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Dancing with the Distance

Presented by Kent State University Museum at Kent State University Museum, Kent OH

Dancing with the Distance

Textiles exhibition at the Kent State University Museum

Award winning artist and beloved professor, Janice Lessman-Moss is renowned for her intricate weavings. The Kent State University Museum exhibition, Dancing with the Distance showcases more than thirty of her works. The weavings, which span a period of twenty years, display the evolution of her craft and were created on a variety of different looms from hand looms to digital jacquards and power looms. Her mastery of technology extends not just to the use of high-powered looms for weaving but also to the design of the patterns. She creates her elaborate layering of circles and sinuous lines on the computer using Adobe Photoshop. The designs are then converted into the final work by a combination of painting and dyeing the threads and programming the woven pattern into the loom. The weavings are masterful in their technical brilliance but also engrossing in their visual appeal. Lessman-Moss’s work as an artist has constantly been informed by her work as a professor. Her exploration

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General Admission

Senior Citizens (55+ years old)

Students and children (5-18 years old)

Children younger than 5 years old

Students, staff, and faculty with KSU ID

Any Sunday admission

Contact: 330-672-3450



  • Join curator Sara Hume and artist Janice Lessman-Moss for this conversation as they reflect on Lessman-Moss’s career as an artist and professor, the inspiration behind her work and the exhibition Dancing with the Distance, on view at the Kent State University Museum.


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