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Janice Lessman-Moss, professor in the School of Arts. 

Kent State Celebrates Art Professor’s Legacy with Large Exhibit

Benjamin Weaver Reporter February 17, 2022

More than 20 weavings will be showcased as Kent State celebrates over 35 years of service by national award-winning artist and a professor of textile arts, Janice Lessman-Moss. The exhibition, “Dancing...

Helena Richardson, a graduate student at Kent State, stands in front of one of the tapestries featured at the Line by Line exhibit.

New Kent State gallery focuses on textiles as an art form

Benjamin Weaver Reporter January 29, 2022

Weaving is an art technique that is centuries old, but the new art gallery, Line by Line on display at the Center for Visual Arts at Kent State, displays weaving being modernized in innovative ways.The...

Golden Girls by Kent State alumna Jennifer Datchuk. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Datchuk.

Kent State alumna wins United States Artist fellowship

Shelby Reeves Reporter February 9, 2020

Kent State Alumna Jennifer Ling Datchuk won a $50,000 art fellowship from United States Artists, which is given to the most compelling artists of various mediums working and living in the United States.“I...

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...

The Downtown Gallery hosted the silent auction “You, Me, Us, We” benefiting Planned Parenthood on Thurs., June 29, 2017.

Downtown Gallery holds silent auction for Planned Parenthood

Cody Patton June 30, 2017

The Kent State School of Art’s Downtown Gallery held a silent auction benefiting Planned Parenthood Thursday evening.The “You, Me, Us, We” event was a one-time, volunteer-ran event.Art professor...

Janice Lessman-Moss, Textile Professor in the School of Art at Kent State, sits at her loom from Norway while discussing the coming Textile Art Open House on Friday, March 4, 2016. Lessman-Moss was recently named an “individual artist” category winner for the 2016 Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio.

Art professor of 35 years wins Governor’s Individual Artist’s Award

Holly Disch March 8, 2016

A Kent State art professor dedicated her work to textiles for the past 20 years, which paved the way for winning the Governor’s Individual Artists Award.At the start of her college career, Janice Lessman-Moss...

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