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APRIL 25, 2013
           |    ART    |    FASHION    |    MUSIC   |    THEATRE AND DANCE    |    KSU MUSEUM    |
The School of Theatre and Dance presents
A Midsummer Night's Dream

April 19-28, 2013
Director: Mark Monday

Wright-Curtis Theatre
Music & Speech Center
1325 Theatre Dr.
Call 330-672-ARTS (2787)
for tickets

View the Brochure
Spring 2013 BFA Gala
Now through May 3
School of Art Gallery
Art Bldg.

Reception 1: 4/25, 5-7 p.m.
Reception 2: 5/2, 5-7 p.m.
Tues.-Fri., 11-5

Photographic Works of
Lester Lefton

April 24-May 11
Downtown Gallery
141 E. Main St., Kent, OH
Wed.-Fri 12-5, Sat. 10-4

School of Art Galleries
Kent State University Museum

515 Hilltop Drive
Corner of E. Main & S. Lincoln

GLASS: Selections from the KSU Museum Collection
Through June 28, 2015
Tarter/Miller Gallery


Through Feb., 2014
Higbee Gallery

Through Oct. 6, 2013
Alumni Gallery

UNDRESS: Shaping Fashion and Private Life

Through Sept. 1, 2013
Broadbent Gallery


Palmer and Mull Galleries

Wed./Fri./Sat., 10-4:45
Thurs., 10-8:45
Sun., Noon-4:45

General, $5
Senior Citizens (55+), $4
Students/children (7-18), $3
Students, staff, and faculty with KSU ID, Free
Any Sunday admission, Free
Annual pass (includes 4 free guest passes per year), $25
Midsummer Night's Dream
Through April 28
Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m.
Sun. at 2 p.m.
Wright-Curtis Theatre
Call 330-672-ARTS for tickets

KSU Orchestra and
Combined KSU Choirs

April  28 at 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium at
Cartwright Hall
Call 330-672-ARTS for tickets
The Kent/Blossom Arts Programs, organized within the College of the Arts, offer advanced summer study in art, music, and theatre. These programs complement the annual performance season of Blossom Music Center, summer home of The Cleveland Orchestra. University facilities include Porthouse Theatre and Eells Art Gallery, located on the grounds of the Blossom Music Center.

All three programs offer a variety of lectures, exhibits and performances. Please view each programs' upcoming schedules below.

Kent/Blossom Art

Kent/Blossom Music Festival

Porthouse Theatre
Performing Arts
Box Office
3 ways to order your tickets for theatre, dance, music, and special events!

330-672-ARTS (2787)

In Person:
Roe Green Center Lobby
Music & Speech Center
1325 Theatre Drive
Noon- 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Online, by TIX:
Theatre Events
Music Events
Dance Events

Note: Only adult and senior tickets available online.
Students must call or visit the box office.


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Annual Fashion Show This Saturday

Kent State University's Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandisin
g will celebrate its 30th anniversary during the 2013 fashion school fashion show, "FS2" on Sat., April 27 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the E. Turner Stump Theatre, 1325 Theatre Drive, Music and Speech Building, Kent, OH.

Each year the fashion design students at Kent State create their final collections. Upon further critique by industry professionals, the best collections are chosen and shown in the annual spring fashion show produced by the fashion show management and production teams. This year, 25 designers will have the opportunity to show their collections at the fashion show.

Tickets for the 1 p.m. matinee are $40 per person and are $65 per person for the 6 p.m. awards show. Tickets are available by calling the performing arts box office at 330-672-ARTS (2787) or visiting the box office weekdays from 11 a.m. 5 p.m. or online at www.tix.com. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover, personal check and cash.  Read Full Article
KSU Orchestra and Choirs Perform Together this Sunday

The Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music's Orchestra will close its 2012-2013 season with a performance led by Scott MacPherson, director of choral activities, Sun., April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall.

The KSU Orchestra will be joined by the entire combined KSU choirs, which includes the Chorale, Kent Chorus, and Men's and Women's Choruses.

This performance will include Carl Maria von Weber's "Overture to 'Der Freischütz'" and the dramatic oratorio "King David" by Arthur Honegger. "King David" will feature the following soloists: assistant professor of music Lara Troyer, soprano; Sarah Leuwerke, contralto; and associate professor of music Timothy Culver, tenor.
The Cartwright Hall box office will open one hour prior to the performance for walk up sales, and will also accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Tickets and more information are also available by calling 330-672-ARTS (2787) or visiting kent.edu/music.
Ohio Arts Council Board Approves School of Art Faculty Members and Alumna for Individual Excellence Awards

Three from the School of Art, Michael Loderstedt, Lori Kella and Paul O'Keeffe, have received the Ohio Arts Council Board approved recommendations for Individual Excellence Awards of $5,000 each.

KSU sculpture MFA alumna Annie Stimson has also received an individual Excellence Award.

The Ohio Arts Council selects Individual Excellence Award recipients solely on the merit of past artistic work through an open panel review.

