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BSR Beats: Week 1

Rachel Campbell January 15, 2014

“Where I Left You” by Man Overboard (“Heart Attack”) This track reminds me of summer – a necessity when you live in Northeast Ohio and there’s winter-esque weather nine months out of the...

Junior Brenda Balut works on her glass blowing project in the Schwartz Center, April 25. Photo by Chelsae Ketchum.

Students and faculty hope for art building renovations

Rachel Campbell April 26, 2012

Junior art history major Jackie Coblentz settles in to a classroom in the art building for another lecture and PowerPoint presentation. Coblentz, as well as the rest of her classmates, are interrupted...

NAEA vice president Krystin Smith converses with residents of Haven Homes. Photo by Rachel Campbell.

Students use art to bond with elderly

Rachel Campbell April 13, 2012

Kent State art students encouraged residents of Haven Homes, an assisted living facility in Stow, to use memories as inspiration for art during a visit to the home Thursday.These students, who range from...

Brian Sarama piece Miss Granger’s Second Chance at Acceptance is displayed at the Art MFA show in the Art building gallery. The show featuring the work of four students is running until March 30. Photo by Brian Smith.

Crafts students’ work dominate arts show

Rachel Campbell March 30, 2012

Roaming bison welcome you to a tour of toy-themed jewelry, ceramic-ware and coal mining-inspired weavings in the School of Art gallery.This year, the School of Art’s MFA Thesis Show features work by...

Spring sale offers students a learning experience outside the classroom

Rachel Campbell March 7, 2012

The School of Art’s Downtown Gallery is giving students a chance to be “walking, talking small business entrepreneur[s].”“If this is what they want to do, they have to have that experience,”...

Students packed the Textile Art Studio Friday for a morning full of demonstrations

Rachel Campbell February 27, 2012

Students from a variety of majors packed the Textile Art Studio Friday for a morning full of demonstrations.The textiles open house educated students in the processes of activities such as screen-printing,...

Textiles steal the spotlight as ‘best in show’ in 65th Student Annual

Rachel Campbell February 24, 2012

Students, friends and family filled the School of Art Gallery Thursday to await the announcement of the winners of the 65th Student Annual.The prizes being awarded were donated by local business and...

Students to be awarded in annual art show

Rachel Campbell February 22, 2012

Thursday marks the beginning of the School of Art’s 65th Student Annual, a show to highlight undergraduate and graduate student’s work. The pieces will be displayed in the School of Art gallery.A juror...

Glasstronauts crash rocket ship

Rachel Campbell February 13, 2012

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Professor Mark Schatz stands with art work in his exhibit Steady As She Goes in the Kent State School of Arts Downtown Gallery on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Schatz said the exhibit is inspired by scenery from the midwest and its ever changing forms. The exhibit will be on display until Feb. 11. Photo by Jenna Watson.

Geography and art collide in professor’s exhibit

Rachel Campbell February 8, 2012

Various landscapes are currently afloat in the School of Art gallery downtown.Mark Schatz, assistant professor of art, brought his creations to Kent for the first time with his exhibit “Steady As She...

Kent State alumnus wows audience at museum anniversary celebration

Rachel Campbell February 6, 2012

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Janice Lessman-Moss, Professor of Textile and Weaving, at the opening of the Faculty Art Gallery in the Art Building Thursday. Lessman is pointing to her piece, titled #397 Only Passing Through/Blue. Photo by Jacob Byk.

Kent professors display their work in biennial faculty show

Rachel Campbell January 13, 2012

Candy wrappers, mandolins, thread, pieces of steel and photos taken via iPhone line the gallery full of professors’ artwork.Creativity that is often only displayed for their students in the classroom...

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