College of the Arts

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...

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...