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Regional Artist Elizabeth Emery Talks ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’

“Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.” seeks to honor women who have fought and those who continue to fight to protect and defend women’s right to vote.
Regional Artist Elizabeth Emery Talks ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’
November 20, 2020

In collaboration with Corrie Slawson, Elizabeth Emery contributed several pieces to the Emily Davis Gallery’s Newest Exhibition ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’ which opened on Oct.19...

‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’ In Emily Davis Gallery

“Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.” seeks to honor women who have fought and those who continue to fight to protect and defend women’s right to vote.
The gallery allows students the opportunity to be exposed to the ideas and barriers surrounding many of the issues involving women’s rights.
November 16, 2020

Premiering near the centennial anniversary of The 19th Amendment, the Emily Davis Gallery’s Latest Exhibition seeks to honor women involved in the suffragette movement.  The exhibit, titled ‘Suffrage:...

Summit Artspace Holding Fall Juried Exhibition ‘Creativity During a Crisis’

Summit Artspace is a nonprofit community arts center and art galleries for Summit County and the surrounding area.
Summit Artspace requested submissions from Myers School of Art students and alumni for the fall juried exhibition “Creativity During a Crisis”.
October 19, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit Artspace requested submissions from Myers School of Art students and alumni for the fall juried exhibition “Creativity During a Crisis”. The exhibition...

Newest Exhibit in Emily Davis Gallery Explores Current Social Climate

Danny Lyon, “John Lewis in Cairo, Illinois,” 1963, Gelatin silver print, printed later, 11 x 14 inches.
The photography of four regional artists are being featured alongside activist and photographer Danny Lyon.
September 21, 2020

The newest exhibit in the Emily Davis Gallery, “Bearing Witness: A Response to Current Events by Regional Photographers” opened on Aug. 24 and is available to the public until Oct. 9. Photographers...

Cleveland Museum of Art “Home Is Where the Art Is” Provides Virtual Art During COVID-19

As part of the museum's ideal of benefiting all people, the museum has created several virtual events to promote art and safety.
September 21, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the first in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) launched the...

Printmaker Tom Hück Ends UA Residency with Lecture for Myers School of Art Students

American printmaker Tom Hück with a selection of his works.
February 26, 2020

Energetic and engaging, Tom Hück ended his week-long residency at the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art with a lecture discussing his printmaking process, artistic influences and his remarkable career.  Hück...

Reception Held for Newest Emily Davis Gallery Exhibit Outlaw Ink: Hück & Hogarth

American printmaker Tom Hück with a selection of his works.
Printmaker Tom Hück has also been chosen as the Spring 2020 Myers residency artist.
January 29, 2020

On Jan. 23, The University of Akron Emily Davis Gallery held a reception for their current exhibit, Outlaw Ink: Hück & Hogarth, featuring artwork detailing hillbillies from Middle America to 18th...

Students of the Myers School of Art: More than Artists

Just one of the many spaces available for students to use within the Myers School of Art.
When they’re not working behind a canvas, students from the Myers School of Art are working to give back.
December 11, 2019

Experiencing moments of synchrony can be life-changing and found anywhere. Often times, these become memorable for those taking part in the experience. For Anika Calcei, this occurred while attending...

Myers School of Art Students Travel To Toledo

Myers students view “Everything Is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music”
Students had the opportunity to the Toledo Museum of Art.
November 19, 2019

On Nov. 8, several students from The Mary Schiller Myers School of Art traveled to the Toledo Museum of Art for a school sponsored bus trip. Students were able to view sections of the permanent collection...

Swiss Graphic Designer, Letterpress Printer Dafi Kühne Lectures At UA

Dafi Kühne poses next to one version of a letterpress.
Presented as part of the 2019-2020 Myers Residencies, Kühne also lead a letterpress workshop for students during his visit to campus.
November 18, 2019

Dafi Kühne visited The University of Akron Myers School of Art to discuss experimental letterpress techniques and lead a workshop teaching students how to use them. Eager students filled the auditorium...

Exhibit by Akron Natives on Display in Northside District Until 2020

Fr. Greg Olszewski’s poems (to the right of the photograph on display) serve as a narrative to Adam Bernard’s photographs in
the exhibit “Town & Country featuring Route 42.” The piece above is titled “Dutch.”
Photographs from Adam Bernard’s series “Project Belvedere” are paired with writings from colleagues to showcase beauty within the Midwest.
November 18, 2019

The work of a former instructor of photography and news photographer Adam Bernard is on display at Trust Books, located at 106 N. Main St., through Jan. 4, 2020. Bernard’s exhibit, “Town & Country...

