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Uncorked Wine Bar: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-29-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron

Want to taste some quality wines while viewing quality art exhibits? This wine bar, art gallery and music venue needs to be your next location for date night and girl’s night. This elegant wine bar is located in Akron’s Historic District near Musica, BLU Jazz +, and Rubber City Clothing. The w...

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-13-16

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-13-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gem of Akron, Showcase

Today’s Hidden Gem of Akron, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, is within walking distance of campus - so there’s no excuse for not checking it out. Why not absorb some art during a break between classes? Much better than lounging at the Student Union for hours, am I right? The gallery is located n...

‘Unclass’ unanounced

By Kaitlin Erdman

May 2, 2016


Filed under Campus News

If you are looking for a change of pace from the typical classroom setting, UA’s newest “Unclass” might be just what you need. Next semester, The University of Akron will be offering Reinventing Place, a course designed to break down barriers between academic disciplines and develop new ideas...

The all-white Oscar ballot

By Brooke Griffin, Student Writer

February 24, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

African-American actors and actresses have been snubbed year after year when it comes to the Oscars. This year was no different, when an all-white ballot was announced for the second year in a row. Actors including Will Smith, Michael B. Jordan, and Idris Elba are a few of the African-American ac...

Santa Zippy, hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa Zippy, hurry down the chimney tonight

By John Rachal, Writer

December 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

UA’s beloved mascot Zippy helped spread holiday cheer around campus with the event “Pictures with Santa Zippy” on Dec. 8 during the afternoon in the Student Union. The event was hosted by the university’s communications and marketing department. Students and passers-by were encouraged to t...

An art event for everyone

An art event for everyone

By Paul Clifford, Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Although political science major Wyatt Nolker isn’t pursuing an art degree, he understands the importance of art and wants to share that with the rest of UA’s campus. On Nov. 19, students gathered at Nolker’s event in the Student Union Starbucks lounge to learn more about art and participat...

Artwork depicts contamination

Artwork depicts contamination

By Donald Jeffries, Writer

October 12, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Contemporary artist Alexis Rockman visited the Akron Art Museum on Thursday, Oct. 8, to give a lecture and present his recent artwork, which showcases the effects human beings have on the earth. In his lecture, Rockman displayed his painting, which showed a visual timeline depicting the evolution of na...

Calling all ‘art nerds’

Calling all ‘art nerds’

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

All “art nerds” are invited to attend a trolley tour of the Inside|Out installations on The University of Akron’s campus and parts of University Park. “Art Nerd Trolley Tour” is a free tour open to students, faculty and staff on Oct. 8 at 4:30 p.m. According to the Akron Art Museum’s ...

Maps in motion

Maps in motion

By Donald Jeffries, Writer

September 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Graphic designer and animator Caitlin Cadieux visited Folk Hall on Sept. 29 to debut her first lecture titled, “The Cartography of Motion Design.” The lecture started with Cadieux showing pictures of her favorite examples of motion graphics and animation, including the stop-motion animated film...

Students share artwork for Akron competition

Students share artwork for Akron competition

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Over 30 UA students have their artwork displayed in venues around downtown Akron for the fourth annual Akron Art Prize competition. Many categories will be displayed, including painting, photography, graphic design, and sculpture. Chad Uehlein, a junior majoring in printmaking, submitted his work entit...

“Puttin’ Ink on Paper’

“Puttin’ Ink on Paper’

By Donald Jeffries, Writer

September 21, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Artist Amos Paul Kennedy visited Folk Hall on September 15 to give a lecture and display his work for his one man exhibition, “Puttin’ Ink on Paper.” In his lecture, Kennedy gave insight into how he started printing. It started out as a hobby for Kennedy until he discovered Artist Book Works in Chicago, where he took cla...

Beneke’s spectacular “Specter” at Akron Art Museum

Beneke’s spectacular “Specter” at Akron Art Museum

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

A crowd gathered at the Akron Art Museum on Sunday, Sept. 13 for UA printmaking professor Charles Beneke’s art talk, during which he explained his work “Specter” and the inspiration behind it. “I invoke notions…to address our cultural penchant for excess, capacity for valuing individual want...

Senior designers display portfolio exhibit

Senior designers display portfolio exhibit

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

April 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Myers School of Art is currently hosting a senior portfolio exhibition for graphic design students to present their best work before graduating. The exhibit opened on April 24 to professionals and employers from the field to view the artwork. Family and friends were then allowed to enter later that...

Art students prep for future

Art students prep for future

By Jennifer Ramolt, Arts & Life Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

UA’s art department is introducing a new course called “The Boston Mills Experience.” This education crash course teaches students how to succeed in the artistic field. The course began with Associate Professor Sherry Simms, who oversaw a group of 12 students participating in the Boston Mills...

