School of Art

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...

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" 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...

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...

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...

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...

Kent State University’s School of Art Collection and Galleries present three exhibitions featuring local and national artists to celebrate fifty years of the School of Art’s studio glass program. The program, one of the first of its kind in the country, was started in 1969 by Henry Halem, professor emeritus and co-founder of the Glass Art...

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, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s...

Janice Lessman-Moss, professor of textiles in Kent State University’s School of Art, has been named Cleveland Arts Prize’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Cleveland Arts Prize promotes creativity in Northeast Ohio by honoring artists for artistic excellence and recognizes community leaders who help regional arts flourish.  Lessman-Moss...

Art education alumnus, Dillon Sedar (B.A. ‘13, M.A. ’17), was named the Arts Educator Honoree at Summit Artspace’s Arts Alive award ceremony in June 2019. He was one of three finalists for the award category. According to Summit Artspace’s website, the Arts Alive Awards “were created to recognize gifted artists, talented art educators...