Video Game Artist Visiting ‘Open World’ Exhibit at Akron Art Museum

Two visitors observe Angela Washko’s performances for video based on the popular role-playing game World of Warcraft.
Video game artist and Carnegie Mellon University assistant professor Angela Washko will speak at the museum.
November 5, 2019

Video game artists Angela Washko will speak at the Akron Art Museum on Nov. 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. to cover an interdisciplinary approach to feminism by combining installation art, video performance and game-making The...

Akron Art Museum Invites Community Members to Explore the Moon Through New Exhibit

Works such as Georges Méliès 1902 film “Journey to the Moon” will be displayed during “The Distance of the Moon.”
The museum’s upcoming exhibit “The Distance of the Moon” will feature works that display the moon’s influence on creativity and scientific findings.
November 5, 2019

From Nov. 9 through March 15, 2020, the Akron Art Museum will display its newest exhibition “The Distance of the Moon.” According to a press release from the museum, the exhibit will feature images...

Crown Point Ecology Center to Display Art Exhibit by UA Senior

One of Kristina Wolin’s images titled “Family trip to Hollywood” that will be on display.
This will show the use of a variety of mediums and materials to portray the complexities of chronic and mental illnesses and their impacts.
October 29, 2019

An exhibition titled “Family Heirloom” by a student from The University of Akron will be displayed at Crown Point Ecology Center, located at 3220 Ira Road, from Nov. 15 through Nov. 19. Senior Kristina...

Akron Art Museum Hosting Annual Trick or Treat for Families

Families and children participating in hands-on activities during a previous the Trick or Treat event at the Akron Art Museum.
October 22, 2019

One of the next Family Days at the Akron Art Museum will include its annual Trick or Treat event on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m at the museum’s 1 South High St. location. Those who attend...

‘Open World’ Exhibit Debuting in Akron Art Museum This Month

The banner for the new exhibit uses a digitized design to give a visualization of what will be featured in the exhibit.
"Open World" explores the influence of video games on contemporary art.
October 8, 2019

According to a 2018 Entertainment Software Association survey, more than 166 million Americans play video games, with the revenue generated by the industry in 2018 around $134.9 billion. Because of...

Summit Artspace Opens First Juried Exhibit in Barberton Location

This new exhibit, located at 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., features a variety of photographs using different artistic styles.
The opening reception for “PORTALS” was held during Barberton’s annual Mum Festival.
October 1, 2019

Summit Artspace on Tusc opened their first juried art exhibit, “PORTALS,” during the annual Mum Festival in Barberton on Sept. 28, featuring 39 pieces from 24 local artist photographers. Similar...

Monthly ‘Akron Artwalk’ Event Shows Off Local Art, Culture

Upcoming dates for the Akron Artwalk this year include Oct. 5, Nov. 7 and Dec. 2.
Presented by Summit Artspace, the tour by trolley of the city’s art locations gives residents a look into the artistic community of Akron.
September 30, 2019

In an effort to support local artists and show Akron residents the greater artistic community, Summit Artspace hosts a free tour of multiple artistic locations on the first Saturday of each month from...

Emily Davis Gallery Debuts Latest Exhibit ‘Stranger Beings: Hieronymus Objects & Other Curiosities’

“Stranger Beings” will run through Nov. 22. In the Emily Davis Gallery, located in Folk Hall.
The creations of six Ohio artists are being featured alongside work from the online art gallery, Hieronymus, in the Emily Davis Gallery’s latest exhibition.
September 26, 2019

In the making for over a year, the newest exhibit in the Emily Davis Gallery, “Stranger Beings: Hieronymus Objects & Other Curiosities,” opened on Sept. 23 and is now available to the public until...

Literary, Visual Artists Encouraged to Submit Works for Poe’s Garden Exhibit

Throughout the Halloween season, Summit Artspace will be hosting an exhibit exploring the Gothic and grotesque in honor of Edgar Allan Poe.
Summit Artspace is searching for artists to submit work that will be featured in a gothic-inspired exhibit beginning next month.
September 16, 2019

Summit Artspace will be celebrating the unique artistic impact of the works of Edgar Allan Poe next month, as the center is displaying works reflecting Poe’s fascination for the unknown and surreal through...

Summit Artspace Unites with Local Artists in Its Newest Exhibit

Summit Artspace is a nonprofit community arts center and art galleries for Summit County and the surrounding area.
A fresh new exhibit featuring 45 pieces by 36 local artists will be held at Summit Artspace.
September 10, 2019

Summit Artspace, a non-profit community art center organization, is introducing an exhibit celebrating the beauty found in everyday life that will be open to the public from Sept. 13 through Oct. 5 located...

Emily Davis Gallery Now Featuring Works from UA Faculty, Staff

Faculty and staff members began submitting their creations as early as one year ago to be featured in the exhibition.
The Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibition is open for the campus community until Sept. 13.
August 27, 2019

On Aug. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m., the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art and the Emily Davis Gallery at The University of Akron will be hosting a reception for this years Faculty Exhibition. Located in UA’s...

