College of the Arts

Gregory King    Assistant professor of dance Gregory King will present research titled "Tenure and Race: Faculty of Color Navigating Higher Ed" at three conferences in the Spring of 2020. King will present at Moving Forward: The 2020 American Dance Platform Symposium presented by The Joyce Theater in New York and sponsored by NYU/Tisch and NYU/Education. The...

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Gregory King    You might call Alli Reich an overachiever... and you wouldn't be wrong! Her story encompasses a true entrepreneurial journey of exploring her passions. Lucky for us she took some time to tell us about it. Tell us about Alexanda. I grew up in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA. I was an all-star high school cheerleader, my family...

Portrait of Lori Kella Lori Kella, part-time professor of photography at the School of Art, was selected for the inaugural exhibition at The Momentary, a new contemporary art space at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas. Kella is one of 60 artists selected from around the country and one of three from the state of Ohio...

Michael Loderstedt in the Photocentric Gallery space in Waterloo Professor Emeritus and alumnus Michael Loderstedt is opening an art photography gallery in Cleveland this December called Photocentric. The gallery is located in the Waterloo Arts District of Cleveland at 15515 Waterloo Rd. and E. 156th St. (formerly the “Gold Building”). Photocentric has 1000 sq. ft. of newly renovated, well-lit gallery space...

Ohio Art Education Association students with their awards Two Kent State University undergraduate art education students received significant awards at the 2019 Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) Conference in Columbus. Amelia Golec received the Pre-Service Division Award for the state of Ohio and Megan Carney received a $1000 scholarship from the Ohio Art Education Foundation (OAEF) for an essay she...

The cast of Hair The School of Theatre and Dance’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Musical Theatre program at Kent State University has been selected by On Stage Blog as one of the Top 30 College Musical Theatre programs for the 2019-2020 academic year. In its rankings, On Stage highlights Kent State’s multi-faceted program that focuses on developing...

Michael Glavan School of Theatre alumnus Michael Glavan, a B.F.A. Musical Theatre graduate, recently served as the Associate Director for the new musical "Joey and Ron," which made its Off-Broadway at The Player's Theatre in New York. The musical, with book, music, and lyrics by Louie Pearlman and Joel Esher, features bubblegum pop songs of the 1960s and is the...

The Cleveland Orchestra Michael Sachs, trumpet Kent, Ohio – Kent State University welcomes The Cleveland Orchestra on Friday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. for a free performance in University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall. The concert is presented thanks to the longtime partnership between Kent State and The Cleveland Orchestra. Free parking...

The Cleveland Orchestra Kent State University Honors College alumna Diana Al-Hadid has made a significant impact on the art world since she graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and a bachelor’s degree in art history in 2003 and subsequently established her art studio in Brooklyn, New York. Her works of art have been featured in...

Associate professor Fabio Polanco A chapter by associate professor of theatre Fabio Polanco is included in the new book Objectives, Obstacles, and Tactics: Perspectives on Activating the Actor, edited by Valerie Clayman Pye and Hillary Haft Bucs. The book, published by Routledge, will be available in December 2019. Polanco's chapter, co-authored with Diane Bonfiglio, is entitled...