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Music of Resistance and Survival: Holocaust Remembrance Concert 3/23 at The Temple

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Kennesaw State University’s School of Music will present “Music of Resistance and Survival: A Holocaust Remembrance Concert” on Monday, Mar. 23, at The Temple in Atlanta. The free musical program will include partisan, ghetto, and concentration camp songs, piano trios by Mendelssohn and Korngold, and the “Sonata for Cello and Piano­­–Mir zaynen do!” a new work written by Laurence Sherr, composer-in-residence at Kennesaw State, and inspired by poetry and music of the times.

Sherr said, “There is a compelling story associated with each composer/work. With the performance of these works, and with our spoken and written words about them, we plan to communicate these overlapping stories as an affirmation of resistance and survival, of bringing to life––and to light––music and a culture that was slated for extermination.”

For example, Austrian Jewish composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold was fortuitously in Hollywood preparing his Academy Award-winning score for “Robin Hood” at the time of the 1938 Anschluss. Poet Hersh Glik wrote his poetry of resistance in the Vilna ghetto. His “Zog Nit Keynmol,” written after he received news of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, spread to ghettos and camps throughout Europe, and is still heard today at contemporary remembrance events. His poetry survived, even though he did not.

Czech Jewish poet Ilse Weber’s beautiful lullaby “Wiegala” was created while she was captive in the Theresienstadt ghetto/camp. She and her son were deported to Auschwitz, where they perished.

These stories and others will be honored with performances by the Summit Piano Trio, including Charae Kreuger, cello; Robert Henry, piano, and Helen Kim, violin. Cantors Deborah Hartman and Nancy Kassel and pianist Judy Cole will also perform as they bring the music and culture to life.

The Holocaust Remembrance Concert is the final concert of the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival. Russell Gottschalk, director of the Festival, said, “The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival is thrilled to include the Holocaust Remembrance Concert as part of our 6th Annual Spring Festival. We are proud to present all types of Jewish music from all genres, from all across the world, and this concert will be a fantastic finale to our Festival.”

Two exhibits will be presented: “Never Forget: An Introduction to the Holocaust,” and “Georgia’s Response to the Holocaust.” An educational event for middle and high school students is also planned for the morning. Led by the Kennesaw State School of Music, the event is produced by The Temple, Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, Kennesaw State Museum of History and Holocaust Education, and the Breman Museum

The exhibits open at 7 p.m., the concert begins at 8 p.m. and a small reception will follow. The event is free with registration. Click here to register or call 470-578-3214.

Photo: Yehuda Bielski, far right, 1937, later led partisan fighters. Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Yehuda and Lola Bell; Collection Leslie Bell.

New Works and Ideas: Lewis & Clark, The Scarlet Letter, and Once Upon a Time, March 2-7.

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Join us for an amazing week of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State!

Start off with “Lewis and Clark: the Road to the Pacific” at the Stillwell Theatre March 2-3, at 8 p.m. This FREE production is by Sean Daniels, Matt Horgan, and Tim Stoltenberg, with music by David Keeton and is directed by Jamie Bullins. Follow Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea as they cheat, swindle, lie, and sing their way along the rip-roaring Road to the Pacific! A staged reading. 

Next, enjoy “The Scarlet Letter” at the Onyx Theater March 4-6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and allow you to enjoy this famous story by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Adapted and directed by John Gentile, this staged reading of a new adaption of Hawthorne’s tells the classic story of love, shame, and redemption. 

Finally, the 6th Annual Ten Minute Play Festival’s “Once Upon a Time” (March 7, 8 p.m.) features an evening of wicked humor and luminous darkness featuring new 10-minute plays inspired by fairy tales. Written by KSU Students, and directed by KSU faculty, and alumni, “Once Upon a Time” is coordinated by Margaret Baldwin.

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Performs at Kennesaw State on March 20, 8 p.m.

