College of the Arts

Kerry Jo Bauer working on The Dark Crystal The work of a School of Theatre and Dance faculty member at Kent State University is featured in a new Hollywood blockbuster. Assistant Professor of Costume Technology Kerry Jo Bauer served as a costumer for Netflix and the Jim Henson Company’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” which premiered this month exclusively on Netflix.  ...

Dance Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2019-2020 season with "Dance '19: Dynamic Fusion," the school's annual faculty dance concert which features the world premiere of the new ballet "Cohen." The concert runs Nov. 22-24, 2019 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre...

The cast of Hair The School of Theatre and Dance's 2019-2020 season, designed to coincide with Kent State University's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of May 4, continues with a production of the Tony Award-winning tribal love-rock musical Hair. Directed by professor Terri Kent and choreographed by guest artist Martín Céspedes, Kent State's production of...

The Hunchback of Seville  Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance opens its 2019-2020 season with a production of Charise Castro Smith's historical comedy "The Hunchback of Seville." The production runs Oct. 3-9, 2019 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.    For tickets call...

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Kent State Kent State University is pleased and proud to announce the return of “We the People,” a photography exhibition that shines a light on our common humanity. The exhibition will return to the Kent Campus, on the Lefton Esplanade, from Sept. 6-30, overlapping with the Kent Creativity Festival, and will include featured events like speakers,...

We the People large scale portraits of refugees on display on Kent State Campus "We the People" returns to Kent State University campus from September 6 - 30, 2019 and will be on view during the College of the Arts' Kent Creativity Festival.  This gives students and the community who may have missed it the first time it was up in May a chance to view the exhibition and learn about local...

Student work in textiles - Emily Schmidt, Meagan Smith and Kate Mamone This summer, five textiles students, both graduate and undergraduate, were recognized by national organizations for their work in textiles design. The Alpaca Owners Association Student Design Competition is open to over 200 North American art and design colleges and universities. Three Kent State students were...

Student work in textiles - Emily Schmidt, Meagan Smith and Kate Mamone Kent State University School of Art is happy to announce the hire of four new full-time faculty, three tenure track and one visiting professor, non-tenure track, who will be starting this fall semester. We are proud to welcome these talented and knowledgeable individuals to Kent State University.  J. Leigh Garcia...

J. Leigh Garcia and Taryn McMahon at the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a two person exhibition titled Displacement: New Works by Taryn McMahon and J. Leigh Garcia. The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, August 29, from 4:30-6:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run from August 26 through September 28. J. Leigh Garcia...

Kent State Glass@50, Alli Hoag Kent State University’s School of Art Collection and Galleries present three exhibitions featuring local and national artists to celebrate fifty years of the School of Art’s studio glass program. The program, one of the first of its kind in the country, was started in 1969 by Henry Halem, professor emeritus and co-founder of the Glass Art...