|The School of Theatre and Dance
|Cre-8-tivityBFA Senior Dance
Student Dance Festival
Faculty Artistic Director
with Barbara Allegra VerlezzaRead More>>
March 15 & 16 at 8
March 17 at 2 p.m.Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre
& Speech Center
1325 Theatre Drive
$16 - adults
$14 - faculty, staff, Alumni Assoc.
$8 - non-KSU students with valid ID or students under
$10 per person groups of 10+
full-time undergraduate KSU students "Fee for Free" Policy
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|Bravo! KSU Arts
Cable TV Show
The College of the Arts is partnering with Hudson Cable to
launch this new show!
| Fashion News
Cutie Bees, a safe, stylish organic clothing line for infants,
was created by Kent State alumna Pooja Songar. Songar
partnered with Kent State fashion student Leah Linderman
and fellow alumna JoAnna Klotz to design the clothing.
| ON VIEW
|12th Annual National
Juried Cup Show
March 13-April 20
Reception: March 14, 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 28-March 20
School of Art
141 E. Main St., Kent, OH
330-676-1549DetailsSchool of Art Galleries
|Kent State University
515 Hilltop Drive
Corner of E. Main & S.
Senior Citizens (55+),
Students/children (7-18), $3
Students, staff, and faculty with KSU ID,
Any Sunday admission, Free
Annual pass (includes 4 free guest passes
per year), $25
March 8, 2013
through Feb., 2014
Through Oct. 6, 2013
Shaping Fashion and Private Life
Through Sept. 1, 2013
Palmer and Mull GalleriesDetails
A World of Resist Dye Techniques
Through March 17, 2013
|Orchid Ensemble and KSU Choral
March 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Cartwright AuditoriumKent Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Concert
March 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Cartwright AuditoriumKent Keyboard Series: Marian Lee
March 10 at 5 p.m.
Ludwig Recital Hall
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|Mark your calendars!
March 10 at 5 p.m.
Kent Keyboard Series:
March 15-16 at 7:30 p.m.
Oh...The Games We Play
Ludwig Recital Hall
15-17, 8 and 2 p.m.
BFA Senior Dance Concert/ Student Dance
National Ceramics Invitational
MFA Thesis Group Show
School of Art
April 5-7, 8 and 2 p.m.
Kent Dance Ensemble:
E. Turner Stump Theatre
April 7 at 3
Chorale Spring Concert
April 7 at 5 p.m.
Ludwig Recital Hall
12-14, 8 and 2 p.m.
Student Theatre Festival
School of Art
April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Men's & Women's
Day Concert 2013
Kent United Church of Christ
Spring for the Arts week
begins April 20!
8 and 2 p.m.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
April 23-May 3
School of Art
Annual Student Fashion
April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
KSU Orchestra Concert
|Cleveland International Film Festival
CIFF37 Akron Preview Reception
at The Civic
Monday, March 18, 2013
S. Main St., Akron
(program at 6:15
The event will feature brief remarks, the screening of a few
short subject films, and the presentation of a clip reel of trailers for the
37th CIFF films. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar and free program
Sponsored by Knight Foundation and presented in partnership with
Please RSVP online at www.wksu.org/events
by March 14.
Save $10 off Great Lakes Theater's "Blithe Spirit"
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|The KSU Museum Presents "Raiment for Liturgy"
Opening March 8
The Kent State University Museum presents Raiment for Liturgy:
Vestments in the Kent State University Collection
in the Higbee
, March 8, 2013 through February, 2014
The exhibition will
highlight a variety of religious garments and textiles from the KSU Museum's
permanent collection, many of which are made from lavish materials.
Roman Catholic Church decreed that vestments be made of silk, the most expensive
and precious of all textiles, because bishops and priests celebrating mass
should wear only the finest materials," museum director Jean Druesedow said.
"For this reason, many of the vestments in the exhibition are made of luxurious
woven silks brocaded in gold and silver or embroidered in polychrome and
precious metallic threads."
Shannon Rodgers acquired liturgical vestments
as part of the collection that formed the original gift establishing the Kent
State University Museum. Along with these pieces, Raiment for Liturgy includes
textiles from the Fulton-Lucien Collection, acquired in 1986, and the Allen
Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, transferred to the KSU Museum in 1995.
