School of Art

The Kent State University Museum will present “@Infinitum,” a cross-cultural and technologically enhanced art exhibition, from July 26, 2015, to January 10, 2016. “@Infinitum” includes work by Kent State University faculty members in art, fashion design and visual communication design, representing both Kent and Regional Campuses. The museum will host an opening reception for the exhibition Thursday, September 24, 5-7 p.m.

Students of the Kent State University School of Art will have a dedicated space to exhibit and sell their original artworks at the 44th Boston Mills Artfest, held the weekends of June 27-28 and July 3-5. The School of Art will occupy two booths during both weekends of the festival, which was recently voted as one of the top 50 nationwide by readers of ArtFairCalendar.com.

Kent State University's Gianna Commito, an associate professor who teaches painting in its School of Art, has been named the recipient of a 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize. Commito will be presented with one of two Emerging Artist Awards at this year’s ceremony, to be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. The award carries a cash prize of $10,000.

Associate Professor Gianna Commito, who teaches painting at the Kent State University School of Art, has been named the recipient of a 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize. Commito will be presented with one of two Emerging Artist Awards at this year’s ceremony, to be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. The award carries a cash prize of $10,000.

From May 26 to July 4, the Kent State University School of Art’s Downtown Gallery (141 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio) will feature “Reframing the Real Good Looking Boy,” with photographs by Albert Reischuck, a faculty member in art history. The exhibit, subtitled “Images on Raising an Autistic Child,” is free and open to the public.

On Thursday, April 30, the School of Art recognized spring 2015 scholarship recipients at the Annual Student Awards Ceremony, held this year in the School of Art Gallery. Also acknowledged were prize winners in the Spring Foundations Show (on display in the gallery) and seniors and grad students graduating in spring or summer 2015.

Art Auction to Benefit Center for the Visual Arts Construction

Mar. 19

The School of Art at Kent State University is proud to announce three upcoming events to celebrate and raise support for the construction of its future home, the Center for the Visual Arts. By bringing together all visual arts disciplines under one roof, the new building will provide a space for art students and faculty to collaborate, share ideas and showcase their work.

The Kent State University Jewish Studies program, in the College of Arts and Sciences, will host a presentation by Gary Phillips, Ph.D., the Edgar H. Evans Professor of Religion at Wabash College, on March 2 at 7 p.m. in Satterfield Hall, Room 121, on the Kent Campus.

Best in Show
Martins Krebs

First Place
Elizabeth Adams

Second Place
Victoria Moore

People’s Choice
Elizabeth Adams

Honorable Mention
Ben Burkholder

On the bright morning of May 23, 2014, a large crowd of faulty and students from both universities gathered in the museum atrium, eagerly awaiting the official opening of this exhibition. Among them were a number of Hebei province government officers, art critics, and the Hebei Art TV crew: ___________xxx

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