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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State art exhibit opens conversation around sexual assault

Jenna Bal, Reporter April 9, 2022

Editor’s note: The following story contains mention of sexual assault.  A long purple prom dress hangs on a wall in Kent State’s Williamson House. Beside it a quote reads: “If that’s what love...

The Kings and Queens mural that is set to be restored in Akron.

Kent students to aid in restoration of Akron mural

Joyleah Odom, Reporter April 9, 2022

Art history majors Ariana Parry and Sarah Tomasko will be taking the lead in providing the oral history for the restoration of one of Akron’s most iconic murals. Created in 2006, the mural titled...

Art in the Park hosted an in-person event with nearly 80 vendors. Handmade items for purchase, art demonstrations and live performances were part of this years gathering.

Returning vendors join Art in the Park to connect with the community again

Lucy Connolly Reporter September 20, 2021

The weather was beautiful last weekend at Fred Fuller Park where vendors sold handmade items for the weekend event of Art in the Park. Vendor Jody Cercone said he was excited to get back out and connect...

The Mill District mural by Emily Anne Buckingham and Joshua Bentley located at 300 N. Water St.

Kent Walking Tour highlights public art downtown

Brynne Mann Reporter March 19, 2021

The sky was full of dark gray clouds and raindrops sprinkled the sidewalk outside. Despite the weather, a young blonde woman stood between two buildings staring at a landscape painting of the same area. The...

From left to right: Seamus O’Malley, John Baker, Mickey O’Malley (on couch), Ty Kelley.

Skate culture clothing brand nineteen99 arrives at Kent State

Catie Pusateri Reporter March 9, 2021

As best friends with a shared passion for clothing, Seamus O’Malley, Ty Kelley and John Baker used to design garments with spray paint and stencils in Baker’s mother’s garage. After experimenting...


Anthony Behar March 4, 2021

A copy of Dr. Seuss’ “If I Ran The Zoo” seen on a spinner rack inside Strand Book Store, one of six books which will no longer be published due to hurtful representation of certain people and cultures,...

Michelle Dean with a painting she bought from a thrift store, then painted over to create a new piece of art on November 20, 2019.

Student creates new art from thrifted paintings

At first glance, Michelle Dean’s kitchen looked normal. A stove, a refrigerator and some old-fashioned artwork were framed on the walls.Upon further inspection, the paintings weren’t the wholesome,...

Design Innovation Hub sparks safety concerns

Sydney Purtee February 13, 2019

Concerns regarding active shooters and the safety of the new Design Innovation Hub arose during the Faculty Senate meeting on Monday.J.R. Campbell, the executive director of design and innovation at Kent...

Some of the pieces available for sale in the ARTshop, located in the Center for Visual Arts.

Current students, alumni sell their works in campus shop

Brittany Wilson February 3, 2019

The university’s ARTshop has remain closed this semester, but is scheduled to reopen on Valentine’s Day after some major changes.Prior to the changes, the shop only sold products out of the store.“We...

Marie Bukowski sits in her office in the Center for the Visual Arts on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, where her artwork is framed.Bukowski began practicing visual and performance art as a child. Her family included art in her education as early as 6 or 7 years old, but she didn’t decide to pursue art professionally until high school. Bukowski earned her first degree in fine arts from Carnegie Mellon University. Now, Bukowski is the director of Kent State’s School of Art, and she has shown her printmaking work in local and international exhibits.

School of Art director reflects on past health struggles, healing in upcoming exhibit

Alexandra Sobczak December 3, 2018

Since she began her junior year of college, more than 130 exhibits have featured Marie Bukowski’s artwork. The School of Art director participated in solo, invitational and juried exhibitions in eleven...

First-year graduate student Meagan Smith poses in front of two pieces of her textile work, “Untitled.” Smith said she draws inspiration from her time as a competitive swimmer.“A pool has a lot of verticality and linear elements and repetition on the bottom (with) the tiles,” Smith said. “And I think that’s a strong influence for my work, body memory and linear stretching of the body. I’m looking at a lot of order and systems that connect to the body.” 

Grad Studio Crawl draws crowd in celebration of students’ modern art

Alexandra Sobczak December 2, 2018

The School of Art’s Grad Studio Crawl, a celebration of the end of the semester, took viewers on a tour of the Center for the Visual Arts Friday.Students, professors and community members participated...

Peter Johnson headshot

School of Art professors speak on helping students find audience for artwork

Alexandra Sobczak November 13, 2018

Professors in the School of Art are encouraging students to get their artwork out into the world with the hope of helping them grow into professional artists.“We show (art) to have a platform,” said...

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