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UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’

UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’

“Unmuted” Portfolio Exhibition is open to the public from April 5–16, 2021 at The Myers School of Art, Emily Davis Gallery. Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduled time slots guarantee no waiting in line when you arrive.
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2021

COVID-19 has created challenges for the 31 graduating graphic design students at The University of Akron (UA). Despite those challenges, the class of 2021 came together to create a showcase for their joint...

Myers School of Art's 2020 Design Class won Gold and Silver awards at the 2021 Akron ADDY Awards.

UA Students Victorious in 2021 American Advertising Awards Show

By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2021

According to their website, The American Advertising Awards are a highly respected event that gives awards to outstanding professionals in creative industries in the Akron-Canton area.  AAF’s website...

Alex Evans models an all-black face mask for the first installment in the face mask fashion column.

The Best of UA Mask Fashion

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 30, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a new column on face mask fashion at the University of Akron, email [email protected] photos of your best mask fashion with your year, full name, and major included...

With vaccines becoming more widely available, the warm seasons are starting to look more hopeful and enjoyable.

Spring Into a New Wardrobe

By Mckenzie Uhrig , Arts & Entertainment Editor March 30, 2021

With warm weather approaching it’s time for some closet spring cleaning! Going through old clothes from the winter/fall seasons can be therapeutic for saying goodbye to what’s happened in the past...

Senior Ceramics major Kayla Weinman next her her winning piece ‘How Many Licks?’, 2020. Ceramic, underglaze, glaze, wood, paint.

Emily Davis Gallery Featuring Works From 85th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

The Exhibition is free and open to the public until Mar. 26
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2021

The Myers School of Art's 85th Annual Juried Student Exhibition features student artwork from all academic levels, media, and disciplines.  According to the Emily Davis Gallery’s website, it...

Penn Foster veterinary technology first year student, Kiley Bush, wears a spring inspired cloth face mask.

Mask Fashion During COVID-19

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 14, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article is an introduction to an upcoming weekly column featuring students and faculty in their best face mask fashion.   During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

Seff and Schulz created rugs for Youtuber, Treyten using his logo.

UA Students Turn Quarantine Hobby Into Business

Two students took advantage of their free time during the COVID-19 quarantine to start a small business.
By Summer Torok, Correspondent March 14, 2021

Like many Americans in 2020, Brooke Seff, a junior at the University of Akron and her boyfriend, UA alum Bill Schulz, were stuck in a long, boring quarantine due to COVID-19.   Much like the rest...

My display for the Myers School of Art’s Annual Studio Scholarship Competition

Myers School of Art’s Annual Scholarship Competition: A Reflection

Myers School of Art’s Annual Studio Scholarship Competition offers students partial support towards tuition and the opportunity to exhibit their work
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2021

Prior to coming to the Myers School of Art, I was not comfortable enough to show my art. As artists we leave a piece of ourselves in our creations and the idea of someone seeing pieces of myself on a...

Multidisciplinary artist and Myers Alumni Matt Miller's completed painting located in The College of Business Administration building.

Local Artist Matt Miller Creates Painting for CBA

The multidisciplinary artist and Myers Alumni began development in June of this year.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor December 11, 2020

Matt Miller credits his artistic inspiration to his fascination of the archetypal characters and symbolism that can be found in the mythologies and folklore of different historical cultures.  “Most...

“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.

Myers School of Art Alumna Amber Anderson on ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’

The artist details how the suffragette movement in Ohio inspired her pieces in the Emily Davis Gallery’s exhibit
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor December 10, 2020

Myers School of Art alumna, Amber Anderson is featured in ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’ the Emily Davis Gallery’s Exhibition that seeks to honor women involved in the suffragette...

“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.

Dr. Triece Discusses The 19th Amendment, ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’

During an interview she discussed the importance of ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’ and the fight for woman’s rights.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor December 10, 2020

Dr. Mary E. Triece, Ph.D., a professor in The University of Akron School of Communication and Director of The Women’s Studies Program, assisted in creating the text accompanying each piece in the Emily...

“The power of [Ginsburg’s] words are how they resonated through time to inspire and drive women to keep fighting for their rights.” - Shani Richards
‘100th Collar’.

Myers School of Art Alumna Shani Richards Discusses Inspiration, ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’

“As a black female artist I feel like an investigator. I’m trying to make sense of the world in my work.” - Shani Richards
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor December 10, 2020

Myers School of Art alumna Shani Richards is featured in ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’, the Emily Davis Gallery’s Latest Exhibition that seeks to honor women involved in the suffragette...

“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.’

Regional Artist Elizabeth Emery Talks ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor 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.” seeks to honor women who have fought and those who continue to fight to protect and defend women’s right to vote.

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

The gallery allows students the opportunity to be exposed to the ideas and barriers surrounding many of the issues involving women’s rights.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor 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 is a nonprofit community arts center and art galleries for Summit County and the surrounding area.