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As part of the 2014-15 Signature Series, the School of Music is proud to welcome the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to Morgan Hall for the last of three performance at KSU this season. Joining the ASO will be classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić and guest conductor Jacomo Rafael Bairos.

With his electrifying performance style, Miloš and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform Rodrigo’s second concerto for guitar and orchestra, originally written for the grand master of classical guitar himself, Segovia. Guest conductor Jacomo Bairos leads the Orchestra in two homages to art: Mussorgsky’s piece inspired by the art created by his dear friend Viktor Hartmann, and Falla’s love letter to Spanish music.

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Falla: Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2

Rodrigo: Fantasía para un gentilhombre

Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures At an Exhibition

To purchase tickets, click here.



Opera star Sherrill Milnes visits Kennesaw State for lecture and master class

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World-renowned opera performer Sherrill Milnes visited Kennesaw State University on Friday, February 27, 2015 for a public lecture presentation and a master class with KSU School of Music vocal students. This exciting opportunity was possible due to the School of Music’s ongoing partnership with The Atlanta Opera, a goal of which is to bring world-class talent to campus to interact with current music students in educational and performance settings.

In his public lecture presentation, Milnes shared insights into his life and extensive career. Following the lecture presentation was be a master class for students. Milnes instructed vocal students on a piece of prepared repertoire to improve technique, expression, and other aspects of operatic performance. Milnes’s appearance is part of The Atlanta Opera’s celebration of 35 years of live performances. The Atlanta Opera opened its inaugural season at the Fox Theatre on March 14, 1980 with the first of two performances of The Seagull, by Thomas Pasatieri and based on Anton Chekhov’s 1896 play of the same name. Milnes closed the season with a recital that included some of his most famous work.

Widely regarded as being the foremost operatic baritone of his generation, Milnes is the most recorded American opera singer of his time. He boasts a repertoire of over 70 operas with a distinct performance style marked by his powerful voice, commanding stage presence, and rugged handsomeness. He has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages including performances with the major American and European orchestras and has also performed for the past six U.S. presidents.

In addition to his vast on-stage experience, Milnes has also devoted extensive time to teaching and working with young singers. His academic experience includes 14 years on the Yale School of Music faculty and frequent master classes. He founded the Sherrill Milnes VOICExperience, a non-profit foundation designed to train and mentor young singers through concerts, fully staged operas, educational presentations, and community outreach. About The Atlanta Opera: Founded in 1979, The Atlanta Opera is one of the finest regional opera companies in the nation. By producing live, mainstage performances of the highest quality and impactful community engagement experiences, The Atlanta Opera enriches lives through the power of opera. The Opera strives to attract the finest international, national, and regional singers, conductors, stage directors, and designers. Each season, The Atlanta Opera presents three productions at the Cobb Energy Centre, drawing audiences from the entire metropolitan Atlanta area as well as from the Southeast region.



Internationally-acclaimed Violinist Midori Visits Kennesaw State

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Internationally-acclaimed violinist Midori visited the Kennesaw State University School of Music today to give a master class for School of Music students. Today’s master class featured three current undergraduate violin students who prepared pieces of standard repertoire and received instruction and demonstration from Midori on how to improve their performance. Widely regarded as one of today’s greatest violinists, Midori gave her debut performance with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 11 and has since developed an extraordinary career as performer, educator, and community engagement activist. Midori is currently visiting Atlanta for a series of concerts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on February 19 and 21. This exciting opportunity is possible due to an ongoing partnership with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a goal of which is to bring world-class talent to campus to interact with current music students in educational and performance settings.

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George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man: March 17-22 at the Stillwell Theater

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Don’t miss “Arms and the Man” by George Bernard Shaw, and directed by Harrison Long, March 17-22 at the Stillwell Theater at 8 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday at 2 p.m. Captain Bluntschli, a Swiss mercenary on the run, sneaks into a young woman’s boudoir. Not to worry: this unlikely hero has shed his weapons in favor of chocolate creams. One of Shaw’s most popular romantic comedies, this play has never seemed more relevant, nor more hilarious.

