School of Art

Rachel Smith, Assistant Professor in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling is a finalist in the Friedrich Becker Prize for 2017 with her piece Chicory and Stiff Gentian Ruff.  Smith's work will travel to Germany where one prize will be awarded from the selected works.  The prize winner and selected works will be exhibited through the end of March, 2017, in...

Seeds of Colonialism, a solo exhibition of silk-screened posters by Associate Professor in Drawing, Darice Polo, will be on view at Some Time Gallery at 2882 W. 32nd St in Cleveland from January 6 – January 28. 2017. The exhibition opens on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm. The posters were printed in collaboration with Ping Pong Press. ...

Katlin Rothacher - Textiles Alumna Katlin Rothacher earned her B.F.A. with a concentration in Textiles from Kent State University’s School of Art in 2010.  Katlin has been returning to Kent State during summers and winter breaks periodically to work with our Jacquard loom in the Textiles studio while attending grad school in Georgia.  We asked her a few questions about her time...

Katlin Rothacher - Textiles Alumna Joanne Arnett, assistant professor at the Kent State University Fashion School, received the Brandford/Elliot Award (B/EA) for Excellence in Fiber Art during the Textile Society of America (TSA) Biennial Symposium in Savannah, GA on Oct. 22, 2016.  This prestigious award is presented biennially at the Textile Society of American Symposium to an...

Davin Ebanks, Luminous Form: Pink Champagne and Lace Davin Ebanks, assistant professor and head of Glass at the School of Art, has been awarded second place in the juried exhibition GATHERING:  Contemporary Glass from the Heartland at Ball State University in Indianapolis, Indiana from Sept. 27 – Oct. 28, 2016. The exhibit showcased the best of emerging and established glass artists from Indiana,...

Davin Ebanks, Luminous Form: Pink Champagne and Lace Darice Polo, Associate Professor in Drawing and Division Coordinator received one of the 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowships from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture in Cleveland.  Polo was one of forty Cuyahoga County recipients of the prize this year.  A new video, produced by CPAC, in which she discusses her work can be viewed...

East Coker, Peter Christian Johnson Assistant Professor in Ceramics, Peter Christian Johnson, will be having a solo exhibit at the Ferrin Contemporary from Nov. 18 - Dec. 31, 2016.  Ferrin Contemporary, a contemporary ceramic art gallery, is located on the campus of MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.  POISE: Peter Christian Johnson will feature Johnson's most recent work.  The exhibit...

Breanne Trammell, "Art Women People??? (June 7, 2016)" Assistant Professor in Print Media, Breanne Trammell's solo exhibition, 86 BAD VIBES, is on view at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE through November 4.  This body of work features a collection of letterpress prints and drawings. “86” is a back-of-house term in restaurant culture, a way of communicating...

Breanne Trammell, "Art Women People??? (June 7, 2016)" Print Media and Photography students Shelby Solomon and Katie Metcalf have been awarded Dennis Eckart Fund awards for their upcoming participation in the Mid America Print Council Conference October 5-8 at the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.  The Dennis E. Eckart Endowed Student Leadership fund provides support for students seeking...

Darice Polo, Film still from A Wise Latina Woman, 2016 Darice Polo, Associate Professor and Division Coordinator in Drawing and Painting, will be having a solo exhibition at West Virginia University at the Laura Mesaros Gallery.  The exhibit will be on view from Oct. 13 - Nov. 11, 2016 and will include 20 of Polo's drawings, paintings, photography and video work.  She will also be giving a lecture...