These pieces were collected primarily as examples of the textile art of the
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
"Together these vestments serve as
a survey of the extraordinary textile art of the periods of their creation,"
The Kent State University Museum is located at 515
Hilltop Drive on the corner of Main Street and South Lincoln Street in Kent,
Ohio. The museum also offers free
parking. For more information call 330-672-3450 or visit kent.edu/museum
|Pianist Marian Lee Performs for the Kent Keyboard
Series on March 10
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
Lee’s performance will include George Crumb’s “A Little Suite for
Christmas,” Galina Ustvolskaya’s “Piano Sonata No. 6” and Claude Debussy’s
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
|Theatre Design Team Finalist for 2015 Prague Quadrennial Exhibition
A team of Kent State theatre students is one of 10 finalists in the contest to design the United States National Exhibit for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design
. Designs for an architectural and sculptural space with the theme “Art in Performance Design: Dreams of Here and Now" were accepted through February 8.
The design created by Team Kent will be exhibited among the other nine finalists at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Annual Conference in Milwaukee in March 2013. Following the exhibition at the USITT Annual Conference, the overall winning design will be notified April 20.
The winning design will be exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial, the largest performance design event in the world. The Prague Quadrennial serves as a unique opportunity for designers, artists, directors, and students from all around the world to meet and exchange ideas every four years.
The following students collaborated on the exhibition design submission: scenic design and technology graduate student Ryan Patterson, lighting design graduate student Cynthia Hoffman, BA student Eric Preston, BFA scenic design student Candice Nemoff, BFA lighting design student Carly Shiner,
lighting design graduate student B. Nicole Rosecrans, and
scenic design graduate student Benjamin Williams. Read Full Article
|Orchid Ensemble Performs with Kent State University Chorale
Ensemble and the Kent State University Chorale will present
a collaborative concert in Kent State University's Cartwright Auditorium on
March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Cash or check
Established in 1997,
the JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble is Lan Tung (Taiwan/Canada) on the erhu/Chinese
violin, Yu-Chen Wang (Taiwan/US) on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan
Bernard (Canada) on percussion. The ensemble blends ancient musical instruments
and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound. The
ensemble has embraced a variety of musical styles to its repertoire, ranging
from the traditional and contemporary music of China, World Music, New Music to
Jazz and Creative Improvisation. For more information, please call 330-672-2909.
|Opera Production Features Variety of One-Act Operas
Oh...The Games We Play
March 15-17 at 7:30 p.m.
Ludwig Recital Hall
The performance will include three one-act performances: Mozart’s “The Impresario,” Samuel Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge” and Giacomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi.”
Assistant Professor of Music Marla Berg will direct “The Impresario,” and Professor of Music and composer Frank Wiley will lead the accompanying orchestra. “The Impresario” portrays the woes of a performing arts promoter, Mr. Scruples, who must put together a company of actors and singers while dealing with their whims, rivalries and pretensions. “The Impresario” features performances by senior music major Ryan Fitzgerald, graduate music performance student Lindsey Sandham Leonard and senior music major Megan McConnell.
“A Hand of Bridge” is directed by Marla Berg, with graduate conducting student Eunseok Seo conducting Tatiana Kubatina, a graduate piano performance student. The production follows two couples playing bridge and the inner-conflicts each is grappling with during the game, from secret affairs to dreams of being wealthy. “A Hand of Bridge” features performances by senior music major Collin Rowe, graduate music performance student Moonsun Jang, senior music education major Dan Weisman and senior music major Jenna Stolarik.
“Gianni Schicchi” is directed by University of Akron Professor Emeritus and opera performer Alfred Anderson, with Frank Wiley conducting. This piece tells the story of one family willing to go to extreme lengths to keep their father’s inheritance in the family and away from its designated recipient, the church. “Gianna Schicchi” includes performances by graduate music performance students Marita Tornabene and Darryl Lewis, senior music majors Ryan Fitzgerald and Maureen Thomas and, Associate Professors Jay White and Tim Culver.
Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Music and Speech Building at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent State University campus. Call 330-672-ARTS (2787) for more information.
|The Art Gallery Presents the 2013 Student Annual
The Kent State University School of Art Gallery presents the "2013 Student Annual Juried Exhibit", the yearly juried student art exhibition, Feb. 28 through March 20. The 2013 Student Annual features approximately 50 pieces of art from undergraduate and graduate School of Art students. The works vary widely in medium: Pieces in the Student Annual include prints, paintings, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, jewelry and a video installation.
Winners are selected among the graduate and undergraduate students, along with two honorable mentions. These selections were announced at the opening reception, held Feb. 28. This year, Bridget Elchert
won first place undergraduate for her print “Pretty In Pink,” Hope Zusy
won runner-up undergraduate for her ceramic piece “Giraffe Tongue,” and graduate student David Masters
received an honorable mention for his mixed media piece “The Floor Boards.”
