School of Art

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...

Amanda Boyd, B.A. & M.A., Art Education Amanda Boyd is a two-time graduate of the Kent State University School of Art. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art education. Now, Boyd serves as the curriculum director for Skullz Salon’s House of Skullz, the shop’s professional development program. “It was sort of a...

Left to right: student Katie Metcalf, Professor Michael Loderstedt, student Casey Engelhart Devo founder Mark Mothersbaugh, who attended the Kent State University School of Art, is collaborating with printmaking students and faculty as part of an upcoming retrospective of Mothersbaugh’s work. Michael Loderstedt, professor of printmaking, was selected to produce 100 prints to be sold at the Akron Art Museum during “Myopia,” the...

431 by Janice Lessman-Moss Janice Lessman-Moss, professor of textile arts, was recently named the winner of a 2016 Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio. She is one of two artists recognized by the state in the “individual artist” category. “One of the things about a recognition like this is it reaches broader audience,” Lessman-Moss says, comparing this award...

Students at work in the Center for the Visual Arts The Center for the Visual Arts, the new facility and home of the Kent State University School of Art, will celebrate its grand opening on May 6, 2016. The festivities begin at 3 p.m. with a short program, immediately followed by building tours, live entertainment, student exhibitions and refreshments. Concluding the grand opening events, a lecture...

Students at work in the Center for the Visual Arts Socially engaged conceptual artist Mel Chin will appear as the “Legacy and Prospect” keynote speaker at Kent State University on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Chin’s free, public lecture in the School of Art will coincide with the grand opening of the Center for the Visual Arts, the School of Art’s new facility and home. Chin, who is...

Adjacent by Davin Ebanks The work of Davin Ebanks, assistant lecturer in glass at the Kent State University School of Art, will be featured in a solo exhibition at the School of Art's Downtown Gallery, March 16 - April 16, with a reception on March 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit, titled "Luminous Forms," will feature several of Ebanks's most current works, dating...

Adjacent by Davin Ebanks Tania Bruguera, a performance, installation and video artist from Havana, Cuba, will deliver a lecture at the Kent State University School of Art at noon on Friday, April 1 in the Center for the Visual Arts, room 165. Following a brief overview of Bruguera’s “Political Timing Specific” work method, the lecture will focus on the artist’s...

Adjacent by Davin Ebanks Legendary musician Bob Dylan will have some of his visual arts output exhibited at Kent State University’s Downtown Gallery. “Face Value,” a collection of 12 large portraits drawn in pastel, will run Jan. 21-March 5 at the university’s Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent, Ohio. There will be an opening reception on Jan. 21...

Adjacent by Davin Ebanks Legendary musician Bob Dylan will have some of his visual arts output exhibited at Kent State University’s Downtown Gallery in early 2016. “Face Value,” a collection of twelve large portraits drawn in pastel, will run Jan. 21 - March 5 at the Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent. There will be an opening reception Jan. 21 from...