School of Art

Nikki Couppee, M.F.A. ’11 Artist Nikki 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 instead of precious gems and metals,” she says. “Plexiglass, brass and found objects stand in for gemstones, gold...

The Ohio Art Education Association honored two faculty members and one student from Kent State during their annual professional development conference, held in Dayton on Nov. 7. Associate Lecturer Juliann Dorff received the Higher Education Division Award, while Assistant Professor Linda Hoeptner Poling was named an Outstanding Art Teacher for the...

The completed first phase of the new Center for the Visual Arts opened for classes at the start of the fall semester. Ceramics, glass and jewelry/metals/enameling — the so-called “fire arts” — along with printmaking, were the first disciplines to migrate fully to the new building, joining the sculpture program, which held the fort in the...

Carol Salus, associate professor of art history, is the author of the new book "Picasso and Celestina: The Artist’s Vision of the Procuress," published earlier this year by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs. Picasso and Celestina, the culmination of 10 years of research, traces the artist’s decades-long fascination with Celestina, the...

The Kent State School of Art’s Downtown Gallery will spotlight work by Cleveland artist Darius Steward in an upcoming solo exhibition. “BAC N 4th” will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 19, with a reception Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Steward’s work, which spans pencil drawings,...

We share with great regret the news that longtime art history faculty member Gingr Vaughan died suddenly last week. Gingr, who received her M.F.A. in printmaking from Kent State in 1984, began teaching here the following year. Among other courses, Gingr taught 2D composition and the ever-popular art appreciation course “Art as a World...

Campfire Stories (installation) by Ted Vogel The sculptures of Oregon-based artist Ted Vogel are rooted in tangible material objects (such as tattered suitcases and dictionaries), and yet exude a haunted energy suggestive of memory and the subconscious. “Object Lessons: The Sculpture of Ted Vogel” will appear at the Kent State University School of Art Gallery Oct. 8 - Nov. 20, with an...

Germination in Green by Suzanne Boissy Small-scale textile art will be the subject of an exhibition at Kent State University’s Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent. The Miniature Textile Exhibition, organized through the MFAEN (Midwest Fiber Artist Educators Network), will run Oct. 1-31 at the gallery, with an opening reception Oct. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the gallery...

Weaving by Luella Williams The Kent State University School of Art Galleries will display “Fortuitous Nature: The Textiles of Luella ‘Waddy’ Williams” at the Downtown Gallery September 3-26. There will be an opening reception September 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the gallery and reception are free and open to the public. Luella Williams was a textile artist active in...

Top Goal - photo from Tiger Legacy project Kent State University’s School of Art Gallery will present “Tiger Legacy: Playing for Your City,” a display of work from the “Tiger Legacy” photographic storytelling project, from September 3 to 25. The “Tiger Legacy” project (tigerlegacy.net) is a visual chronicle of high school football culture in Massillon, Ohio, and is also...