The School of Art Gallery is located in the Art Building at 400 Janik Dr. on the Kent Campus. Call the Art Galleries at 330-672-7853 for more information.Pretty in Pink
, screen print, Bridget EichertGiraffe Tongue
, ceramics, Hope ZusyThe Floor Boards
, mixed media, David Masters
|38th Annual Scholarship Benefit "Evening with the Orchestra" Set for Sat.,
The Kent State
University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music presents the 38th Annual Evening
with the Orchestra
, a dinner concert sponsored by the Kent State University
Orchestra Society, Sat., April 6 at 6 p.m. in the Kent State University
Evening with the Orchestra is a fundraiser for scholarships
for student members of the KSU Orchestra. The event includes cocktails at 6
p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., the orchestra performance at 8 p.m. and dancing starting
at 9:30 p.m.
This year’s Evening with the Orchestra will also include
special recognition of retiring Jazz Ensemble director Chas Baker
Leopold Sipe Award for outstanding orchestra musician will be presented, and the
winner of the conduct-the-orchestra auction, Carol Gould
, will lead part
of the orchestra performance.
Tickets are $55 per person, with $25 of
that being a tax-deductible contribution to the scholarship fund for orchestra
musicians. Tickets can be reserved by contacting Orchestra Society President
Larry Andrews at 330-673-4535 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Currently on Display at Busta Gallery
Lori KellaLooking West
Through March 16William Busta Gallery, Cleveland
Kella, a part-time instructor in the School of Art, said she was "inspired by the
landscape of the Midwest and my recent travels to Wyoming, I have reconstructed
models of the land and photographed these dioramas. The resulting photographs
are an elaborate fiction, as they pay homage to the romanticized history of the
country, while acknowledging that these vistas are fleeting and transitory, and
perhaps an unreal expectation."
Farm at Twilight
22.5" x 40"
|School of Art News Briefs
Art Education Students Celebrate Dual Identities
Art education students hosted Dual Identities, an
exhibition showcasing the work of current KSU art education students and alumni
in the School of Art Sculpture Gallery Feb. 18 through Feb. 24. The show's theme
was inspired by the "double lives" art education students lead as both artists
The students enlisted a jury to review the undergraduate
students' works and award prizes donated by Skullz Salon, the Akron Art Museum
and All Media. Abbey Kish,
Stephanie Shaffer, Emily Butler
and Carolyn Lindsay
for the exemplary work that also addressed the exhibition's theme.
A piece by current student Dillon Sedar
visitors to respond to the question "Why Teach?"
His mixed media letter
sculptures invited viewers to write in their responses to the
question.Glass Program Acquires State-of the-Art Glass
Glass Program held an open house/potluck to inaugurate formally its newest
acquisition, a state-of-the-art glass kiln which, by popular vote, was
christened "Scarlett." The dedication was preceded by demonstrations and good
conversation in which friends, alumni and grad and undergrad students
participated. Special thanks to Dean John Crawford
, whose help in
acquiring this important piece of equipment under emergency conditions made the
evening's celebrations possible! (Pictured: Sean Mercer
, head of the
glass program, with "Scarlett")Congratulations to our MFA Textile
Congratulations to Kathryn Shinko, MFA student in
textiles who curated, and to the many undergraduates -- Allison Smith,
Melissa Roth, Brenda Balut, Stephanie Mote, Agustin Sanchez, Eli Gfell, Sam
Radford, and Stephanie Cole
-- whose work (in some cases two works!) is on
view in the corporate spaces of the GAR Foundation in Akron. This is the fourth
year of this effort, which juries work from undergraduates at KSU and the
University of Akron for long-term exhibition in the restored Italianate
Victorian house of the GAR offices. This year again a KSU student won the
purchase award, this year Stephanie Cole
for her textile piece,
. Congratulations again to all involved, including the
teachers who have worked with these talented students who are not afraid to get
their work out there! Sign Up for an Etsy Workshop on March
Sell your creative products on Etsy. The workshop
covers product tips, setting up shop, pricing and custom orders, branding and
marketing, packaging and shipping, as well as photography. It's being held
Sat., March 16
in the KSU School of Art
and offers an introductory
lecture (the basics) at 10 a.m. for $5, and a full workshop (leave with an Etsy
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For more details and to reserve a spot,