College of the Arts

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...

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...