College of the Arts

Seven graduate students in the Textile program have their art on display in New York City for the second year of New York Textile Month (NYTM).  Their work will be on view at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn from Sept. 21 - Oct. 1, 2017. Students included in the exhibition called TALENT! are: Lindsey Taylor, Allison Smith, Oxana Dallas, Becca DelPizzo, Sarah McMahon, Jasmine Kornel, and Charity Thomas.

Two recent Jewelry/Metals/Enameling alumni, Rachel Davis (MA, 2017) and Jesse Nutter (BFA, 2017) had work selected for the exhibition So Fresh + So Cleansponsored by the organization Ethical Metalsmiths.  Rachel Davis had four total pieces accepted into the exhibition and her piece “Mourning Brooch No. 4” (pictured above) won the Juror's Choice award. Jesse Nutter had two pieces accepted, including the one pictured below titled “Adrift.”  

Take part in the Kent Creativity Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade. 

Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music is proud to announce that faculty member Theodore Albrecht, musicology, has been awarded the Beethoven Medal in recognition of his musicological contributions to the study of composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

Assistant professor of dance Gregory King has been appointed to the staff of The International Association of Blacks in Dance. He will serve as the Creative Communications Coordinator.

Kent State students continue to feel the impact of Hurricane Harvey on their education and families.

Alumna, Katlin Rothacher has been awarded the first place “Best of Show” award in the professional category for her weaving series titled “Cosmic Figures” at the

The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome its first guest artist of the 2017-2018 season, Jamal White, September 9-12. 

While in residence at the School of Theatre and Dance, White will set a piece on the Kent Dance Ensemble.

The Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State University's pre-professional dance company, will host "Broadway Voices," a concert benefitting the Ensemble, on Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature appearances by some of Broadway's most talented performers, including Marcus Paul James, Nonhlanhla Kheswa, Sophia Nicole, and Cinda Ramseur. Tickets are $50 per person.

He was a music pioneer, a world-famous composer, and a beloved member of the Kent State University community for more than four decades. On Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, Halim El-Dabh passed away at the age of 96.

El-Dabh’s interest in music started at the age of 11 when he experimented with the sound of wind and scrap metal to scare the beetles away from his family’s crops in Egypt. Over time, his curiosity for music grew, as did his talents, opportunities and performances.