School of Art

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...

Truss by Scott Goss. A color-changing illuminated sculpture that is made of tubing installed in a rooftop garden in Cleveland. Scott Goss (M.F.A. '14, Glass) recently completed an illuminated sculpture installed in the rooftop garden of Worthington Yards in Cleveland. The sculpture features a single linear polycarbonate tubing that wraps the walkway of the deck entrance. Within the tubing are more than 10,000 leds that lighten the pathway...

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. 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...