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Nick Petrella, an art Professor at Kent State and the co-creator of the event. 

Art Without Limits viewed worldwide

Benjamin Weaver Reporter February 5, 2022

Having a flexible set of skills is crucial to be successful in your career, said Silas Hite, professional musical composer and performer, during his virtual art entrepreneur session on Feb. 4. “If your...

Hippie Fox Rocks is a new store that opened in Acorn Alley around Christmas, owned by Jared Abell.

New crystal shop opens in downtown Kent

Emma MacNiven Reporter Kennedy Gotham TV2 Reporter February 2, 2022

For the crystal enthusiasts in Kent– a new rock shop has made its way to Acorn Alley. With tie dye wall art adorning the walls and groovy music playing overhead, Hippie Fox Rocks is the destination for...

Harlequinn Bodziony is a freshman studio art major. Bodziony uses art to portray mental illness.

Student uses mental illness to inspire artwork

Freshman studio art major Harlequinn Bodziony uses art to convey her depression, anxiety and love of all things creepy.“I have kind of a creepier style,” she said. “My dad used to own a costume shop,...

Griffin Allman, senior painting and art education double major, peels tape away from one of his canvases. Allman likes to use more abstract designs that way people can interpret it in their own personal ways.

Student artist finds his passion in abstraction

Senior painting and art education major Griffin Allman’s eyes lit up as he described the potential shapes in the support beams, the stairs and the floor around him and how he could piece them together...

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REVIEW: “Jesus is King” Kanye West’s divine inspiration

Domenic Cregan Guest Column October 28, 2019

To be a Christian artist is to be in good company: Dante, Bach, Dostoevsky, Botticelli, Mozart, Michelangelo, Tolstoy, Tolkien, Da Vinci, Vivaldi, Raphael and Caravaggio. But, to be a Christian musical...

Assistant professor of dance Catherine Meredith instructs Ballet in the City dancers Elina Miettinen and Matthew Robinson in Kent States Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

Dance professor’s work showcased in The Ashley Bouder Project anniversary show

Just two days before her piece “Don’t Explain” was to be performed at The Ashley Bouder Project’s fifth anniversary show, assistant professor of dance Catherine Meredith was in the midst of the...

Janice Lessman-Moss, professor of textiles in the School of Art, looks at students work. 

KSU professor receives Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement Award

Hannah Davis August 25, 2019

It was the early 1980s, and Pittsburgh native Janice Lessman-Moss had just signed on as a professor with the Kent State School of Visual Arts. She was doing what she loved and working with a medium she...

Erik Waterkotte discusses his artwork Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

Guest artist shows students power of individuality in artwork

Alexandra Sobczak September 8, 2018

Kennedy Deen, a freshman art education major, thinks artwork should be personal.Deen sat in the audience during the First Friday Lecture Series with print media artist Erik Waterkotte, who spoke to students...

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Opinion: The ultimate guide to fangirling

Mica Pflug November 12, 2017

Everyone has a favorite artist. Perhaps it’s someone you’ve followed since you were 12 years old, an artist whose content started off as good and has only gotten better throughout the years or perhaps...

Carlyle Addy is a sophomore journalism major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at 

Opinion: Artists and friendship

Carlyle Addy October 25, 2015

If you’re an artist, you’re probably familiar with a feeling called creative exhaustion; more commonly known as artist block. As an author, this means writer’s block is something that happens equally...

Megan Brown is a senior magazine journalism major and the opinion editor for The Kent Stater. Contact her at

Opinion: Remembering legendary, high-spirted actor Mickey Rooney

Megan Brown April 8, 2014

With an award-winning acting career lasting more than 80 years, Mickey Rooney taught us to laugh and have fun in the pictures. Sadly, the world of film lost the legendary, fun-loving actor this past week...

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