Tickets are $5 to $20 and may be purchased here.

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UR RADNOCULAR: March 13, 12:30 p.m.

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What, you may wonder, is UR RADNOCULAR? Here’s the translation: UR (for Undergraduate Research or text abbreviation for you are) RADNOCULAR, or the state of being extremely cool to an almost supernatural level. RADNOCULAR may also mean something unbelievably fantastic until seen, or almost impossible yet awesome.  

Mark your calendars for these upcoming dates: School of Art and Design RADNOCULAR March 13 and the School of Music RADNOCULAR on Friday April 17; both events begin at 12:30. Two more events in September and October will finish the series, followed by a COTA Undergraduate Research Symposium in early November, 2015.

“RADNOCULAR: The Sampler,” was held on Friday February 13. Each of the four COTA units presented six minutes of a significant undergraduate research project. RADNOCULAR: The Sampler featured: • “Cultivating Creativity in the Trumpet Studio” by Doug Lindsey and a student • “Zuckerman Art Studies in Choreography” cross-disciplinary project by Daniel Gwirtzman and students • “Origins” by students Maggie Dunn, Lydia Day, and Professor Don Robson • “Two Trees Far Apart” by Charlie Parrott and student(s).


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Spring Arts Festival scheduled for Sat., April 18, 2015

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It may be cold now, but spring planning is already underway at Kennesaw State University College of the Arts.  The second annual Spring Arts Festival is now scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2015. Open to the public, the Festival will feature music, food, dance and, of course, art. Don’t miss the iron pour metal casting event or a scavenger hunt through campus museum collections.

The Spring Festival is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the School of Art and Design and to see the art of students and faculty members, as well as a pin-up show for high school students. It’s a fabulous time to explore all types of art.

The event features various events, demonstrations (some hands-on), and workshops.  Workshops will be held on photo printing, photography, and augmented reality. Watch painting and portrait drawing demonstrations, and enjoy tours of the Zuckerman Museum of Art and the Visual Arts building.

Patty Poulter, Dean of the College of the Arts, said, “The Spring Festival is a fabulous way to experience the arts in a new way. Take the tours, watch the demonstrations, and participate in the workshops; it will be worth your time. Bring your family, enjoy our campus, and help us celebrate the arts.”



KSU School of Music 9th annual Collage Concert Raises over $30K

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Kennesaw State University School of Music presented its 9th annual Collage concert on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Collage is the signature production of the School of Music and a primary fundraising event for supporting scholarships for School of Music students.

We are thrilled to announce that the Collage Concert raised over $30,000 for student scholarships, thanks to all of our patrons, supporters, and donors.

 Each year, the show features a rapid-fire program delivered as flowing vignette performances by School of Music soloists, chamber groups, and ensembles totaling over 200 student and faculty performers. Due to sold-out crowds and increasingly high demand for each performance over the past several years, this year’s Collage event  featured two shows on Saturday, February 7 at 5 and 8 p.m.  

Special repertoire, seamless transitions between diverse works, and unique lighting and stage design combine to make this event a truly memorable experience. This cutting edge concert experience highlights the incredible passion and talent of the faculty and students of the KSU School of Music. Collage showcases the School of Music’s mission to educate musicians who innovate, create, and lead their art into the future.

