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  FEBRUARY 16, 2013
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The School of Theatre and Dance 
Roe Green Visiting Director Series presents

Directed by
Tony Award-winning Actor

Michael Rupert
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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

3 ways to order tickets
at the
Performing Arts Box Office!
Information Below
SUEDEsays Video

KSU Fashion School
alumnus Suede
successfully debuted his new line of fabrics and patterns for
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
at Kent State University
Visit the School of Art

Textile Art Studio
Friday, March 1
10 until Noon
LKO Center

Learn more about classes in Textile Art!

And More

Open to students
and the community!

For more info contact
Janice Lessman-Moss

Details about Open Studio
Paul O'Keeffe
Recent Work
Feb. 13-March 9
Downtown Gallery
141 E. Main St., Kent, OH
Weds.-Fri, 12-5
Sat., 10-4

Student Annual Juried

Feb. 28-March 20
School of Art Gallery
Art Bldg.

Tues.-Fri., 11-5

School of Art Galleries
Kent State University Museum

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

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

March 8, 2013
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

A World of Resist Dye Techniques

Through March 17, 2013
Stager and Blum Galleries
Faculty Concert
 featuring Keith Robinson
     and Donna Lee

Sat., Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.
Ludwig Recital Hall
Free and open to the public

New Music Series Concert

Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m
Ludwig Recital Hall
Free and open to the public
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

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

E-mail: pabo@kent.edu

Mark Your Calendars! 
March 10 at 5 p.m.
Kent Keyboard Series:
Marian Lee

Ludwig Recital Hall

March 15-17 at 7:30 p.m.
Spring Opera Production
Ludwig Recital Hall

March 15-17, 8 and 2 p.m.
BFA Senior Dance Concert/ Student Dance Festival
Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre

March 13-April 20
National Ceramics Invitational
Downtown Art Gallery

April 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 Theatre

April 7 at 3 p.m.
Chorale Spring Concert
Kent Presbyterian Church

April 7 at 5 p.m.
Kent Keyboard Series:
Donna Lee
Ludwig Recital Hall

April 12-14, 8 and 2 p.m.
Student Theatre Festival
Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre

April 16-19
Foundations Show
School of Art Gallery

April 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 Theatre

April 23-May 3
BFA Gala
School of Art Gallery

April 27
Annual Student Fashion Show

April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
KSU Orchestra Concert IV
University Auditorium
Cartwright Hall
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The Downtown Gallery presents "Recent Work" by Paul O'Keeffe

Paul O'Keeffe's work over the past decade is situated in two strains of thinking about contemporary practice that tend to be seen as oppositional but that he wants to put into play.

First, there is the effort, characteristic of late modernism, to remove the work from narrative. Color, form and materials are used in such a way as to defy the viewers' desire to make meaning of the work apart from the immediate encounter with the form. His recent work is similarly about this first moment of engagement. The pieces are large, the colors are somewhat jarring, and there are few immediate clues as to the meaning of the work. It is the corporeal experience that first impresses. Intense fluorescent hues often destabilize the form and make an overall image difficult to grasp.

At the same time, there are indicators that encourage a more analytical approach, and that therefore move the work beyond the phenomenological. The titles of the works, somewhat obscure, might be apparent to fans of late 70s bands like The Jam, Gang of Four and Suicide, music that emerged contemporaneously with the decline of the modernist era.     

O'Keeffe's show at the Downtown Gallery runs Feb. 15-March 9, and is located at 141 E. Main St. in downtown Kent. Hours are Wed. through Fri., 12-5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call (330) 676-1549 or visit galleries.kent.edu. Read Full Article
Spring Awakening Opens This Weekend

Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2012-2013 season with Spring Awakening, as part of the Roe Green Visiting Director Series. Tony Award-winning actor Michael Rupert will direct the production. The show will run Feb.15 through 24 in Kent State University's E. Turner Stump Theatre.

Spring Awakening
is an exhilarating and provocative rock musical about first loves, youthful passions and lasting regrets, focused on teens coming of age in late 19th-century Germany. The musical won eight Tony Awards in 2007. Please note: the show contains mature themes.

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.

Wendla will be played by senior theatre studies major Meredith Kochan, Melchoir by senior theatre studies major Michael Glavan and Moritz by senior theatre studies major Jesse Markowitz.

The theatre is located at 1325 Theatre Dr. on the Kent Campus. For ticket information, call 330-672- ARTS (2787). Read Full Article
The Fashion School Hosts Fashion Documentary During Black History Month

The Fashion School at Kent State University will host a screening of fashion documentary "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution" with an accompanying director's lecture Sat., Feb. 23 in Rockwell Hall Auditorium. The film is presented as part of campus programming for Black History Month. Rockwell Hall is located at 515 Hilltop Drive on the Kent State University campus.

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. 

