School of Art

The upcoming exhibition, ALLOY: From Art to Artifact, will include spoons made by current School of Art Lecturer in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, Rachel Smith, current J/M/E undergrad, Larry Staats, and almuna from the J/M/E MFA program, Corey Ackelmire.  The exhibition will on view from Oct. 7 through Nov. 5, 2016 at the Carbondale Arts' R2 Gallery...

Mahwish Chishty, MQ-9 Reaper Assistant Professor in Foundations, Mahwish Chishty, is designing a central scenic element for the Company of Fools production of GROUNDED by award-winning playwright George Brant.  The play will run Sept. 28-Oct. 13 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho.  "I am delighted to be collaborating with Company of Fools' production team to design...

Mahwish Chishty, By the Moonlight, 2013 Assistant Professor in Foundations, Mahwish Chishty, will have a solo exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London from October 19, 2016 through March 19, 2017.  Chishty’s work combines silhouettes of military drones with decorative Pakistani folk art patterns to highlight the way in which the presence of foreign drones over Pakistan has...

Breanne Trammell, "Bad As I Wanna Be (Cheetah)" Breanne Trammell, Assistant Professor in Print Media, has been selected for a Juror's Award for her print "Bad As I Wanna Be (Cheetah)" (below).  The annual international juried exhibition Stand Out Prints is located at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, MN.  Seventy-two prints and objects (by 64 artists across four countries...

New Geometries - Fleisher/Ollman Gallery Associate Professor in painting, Gianna Commito will be showing her work in the group exhibition "New Geometries" at the Feisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.  The show will run from September 15 through November 12, 2016.  (Image: Gianna Commito - Nepp, 2014, casein and marble dust ground on panel)

President Warren (right) and trustees chair Dennis Eckart (left) add to collaborative project at CVA opening The School of Art's newly completed Center for the Visual Arts celebrated its grand opening on May 6. A large crowd filled the building lobby for the opening ceremony, which was followed by tours, live music, student exhibitions and a keynote lecture by visiting artist Mel Chin. Watch the video, which excerpts opening remarks by Beverly Warren...

President Warren (right) and trustees chair Dennis Eckart (left) add to collaborative project at CVA opening Filmmaker Richard Myers (emeritus professor) and Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh (School of Art alumnus) will be subjects of retrospectives at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland and Akron Art Museum. "Richard Myers: Aberrations" and "Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia" will run at MOCA Cleveland May 27 - August 28, while "Myopia" also...

President Warren (right) and trustees chair Dennis Eckart (left) add to collaborative project at CVA opening Six visiting artists will present lectures as part of the summer 2016 Kent Blossom Art workshops. All lectures take place at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Visual Arts, Room 165, and are free and open to the public. Click on each date below for additional information on the artist's visit. Lecture Date Artist Workshop ...

John Crawford-Spinelli, dean of Kent State The Center for the Visual Arts, the new home of Kent State University’s School of Art, celebrated its grand opening on May 6. The festivities began with a short program, immediately followed by building tours, live entertainment, student exhibitions and refreshments. Concluding the grand opening events, a lecture by distinguished visiting artist...

John Crawford-Spinelli, dean of Kent State The finalists of the 2016 Stratosphere Juried Art Competition will have their work on display April 20-30 at Kent State University’s Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent. A reception and awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., with competition winners announced at 6 p.m. Both the gallery and...