School of Art

Left image is a sketch for Robert Smithson The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University presents “Acquiring History: The 50-Year Legacy of Robert Smithson’s ‘Partially Buried Woodshed’ at Kent State University” from Aug. 4 through Sept. 26, 2020, at the Kent State Downtown Gallery. The exhibition includes video interviews from faculty, documentary...

Shawn Powell, Beach Towel, Scarf, Tooth, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 66 inches. A long rectangular painting with blue and white stripes. Kent State University Assistant Professor of Painting Shawn Powell is being featured in a two-person show at Cleveland’s new Abattoir Gallery. His paintings are being shown alongside fellow Ohio artist Lauren Yeager’s photography, sculpture and installations. The exhibition will be on view from July 25...

Three screen prints by Richard Anuszkiewicz. Each print has two rectangles in different colors representing the Twin Towers. Richard Anuszkiewicz was a meticulous painter who was a pioneer of the Op-Art movement in the 1960s. He was a graduate of Cleveland Institute of Art, earned his MFA from Yale University and returned to Ohio to attend Kent State, earning a degree in education while honing his painting skills.  Anuszkiewicz was the first visiting artist for Kent...

Headshot of Maria Iafelice Maria Iafelice (BA ’09, MA ’13, Art Education) was awarded Emerging Professional of the Year from the Ohio Museums Association. This award recognizes exceptional promise and potential for emerging professionals in the museum field. The winners were recognized during the Annual OMA Awards Program Ceremony, which took place Sunday, June 21 at 7...

Abby Hermosilla headshot Abby Hermosilla, M.A. Art History candidate, has been chosen as one of three summer curatorial interns for the Art Bridges Foundation, an organization founded by Alice Walton and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art whose goal is to bring world-class art to regional/rural museums and galleries.  Among the 100+ applicants, Hermosilla was...

Fashion Fundamentals book cover and a photo of Robin Vande Zande Professor of Art Education, Robin Vande Zande, has a newly released book titled Fashion Fundamentals that she co-authored with three other educators. According to the publisher’s website, Fashion Fundamentals covers methods and approaches to teaching fashion including design history, foundations, cultural and...

Fruits of Empire, painting of bananas and a photo of the author, Shana Klein A new book by Shana Klein, Assistant Professor of Art History, titled “The Fruits of Empire: Art, Food, and the Politics of Race in the Age of American Expansion” is now available for pre-order through the University of California Press website. The release date is scheduled for October 2020. The Fruits of...

Andrew Kuebeck brooch in sterling silver (silhouettes of nude men), Molly Johnson ceramic artwork, white ceramic abstract form Nine Kent State alumni, students and faculty have been selected for Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s “Best of 2020” exhibition at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus. Now in its 37th year, this juried exhibition features established and emerging artists in all craft media. It showcases functional, sculptural or...

Dan Alexander in front of his glass artwork, images of glass art by Dan, a blue vase and a tall cup with lid In his professional career as a glassblower, Kent State University alumnus Dan Alexander has done a lot in the decade since graduating with a B.F.A. in Craft in 2010. From humble beginnings in the hot shop at Hale Farm and Village, he has since traveled the world as an educator and demonstrator for the Corning Museum of Glass, working with some of...

A screen shot of the online store for the ARTshop, a fox print, a ceramic vase and a pillow made of woven textiles The School of Art’s ARTshop has opened an online store for purchase of student-made artwork, creating a convenient way for the public to support students. The KSU ARTshop opened in 2017 at the Center for the Visual Arts as a student-run retail shop where students can sell their work while refining their entrepreneurial skills. Patrons can browse...