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 tdavis2@kent.edu.  Read Full Article
Pianist Marian Lee Performs for the Kent Keyboard Series on March 10

The Kent Keyboard Series continues its 2012-2013 season with “Religion and Passion: Works by Bach, Crumb, Ustvolskaya, Beethoven and Debussy,” featuring Marian Lee on Sun., March 10 at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall.

Lee’s performance will include George Crumb’s “A Little Suite for Christmas,” Galina Ustvolskaya’s “Piano Sonata No. 6” and Claude Debussy’s "L’isle Joyeuse.”

Marian Lee earned her bachelor and master’s degrees in music at The Juilliard School and earned her doctorate at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.  She also studied at the Moscow Conservatory. Lee toured as a musical ambassador for the United States State Department as a Fulbright Scholar to the former Soviet Union. Lee has performed with the Moscow Sinfonietta, Pacific Ocean Orchestra, Azerbaijan State Philharmonic, among other orchestras, and frequently performs at international contemporary music festivals.

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. Please call 330-672-ARTS (2787) for ticket information. Read Full Article
Brass Quintet Performs March 3

The Kent Brass Quintet will hold a free concert, open to the public, Sun., March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. The Kent Brass Quintet (KBQ) is a faculty ensemble-in-residence in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State. The KBQ plays both original music and transcriptions from a wide variety of styles and periods ranging from the Renaissance to jazz and new compositions.

The March 3 performance will include Samuel Scheidt’s “Centone No. V,” Claude Debussy’s “Trois Chansons,” Malcolm Arnold’s “Quintet” and David Wilson’s “Tarantella.”

KBQ features Kent Larmee, associate professor of horn and a member of the Wind Quintet, on horn, and assistant professor of music David Mitchell, a member of touring ensemble Burning River Brass and the Cleveland Opera Orchestra, plays trombone. Michael Chunn, professor of music at KSU, on trumpet and John DiCesare, adjunct professor of tuba at KSU and band director at St. Teresa of Avila School and Providence Heights Alpha School, plays tuba for the group.  The fifth member of the group, trumpet player John Brndiar, is also Principal Trumpet of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony.

In addition to concerts and recitals, the quintet enjoys giving performance/clinics for high school music programs throughout the region.
School of Art Galleries Accepting Artwork

The Kent State University School of Art Gallery will be accepting submissions for the 2013 Student Annual, the yearly juried exhibition of student work. Entries will be accepted Mon., Feb. 18 and Tues., Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the School of Art Gallery.

Alexandra Nicholis Coon, executive director of the Massillon Museum, will jury this year's Student Annual.

Entrants must be a major within the School of Art to participate, either graduate or undergraduate. Students may submit up to two works. All accepted works will be displayed in the School of Art Gallery Feb. 28 through March 20. A reception will be held Feb. 28 from 5-7 p.m., free and open to the public. Read full Article
Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen travels to Vero Beach Museum of Art

Kent State University Museum exhibit Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen will travel to Vero Beach Museum of Art in Vero Beach, Florida for display Feb. 16 through May 19.

The Kent State University Museum received Katharine Hepburn’s personal collection of stage and television costumes, as well as clothing worn for publicity appearances, from Hepburn’s estate in 2008. The collection appeared in the Kent State University Museum Oct. 2010 through Sept. 2011, and it traveled to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in 2012.

For more information on the Katharine Hepburn collection at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, visit http://www.verobeachmuseum.org.
Cre-8-tivity Debuts on March 15

Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance will continue its 2012-13 production season with the BFA Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival, Cre-8-tivity. Performances will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 17th at 2 pm in the Louis O. Erdmann and William H. Zucchero Theatre.

The concert will present a dynamic array of works about overcoming adversity, recognizing important relationships, finding stillness within chaos, and looking for control. Thirty-six dancers will perform in nine different pieces of modern and contemporary choreography. Call 330-672-ARTS (2787) for tickets!  Read Full Article


Senior fashion merchandising major Brittany Casper earned a prestigious $5,000 scholarship from the National Retail Federation at Retail’s BIG Show in New York City this past January. Casper, who is from Brunswick, Ohio, is among a select group of 24 students nationwide to receive this scholarship.  Read More 


Senior fashion design student Jillian Miranda was the runner-up and People’s Choice Winner at the Outdoor Retailer’s Project OR design competition, held at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Jan. 23-26 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Miranda also won first place in design concept and second place in produced prototype.

Project OR is a 48-hour design competition where five fashion design students from around the nation create an outdoor garment, from concept to prototype, within the two-day time limit. Read More


Alumni College & President’s Lunch, Naples, FL

Faculty and staff from the College of the Arts will join KSU President Lester Lefton for the Second Annual Alumni College, Saturday, Feb. 23 at LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort in Naples, Fla. From 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes presentations by College of the Arts Dean John Crawford, Fashion School Director J.R. Campbell, Kent State University Museum Director Jean Druesedow and School of Art Director Christine Havice.

To attend, RSVP online or by phone to 888-320-5368. Registration is $10 for Alumni Association members and $15 for nonmembers.

More information or to register for the event

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