long academy, running July 12 - Aug. 3,...

Porthouse Theatre Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University is happy to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Rockland as dance division coordinator and associate professor of dance. Rockland comes to Kent State from Tucson, Arizona, where he served as full-time dance faculty for Tucson Magnet High School for Arts and Sciences, was dance...

Porthouse Theatre The 2015 Piano Institute, in association with the Piano Division of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, will present a series of master classes and recitals from July 15-20 on the university’s campus and culminate with the July 21 gala concert at Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall in Cleveland, Ohio. The...

Red Bridge by Peter C. Johnson The Kent State University Museum will present “@Infinitum,” a cross-cultural and technologically enhanced art exhibition, from July 26, 2015, to January 10, 2016. “@Infinitum” includes work by Kent State University faculty members in art, fashion design and visual communication design, representing both Kent and Regional Campuses. The...

Andrew Shahriari, who has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month, sits in a khong wong yai (big gong circle) with two ranad eks (lead xylophones) in the background in a School of Music classroom. Scholar of the Month Andrew Shahriari Associate Professor of Music College of the Arts 2008-present Andrew Shahriari has been recently promoted to associate professor for the 2015-2016 academic year. He also serves as coordinator of online classes for music in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music in the College of the Arts. His current research...

Andrew Shahriari, who has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month, sits in a khong wong yai (big gong circle) with two ranad eks (lead xylophones) in the background in a School of Music classroom.The big screen is getting smaller – so small in fact, you can wear it around your neck. Margarita Benitez, assistant professor in Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, worked with TinyCircuits to create a necklace that can actually play a movie and more. Read more about The Tiny Screen Necklace in OZY.com.

Andrew Shahriari, who has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month, sits in a khong wong yai (big gong circle) with two ranad eks (lead xylophones) in the background in a School of Music classroom. Students of the Kent State University School of Art will have a dedicated space to exhibit and sell their original artworks at the 44th Boston Mills Artfest, held the weekends of June 27-28 and July 3-5. The School of Art will occupy two booths during both weekends of the festival, which was recently voted as one of the top 50 nationwide by readers...

Dylan Ratell makes Broadway debut in Chicago Kent, OH – School of Theatre and Dance alumnus Dylan Ratell made his Broadway debut June 1 in "Chicago" at New York's Ambassador Theatre. Ratell, a 2014 graduate of Kent State's musical theatre program, portrayed Mary Sunshine in the national tour of the production this spring. Following his Broadway debut, Ratell joined the production's...

Students in London Students from the School of Theatre and Dance, the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, School of Art and the College of Communication and Information studied abroad in London in March 2015. During the week-long trip, students learned about London's various arts and theatre offerings. They visited theatres, museums, galleries, and other...