School of Art

Drafting Dimensions, Peter Christian Johnson An exhibition curated by the School of Art’s gallery director, Anderson Turner, will feature assistant professor of ceramics, Peter Christian Johnson as well as five other artists who live in the Midwest.  “Drafting Dimensions” will be on view at the Canton Museum of Art from May 3 through July 21, 2019.  An opening reception will take...

Drafting Dimensions, Peter Christian Johnson Professor of painting, Gianna Commito is showing her work as a part of a group exhibition at River House Arts in Toledo, Ohio.  The exhibition “Tremble” was curated by Charles Tucker and also includes  artwork by Cleveland Institute of Art professors Sarah Kabot and Lane Cooper.  “Tremble” explores the...

Drafting Dimensions, Peter Christian Johnson Dr. Robin Vande Zande, Professor of Art Education, has been placed on the Fulbright Specialist Roster by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning.  Vande Zande, a specialist in design education and design thinking, will be eligible to be matched with projects...

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...