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Echo Davis, who majors in cermaics, purchases a variety of cards and stickers from Brittany Gorelick at the art sale on Feb. 10, 2023.

The art of love: School of Art hosts Valentine’s Day art sale

Danielle Stehle, Reporter February 13, 2023

Kent State student artists sold multiple pieces of art to spread their love of what art truly means on Feb. 10. Many students like junior fashion merchandising major Mandolin Arnett displayed her work...

Kristin Morris statue Ricardo is displayed in the exhibition. Morris recieved the Brian Lonsway Memorial Award for Humor in Craft for her work.

School of Art showcases award-winning alumni, Ohio artists’ work in ‘Best of 2022’ gallery

Chloe Robertson and Grace Clarke, Reporter September 9, 2022

Eighty-three award-winning works of art, including work from Kent State alumni, are now on display at Kent State's Center for the Visual Arts. The university is hosting the Ohio Designer Craftsmen...

Forever Brighter funds will be used for scholarships, research funding and building expansion

Megan Becker Assigning Editor October 7, 2021

The $350 million Forever Brighter fundraising campaign will be used to prioritize student success, expand university initiatives and build the future.Kent State University announced the $350 million fundraising...

Kent State faculty find new ways to teach online

Molly Heideman Assigning Editor March 27, 2020

Kent State faculty have found new and innovative ways to deliver coursework to students digitally who are in more hands-on and experience-based courses.Schools like architecture, art, theater and dance...

Stephen Saracino’s “Columbine Survival Bracelet” sits in its glass display at the Center for Visual Arts gallery on Fri., Jan. 17.

Metal sculpture exhibition addresses trauma and May 4 anniversary

Chris Ramos Student politics reporter January 19, 2020

Contemporary metal sculptures inspired by trauma and violence will be on display for students at the Center for the Visual Arts. On Friday, the opening reception for “Constructed Answer” will run...

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...

Charlie wearing Sherry Simms, Compact Lipstick: Rose, copper, enamel paint, sterling, lipstick, 2004.

KSU Downtown Gallery to explore gender identity through jewelry

Alexandra Sobczak October 30, 2018

“Jewelry and Gender: Challenging the Norms,” the newest exhibition at the KSU Downtown Gallery, will challenge the gender binary and explore gender identities through jewelry art.The opening reception...

School of Art sees growth in enrollment, credits recruitment efforts

Alexandra Sobczak September 16, 2018

Despite Kent State’s overall drop in enrollment this fall, the School of Art experienced an enrollment increase of nearly 23 percent.There are 360 undergraduate students in the school this fall, 82 more...

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Kent visual art students show best pieces at Student Annual 2018

Jarett Theberge February 28, 2018

Kent State art students will present their best work in the Student Annual 2018; a juried art show starting Thursday where students can win up to $1,000 in awards.The Student Annual, located at the Center...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren talks to the crowd attending the first home basketball game of the spring semester Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

President offers updates on ‘inclusive,’ community-driven Master Plan

Valerie Royzman February 21, 2018

President Beverly Warren revealed new details on the developing Master Plan at a public session on campus Tuesday, highlighting the Kent State community’s input was crucial in shaping the proposal.Over...

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...

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