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MARCH 2, 2013
|    ART    |    FASHION    |    MUSIC    |    THEATRE AND DANCE    |    KSU MUSEUM    |

The School of Theatre and Dance presents
BFA Senior Dance Concert/
Student Dance Festival

Faculty Artistic Director
Joan Meggitt
with Barbara Allegra Verlezza
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March 15 & 16 at 8 p.m.
March 17 at 2 p.m.

Erdmann-Zucchero 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
"Fee for Free" Policy

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

12th Annual National
Juried Cup Show
March 13-April 20
Reception: March 14, 5-7 p.m.
Downtown Gallery

Student Annual Juried
Feb. 28-March 20
School of Art Gallery
Art Bldg.

Tues.-Fri., 11-5

Paul O'Keeffe
Recent Work
Feb. 13-March 9
Downtown Gallery

141 E. Main St., Kent, OH
Weds.-Fri, 12-5
Sat., 10-4

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
Orchid Ensemble and
  KSU Choral
March 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Cartwright Auditorium

Kent Wind Ensemble and
  Concert Band Concert
March 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Cartwright Auditorium

Kent Keyboard Series:
  Marian Lee
March 10 at 5 p.m.
Ludwig Recital Hall
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

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


PABO Webpage
Porthouse Theatre
Porthouse subscriptions are now available to the public!

Buy tickets online at

or call
Mark your calendars!
March 10 at 5 p.m.
Kent Keyboard Series:
Marian Lee
Ludwig Recital Hall

March 15-16 at 7:30 p.m.
Spring Opera Production
Oh...The Games We Play
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

Cleveland International Film Festival 
CIFF37 Akron Preview Reception
 at The Civic

Monday, March 18, 2013
182 S. Main St., Akron
5:30-7:30 p.m.
(program at 6:15 p.m.)

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 guides.

Sponsored by Knight Foundation and presented in partnership with 98.7 WKSU.

Please RSVP online at www.wksu.org/events
by March 14.
Save $10 off Great Lakes Theater's
"Blithe Spirit"
at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare

After a “spirited” séance goes decidedly wrong, the cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine suddenly finds himself face to face with the ghost of his deceased wife, Elvira...much to the chagrin of his current spouse, Ruth. Love and marriage devolve into laughter and mayhem when Ruth is accidentally killed and united with Elvira on the “other side.” Together the paranormal pair of blithe spirits haunt their hapless husband with hilarious consequences.

To access your discount visit www.greatlakestheatre.org or call 216-241-6000. Enter/quote promo code: GLTIX
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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 Gallery, 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.

"The 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," Druesedow said.

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

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
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

Orchid 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 only.

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 Eichert

Giraffe Tongue, ceramics, Hope Zusy

The Floor Boards, mixed media, David Masters
38th Annual Scholarship Benefit "Evening with the Orchestra" Set for Sat., April 6

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 Ballroom.

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. The 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 landrews@kent.edu.
Currently on Display at Busta Gallery

Lori Kella
Looking West 
Through March 16
William 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
giclee print

Roaming Bison, 2012, giclee print, 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 and teachers.

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 were recognized for the exemplary work that also addressed the exhibition's theme.

A piece by current student Dillon Sedar asked gallery 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 Kiln
The 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 Students
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, Overshot. 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 16!
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 Shop!) from 11-4 for $25. Flyer>>

For more details and to reserve a spot, contact JessTodd.JT@gmail.com.
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