School of Art

Two recent Jewelry/Metals/Enameling alumni, Rachel Davis (MA, 2017) and Jesse Nutter (BFA, 2017) had work selected for the exhibition So Fresh + So Cleansponsored by the organization Ethical Metalsmiths.  Rachel Davis had four total pieces accepted into the exhibition and her piece “Mourning Brooch No. 4” (pictured above) won the Juror's Choice award. Jesse Nutter had two pieces accepted, including the one pictured below titled “Adrift.”  

Alumna, Katlin Rothacher has been awarded the first place “Best of Show” award in the professional category for her weaving series titled “Cosmic Figures” at the Ohio State Fair’s Fine Arts J

Matt Janke takes FOX 5 in Atlanta on a tour of his glassblowing studio.

The School of Art at Kent State University is proud to announce the hire of new Director, Marie Bukowski.  Bukowski comes to Kent State from the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she served as Director for four years.

The Kent State art community comes together to create an exhibit and silent auction to support Planned Parenthood.

Nikki Couppee, M.F.A. alumna in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling '11, has a solo exhibition titled Lucent at Cincinnati's Ombre Gallery from June 8 - July 16, 2017.  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.

International Print Center New York (IPCNY) recently announced the fifty-sixth presentation of its New Prints Program, a biannual, juried open call for prints. Undergraduate student in Print Media and Photography, McKinzie Trotta, was accepted into this exhibition with her print titled “Half Night,” which was created in professor Breanne Trammell’s silkscreen course this past semester.

Darice Polo, Associate Professor in Drawing, has been selected to produce artwork for the SPACES Gallery in Cleveland for The First 100+ Days, an exhibition where artists respond to Trump's immigration policy.  The exhibition will be on display from May 3 - June 30, 2017.

The new ARTshop serves as an entrepreneurial laboratory for School of Art students to display and to learn about promoting their artwork.

The new ARTshop serves as an entrepreneurial laboratory for School of Art students to display and to learn about promoting their artwork.