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Nexus Between the Roots exhibit hosts artist talk and reception

Abby Forbes March 3, 2023

El Paso, Texas based artist, Marco Sanchez, organized and collected the Nexus Between Roots / Nexo Entre Raíces exhibit that is now displayed in the KSU Downtown Gallery. Sanchez spoke in the Center...

Sarah Esposito, Kent State art professor and alumna.

Kent State professor, alumna Esposito to open first solo show at Kink Contemporary

Danielle Stehle, Reporter February 22, 2023

Adjunct art professor and Kent State alumna Sarah Esposito prepares for her first solo show, “Into the Syncline.” This show involves pieces that were inspired by the natural landscapes of what Esposito...

Nneka Kai comes to Kent State to give a guest lecture about her artwork on Jan. 20.

‘Hair as Praxis:’ Kai continues conversation by sharing art with Kent State

Danielle Stehle, Reporter January 25, 2023

Kent State’s Center for Visual Arts invited guest speaker Nneka Kai for its First Friday Art Lecture series Jan. 20. Kai created a place to not only showcase her work, but to discuss the importance of...

Kent State School of Art holds annual holiday art sale

December 8, 2022

The Kent State School of Art held their annual holiday art sale in the Center for Visual Arts on December 8. Staff members say this gives students a chance for their work to be seen by the community. Art...

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...

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