College of the Arts

Mahwish Chishty and Joseph Underwood research awards Assistant Professor of Art History, Joseph Underwood and Assistant Professor of Foundations, Mahwish Chishty received awards recognizing their outstanding research from Kent State University.  Ms. Chishty received the Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award and Dr. Underwood received the Outstanding New Faculty Research and Scholarship Award. ...

Drafting Dimensions, Peter Christian Johnson An exhibition curated by the School of Art’s gallery director, Anderson Turner, will feature assistant professor of ceramics, Peter Christian Johnson as well as five other artists who live in the Midwest.  “Drafting Dimensions” will be on view at the Canton Museum of Art from May 3 through July 21, 2019.  An opening reception will take...

Drafting Dimensions, Peter Christian Johnson Professor of painting, Gianna Commito is showing her work as a part of a group exhibition at River House Arts in Toledo, Ohio.  The exhibition “Tremble” was curated by Charles Tucker and also includes  artwork by Cleveland Institute of Art professors Sarah Kabot and Lane Cooper.  “Tremble” explores the...

Drafting Dimensions, Peter Christian Johnson Dr. Robin Vande Zande, Professor of Art Education, has been placed on the Fulbright Specialist Roster by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning.  Vande Zande, a specialist in design education and design thinking, will be eligible to be matched with projects...

Mary Kay Palazzo, Sensory Jewelry Studio Art undergraduate students, Mary Kay Palazzo and Katelynn Iacianci placed second and first respectively in the Art/Fashion category for the Undergraduate Research Symposium at Kent State University. Ms. Palazzo’s research focused on combining sensory learning principles with contemporary jewelry in order to prompt engagement between a...

Mary Kay Palazzo, Sensory Jewelry Recent B.F.A. alumna in textiles, Megan Musci, received the Ruth Lantz Award from Excellence in Fiber in the Ohio Craft Museum’s “Best of 2019” exhibition for her weaving “Breathe 2.”  Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s juried members exhibition, “Best of 2019,” showcases works in clay, wood, metal, glass,...

Any Resemblance Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance concludes its 2018-2019 production season with the Roe Green Visiting Director Series presentation of Ron West's "Any Resemblance." The world premiere production runs April 19-28 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH...

Alumna Kaitlyn Black "Relationship Deli," a short film written by and starring Kaitlyn Black, an alumna of Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance, will be featured in the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival. The four-minute film depicts a desperate woman (Kelly Vrooman) and a deli worker (Kaitlyn Black) attempting to build the perfect...

Kent Dance Ensemble promotional image for woMENtum Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2018-2019 production season with Kent Dance Ensemble: woMENtum. The concert will be presented in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. The concert series runs Fri., April 5 and Sat., April 6 at...

Professor Kimberly Karpanty Professor of Dance Kimberly Karpanty is one of four recipients of a Fidelity Scholarship to attend the Barcelona International Dance Exchange (BIDE) annual meeting in April 2019. Karpanty, currently on faculty improvement leave, is spending the Spring 2019 semester studying, choreographing, and performing in Europe. In addition to her attendance...