|The School of Theatre and Dance |
Roe Green Visiting Director Series presents
Tony Award-winning ActorMichael RupertRead More>>
Feb. 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
$10 per person Groups of 10+
full-time undergraduate KSU students - see the "Fee for Free" Policy
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TODAY, FEB. 2Free Fashion Show
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Fabric & Patterns
Sat., Feb. 2
1 and 3:30 p.m.
Rockwell Hall Auditorium
515 Hilltop Dr.
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Through Feb. 15
Rob Vander ZeeThrough Feb. 15Downtown Gallery
141 E. Main St., Kent
Weds.-Fri., 12-5 & Sat., 10-4
330-676-1549Read Full ArticleStudent Annual Juried
CompetitionFeb. 28-March 20School of Art Gallery, Art. Bldg.
330-672-7853School of Art Galleries
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
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|Mark Your Calendars!
March 10 at 5 p.m.
Kent Keyboard Series:
Ludwig Recital HallMarch 15-17 at 7:30 p.m.
Spring Opera Production
Ludwig Recital HallMarch 15-17, 8 and 2 p.m
BFA Senior Dance Concert/ Student Dance Festival
Erdmann-Zucchero TheatreMarch 13-April 20
National Ceramics Invitational
Downtown Art GalleryApril 2-5
MFA Thesis Group Show
School of Art Gallery
April 5-7, 8 and 2 p.m.
Kent Dance Ensemble: New View
E. Turner Stump TheatreApril 7 at 3 p.m.
Chorale Spring Concert
Kent Presbyterian ChurchApril 7 at 5 p.m.
Kent Keyboard Series:Donna Lee
Ludwig Recital HallApril 12-14, 8 and 2 p.m.
Student Theatre Festival
Erdmann-Zucchero TheatreApril 16-19
School of Art GalleryApril 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Men's & Women's Chorus
Day Concert 2013
Kent United Church of Christ
Spring for the Arts week begins April 20!April 19-28, 8 and 2 p.m.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Wright-Curtis TheatreApril 23-May 3
School of Art GalleryApril 27
Annual Student Fashion ShowApril 28 at 7:30 p.m.
KSU Orchestra Concert IV
|Donna Lee and Keith Robinson Perform Together
Cellist Keith Robinson
and pianist Donna Lee
will perform in the Ludwig Recital Hall
on Feb. 16
at 3 p.m.
The program will include "Adagio" by Benedetto Marcello, as well as works by Camille Saint-Saëns and Richard Strauss. The concert is free
Robinson and Lee released a CD together last year on Blue Griffin Recording titled 'Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello and Piano.'
The pair has also performed "The Complete
Works for Cello and Piano by Beethoven" together on many occasions.
Cellist Keith Robinson is a founding member of the Miami String Quartet and has been active as a chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist since his graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music. Robinson has had numerous solo appearances with orchestras throughout the U.S., including the New World Symphony, The American Sinfonietta and the Miami Chamber Symphony.
Highlights of recent seasons include performances in New York City at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, engagements in Boston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Paul and Philadelphia. Internationally, Robinson has performed in Bern, Cologne, Istanbul, Lausanne, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Taipei and Paris.
Donna Lee, pianist and associate professor of music at Kent State University, has appeared as a soloist and collaborative artist at Kennedy Center's Concert Hall and Terrace Theater in Washington, DC and Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City. She has also performed in Asia, Europe and throughout the US, with recent performances in Wuhan, China; Brno, Czech Republic; and Maui, Hawaii.
Lee earned her doctorate from Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, her master's from The Juilliard School, and her bachelor of music degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studied with prominent artist-teachers Julian Martin, the late Rudolf Firkusny, and Thomas Schumacher, respectively.
|MFA Student Artwork on Display
The KSU MFA Show
includes the work of more than 30 students in a variety of media, including textiles, prints,
sculptures, ceramics and assemblages.
Many non-traditional pieces are represented in the exhibition, including a monofilament weaving by Lauren Mangeri
and a painting on glass by Scott Goss. Kathryn Shinko's
piece pictured at right, "The Vicious Dog,"
is a cross-stitched textile work which she describes as a representation of the horrors that can lurk under the pleasant facade of the middle American home.
The show runs through Friday, Feb. 15 in the School of Art Gallery, located in the Art Building on the Kent Campus. For more information, call 330-672-7853. Read Full Article
|Fashion School Hosts Screening of Fashion Documentary
Versailles '73: American Runway RevolutionSaturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.Rockwell Hall Auditorium
The Fashion School at Kent State University will host the screening of the documentary that details the iconic 1973 fashion show, Le Grand Divertissement à Versailles
, and an accompanying director's lecture. The film is presented as part of campus programming for Black History Month.
