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...

Two Paintings by Gianna Commito at the Harvey Preston Gallery Professor Gianna Commito is being featured in a two-person show called “In Place” at Harvey Preston Gallery in Aspen, Colorado with ceramicist Giselle Hicks. Hicks, who also has a School of Art connection, was a visiting artist in ceramics at Kent State in 2017. The exhibition will be on view through August 16,...

Left image is a sketch for Robert Smithson The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University presents “Acquiring History: The 50-Year Legacy of Robert Smithson’s ‘Partially Buried Woodshed’ at Kent State University” from Aug. 4 through Sept. 26, 2020, at the Kent State Downtown Gallery. The exhibition includes video interviews from faculty, documentary...

Shawn Powell, Beach Towel, Scarf, Tooth, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 66 inches. A long rectangular painting with blue and white stripes. 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 through September 5, 2020....

Three screen prints by Richard Anuszkiewicz. Each print has two rectangles in different colors representing the Twin Towers. Richard Anuszkiewicz was a meticulous painter who was a pioneer of the Op-Art movement in the 1960s. He was a graduate of Cleveland Institute of Art, earned his MFA from Yale University and returned to Ohio to attend Kent State, earning a degree in education while honing his painting skills.  Anuszkiewicz was the first visiting artist for Kent...

Headshot of Maria Iafelice Maria Iafelice (BA ’09, MA ’13, Art Education) was awarded Emerging Professional of the Year from the Ohio Museums Association. This award recognizes exceptional promise and potential for emerging professionals in the museum field. The winners were recognized during the Annual OMA Awards Program Ceremony, which took place Sunday, June 21 at 7...

Abby Hermosilla headshot Abby Hermosilla, M.A. Art History candidate, has been chosen as one of three summer curatorial interns for the Art Bridges Foundation, an organization founded by Alice Walton and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art whose goal is to bring world-class art to regional/rural museums and galleries.  Among the 100+ applicants, Hermosilla was...

Fashion Fundamentals book cover and a photo of Robin Vande Zande Professor of Art Education, Robin Vande Zande, has a newly released book titled Fashion Fundamentals that she co-authored with three other educators. According to the publisher’s website, Fashion Fundamentals covers methods and approaches to teaching fashion including design history, foundations, cultural and...

Fruits of Empire, painting of bananas and a photo of the author, Shana Klein A new book by Shana Klein, Assistant Professor of Art History, titled “The Fruits of Empire: Art, Food, and the Politics of Race in the Age of American Expansion” is now available for pre-order through the University of California Press website. The release date is scheduled for October 2020. The Fruits of...

Andrew Kuebeck brooch in sterling silver (silhouettes of nude men), Molly Johnson ceramic artwork, white ceramic abstract form Nine Kent State alumni, students and faculty have been selected for Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s “Best of 2020” exhibition at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus. Now in its 37th year, this juried exhibition features established and emerging artists in all craft media. It showcases functional, sculptural or...