College of the Arts

Juliann Dorff in the classroom The National Art Education Association has named Juliann Dorff, Senior Lecturer in Art Education at Kent State University, the recipient of the 2019 NAEA, The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), VSA Beverly Levett Gerber Special Needs Lifetime Achievement. This award recognizes an NAEA/SNAE member whose...

Alanna Lizun received the Best in Show Award for her collection (pictured here) at Kent State University’s 2018 Annual Fashion Show. Dillard’s Inc., one of the nation’s premier and largest fashion retailers, will partner with Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising to present the school’s 2019 Annual Fashion Show, FS2. FS2 Presented by Dillard’s will span three runway events held in the Fashion School’s Rockwell Hall on April 26 and 27. ...

Alanna Lizun received the Best in Show Award for her collection (pictured here) at Kent State University’s 2018 Annual Fashion Show. Gianna Commito, Professor of Painting, is included in a three-person show called “Small Gestures” at Heaven Gallery in Chicago through March 10, 2019.  The exhibition also includes painters Nina Rizzo and Stephanie McMahon.   Heaven Gallery’s website states “The artists in this exhibition challenge our...

Charles Basham, The Oval, oil on canvas, 2017 (left), Eileen Dorsey, Whipps Ledges I, Oil on canvas, 2018 (right) Part-time faculty in painting and B.F.A./M.F.A. painting alumnus, Charles Basham will showing his work alongside former student and B.F.A. painting alumna, Eileen Dorsey in Recent Landscapes at the Massillon Museum from March 2 though April 20, 2019.  An opening celebration will take place on Saturday, March 2, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a...

Running Fence by Jeanne-Claude and Cristo, 1976 Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries has acquired an important piece of art history, thanks to the research of Assistant Professor, Dr. John-Michael Warner. Dr. Warner has been working on a new book focusing on the stories and relationships forged during the creation of Running Fence: A...

Mahwish Chishty, Ford Foundation Gallery, Hellfire Mahwish Chishty, Assistant Professor of Foundations, is exhibiting in a group show called PERILOUS BODIES at the new Ford Foundation Gallery in New York City.  The exhibition will be on view from March 5 through May 11, 2019.  The gallery is located in the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice and will show artists who use social practice and...

Janice Lessman-Moss headshot in front of weaving Janice Lessman-Moss, Professor of Textiles, was recently awarded a United States Artists Fellowship in Craft, which includes $50,000 in unrestricted funds.  United States Artists, a Chicago-based organization, awards “up to fifty $50,000 unrestricted fellowships to the most compelling artists working and living in the United States, in all...

Gregory King    Assistant professor of dance Gregory King, is commissioned to set original work on the dancers of Georgian Court University. Mr. King will be in residence at Central and South Jersey's only Catholic University, from February 18-22, 2019 where he will choreograph an original piece for their spring concert. He will also teach a community master...

B.F.A. Dance Performance Senior performs in concert. Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2018-2019 production season with the B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival: “(Re) Imagine, (Re) Create, (Re) Make.” The concert will be presented in the Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent,...

Image from Porthouse Porthouse Theatre is thrilled to be the recipient of multiple honors for achievements during the 2018 Season. This year, Porthouse Theatre was recognized with awards in multiple categories by Cleveland SCENE magazine, the Cleveland Jewish News, and the Cleveland Critics Circle. Scene Magazine Producing Artistic Director Terri Kent, Best Director...