|The School of Theatre and Dance |
Roe Green Visiting Director Series presents
Tony Award-winning ActorMichael RupertFeb. 15-Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.
Feb. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. E. Turner Stump Theatre
Music & Speech Center
1325 Theatre Drive
$16 - adults
$14 - faculty, staff, Alumni Assoc.
$12 - seniors (60+)
$8 - non-KSU students with valid ID or students under 18
all full-time undergraduate KSU students
$10 per person Groups of 10+
3 ways to order tickets
Performing Arts Box Office!
SUEDE In Person Free Fashion Show
Fabric & Patterns
Sat., Feb. 2
1 and 3:30 p.m.
Rockwell Hall Auditorium
515 Hilltop Dr.
No reservations required
Through Feb. 15
School of Art Gallery, Art Bldg.
Kent State University Museum
515 Hilltop Drive
Corner of E. Main & S. Lincoln
Sun., Noon-4:45 Admission:
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 FANDEMONIUM
Through Oct. 6, 2013
Alumni GalleryDetailsUNDRESS: Shaping Fashion and Private Life
Through Sept. 1, 2013
Palmer and Mull GalleriesDetails
A World of Resist Dye Techniques
Through March 17, 2013
Stager and Blum GalleriesDetails
LIFE, THOUGHTS, & GARMENTS:Linda Öhrn-McDaniel Recent
Through Feb. 10, 2013
|Bach Specialist Bruce Murray Performs Baroque Program
The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and Kent Keyboard Series present
Sunday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m.
Ludwig Recital Hall
Bruce Murray is both an accomplished performing artist and administrator. Murray currently serves as the chair of the Miami University Department of Music in Ohio. He has also held the positions of dean and artistic administrator of the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, N.C., and director of the School of Music at University of Alabama. Murray is also an active performer as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestra.
Murray, a noted Bach specialist, will perform a program including the Fifteen Sinfonias, BWV 787-801, Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828, Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 and the Italian Concerto BWV 971.
This year, the Kent Keyboard Series' 10th season, also marks the celebration of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music's recent designation as an All-Steinway School. The Kent Keyboard Series features prominent performers known in the field for their expertise.
Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and KSU faculty and staff; $8 students with valid ID and those under 18; and free for full-time undergraduate Kent State University students.Tickets can be purchased by calling 330-672-ARTS (2787), by visiting kent.edu/music
or by visiting the performing arts box office. Get Directions
|Tony Award-Winning Actor Directs Spring Awakening
Tony Award-winning actor Michael Rupert
will direct Spring Awakening
, as part of the Roe Green Visiting Director Series,
School of Theatre and Dance.
Visiting director Michael Rupert is an actor, director and composer. Rupert has appeared on Broadway in such shows as Legally Blonde, Ragtime, Pippin, City of Angels
and the 1986 revival of Sweet Charity
, a performance for which he won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.
As a composer, Rupert wrote the off-Broadway musical 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down
and the Broadway musical Mail
. His directing credits include Thrill Me
with York Theater Company and Breaking the Code
with Weathervane Playhouse.
Roe Green is a local arts patron and activist. In 2003, the Roe Green foundation pledged to donate $25,000 a year for five years to the School of Theatre and Dance in order to establish a guest director's series. In 2008, Ms. Green renewed her pledge for another $25,000 and five more years. Through the Roe Green Visiting Director Series, students have worked with world-renowned directors such as Ping Chong, Vincent Dowling, Victoria Bussert and J.R.Sullivan.
Shows run Fri., Feb. 15 through Sun. Feb. 24. The Feb. 17 and 24 performances will be held at 2 p.m., and all others will be held at 8 p.m.
|Suede Unveils New Line of Fabric and Patterns at The Fashion School
New York-based fashion designer, Season 5 "Project Runway" contestant and Kent State University graduate Suede will introduce his new SUEDEsays line of fabrics and patterns with a free fashion show Sat., Feb. 2 in the Rockwell Hall Auditorium at both 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Rockwell Hall Auditorium is located at 515 Hilltop Drive on the Kent State University campus. Reservations are not required.
Suede will unveil his SUEDEsays line with 15 exclusive runway looks. The fashion show is presented in conjunction with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Simplicity, The Fashion School at Kent State University and Springs Creative. Current KSU students will serve as models in the show, and the Fashion Student Organization will provide assistance on the day of the show.