The School of Music wishes to thank our sponsors for their generosity:

 Benefactor Level
Ellis and Betty J. Malone

Patron Level
Joseph D. Meeks

Premier Supporter Level
Tommy & Kathy Adkins
Ted & Janet Bennings
Choate Construction Co.
James & Cecelia Dunn
Bill & Linda Pinto
Repro Products

And our sincere thanks to the following silent auction in-kind donors:

ArtsBridge Foundation
Associate Builders and Contractors of Georgia, Inc.
Atlanta Bonded Warehouse/Colonial Cartage Corporation
Dawn Bonser
Demanding Chihuahua Designs
Celsius Salon & Spa
The Color Spot
Cumberland Diamond Exchange
Coach Vince Dooley
Rusl Gray Clinical Esthetics
Gwen’s Pet Shop
Happy Pets Mobile Grooming
Robert Henry
Joyce Lowenstein
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum
Marietta Museum of History
KSU School of Music
Shane McDonald
Joseph D. Meeks
Dean Patty Poulter
The Mercury Group at Morgan Stanley
Dr. & Mrs. Dan Papp
Repro Products
Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Taqueria Tsunami
Trackside Grill
Debra Traficante
University Advancement & Development
White Rabbit Cottage
Bob Wise

The support provided by these individuals and businesses adds greatly to the Collage’s success in raising scholarship funds for the School of Music!

And special thanks to our Collage Concert Committee:

Bob Feldberg, Chair
Michael Alexander, Director of the School of Music

Kathie Beckett
Brenda Curtis
David Daly
Cecelia Dunn
Allison Fichter
Fred Gabourie
Dorothy Keith
June Mauser
Kathy Rechsteiner
Susan White
Bob Wise

Thank you!



PING CHONG IN RESIDENCY at Kennesaw State University

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The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University recently hosted internationally renowned director, choreographer, video, and installation artist Ping Chong for a five-day residency from February 10-14, 2015.

On February 10th, Chong presented a talk about his work entitled “All Islands Connect Underwater.” From February 11-14th, he worked with an ensemble of 23 theatre and performance studies students to devise original performance work. An informal presentation of their work-in-progress took place on Saturday, February 14th in the Stillwell Theater.

Ping Chong was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in New York City’s Chinatown. He is the recipient of an Obie Award, six NEA Fellowships, a Playwrights USA Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 1992 New York Theatre and Dance “Bessie” Award for Sustained Achievement. His work has been presented at major museums, festivals, and theaters through the Americas, Europe, and Asia; his series of community residency-based documentary theater explorations of immigrants, Undesirable Elements, have been created and performed all over the world. Ping Chong founded his company Ping Chong + Company in 1975 with a mission to create works of theater and art that explore the intersections of race, culture, history, art, media and technology in the modern world.

Today, Ping Chong + Company produces original works by a close-knit ensemble of affiliated artists, under the artistic leadership of Ping Chong. Productions range from intimate oral history projects to grand scale cinematic multidisciplinary productions featuring puppets, performers, and full music and projection scores. The art reveals beauty, precision, and a commitment to social justice. The company’s theatrical works address the important cultural and civic issues of our times, striving to reach the widest audiences with the greatest level of artistic innovation and social integrity.

Since 1975, the company has produced over 90 works by Ping Chong and his collaborators at New York venues such as La MaMa ETC, the Brooklyn Academy Music’s Next Wave Festival, Central Park Summerstage, Lincoln Center Festival, New Victory Theater, Asia Society, and internationally at Perth International Arts Festival (Australia), The Barbican Centre (UK), Lille 2004 European Capital of Culture Festival (France), Romaeuropa Festival (Italy), Tokyo International Festival of Performing Arts (Japan), and Festival of Asian Art (Hong Kong).

Ping Chong + Company has become a model in the performing arts field for international and institutional collaborations. Another dimension of Ping Chong + Company is the PCC Training Institute—a one-week training intensive during which participants work directly with Ping Chong + Company artists to learn the process of creating Undesirable Elements, including how to conduct interviews and develop original script components; strategies to build relationships with community organizations; and two Master Classes with Ping Chong exploring the related esthetics and social justice issues of his multidisciplinary works.*

*This content has been excerpted from Ping Chong + Company’s website.

For more information about Ping Chong + Company, please visit http://www.pingchong.org

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Recent Achievements by Students of the School of Art and Design

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Student News, January 2015

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Photos of Capsule Shell Book by student, Lauren Bishop.
Used with permission by the artist.

