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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.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

September 22, 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 Autumn Bland, Aja Joi Grant, Christopher Mason and Omid Tavakoli explore current event topics su...

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.

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 22, 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 “Home Is Where the Art Is” initiative to connect to people through online programs and events a...

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

American printmaker Tom Hück with a selection of his works.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

February 27, 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 opened his lecture with “The Execution of Lady Jane Grey at Tower Green," a steel-engrav...

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

American printmaker Tom Hück with a selection of his works.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

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 century England dystopia. Running through Feb. 14, this exhibition was organized by the Emily Davis Gal...

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.

By Stuart Englehart, Guest Writer

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 the Student Art League (SAL) annual trip to New York City. “We just so happened upon this Robe...

Myers School of Art Students Travel To Toledo

Myers students view “Everything Is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music”

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

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 as well as the “Between Light and Shadow” installations by contemporary artist Anila Quayyum...

Swiss Graphic Designer, Letterpress Printer Dafi Kühne Lectures At UA

Dafi Kühne poses next to one version of a letterpress.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

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 excited to learn from the award winning poster designer, letterpress printer and graphic design...

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.”

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

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 featuring Route 42,” features photos of the scenery and land of the length of U.S. Route 42 from Cl...

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.

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 6, 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 museum’s current exhibit Open World: Video Games and Contemporary Art includes s...

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.”

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

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 of the moon taken by NASA, contemporary artworks and historic prints.  Annie Wischmeyer, the ...

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.

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

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 Wolin, a painting and drawing major with a minor in photography, said Crown Point reminds he...

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.

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

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 will be able to collect trinkets in the galleries as well as participate in art making and sensory ...

‘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.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

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 the popularity of video games, the Akron Art Museum’s new exhibit “Open World” will recognize...

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.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

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 to how a portal is a way in, out or between things, the photographs comprising the exhibit are considered...

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.

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

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 5 to 9 p.m. “Galleries are open and admission is free,” the artwalk website said. “The galleries w...

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.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

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 Nov. 22. Arnold Tunstall, Director of University Galleries, planned this new exhibit with a gal...

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.

By Fabiana Mosquera, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

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 their new exhibit, Poe’s Garden. Visual and literary artists from Summit, Portage, Cuyah...

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.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

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 at 140 East Market St. The exhibit “Function and Form: Artful Approaches to Everyday Living...

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.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

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 Folk Hall at 150 E Exchange St, this exhibition is free for the public to attend and features crea...

Art & Craft Show Returns to Medina for Summer Event

The first show launched in June 2011, shortly after the owner/founder’s birthday.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

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 percent handmade items including rustic home decor, various styles of jewelry, artisanal bath and...

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

Art from Gertrude Seiberling.

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

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 2.   Gertrude Seiberling (1866-1946) was married to F.A. Seiberling (1859-1855), who would later beco...

Heart to HeART: Celebrating Family, Art

Heart to HeART: Celebrating Family, Art

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

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 for Art, Music and Performance, located at 118 W. Market Street in Akron. Tickets are $5 per p...

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.

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

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 by the Residence Hall Program Board, where the first 100 people to attend are given a voucher for ...

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.

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

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 will be able to purchase genuine, handcrafted gifts for friends, loved ones or even themselves while s...

Stories Through Imagery: How Artist Elise Radzialowski Aspires to Inspire

‘Going Deep.'

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

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 to tell stories of modern persons in sequential paintings, according to her biography. “...

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

The Downtown Akron skyline.

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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 in order to “introduce visitors to independent destinations, events and activities that establish Down...

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.

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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 Saturday, Sept. 1. The Artwalk aimed to showcase many different forms of art and specialties, including ...

Myers School of Art Celebrates Alumni Artists

“Swim Club,” 2017, Mike Gable

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

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 on the gallery’s upper level. The lower level houses Joe Bertram’s exhibit, “BASSACABEZA...

Matt Kenyon Exhibit Stands on the Corner of Science, Art

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

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

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, attendees moved to the Emily Davis Gallery to view Kenyon’s exhibit. “Heatsink”, is on the upper...

Free Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum

(Photo courtesy of the Akron Art Museum)

By Ashley Negulici, Reporter

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 community,” Dominic Caruso, the marketing manager at the Akron Art Museum said. The museum has ...

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

“Fragmented” by Jenniffer Omaitz-Collier.

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

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 and part-time faculty members. The pieces represent the different areas of the school including p...