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Guest Post with Shana Klein - Valerie Hegarty, Still Life with Watermelon, Peaches and Crows, 2013 Assistant professor in art history, Shana Klein focuses on American art and also researches representations of food and social politics in art.  Recently, she spoke at a symposium about a paper she wrote about race and violence in representations of watermelon.  See what she has to say about the subject below.  ...

Collection Room with students studying artwork The School of Art at Kent State University is now hiring three full-time tenure-track faculty positions in printmaking, art history, and sculpture and expanded media.  The School of Art offers a long tradition of imagination, thought, skill, and achievement in the visual arts. For its students, both current and future, its alumni and its many...

Alyse Hanna and Ashley Smith Two undergraduate students in the Jewelry/Metals/Enameling program, Alyse Hanna and Ashley Smith, have been selected to have their work published in the book “The Art of Fine Enameling: Revisited” by Karen Cohen. This is an update for Cohen’s original book “The Art of Fine Enameling” which is 160 pages of enameling basics, tips and tricks...

Natalie Friedl in the classroom, recipient of the NCAEA Elementary Art Educator of the Year Art Education alumna, Natalie Friedl (’04), has been awarded the North Carolina Art Education Association’s Elementary Art Educator of the Year award for 2018-19.  She will receive her award during the NCAEA Professional Development Conference November 1-4, 2018 in Asheville, NC.  NCAEA is the state's largest...

Peter Christian Johnson - Sculpture Space NYC Peter Christian Johnson, Assistant Professor in Ceramics, has a solo exhibition called "Acts of Contrition” at Sculpture Space NYC.  The exhibition is on view through November 17, 2018.   "Acts of Contrition" explores the tension between toil and collapse, between precision and failure.  It is a meditation on entropy that uses architecture as...

The View From Here at Beloit College, Joseph Underwood with faculty and staff at the Wright Museum Dr. Joseph Underwood, Assistant Professor of Art History, has curated an exhibition called The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives From Senegal, which is traveling to multiple locations in the U.S. after its debut in Dakar in May.  Featuring work created since 2010, this exhibition offers a wide panorama of...

Jewelry by grad student Erica Hoosic, three necklaces Current graduate student in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, Erica Hoosic was awarded the Juror's Choice Award in Ethical Metalsmiths Students’ "So Fresh + So Clean" online exhibition. Two alumni, Felicia Severn (BFA ’17) and Amanda Stumpf (BFA ’16), were also included in the exhibition.  The call for entry states that the juried competition was...

Full Fathom Five Multiple School of Art faculty and alumni were invited to participate in the exhibition “Full Fathom Five” organized by the Progressive Art Collection.  “Full Fathom Five” is a peer-selected invitational exhibition of 30 artists working in Northeast Ohio whose artworks collectively demonstrate the depth of studio strategies at work in our...

Linda Hoeptner Poling in the classroom teaching students Associate Professor in Art Education, Dr. Linda Hoeptner Poling has been named the 2018 Ohio Art Educator of the Year by the Ohio Art Education Association.  Additionally, she will also be inducted as an OAEA Distinguished Fellow, a prestigious position for members who have made long-term marked contributions to...

Kent Sate University School of Art, professors Dr. Robin Vande Zande and Mahwish Chishty Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren recently presented 13 Kent State faculty members with the 2018 President’s Faculty Excellence Award, which recognizes exceptional performance that leads to the achievement of national or international recognition in the faculty member’s discipline.  Dr. Robin Vande Zande (Art Education) and...