Book Arts and Papermaking student, Lauren Bishop, posted some photos of her final book project on social media and was contacted in November, 2014 by the curator and archivist of the Colorado College Special Collections. They ended up purchasing her one-of-a-kind shell book for their special collection of artists’ books in Colorado Springs, CO! Lauren was a student of Associate Professor of Bookmaking, Natasha Lovelace.

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Congratulations to James Gilbert, who received the Ted and Roberta Griffin Visual Arts Scholarship for 2014 at the KSU Scholarship Awards reception last Friday.

  • Also featured as a solo artist in an exhibition as part of the Atlanta Art Walk and C4 Atlanta!
  • Graduated in December, 2014
  • Working hard to develop a capstone series to exhibit

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Students enrolled in the graduate MAT in Teaching Art program were recently accepted by the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry to present (http://icqi.org/). Under the leadership of Professor of Art Education, Dr. April Munson, recently graduated students Shanna CoulterSara SousaKottavei Williams and Jamie Richardson will present Hair PieceHair Peace: An Interrogation of Identity this May. The idea started out with a question posed in class, and continued well past the course into the form of a paper/presentation.

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Students of Graphic Design, Elisha Lent-Powell and Brieanna Bailey were recognized by the Paulding County Commissioner for their logo designs which were chosen for an upcoming green space called Green Meadows Preserve. The designated green space will be located at the corner of Dallas Hwy and Old Hamilton Road. Elisha’s logo will be the brand mark (logo) for the main entrance to the park. Brieanna’s logo will be used as markers along the bluebird trails. While Professor Maugé-Lewis’ entire class was recognized, because their logos were the ones chosen, Elisha and Brieanna were presented with award certificates.

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Many thanks to Professor Valerie Dibble, the students in the Printmaking program, and artist Leann Alame for their hard work in editioning Savor the Arts - Peacock, the Dean’s Print for the Savor the Arts Lunch and Learn Series.

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Dan Sachs’ student Gia Lopez had an internship at the Zuckerman Museum of Art this Fall, and his former student, Mariah Heilpern, who graduated as the top art history student in the Spring semester, is now the Gallery Manager at the ZuCot Gallery in Atlanta.

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Leann Alame and Laura Milum, (Visual Arts, printmaking), were accepted into the portfolio exchange “Opposites Attract” with professionals from Atlanta Printmaking Studio.

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The following students were selected as award winners of the recently concluded Diversity Art Competition, advised by Professor of Drawing and Painting, Joe Remillard:
First place:
Adam Sanford & Meg Daniel
Second place: Manami Lingerfelt & Shanna Coulter
Third place: Ryan Benefield & Mandy Holasek

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Photos of Imagination Unleashed exhibition in the Norcross Creative Lofts by student, Anthony DeSantis.
Used with permission by the artist.

Tony Desantis (student of printmaking concentration) is having a one person exhibition, “Imagination Unleashed,” of his prints at the Creative Loft of Lionhearte Theater. The show, which runs through January 28, 2015 is a series involving frame images that represent doorways into imagination.

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Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Ceramics Jeff Campana and the ceramics students for their sold-out “Dig Deep” exhibition at OTP Gallery. During fall semester, Jeff challenged the students to create enough work to fill up the gallery with a large exhibition. “The show was a success from the beginning. There were plenty of sales and our student Theresa Buchanan was able to establish a consignment relationship with an Ikebana florist in Buckhead as a direct result of the show. The owners of Marketplace 120 and the Art Career Mentoring Service were so pleased with the exhibition that we decided to extend its run through the holidays. The big surprise happened last week when we were informed that a single buyer had purchased the entire remaining exhibition for resale. This will, of course, lead to future sales and consignment agreements for our students,” said Jeff Campana.  The students in the show included Theresa Buchanan, Brad Dalton, Will Darnell, Justin Knight, Annette Lucov, Chris McDoniel, Brian Parris, and K. Um.

