School of Art

Associate Professor Gianna Commito - photo credit Robert Muller Associate Professor Gianna Commito, who teaches painting at the Kent State University School of Art, has been named the recipient of a 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize. Commito will be presented with one of two Emerging Artist Awards at this year’s ceremony, to be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. The award carries a...

Associate Professor Gianna Commito - photo credit Robert Muller From May 26 to July 4, the Kent State University School of Art’s Downtown Gallery (141 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio) will feature “Reframing the Real Good Looking Boy,” with photographs by Albert Reischuck, a faculty member in art history. The exhibit, subtitled “Images on Raising an Autistic Child,” is free and open to the public. The...

Associate Professor Gianna Commito - photo credit Robert Muller On Thursday, April 30, the School of Art recognized spring 2015 scholarship recipients at the Annual Student Awards Ceremony, held this year in the School of Art Gallery. Also acknowledged were prize winners in the Spring Foundations Show (on display in the gallery) and seniors and grad students graduating in spring or summer 2015. School of Art...

Associate Professor Gianna Commito - photo credit Robert Muller Art Auction to Benefit Center for the Visual Arts Construction Mar. 19 The School of Art at Kent State University is proud to announce three upcoming events to celebrate and raise support for the construction of its future home, the Center for the Visual Arts. By bringing together all visual arts disciplines under one roof, the new building will...

Crossed Out II by Samuel Bak (oil/canvas painting) The Kent State University Jewish Studies program, in the College of Arts and Sciences, will host a presentation by Gary Phillips, Ph.D., the Edgar H. Evans Professor of Religion at Wabash College, on March 2 at 7 p.m. in Satterfield Hall, Room 121, on the Kent Campus. Phillips presentation, titled “Representing the Irreparable: The Holocaust and...

Stratosphere 2015Best in Show Martins Krebs First Place Elizabeth Adams Second Place Victoria Moore People’s Choice Elizabeth Adams Honorable Mention Ben Burkholder

On the bright morning of May 23, 2014, a large crowd of faulty and students from both universities gathered in the museum atrium, eagerly awaiting the official opening of this exhibition. Among them were a number of Hebei province government officers, art critics, and the Hebei Art TV crew: ___________xxx This unique exchange exhibit features...

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART HISTORY MASTER OF ARTS IN ART HISTORY   Division Coordinator   Gustav Medicus Associate Professor gmedicus@kent.edu Phone: 330-672-1364

Foundations The Foundations Program in the School of Art at Kent State is a series of courses that reveal the underlying visual rules and artistic strategies that run throughout all of our School’s majors. Foundations projects are often faster paced, unpredictable, and are not specific to a particular material or process. Foundations projects...

Kent Campus

Kent State University invited the community to celebrate the launch of the Center for the Visual Arts on Oct. 9. The event, which was free and open to the public, took place on the second floor of Cartwright Hall, overlooking the center’s construction site, east of Terrace Drive. Kent State President Beverly Warren and John Crawford, dean of...