The event will include a free meet-and-greet between showtimes. Suede will also appear at the Hudson Jo-Ann store at 5381 Darrow Rd. on Fri., Feb. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information on Suede and his SUEDEsays fabrics and patterns line, visit SUEDEsays.com
|Rob Vander Zee Opens Exhibit
Kent State University School of Art Galleries presents a collection of work by Virginia-based artist Rob Vander Zee
in the Downtown Gallery. The exhibit is open through Friday, Feb. 15.
oil on wood panel, 76" x 95"
Vander Zee creates his images by layering oil glazes. The layers build depth and create a glow about the paintings, as light bounces off of the various levels. His work is inspired by the cultures and natural environments he has experienced through his travels: He cites Italy, the Galapagos Islands and the Ecuadorian rainforests as sources for his recent series "Sacred Earth" and "Visions of Paradise."
Vander Zee has worked and shown his work internationally. His past exhibitions include contributions to Europe's Centennial Celebration of the Arts in Vilnius, Lithuania and a solo show at the Saginaw Museum of Art in Saginaw, Mich. He also lived in residence at the Casades Artes of the Itchimbia Cultural Institute of Ecuador and displayed his work at the national gallery. He was also involved in visiting artist programs in Signaghi, Republic of Georgia and Tallinn, Estonia.
In 2005, Vander Zee opened the Vander Zee Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. The following year, he started the Vander Zee School of Painting, where he currently mentors a group of 40 painting students.
Downtown Gallery Hours and Location
|KSU Orchestra Concerto Competition Winners Perform Feb. 10
The Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music's Orchestra continues its 2012-2013 season with a performance highlighting the undergraduate and graduate concerto competition winners Sun.
, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m
. in the University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall.
The graduate concerto contest winner, cellist José Luis Herrera, will perform "Concerto No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 33" by Camille Saint-Saëns. The undergraduate winner, senior music performance major and violinist Yang Zeng, will perform "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 53" by Antonin Dvořák.
The orchestra will also perform "The Planets," an orchestral suite by Gustav Holst. Tickets for the performance are $10 for adults, $5 for students with valid ID and free for all full-time Kent Campus undergraduate students.
|Take a Peak at UNDRESS at the KSU Museum
Undress: Shaping Fashion and Private Life
examines fashion and culture from the pieces that give shape to the style. The exhibition spans fashion periods from the 18th century to Spanx with examples of corsetry, nightwear and loungewear, including a collection of Katharine Hepburn's personal lingerie.
Pictured at right is Katharine Hepburn's Peignoir and Nightgown
Probably French, 2nd third, 20th century
White nylon tricot,
Gift of the Estate of Katharine Hepburn (KSUM 2010.12.90,91).
Museum Director Jean L. Druesedow writes, "The defining characteristic of any fashion period is the shape of the silhouette. Shape is largely determined by what is worn underneath the fashionable garment and next to the skin."
The silhouettes of a period are very much influenced by the attitudes of the time, in terms of economic, political, social and sexual issues, and so there is much to learn from these shape-giving garments worn underneath fashion and in the privacy of the home.
The second photo is a Ribbon Corset
American, ca. 1900.
Made of ribbons stiffened with steel.
Gift of William Davis McTeer in memory of Joan Pavelin McTeer (KSUM 2011.12.12
|Porthouse Theatre Announces 2013 Summer Season
Porthouse Theatre, Kent State's outdoor, summer theatre, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, announces its 2013 season of musicals.
South Pacific, the first production, directed by artistic director Terri Kent, is a Broadway musical set on a tropical island during World War II. Songs include "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "This Nearly Was Mine" and "There is Nothin' Like a Dame." Music is by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan.The show runs June 13-29.
Working is based on the book by Studs Terkel and adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. This new 2010 version of Working is a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life.While most of the professions have been updated, the strength of the show is in the core truths that transcend specific professions; the key is how people's relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity, regardless of the trappings of the job itself. The show runs July 4-20.
The season closes with Fiddler on the Roof, directed by associate artistic director for Porthouse Theatre Eric van Baars. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. The show runs July 25-Aug. 11.