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Manami Lingerfelt is a Japanese-American non-traditional student majoring in drawing and painting in the School of Art and Design at KSU.  She is married and has two children yet somehow manages to exhibit her work in over thirty exhibitions each year.  Most students are in about five shows per year.  

For several years, Manami has been enthusiastically working the arts festival circuit in north Georgia.  Her husband and children come to the festivals with her and help with the set-up and break-down of her tents, tables and artworks.  Due to her participation in so many festivals Manami has become a very popular artist in the region.  Her artworks are lyrical and mystical, and they possess a universal appeal.  Manami has also unwittingly become a role model for young women who wish to be mothers and pursue art careers.

OTP Gallery Exhibition #5: MANAMI LINGERFELT: SOLO
Marketplace 120
562 Wylie Road Southeast #24, Marietta, GA 30067 

Exhibition Dates: Jan. 24 - Feb. 19, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan. 24, 4:00 – 6:00pm

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News about Students of Art History

Sebastian Broome presented a paper at the 2014 Collage Colloquium at Agnes Scott College (“Queer Identity in Alan Moore’s Watchmen”).  His research was recognized at Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception.

Galina Buromskikh is President of the Kennesaw State Art History Club.

Jane Custer won a 2014 Flourish Visual Arts scholarship from Kennesaw State’s College of the Arts and the 2014 Bernard Osher Re-Entry Scholarship.  She also presented a paper at the 2014 Collage Colloquium at Agnes Scott College (“Looking at Susanna: Sebastiano Ricci’s Susanna and the Elders”).  Her research was recognized at Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception, and she spoke about it at a College of the Arts Social.  She has completed the requirements of the Certificate in Public History and will receive it when she graduates.

Angelica Delaney published two articles in the Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research: “Wonder Woman: Feminist Icon of the 1940s” and “Reading Cleopatra VII: The Crafting of a Political Persona.”  She presented this research at the 2014 Collage Colloquium at Agnes Scott College; the 2014 African and African Diaspora Studies Student Research Conference at Kennesaw State; and the 2014 Symposium of Student Scholars at Kennesaw State.  Her research was recognized at Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception, she discussed it at a College of the Arts Social, and she addressed it in a video that was made to support Kennesaw State’s bid to host the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2018.  She also is an intern at Kennesaw State’s Zuckerman Museum of Art, where she is doing research for the Spring 2015 “Pause” exhibition and catalog.

Ashley Hazel presented a paper at the 2014 African and African Diaspora Studies Student Research Conference at Kennesaw State (“An Interdisciplinary Approach to Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics”) and the 2014 Symposium of Student Scholars at Kennesaw State (“Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics: More than Meets the Eye”).  Her research was recognized at Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception.

Dana McKay is an intern in the Education Department at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, and she is undertaking docent training at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University.  She also is the Vice President of the Kennesaw State Art History Club.  During Summer 2014, she completed an internship at Artisan Custom Framing in Seattle, WA.

Monica Russ presented a paper at the 2014 African and African Diaspora Studies Student Research Conference at Kennesaw State (“The Conqueror and the Conquered: Representations of Self and Other in Ancient Egyptian Art”).

Krishna Sarmiento was selected to participate in the High Museum of Art’s competitive Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Curatorial Training during Summer 2014.

Adam Schroeder presented a paper at the 2014 African and African Diaspora Studies Student Research Conference at Kennesaw State (“A Theoretical Approach to the Book of the Dead”).



Alum named among "25 to Watch in 2015" by Dance Magazine

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Just one year after graduating from Kennesaw State’s College of the Arts, alumna Indya Childs has already captured the attention of the dance world. She has landed a spot as one of “25 to Watch in 2015” in the current issue of Dance Magazine.

Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” features young dancers from some of the world’s top dance venues. From Paris to New York, from Moscow to Los Angeles, and from Copenhagen to Chicago, these are among the best of the best.

