School of Art

Rachel Davis, Mourning Brooch No. 4 Two recent Jewelry/Metals/Enameling alumni, Rachel Davis (MA, 2017) and Jesse Nutter (BFA, 2017) had work selected for the exhibition So Fresh + So Clean, sponsored by the organization Ethical Metalsmiths.  Rachel Davis had four total pieces accepted into the exhibition and her piece “Mourning Brooch No. 4” (pictured above) won the Juror's...

Cosmic Figures, weavings by Katlin Shae Rothacher Alumna, Katlin Rothacher has been awarded the first place “Best of Show” award in the professional category for her weaving series titled “Cosmic Figures” at the Ohio State Fair’s Fine Arts Juried Show. The 1st Best of Show award comes with a $2000 cash prize.   Rothacher earned her B.F.A. with a concentration in Textiles from Kent...

Glassblowing at Kent State University What he learned at Kent State University, Matt Janke takes joy in teaching others. Janke opened his own glassblowing studio in Atlanta, after moving to the area in the 1980s. He has since shared his passion for the vibrant colors and unique shapes that magically emerge when extreme heat mixes with a lot of creativity.  Janke credits his skills...

Marie Bukowski, Director of the School of Art profile photo The School of Art at Kent State University is proud to announce the hire of new Director, Marie Bukowski.  Bukowski comes to Kent State from the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she served as Director for four years. She was also employed at the School of Art at Louisiana Tech University where she held a...

“YOU, ME, US, WE,” an exhibit and silent auction at the Downtown Gallery. A painting. A drawing. A sculpture. Kent State University students, faculty and alumni are using the universal language of art, in its many forms, to send a positive message of hope. Together, the university art community created “YOU, ME, US, WE,” an exhibit and silent auction at the Downtown Gallery in Kent. The money raised went to support...

“YOU, ME, US, WE,” an exhibit and silent auction at the Downtown Gallery. Nikki Couppee, M.F.A. alumna in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling '11, has a solo exhibition titled Lucent at Cincinnati's Ombre Gallery from June 8 - July 16, 2017.  Couppee examines questions of authenticity and status in her jewelry making. “I seek to create opulent jewelry that is reminiscent of royal jewelry but made out of quotidian materials...

“YOU, ME, US, WE,” an exhibit and silent auction at the Downtown Gallery. International Print Center New York (IPCNY) recently announced the fifty-sixth presentation of its New Prints Program, a biannual, juried open call for prints. Undergraduate student in Print Media and Photography, McKinzie Trotta, was accepted into this exhibition with her print titled “Half Night,” which was created in professor Breanne...

“YOU, ME, US, WE,” an exhibit and silent auction at the Downtown Gallery. Darice Polo, Associate Professor in Drawing, has been selected to produce artwork for the SPACES Gallery in Cleveland for The First 100+ Days, an exhibition where artists respond to Trump's immigration policy.  The exhibition will be on display from May 3 - June 30, 2017.  Megan Pitcher Young's interactive sculpture, environment and...

The new ARTshop is open for business in the Kent State Center for the Visual Arts. Tucked into a windowed gallery overlooking the bustling intersection of the Esplanade at Terrace Drive, the new ARTshop, operated by the Kent State University School of Art, might be small in size but the thinking behind it is big-picture. The store opened earlier this year in the Center for the Visual Arts as an entrepreneurial laboratory of...

The new ARTshop is open for business in the Kent State Center for the Visual Arts. Tucked into a windowed gallery overlooking the bustling intersection of the Esplanade at Terrace Drive, the new ARTshop, operated by the Kent State University School of Art, might be small in size but the thinking behind it is big-picture. The store opened earlier this year in the Center for the Visual Arts as an entrepreneurial laboratory of...