At first glance, it looks more like an art studio, make that a hot art studio ... music blaring, temperatures rising and a chatty atmosphere of collaboration. Anything but a college classroom. Most wear blue jeans and cotton shirts so they can easily sweat while perfecting their craft. In this case, glassblowing.
Arts & Culture
The Roe Green series continues to prosper in 2019, bringing in actor, writer and director Ron West, ‘82, who has directed multiple pieces for The Second City in Chicago, appeared on Whose Line is it, Anyway? and worked on several other shows and projects.
Imagine stepping into a role that had been filled for 30 years by the previous occupant. Where would you start? How would you make your mark? For Sarah Rogers, director of the Kent State University Museum, this was the challenge and opportunity of a lifetime.
The Kent State Magazine tells the story of the Pakistani-born artist and assistant professor in the School of Art, Mahwish Chishty, pondering how she’s going to exhibit her latest project—the culmination of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship she was awarded for exceptional creative ability in the arts in 2017.
Several Kent State University departments have come together to produce Create Awareness, an art exhibit located on the first floor of the University Library that focuses on using art to depict the personal experiences of Kent State students, faculty and staff with mental illness.