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Visual Art

S H O W C A S E

Kent’s rich history of excellence in the visual arts is alive and well. Artists have long made their impression on Kent, as this city has made its impression on them. The relationships forged between artists and the community are varied and ever-evolving. Three artists featured here reflect this reality in distinct ways. Their work shows an independence of thought and practice that can be found throughout the many individual endeavors that comprise the experience of life in our area.

D A V I D Dave Cintron is an artist with many interests. Within the visual arts, he creates work in painting, drawing, prints and collage. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions regionally and has moved beyond

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gallery walls to include commissioned work for album packaging, t-shirts and concert posters. Having received a BFA degree from Kent State with an emphasis in both studio arts and graphic design, it is easy to understand the ease with which he moves between the realms of fine

Ocean Den acrylic on canvas, 20” x 20”, 2012

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Mark Keffer KSU Class of ‘88

art and its more commercial applications. No distinction seems necessary. But this is only half of the story. Cintron is also a highly active member of NE Ohio’s rich music scene. From early bands Dimbulb and Burning Lesbians to current bands Terminal Lovers and Obedient Skull, in addition to solo work (most

Soliton of Improbability acrylic and oil on canvas, 47” x 68”, 2012

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aroundkent Magazine Vol 2 2013  
aroundkent Magazine Vol 2 2013  
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