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“Aggregate” is the Kent State School of Art’s newest exhibition.

‘Aggregate’ exhibition features pieces from students across Ohio

Patrick Creedon, Reporter November 2, 2023

Located in the Downtown Gallery, the Kent State School of Art now welcomes guests to its new exhibition titled “Aggregate,” a combined art exhibition featuring graduate and undergraduate student works...

Downtown Gallery to hold Planned Parenthood benefit auction

Cody Patton June 26, 2017

Kent State School of Art’s Downtown Gallery is hosting You, Me, Us, We, a silent auction and art exhibition benefiting Planned Parenthood of Ohio, on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.The gallery, located...

New gallery exhibit injects color amid gloomy weather

Benjamin VanHoose January 17, 2017

Science intersects with art at the Downtown Gallery’s new exhibit. "Biosynthesis: The Art of Jonah Jacobs and Betsy Cavalier-Casey" opens Thursday, showcasing elaborate sculptures and paintings based...

Winners of 2016 Stratosphere Art Competition selected

Zak Kinkaid April 22, 2016

The winners of the 2016 Stratosphere Juried Art Competition were announced Thursday night at Kent State University’s Downtown Gallery.Alenka Banco, a juror and director of the Cleveland arts prize, gave...

Finalists for Stratosphere Art Competition announced

Zak Kinkaid April 20, 2016

Director of the Cleveland Arts Prize Alenka Banco has selected the finalists for the 2016 Stratosphere Juried Art Competition, which was narrowed down to 25 participants out of a pool of 200 entrants.Effie...

Submission deadline nears for Stratosphere art competition

Holly Disch February 5, 2016

The Stratosphere, a juried art competition open to all undergraduate majors, will return this year with the theme of ‘environment.’  According to the competition's website, the display of work is...

Kent State freshmen Kelly Cunningham and sophomore theatre studies major Jordan Euell ponder who they think this portrait by musician Bob Dylan might be. “I think it looks like John Henry,” Kelly said. Jordan then pulled up a drawing of Henry on his phone for comparison. The McKay Bricker Gallery on Main Street in downtown Kent is currently hosting the portrait series from Feb. 21 to Mar. 5.

Bob Dylan exhibit to open at Downtown Gallery

Cameron Gorman January 20, 2016

Bob Dylan is an artist in more than one sense of the word.Considered a driving force in the history of rock 'n’ roll, the singer-songwriter has been the recipient of 11 grammy awards, and has helmed...

Art by Darius Steward.

Cleveland artist brings social issues to downtown Kent exhibit

Raeanna Hertz November 30, 2015

Surrounded in a room with empty white walls, stands a lonely tall gallery pedestal.The image makes Darius Steward’s mind flourish with new ideas for his gallery “BAC N 4th”.“I always think of the...

Student art sale to raise money for Center for the Visual Arts

Dara Sander April 16, 2015

“Cups and Coasters” is a themed student art sale that will begin April 22 with an opening reception on April 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Downtown Gallery.The deadline for student submissions for the...

Photo courtesy of Kim Uhlik

KSU alum captures quirky, amazing world beneath our feet in photographs

Audrey Fletcher February 25, 2015

Kent State alumnus Kim Uhlik has worn many hats. From earning his master’s degree in geography from Kent State and working as a cartographer, to being a musician, to returning to school to earn his doctorate...

Photo courtesy of J.R. Campbell.

KSU Fashion School director turns passion into reality with opening of “Wearable Spaces”

Melissa Puppo January 14, 2015

J.R. Campbell hopes to turn his background in digital textile printing into inspiration for the opening of his solo exhibit, “Wearable Spaces” at the Kent State School of Art’s Downtown Gallery.The...

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