Art professor displays innovative projects

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Arts & Life Writer

March 31, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

The University of Akron’s assistant professor of Graphic Design and Interactive Media, Markus Vogl, presented his most recent work during a lunchtime lecture in Folk Hall on Friday, March 20. Vogl and his colleague, Margarita Benitez, have utilized large 3D printers for their latest projects. One...

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

By Elizabeth Fleagle, Writer

August 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Theater

The University of Akron’s Shrank Hall was put to great use this summer, as it has become home to Akron’s own Rubber City Shakespeare Company. In its second season, Rubber City Shakespeare Company performed two classic Shakespeare plays. Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet were performed by...

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

July 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

John Puglia created works of art from the beauty of everything around him. Inspired by the sights of everyday life, Puglia shaped a successful career for himself and motivated others to do the same along the way. The Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall will honor the life and work of Akron artist and...

UA performs patriotic celebration

UA performs patriotic celebration

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

July 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

This year marks the 200th anniversary of our nation’s national anthem, along with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The University of Akron threw a celebration of America’s history with a concert of patriotic favorites by the Summer Symphonic Band. “Born again to each genera...

Hower House hosts abstract book exhibit

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

July 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Featured at the Hower House was an exhibit named Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books, a traveling exhibition of handmade books and printmaking. The exhibit was a collection of books, paper and small watercolor paintings rendered in the abstract. “Materials and techniques is what stand out about...

Seniors showcase works in Pinpoint gallery

Seniors showcase works in Pinpoint gallery

April 30, 2013


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Beau Brown Senior graphic design majors are saying sayonara and waving their hands goodbye to the university, while waving their professional portfolios in the faces of potential employers. The Pinpoint gallery opened this past Friday in the Emily Davis Gallery, located in Folk Hall, as a part of the...

Akron loves Masonic Drumm's

October 25, 2012


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Written by: Sarah Koester Walking around the littered outskirts of campus is not pleasant until you come across Don Drumm Studios & Gallery. Whether you want to relieve yourself of stress, have an appreciation for sculpture, or are looking for the perfect gift, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery i...

COLLIDER5 returns with ingenuity

September 20, 2012


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Written by: Lois Elswick The annual Ingenuity Festival hit Cleveland last weekend and featured some very exciting art and technology. The festival took place behind the Cleveland Browns Stadium in two large warehouses that overlook the lake. The festival planners stated that their mission was "to ...

Artists display work for scholarship show

March 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

By: Margaret Duff   This challenge can create very interesting, unique displays, and this year, with a staggering number of entries, many students had to think beyond the traditional, salon-style display to find a way to fabricate space. The scholarship show is divided between underclassmen and upp...

Art vs. Graphic Design

November 10, 2011


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

By: Brian Palubiak Many artists may think that design is too structured and not a real art form. On the other hand, many designers think art lacks structure and formal attributes. So where does fine art and graphic design cross, and where does it divert? The underlying structure of graphic design a...

Visiting artists mentor UA students

October 17, 2011


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

By: Maggie Duff Last week, the Myers School of Art was visited by not one, but two professional artists. Sean Morrissey recently received his MFA in studio art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is now continuing his printmaking work in Pittsburgh, Pa. Jen Davis, a photographer, received her MFA ...

Film fest adds new media class work

October 13, 2011


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

By: Heather Beyer Since Rob Lucas founded the Akron Independent Film and Video Festival in 2002, the event has gone through several transformations. “This was the first year that we incorporated video games," Alana Gustafson, director of Outreach for Akron Film, said. "I think it is going to be so...

Akron Film & Pixel Fest

October 9, 2011


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

By: Cydney Woodyard This Thursday through Sunday, numerous guests will be flocking to the Akron Art Museum for the 2011 Akron Film and Pixel Festival. This will be the first time that the festival will bring in writers, actors and filmmakers for question and answer sessions after the viewings. "I f...

Wild ride skateboard auction glides into Akron

October 5, 2011


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

By: Emily Poor For the past week, skateboards have been appearing on the walls outside the printmaking studio in the upper atrium gallery at the Myers School of Art. Students are still turning in skateboards for the third-annual Wild Ride Skateboard auction, and the collection is anticipated to reach over 10...

Cari Miller—love Akron, love the environment

October 3, 2011


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

By: Qiu Jiang Cari Miller juggles the roles of being a mother of three children, a writer, an environmentalist and an artist all at once, and is now working in her studio in Summit Artspace. The first thing that many people see upon arriving at her studio is an array of suns, formed into divers...