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...

Michael Loderstedt in the Photocentric Gallery space in Waterloo Professor Emeritus and alumnus Michael Loderstedt is opening an art photography gallery in Cleveland this December called Photocentric. The gallery is located in the Waterloo Arts District of Cleveland at 15515 Waterloo Rd. and E. 156th St. (formerly the “Gold Building”). Photocentric has 1000 sq. ft. of newly renovated, well-lit gallery space...

Ohio Art Education Association students with their awards Two Kent State University undergraduate art education students received significant awards at the 2019 Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) Conference in Columbus. Amelia Golec received the Pre-Service Division Award for the state of Ohio and Megan Carney received a $1000 scholarship from the Ohio Art Education Foundation (OAEF) for an essay she...

Taryn McMahon with Knight Arts Challenge Award for Power of Print: Resistance and Revolution conference in 2020 Taryn McMahon, Assistant Professor of Print Media and Photography, was recently awarded $30,000 in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge in Akron for an upcoming printmaking conference that will be held on Kent State University’s campus as well as various locations in Akron.   The Mid America Print...

Jonathan Gonzalez with his exhibition at Michener Gallery Studying art history can be thrilling and exciting, just ask graduate student Jonathan Gonzalez. He has been busy this year curating exhibitions alongside faculty advisors Dr. Shana Klein and Dr. Joseph Underwood. One of the exhibitions is currently on view in the Michener Gallery on the second floor of the Kent State University Library and...

Liz Maugans Liz Maugans (BFA '89) studied printmaking and painting at Kent State University and during this time, she began her community building skills with other artists. After receiving her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, she began her trajectory as an artist and an advocate in Cleveland, making it the bustling arts community it is today. Maugans...

We the People large scale portraits of refugees on display on Kent State Campus "We the People" returns to Kent State University campus from September 6 - 30, 2019 and will be on view during the College of the Arts' Kent Creativity Festival.  This gives students and the community who may have missed it the first time it was up in May a chance to view the exhibition and learn about local...

Student work in textiles - Emily Schmidt, Meagan Smith and Kate Mamone This summer, five textiles students, both graduate and undergraduate, were recognized by national organizations for their work in textiles design. The Alpaca Owners Association Student Design Competition is open to over 200 North American art and design colleges and universities. Three Kent State students were...

Student work in textiles - Emily Schmidt, Meagan Smith and Kate Mamone Kent State University School of Art is happy to announce the hire of four new full-time faculty, three tenure track and one visiting professor, non-tenure track, who will be starting this fall semester. We are proud to welcome these talented and knowledgeable individuals to Kent State University.  J. Leigh Garcia...

J. Leigh Garcia and Taryn McMahon at the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a two person exhibition titled Displacement: New Works by Taryn McMahon and J. Leigh Garcia. The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, August 29, from 4:30-6:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run from August 26 through September 28. J. Leigh Garcia...