College of the Arts

Christina Timmons, Director Senior art education major, Christina Timmons has received a Director’s Fellowship at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) for the summer of 2019. Ms. Timmons is one of four undergraduate students from around the country chosen for the program, which aims to diversify the pool of emerging museum professionals.  Two of the fellowships are reserved...

An MFA Acting candidate performs in "Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" The School of Theatre and Dance's M.F.A. in Acting for the Returning Professional program was recently recognized as one of the "5 Most Underrated MFA Acting Programs" by OnStage Blog.  In deciding its rankings, OnStage Blog considered programs' facilities, cost, faculty, admissions, curriculum, career and alumni support, and performance...

A Kent State University fashion design student works on a collection. The world-renowned fashion publication The Business of Fashion recently named Kent State University's School of Fashion Design and Merchandising as one of the best fashion schools in the world for 2019.   After taking a pause in 2018 to reevaluate their approach to fashion school rankings, The Business of Fashion decided to take a new...

Kimberly Karpanty performs in MONSOON School of Theatre and Dance professor Kimberly Karpanty will perform a self-choreographed solo work, MONSOON, at Cleveland Public Theatre's annual DanceWorks series of contemporary dance. MONSOON is produced by Karpanty's dance company, Travesty Dance Group. MONSOON reveals parallels between the catastrophic storm and human experience, from...

Gregory King    Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King has been named a Provost Faculty Associate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for 2019-2020 by Provost Todd Diacon and Vice President of DEI Alfreda Brown. According to Kent State's Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the purpose of the Provost’s Faculty Associates for DEI is to support...

Jolynn Santiago artwork, marking time and vestige Jolynn Santiago (B.F.A. Jewelry/Metals/Enameling ’13) was recently awarded an 11-month residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee.  Each year, five artists working in different media are selected to participate in the program, which was established in 1991.  According to the website, the program provides early career,...

Fruits of the Tropics, lithograph, 1871, Currier and Ives Dr. Shana Klein, Assistant Professor of Art History, received the Farris Family Innovation Award to help fund her book project, “The Fruits of Empire: Art, Food, and the Politics of Race in the Age of National Expansion.”  This three year fellowship is offered to full-time tenure-track (not yet tenured) faculty at Kent State University to...

Alumna Diana Al-Hadid speaking in front of her artwork installed at Summa Health Systems Twelve Kent State University School of Art alumni and one faculty member have been selected for acquisitions and commissions for the art collection located at Summa Health System’s new patient tower in Akron.  According to Summa’s website, the new patient tower on the Summa Health System - Akron Campus...

Gregory King    Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King has been accepted into National Arts Strategies' 2019 Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. King is one of 101 arts leaders accepted into the 2019 cohort. The 2019 class is comprised of participants from 3 countries, 31 states and the District of Columbia, and is the largest in the program’s...

Peter Christian Johnson, Paul O Seven Kent State University School of Art faculty and alumni have been awarded Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Awards for 2019.  This award includes a grant of $5000 for each individual artist or is split between collaborators.  Seventy-eight artists received funding for this year’s grant cycle.  Faculty members Peter Christian...