Art & Craft Show Returns to Medina for Summer Event

The first show launched in June 2011, shortly after the owner/founder’s birthday.
Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Cleveland Animal Protection League.
August 13, 2019

On Aug. 17, Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows will be hosting their 2019 Medina Summer show at the Medina Community Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the event, vendors will have 100...

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

Art from Gertrude Seiberling.
The theme of this season will be “Lasting Impressions” celebrating the art of Gertrude Penfield Seiberling.
April 1, 2019

“Lasting Impressions” aims to celebrate Gertrude Seiberling's passion for painting through having her paintings on display in the Manor House of Stan Hywet during the 2019 season starting on April...

Heart to HeART: Celebrating Family, Art

Heart to HeART: Celebrating Family, Art
While many Valentine’s events offer romantic settings, meant for couples, The Akron Center for Art, Music, and Performance is hosting a Valentine’s Day event for couples with children.
February 12, 2019

The Akron Center for Art, Music and Performance is hosting Heart to HeART: a Family Friendly Valentine’s Day Show on Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. The event will take place on the second floor of The Akron Center...

Nelly’s Echo Performs to Inspire Positivity, Originality in Audience

Throughout his performance, Nelly’s Echo encouraged the audience to sing along if they knew the lyrics.
As part of the Rethinking Race Events at The University of Akron, the Residence Hall Program Board had Nelly’s Echo perform at Starbucks in the Taber Student Union.
February 11, 2019

As part of Rethinking Race and the 7:17 events on campus, vocalist and guitarist Nelly’s Echo performed in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union Starbucks on Feb. 5. The 7:17 Coffee House series is run...

Holiday Gifts on Sale at Myers School of Art

“Let’s Talk About Art School,” a series by painting and drawing major Elise Radzialowski is displayed in the Projects Gallery at the Myers School of Art. The art school will be hosting its annual Holiday Shop where students like Radzialowski will be able to offer their creative works for sale as gifts for the holidays.
This holiday season, treat your friends, your family or even yourself to genuine, student-made artwork.
November 28, 2018

In time for the holiday season, the Myers School of Art at The University of Akron is once again featuring its annual Holiday Shop. An affordable alternative to looking for a store-bought gift, shoppers...

Stories Through Imagery: How Artist Elise Radzialowski Aspires to Inspire

‘Going Deep.'
The award-winning artist strives to foster empathy and compassion in her creative works.
October 3, 2018

Artist Elise Radzialowski takes inspiration from Grimm’s fairy tales in her works. The award-winning illustrator majoring in Painting and Drawing from The University of Akron reclaims fairytale imagery...

Downtown Akron Partnership Hosts ‘3rd Thursday’: Celebration of Arts, Culture

The Downtown Akron skyline.
This monthly event showcases various areas of cuisine, culture, arts and entertainment in downtown Akron.
September 18, 2018

The Downtown Akron Partnership is hosting “3rd Thursday” to celebrate local art, culture and entertainment locations in downtown Akron. This event takes place on the third Thursday of each month...

Local Artists Display Work at Akron Artwalk

Lizzi Aronhalt stands in her studio in front of several original art pieces. Aronhalt is an Ohio licensed art teacher and offers art lessons individually, as well as in a small group setting.
As one of the several events in the art community, the Akron ArtWalk allows local artists to display various forms of art while also informing visitors about them.
September 5, 2018

In association with Zeber-Martell Gallery & Clay Studio and the Northside Market, the Akron Artwalk gave local artists the opportunity to display their work in the Summit ArtSpace from 5-9 p.m. on...

Myers School of Art Celebrates Alumni Artists

“Swim Club,” 2017, Mike Gable
November 1, 2017

Two alumni from The University of Akron Myers School of Art are showing their work at the Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall from Oct. 26 to Nov. 22. Mike Gable’s exhibit, “special interest," is displayed...

Matt Kenyon Exhibit Stands on the Corner of Science, Art

Artist Matt Kenyon presents a lecture in Folk Hall at The University of Akron,.
October 10, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, students, faculty, and members of the general public gathered inside Folk Hall at The University of Akron to hear a lecture by artist Matt Kenyon on many of his creations. Afterwards,...

Free Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum

(Photo courtesy of the Akron Art Museum)
September 21, 2017

The Akron Art Museum has free admission on Thursdays for individuals to come and enjoy the galleries at no cost from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. “Free Thursdays is a good way for us to give back to the...

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

“Fragmented” by Jenniffer Omaitz-Collier.
September 18, 2017

The Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit is currently open to the public at Folk Hall until Wednesday, Sept. 20. The exhibit, which opened on Aug. 24 in the Emily Davis Gallery, features art from 26 full...

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