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

Summit Artspace requested submissions from Myers School of Art students and alumni for the fall juried exhibition “Creativity During a Crisis”.
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor 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...

Danny Lyon, “John Lewis in Cairo, Illinois,” 1963, Gelatin silver print, printed later, 11 x 14 inches.

Newest Exhibit in Emily Davis Gallery Explores Current Social Climate

The photography of four regional artists are being featured alongside activist and photographer Danny Lyon.
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...

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

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

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...

American printmaker Tom Hück with a selection of his works.

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

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...

American printmaker Tom Hück with a selection of his works.

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

Printmaker Tom Hück has also been chosen as the Spring 2020 Myers residency artist.
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...

Just one of the many spaces available for students to use within the Myers School of Art.

Students of the Myers School of Art: More than Artists

When they’re not working behind a canvas, students from the Myers School of Art are working to give back.
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...

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

Myers School of Art Students Travel To Toledo

Students had the opportunity to the Toledo Museum of Art.
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...

Dafi Kühne poses next to one version of a letterpress.

Swiss Graphic Designer, Letterpress Printer Dafi Kühne Lectures At UA

Presented as part of the 2019-2020 Myers Residencies, Kühne also lead a letterpress workshop for students during his visit to campus.
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...

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.”

Exhibit by Akron Natives on Display in Northside District Until 2020

Photographs from Adam Bernard’s series “Project Belvedere” are paired with writings from colleagues to showcase beauty within the Midwest.
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...

Two visitors observe Angela Washko’s performances for video based on the popular role-playing game World of Warcraft.

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

Video game artist and Carnegie Mellon University assistant professor Angela Washko will speak at the museum.
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...

Works such as Georges Méliès 1902 film “Journey to the Moon” will be displayed during “The Distance of the Moon.”

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

The museum’s upcoming exhibit “The Distance of the Moon” will feature works that display the moon’s influence on creativity and scientific findings.
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...

One of Kristina Wolin’s images titled “Family trip to Hollywood” that will be on display.

Crown Point Ecology Center to Display Art Exhibit by UA Senior

This will show the use of a variety of mediums and materials to portray the complexities of chronic and mental illnesses and their impacts.
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...

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

Akron Art Museum Hosting Annual Trick or Treat for Families

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...

The banner for the new exhibit uses a digitized design to give a visualization of what will be featured in the exhibit.

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

"Open World" explores the influence of video games on contemporary art.
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...

This new exhibit, located at 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., features a variety of photographs using different artistic styles.

Summit Artspace Opens First Juried Exhibit in Barberton Location

The opening reception for “PORTALS” was held during Barberton’s annual Mum Festival.
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...

Upcoming dates for the Akron Artwalk this year include Oct. 5, Nov. 7 and Dec. 2.

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

Presented by Summit Artspace, the tour by trolley of the city’s art locations gives residents a look into the artistic community of Akron.
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...

“Stranger Beings” will run through Nov. 22. In the Emily Davis Gallery, located in Folk Hall.

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

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.
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...

Throughout the Halloween season, Summit Artspace will be hosting an exhibit exploring the Gothic and grotesque in honor of Edgar Allan Poe.

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

Summit Artspace is searching for artists to submit work that will be featured in a gothic-inspired exhibit beginning next month.
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...

Summit Artspace is a nonprofit community arts center and art galleries for Summit County and the surrounding area.

Summit Artspace Unites with Local Artists in Its Newest Exhibit

A fresh new exhibit featuring 45 pieces by 36 local artists will be held at Summit Artspace.
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...

Faculty and staff members began submitting their creations as early as one year ago to be featured in the exhibition.

Emily Davis Gallery Now Featuring Works from UA Faculty, Staff

The Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibition is open for the campus community until Sept. 13.
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...

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

Art & Craft Show Returns to Medina for Summer Event

Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Cleveland Animal Protection League.
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...

Art from Gertrude Seiberling.

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

The theme of this season will be “Lasting Impressions” celebrating the art of Gertrude Penfield 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...

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.
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...

Throughout his performance, Nelly’s Echo encouraged the audience to sing along if they knew the lyrics.

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

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.
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...

“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.

Holiday Gifts on Sale at Myers School of Art

This holiday season, treat your friends, your family or even yourself to genuine, student-made artwork.
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...

‘Going Deep.'

Stories Through Imagery: How Artist Elise Radzialowski Aspires to Inspire

The award-winning artist strives to foster empathy and compassion in her creative works.
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...

The Downtown Akron skyline.

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

This monthly event showcases various areas of cuisine, culture, arts and entertainment in downtown Akron.
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...

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.

Local Artists Display Work at Akron Artwalk

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.
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...

“Swim Club,” 2017, Mike Gable

Myers School of Art Celebrates Alumni Artists

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...

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

Matt Kenyon Exhibit Stands on the Corner of Science, Art

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,...

(Photo courtesy of the Akron Art Museum)

Free Thursdays at 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...

“Fragmented” by Jenniffer Omaitz-Collier.

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

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...

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