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Kent State University                                                                                 June 7, 2014 

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Summer 2014
Performing Arts
Box Office
PABO offers three ways to order your tickets for
Kent Blossom Music Festival and Porthouse!

330-672-ARTS (2787)

In Person:
Roe Green Center Lobby
Center for the Performing Arts
1325 Theatre Drive
Noon- 5 p.m.
Art Galleries
The School of Art offers three venues to enjoy the arts this summer! Join us in the Downtown Gallery, the School of Art Gallery, or the Eells Gallery on the grounds of Kent Blossom Music Center.

School of Art Galleries
Kent State University Museum


through 2/16/2015
Higbee Gallery

through Oct. 5, 2014
Alumni Gallery


through Aug. 31, 2014
Broadbent Gallery

through June 29, 2014
Stager and Blum Galleries


Tarter/Miller Gallery


Palmer and Mull Galleries

KSU Museum Hours

515 Hilltop Drive
Corner E. Main & S. Lincoln


My Fair Lady Promises to be Thoroughly Entertaining

Porthouse Theatre
, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 46th season with My Fair Lady on June 13, 2014. Performances run through June 28. A preview performance will take place on June 12.

Directed by Porthouse Theatre Artistic Director Terri Kent, My Fair Lady follows the transformation of Eliza Doolittle from cockney flower girl to sophisticated lady. The musical is adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture "Pygmalion" with book and lyrics by Alan J. Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Performances are June 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28 at 8pm and June 15 and 22 at 2pm.

The production stars Actors Equity Association members Kayce Cummings as Eliza Doolittle, Greg Violand as Henry Higgins, Rohn Thomas as Alfred P. Doolittle and Geoff Stephenson as Colonel Pickering.

My Fair Lady is assistant directed by Jerimie Newcomb, choreographed by John R. Crawford, and music directed by Jonathan Swoboda. Costume design is by S.Q. Campbell, lighting design is by T.C. Kouyeas, Jr., scene design is by Ben Needham, sound design is by Brian Chismar and technical direction is by Steve Pauna. Actors Equity Association production stage manager is Derric Nolte.

For subscriptions and tickets, call 330-672-3884, purchase online at www.porthousetheatre.com or in person at the Porthouse Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. The box office is open Monday Friday, 11am to 5 pm. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks, and cash.

The Kent/Blossom Music Festival (KBMF) is now in its 47th Season!

Continuing the tradition of presenting world-class chamber music in Northeast Ohio, KBMF's much anticipated Faculty Concert Series offer the community the unique opportunity to experience performances by some of the region's most highly-coveted  Cleveland Orchestra musicians in an intimate setting. Additionally, the public is invited to enjoy the talents of some of the world's finest young musicians performing in KBMF's Chamber Players concerts, which are free and open to all. This year, we are joined by 46 students from all over the world whose visit will culminate into a side-by-side performance with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center.

We invite you to purchase a six-concert Faculty Concert Series subscription for only $72 for adults and $60 for seniors. That’s an $18 Savings! Tickets for students 18 and under are free. For more information, please call 330-672-Arts (2787) or visit www.kent.edu/blossom.

All faculty concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent.

For More Information>>

Nationally-Acclaimed Printmaker and Ceramicists Visit Kent to Work with Students and Discuss Works and Process

Melissa Brown (Printmaking)
6 p.m., Wed., June 11

Educated at the Rhode Island School of Design, Yale University and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, Melissa Brown currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her work has been shown extensively throughout the United States and reviewed in numerous publications, including Art in America, Artforum, the Village Voice and the New York Times.

David Alban (Ceramics)
6 p.m., Mon., June 23

David Alban’s exhibitions and residencies have taken him from the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, N.Y., to the National Museum in Wrocław, Poland. His work part of the permanent collections of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, among others.

Matthew Courtney (Ceramics)
Time TBD Mon., June 23

Matthew N. Courtney is an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has also taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Drexel University in Philadelphia. Courtney has also received an Ohio Arts Council fellowship and a Hunt Art Futures Program teaching fellowship, administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

For More Information>>

Dr. Robin VandeZande Named NAEA's 2014 Design Educator Award Winner

Robin VandeZande, associate professor for art education at the School of Art, was named the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Design Educator Award, presented by the Design Issues Group of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). According to the NAEA, the award recognizes “professional leadership and exemplary service in promoting the importance of teaching design in P-12 education and contributing to the knowledge base and practices of design education pedagogy.”

Recently, the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) additionally awarded Dr. VandeZande a one-year research grant worth $10,000. Her research proposal is entitled “The Framework of Design Education Principles, Practice, and Strategies for Teaching and Learning in Secondary Programs.” Dr. VandeZande will present her findings at a special session of the organization’s national conference in March 2015.

Creative Use of Technology Will Be Subject at Free Lecture on June 19

Thurs., June 19, 4-5 p.m.

Murphy Auditorium
KSU Museum

A reception will follow the lecture.

Dr. Frances Joseph is Co-Director of CoLab, Co-director of the Textile and Design Laboratory (TDL), and an associate researcher at the Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI). In 2006 Frances co-authored and led the successful GIPI grant application to establish the TDL and has directed its strategic and research development over the past six years. In 2008 she was the lead author of the successful ESI grant to establish CoLab. Through these two entities she has helped build new areas of research within the University, mentoring staff in becoming active researchers, initiating and gaining funding for a number of collaborative project teams, supervising postgraduate students and developing industry partnerships.

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 / 330-672-3010 / 226 Rockwell Hall / 515 Hilltop Drive
  Hugh A. Glauser School of Music / 330-672-2172 / Center for the Performing Arts / 1325 Theatre Drive
School of Theatre and Dance / 330-672-2082 / Center for the Performing Arts/ 1325 Theatre Drive
  Kent State University Museum / 330-672-3450 / Rockwell Hall / 515 Hilltop Drive
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