According to the OAC, the Individual Excellence Awards program recognizes outstanding artistic achievements in a variety of disciplines. The award is meant to provide artists with the necessary resources to "experiment, explore and reflect as they develop their skills and advance their art form," while also publicly acknowledging the great work of Ohio artists.
Ceramic Cups, Musical Theatre Students and the Fashion Show are the highlights of this month's BRAVO! Program

Two Guest Artists Present Free Lectures for the Kent/Blossom Art Program

Kent/Blossom Art will present two guest lectures the week of May 13 as part of the 2013 Public Lecture Series. Tuesday, May 14 the series will feature printmaker Guillermo Trejo, and Thursday, May 16 it will feature sculptor Elana Herzog. All public lectures take place in room 202 of the Art Building at 6 p.m., and are free and open to the public.

Guillermo Trejo is originally from Mexico, where he studied at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Etching in Mexico City. He also earned his MFA at the University of Ottawa. Trejo now teaches printmaking at the Ottawa School of Art.

Elana Herzog creates impactful installations with materials including textiles, staples and Sheetrock. Her recent solo and two-person exhibitions have included shows at LMAKprojects, the Morgan Lehman Gallery and the New Britain Museum of Art.

The Public Lecture Series gives the general public an opportunity to hear from the top artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics. The Kent Blossom Art program also includes two-week intensive workshops in these areas of study, available at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For more information, visit dept.kent.edu/art or call 330-672-2192.  Read Full Article
In Its 46th Year, Kent/Blossom Music Festival Continues its Partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra

The Kent/Blossom Music Festival (KBMF) is an advanced training institute operated by Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music in cooperation with The Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center each summer. Now in its 46th year, the KBMF is known as one of the finest summer music festivals in the country. Musicians Danna Sundet, oboist for the Erie Philharmonic, and Keith Robinson, cellist and founding member of the Miami String Quartet, have served as the Festival’s co-coordinators for the past three years.

The program offers chamber music intensives for student performers in the areas of strings, woodwinds, and brass instruments.

“Kent/Blossom Music Festival draws students from all around the world to Kent State for an amazing five-week study intensive with world-renowned musicians,” said Sundet. “Many alumni from our program now play with some of the most impressive orchestras, symphonies and notable ensembles. One such alumnus is eight-time Grammy-winning violinist, Phil Setzer, with Emerson String Quartet; plus, the countless members of the Cleveland Orchestra who are also alumni.”

 KBMF also provides opportunities for members of the community to experience the talents of renowned artists in intimate performance spaces. A six-concert subscription series is available to the public for the upcoming Faculty Concerts, presented in Ludwig Recital Hall in the Music and Speech Building on the Kent State University campus. The Music and Speech Building is located at 1325 Theatre Drive.

The Kent/Blossom Music Festival Faculty Concerts feature performances by the high-profile musicians who serve as faculty for the students attending the summer music program, including members of The Cleveland Orchestra. All Faculty Concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall, Music and Speech Building, 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent.

A six-concert subscription, which provides subscribers with an $18 savings is $72 for adults and $60 for seniors. To purchase a subscription, call the Kent/Blossom Music Festival office at 330-672-2613. Subscriptions may be purchased with check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Single tickets will go on sale June 3, with adults $15, seniors $13 and students $5. For more information on the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, visit kent.edu/blossom. 

Faculty Concert Schedule and Musician Bios

Three Fashion Students Competed in Project MOCA at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Three KSU students: senior fashion merchandising major Corinne Brothers, junior fashion merchandising major Cora Mercer and sophomore fashion design and fashion merchandising double major Cree Pippen competed in the fashion design competition Project MOCA at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland this past weekend.

Project MOCA is an experimental fashion event loosely based on the reality TV show Project Runway. The students’ submitted designs were required to include a high-contrast element and to show a consideration for the interplay of cinema and performance on fashion and femininity. A panel of fashion experts juried the show.

Project MOCA was Cree Pippen’s first fashion show competition off-campus, and she said it was a great experience. “It opened my eyes to the vast talent of other designers,” Pippen said. “I loved how we all had completely different pieces and concepts, though we all had the same challenge."

Corinne Brothers also enjoyed the event. “It was a wonderful challenge and overall experience,” she said. “I am proud to have represented Kent State with my design, alongside the other students."

The three KSU students competed against six other students from Virginia Marti College of Art and Design and the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Porthouse Theatre Subscriptions are Now
Available to the Public!

Buy tickets online at www.porthousetheatre.com or call 330-672-3884.
College of the Arts Dean's Office / 330-672-2760 / 204 Taylor Hall / 300 Midway Drive
  School of Art / 330-672-2192 / Art Building / 400 Janik Drive
School of Fashion Design and Merchandising / 330-67-23010 / 226 Rockwell Hall / 515 Hilltop Drive
  Hugh A. Glauser School of Music / 330-672-2172 / Music & Speech Center / 1325 Theatre Drive
School of Theatre and Dance / 330-672-2082 / Music & Speech Center / 1325 Theatre Drive
  Kent State University Museum / 330-672-3450 / Rockwell Hall / 515 Hilltop Drive

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