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Mary Kay Palazzo, Sensory Jewelry Studio Art undergraduate students, Mary Kay Palazzo and Katelynn Iacianci placed second and first respectively in the Art/Fashion category for the Undergraduate Research Symposium at Kent State University. Ms. Palazzo’s research focused on combining sensory learning principles with contemporary jewelry in order to prompt engagement between a...

Mary Kay Palazzo, Sensory Jewelry Recent B.F.A. alumna in textiles, Megan Musci, received the Ruth Lantz Award from Excellence in Fiber in the Ohio Craft Museum’s “Best of 2019” exhibition for her weaving “Breathe 2.”  Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s juried members exhibition, “Best of 2019,” showcases works in clay, wood, metal, glass,...

Juliann Dorff in the classroom The National Art Education Association has named Juliann Dorff, Senior Lecturer in Art Education at Kent State University, the recipient of the 2019 NAEA, The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), VSA Beverly Levett Gerber Special Needs Lifetime Achievement. This award recognizes an NAEA/SNAE member whose...

Juliann Dorff in the classroom Gianna Commito, Professor of Painting, is included in a three-person show called “Small Gestures” at Heaven Gallery in Chicago through March 10, 2019.  The exhibition also includes painters Nina Rizzo and Stephanie McMahon.   Heaven Gallery’s website states “The artists in this exhibition challenge our...

Charles Basham, The Oval, oil on canvas, 2017 (left), Eileen Dorsey, Whipps Ledges I, Oil on canvas, 2018 (right) Part-time faculty in painting and B.F.A./M.F.A. painting alumnus, Charles Basham will showing his work alongside former student and B.F.A. painting alumna, Eileen Dorsey in Recent Landscapes at the Massillon Museum from March 2 though April 20, 2019.  An opening celebration will take place on Saturday, March 2, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a...

Running Fence by Jeanne-Claude and Cristo, 1976 Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries has acquired an important piece of art history, thanks to the research of Assistant Professor, Dr. John-Michael Warner. Dr. Warner has been working on a new book focusing on the stories and relationships forged during the creation of Running Fence: A...

Mahwish Chishty, Ford Foundation Gallery, Hellfire Mahwish Chishty, Assistant Professor of Foundations, is exhibiting in a group show called PERILOUS BODIES at the new Ford Foundation Gallery in New York City.  The exhibition will be on view from March 5 through May 11, 2019.  The gallery is located in the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice and will show artists who use social practice and...

Janice Lessman-Moss headshot in front of weaving Janice Lessman-Moss, Professor of Textiles, was recently awarded a United States Artists Fellowship in Craft, which includes $50,000 in unrestricted funds.  United States Artists, a Chicago-based organization, awards “up to fifty $50,000 unrestricted fellowships to the most compelling artists working and living in the United States, in all...

Sarah Kronz - Scholarship winners spring 2019.  Student painting. The School of Art is pleased to announce the scholarship winners for the spring 2019 cycle.  Students are chosen for scholarships based on portfolios, written essays, GPA and financial need, depending on the individual scholarship specifications. The fall 2019 scholarship applications will open on January 18, 2019 with a deadline of March 8,...

Kent Stark Fine Arts Building - Art Gallery The Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) named the Kent State University Stark Campus as one of the Distinguished Buisinesses/Organizations for Art Education in 2018.  The award was presented to Professor Jack McWhorter, who teaches painting and drawing at the Stark campus, at the OAEA conference on November 9,...