|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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KSU Fashion School
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Textile Art Studio
Friday, March 1
10 until Noon
Learn more about classes in Textile Art!
Open to students
and the community!
For more info contact
Details about Open Studio
Feb. 13-March 9
141 E. Main St., Kent, OH
Student Annual Juried
CompetitionFeb. 28-March 20School of Art Gallery
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), $25RAIMENT FOR LITURGY
March 8, 2013
through Feb., 2014Higbee Gallery
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
Faculty Concert featuring Keith Robinson
and Donna LeeSat., Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.
Ludwig Recital Hall
Free and open to the publicDetails
New Music Series Concert Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m
Ludwig Recital Hall
Free and open to the publicDetails
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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
|The Downtown Gallery presents "Recent Work" by Paul O'Keeffe
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
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|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.
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 Ruper
t 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 email@example.com. 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
featuring Marian Lee on Sun., March 10 at 5 p.m.
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.”
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.
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
The March 3 performance will include Samuel Scheidt’s “Centone No. V,” Claude Debussy’s “Trois Chansons,” Malcolm Arnold’s “Quintet” and David
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
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
Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen
will travel to Vero Beach Museum of
ro 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
. 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
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
student Jillian Miranda
was the runner-up
at the Outdoor Retailer’s Project OR
design competition, held at
the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market
Jan. 23-26 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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
ALUMNIAlumni 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
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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