School of Art

You can conduct the KSU Orchestra The Kent Creativity Festival announces 2019 artists and performers for September event! The Kent Creativity Festival, sponsored by the City of Kent and the Kent State University College of the Arts will present the annual outdoor hands-on arts festival on Saturday, September 28 from 11 am – 5 pm on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent...

Davin Ebanks standing in front of his glass sculpture, a circular glass shape that has realistic water ripples texturing the surface Davin Ebanks, assistant professor of glass, has a solo exhibition at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland on view Jan. 29 through Mar. 13, 2021. “Nowhere is Blue” includes new glass sculptures created by Ebanks that serve as metaphors for the subjective nature of identity and personal narrative. “I use everyday elements from the island culture...

School of Art Collection and Galleries

Artwork for the biennial faculty show in 2021. Yellow print, ceramics sculpture and woven textile pieces. CVA Gallery - First floor, Center for the Visual Arts January 26 - March 4, 2021 The School of Art Collection and Galleries presents the Biennial Faculty Show in the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery. All full-time, part-time, and emeritus faculty at Kent State University’s School of Art at all campuses are...

Artwork for the biennial faculty show in 2021. Yellow print, ceramics sculpture and woven textile pieces. MFA candidate in Textiles, Meagan Smith has been awarded the Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) Scholarship. As one of two scholarship recipients, she will receive $2000 this semester while she is doing her thesis research. Her artwork will also be featured in the February issue of the HGA magazine “Shuttle...

Dr. Joseph Underwood at his exhibition The View From Here in Senegal KENT, Ohio – Kent State University’s School of Art is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Underwood, professor of art history, was selected as one of the 2020 recipients of the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. “Forging a New Contemporary: Art from Senegal in Transnational Networks, 1974–1984” was one of six book projects...

Dr. Joseph Underwood at his exhibition The View From Here in Senegal Carly Sherman, undergraduate art education student, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) this year. She was among two winners for pre-service OAEA members. The scholarships were awarded based on an essay with the theme "Art Strong," a digital portfolio of artwork, teaching...

Katie Bulter paintings of fish for Miami University Young Painters Competition Katie Butler, MFA candidate in painting, was selected for Miami University’s annual Young Painters Competition. As one of ten artists selected, Butler’s work will be shown at the Hiestand Galleries at Miami University from January 19 - February 25, 2021. No reception will be held. Awards and public viewing hours will be announced at a later...

Katie Bulter paintings of fish for Miami University Young Painters Competition Simon Tatum, MFA candidate in sculpture and expanded media, was selected for a group exhibition “Interior & Interiority” at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The exhibition was curated by Guest Curator Emé Paschalides and features work by 19 contemporary artists as well as historical works from...

Artwork by Micah Kraus and Taryn McMahon Three School of Art faculty and one alumnus are being featured in the Akron Art Museum exhibition “Making Your Mark.” This exhibition features art nine artists living and working in Northeast Ohio. The artworks are contextualized by the artists’ own words, glimpses into their studios, and tools of their craft. The exhibition features artwork...

Stills from FEAST: a ballet Corrie Slawson, MFA alumna and part-time professor in painting and drawing, is serving as the Executive Producer of “FEAST: a ballet” which will make its online debut the day after Thanksgiving on Nov. 27. The original concept for the ballet was derived from Slawson’s sculptural work and she also created the costumes and set pieces for the...