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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...

Glassblowing process, flame being held to glass bubble on blowpipe Navigating the pandemic restrictions in all of the School of Art studio art classes this semester has been challenging to both faculty and students. A large part of the adaptation is the requirement for everyone across campus to maintain six feet of physical distance when possible and wear face coverings at all...

Lauren Luna in her studio and her painting Lauren Luna (B.F.A. ’00, Painting) has let nothing get in her way of her goal of making a living as an artist. Born in Columbus, Ohio, she moved to New York City shortly after graduating Kent State University with her B.F.A. and then ultimately to the city of Houston, Texas in 2011 to realize her dream. Since then, Luna has become known as their...

Diana Al-Hadid (left) and her sculpture Phantom Limb on the right Diana Al-Hadid (BA ’03, BFA ’03), internationally known sculptor, was on the cover of Vogue Italia, as one of the 100 people, 100 stories highlighted in the September 2020 issue. The collector's issue featured 100 models, actresses, and artists, showing a diverse range of people with unique stories to tell. ...

A painting of watermelon and other fruits on the left, a picture of Dr. Shana Klein at a museum on the right Shana Klein, Ph.D., assistant professor of art history, has released her new book “Fruits of Empire: Art, Food, and the Politics of Race in the Age of American Expansion," which is available for purchase starting Oct. 13, 2020, on the University of California Press website. "The Fruits of Empire" is a history...

Brain Health Research Institute is helping transform the culture of Kent State Dr. Linda Hoeptner Poling, Associate Professor of Art Education, is one of three speakers this year in the 8th Annual Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI) Neuroscience Symposium at Kent State University in the Neuroscience of Creative Activities strand. She will be sharing research during the virtual webinar from...

Three prints from the MAPC Juried Exhibition - Left is a print that resembles a flyer, in the center is a print of a silver mylar balloon in the shape of a heart and right is a print of flowers. The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University present the 2020 Mid America Print Council Members Exhibition, a juried show of work created by Mid America Print Council (MAPC) members, selected by Pittsburgh-based artist Imin Yeh. The exhibition includes a variety of prints from over 40...

Virtual Fall 2020 artist and scholar talks. Three photos: image of a woman, sculpture and prints of a man Kent State University’s School of Art is happy to announce the fall 2020 schedule of virtual artist and scholar lectures. Four talks will be taking place over the fall semester in a virtual format. The visiting artists and scholars will cover a wide range of social topics, including feminism, violence/war, racism and transgender issues. Links to...

Anti-racist and Criticism Collective - A collage of magazine clippings Art history students Abby Hermosilla and Brianna Robinson along with photojournalism major Alina Howard have started a student-run, student-centered reading group called the Anti-Racism and Criticism Collective (ARCC) set to begin on September 18, 2020 with a noon meeting. The group will hold virtual discussions once a month, which are open to all...

Shawn Powell, Beach Towel, Scarf, Tooth, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 66 inches. A long rectangular painting with blue and white stripes. Kent State University Assistant Professor of Painting Shawn Powell is being featured in a two-person show at Cleveland’s new Abattoir Gallery. His paintings are being shown alongside fellow Ohio artist Lauren Yeager’s photography, sculpture and installations. The exhibition will be on view from July 25...