The event opens with a VIP reception at 6 p.m.; the screening and lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. Some of the fashion icons featured in the documentary will be in attendance at the screening, and the VIP reception will include opportunities to interact with the legendary models.
The documentary was director Deborah Riley Draper's first full-length film with her production company, Coffee Bluff Pictures. The film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, was featured during New York Fashion Week and Toronto Fashion Week and has had limited engagements in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta. For more information on the film, visit versailles73movie.com
"The film is important to bring to Kent State because it was a groundbreaking event," assistant professor of fashion design and merchandising Tameka Ellington
said. "It was the first event where African American designers and models were showcased, and it paved the way for African Americans in the fashion industry."
The 1973 event featured grounding-breaking models of color Billie Blair, Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, Norma Jean Darden, Charlene Dash, Bethann Hardison, Barbara Jackson, China Machado, Jennifer Brice, Ramona Saunders, and Amina Warsuma.
Cost for the event is $35 for admission to the pre-screening VIP reception and lecture and screening, $20 for admission to the lecture and screening and $10 for student admission to the lecture and screening. Tickets are available at the door, cash only. To RSVP for the VIP reception, please contact Tammy Cullen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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|School of Art Accepting Ceramic Cup Submissions through Feb. 15
|12th Annual National Juried Cup Show
March 13 - April 20
Downtown Art GalleryReception: March 14, 5-7, free and open to public
The competition is open to all artists residing in the United States. Each artist may submit no more than two cups.There is a $20 entry fee per artist, which must be submitted with the entry form
. Submissions will be accepted through Feb. 15.
Entrants will be notified of juror's decision on March 1, and the gallery must receive all pieces by March 9. The artist is responsible for shipping to the Downtown Gallery. More than $1000 in prizes will be awarded. Call 330-676-1549 for more information. Read Full Article
|School of Music Upcoming Concerts
For more information on these and other music events, please call 330-672-2172 or visit www.kent.edu/music.
Kent Keyboard Series: Bruce Murray
Sunday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m.
Ludwig Recital Hall
The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and Kent Keyboard Series present Bruce Murray, a noted Bach specialist, who 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.
Call the Performing Arts Box Office for ticket information at 330-672-ARTS (2787). Read Full Article
KSU Orchestra Concerto Competition Concert
Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m.
University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall
The performance highlights the undergraduate and graduate concerto competition winners.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. Read Full ArticleMedieval Music Ensemble Bernardus
Thursday, Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Ludwig Recital Hall
Free and open to the public
Medieval music ensemble Bernardus
will perform 'The Eternal Flame: Visions of Love Throughout the Medieval World.'
The group, named after the troubadour Bernard de Ventadorn, presents the compelling and rarely heard repertoire of the Middle Ages.
Performers include founding members associate professor of music Jay White
(countertenor) and assistant professor of music Craig Resta
(vielle), along with associate professor of theatre Eric van Baars
and assistant professor of music Marla Berg
This program offers a unique look at how medieval citizens expressed the various emotions and forms of love, both sacred and secular. The repertoire includes troubadour song, art images and poetic readings to illustrate love and passion among the lives of courtiers, troubadours and crusaders.New Music Series Concert
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m
Ludwig Recital Hall
The third concert of the 2012-2013 Kent State University New Music Series is free and open to the public. The program will consist entirely of music by living composers.
The concert will feature performances by members of the Kent State University New Music Ensemble
, directed by assistant professor of music Anthony Donofrio
and professor of music Frank Wiley. Bill Sallak
, assistant professor of dance, will be a guest artist.
The ensemble will include the following graduate and undergraduate student performers: oboists Patricia Rolland
and Toshiyasu Fujita
, bassoonist Adam Farmer
, saxophonist Alex Sellers
, hornist Nicholas Sohutskay
, tubist Josh Davis
, percussionists Alec Schumann
and Drew Adametz
, pianists Max Loutzenheiser
and Andrew Keller
, violists Pamela Burovac
and Haojian Wang
and bassist Ryan Critchfield
The ensemble members will perform select solo pieces, including
Brian Penkrot's "Narcissus Chamber"
for oboe and viola, Robert Ashley's "In Memoriam Esteban Gomez" and Gernot Wolfgang's "Low Agenda." The program will close with a performance by the full New Music Ensemble of "Les Moutons de Panurge" by Frederic Rzewski.
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