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Review: Violinist Helen Kim sparkles in Kennesaw concert with pianist Sakiko Ohashi

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From ArtsATL.com, by Mark Gresham:

On Monday evening Kennesaw State University’s Bailey Performance Center was the site of a free recital by violinist Helen Hwaya Kim with guest collaborative pianist Sakiko Ohashi. They performed music by Kreisler, Respighi and Brahms to a modest-sized audience in the center’s 620-seat Morgan Hall.

A native of Canada, Kim is one of Atlanta’s more frequently sought-after independent performers in the city’s classical chamber and new music scenes. She is associate professor of music at KSU and assistant concertmaster of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra.

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Stories for a Winter Night with Rob Cleveland: Jan 22-24 at Stillwell Theater

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Atlanta storyteller Rob Cleveland regales audiences with his imaginative and irrestitible retellings of stories and folktales. Performances January 22 through 24, 8 p.m., Stillwell Theater. Tickets ($5 to $20) available here.

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New! The Dance Film Series at the Department of Dance

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KSU Department of Dance is excited to present The Dance Film Series, a diverse group of films featuring dance. Each screening has been selected by a faculty member from the Department of Dance. Free admission and snacks. No registration is necessary; just show up!

Films begin at 5 p.m.

March 19—Breath Made Visible

See you at the movies!

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Bloody Pulp: Crisis in the American Comic Book, Feb. 3-8, Onyx Theater

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Co-directed by Charles Parrot and Jim Davis, this world premiere explores the history and mysteries surrounding the creation of comic books in America and the code that almost crushed them. By Charles Parrot.

February 3-7, 8 p.m. February 8, 2 p.m. Onyx Theater. Tickets $5 - $12. Purchase tickets here.


Listen to Charles Parrot and Jim Davis interviewed on 90.1 

WABE: http://wabe.org/post/kennesaw-state-university-gets-bloody-pulp-comic-book-history



K.I.S.S. presents the Spring Hoopla-Palooza April 17-18, 8 p.m.

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K.I.S.S. (Kennesaw Improv Society, Stupid!) presents the Spring Hoopla-Palooza at the Onyx Theatre at 8 p.m. This free show, directed by Jamie Bullins, promises infectiously fun performances by the student improv ensemble to usher in the change of seasons. Fully on the fly. Totally NOT suitable for all audiences; you’ve been warned.

Seating may be limited, so please come early!

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Art Exhibition: Faculty Highlight Series Jan. 10 through May 8

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Don’t miss the Faculty Highlight Series featuring the work of Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design professors Geo SippMarc Brotherton, Joe Tsambiras, and Margaret Hiden. In a partnership with the Zuckerman Museum of Art, the exhibit will be held at the Anna F. Henriquez Atrium in the Bailey Performance Center.

The exhibition will be celebrated during a large-scale reception on SaturdayMarch 14, 5-8pm.

Image, above: Kennesaw State University professor and artist Geo Sipp’s drawing “Sew, He Popped a Cop at Chesme Church” was inspired by an article he read in the New York Times about gangs of Russian youth killing older citizens for their Singer sewing machines. Urban legend has it that these machines had a titanium plate that could be sold on the black market. 



Stagecraft/Dance Production at Kennesaw State: Read the latest newsletter

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If you caught the latest dance production, Pyromania, you were probably amazed by the fire on stage. How did the Department of Dance production staff pull it off? Read the latest issue of Dance Production and learn all about it.

Click here to download the newsletter.



Visions: Student Art Society Annual Juried Exhibition at KSU 1/21 - 2/18, 2015

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Presented in partnership with the Zuckerman Museum of Art, the School of Art and Design is pleased to present the
Visions: Student Art Society 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition
January 21 through February 18, 2015.
Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on January 21st.
Fine Arts Gallery, Wilson Building. Free of charge.

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