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Jewelry from Japan

Jewelry from Japan

March 28, 2016

Internationally-exhibited jewelry artist Sayumi Yokouchi visited The University of Akron on Wednesday, March 16, to discuss her life and share her ideas. She gave her lecture in Folk Hall to a crowd of...

Turning trash into recycled beauty

Turning trash into recycled beauty

February 3, 2016

“My pieces are completely organized chaos,” said sculptor Julie Schenkelberg while referring to her artwork. Schenkelberg visited the Akron Art Museum on Jan. 31 to showcase her art and to talk...

Maps in motion

Maps in motion

September 30, 2015

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 favorit...

“Puttin’ Ink on Paper’

“Puttin’ Ink on Paper’

September 21, 2015

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 h...

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 is called “versus 0:02 [gridiron],” and the other is called “skin d.e.e.p.,” which stands for “digital ephemeral...

Students win design awards

Students win design awards

March 2, 2015

The Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation held its 70th annual American Advertising Awards at the Akron Civic Theater on Friday, Feb. 20. The ADDY Awards is a three-tiered national competition...

UA photographers framed at Folk Hall

October 9, 2012

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Written by: Alexandra Long Imagine walking into a spacious gallery filled with impressive and creative photographs from all over the world. These photographs can't be found at the Akron Art Museum; rather, you can see them in the student gallery of The University of Akron's own Folk Hall. These photographs weren't taken by professionals, or by the faculty of Folk Hall. They were taken by members of the Folk Photography...

The Brothers Mueller: Successful alumni return to Myers School of Art

February 22, 2012

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By:  Mahala Bloom  Excited whispers vibrated through the Myers School of Art last week, revealing that two very special guests would be visiting Folk Hall to lecture. Nate and Kirk Mueller, also known as The Brothers Mueller, stood once again on University of Akron ground last Thursday. The twins, alumni of The University of Akron, returned to share the wealth of knowledge they had accumulated from their experiences in wo...

Printmaking students work with visiting artist

February 15, 2012

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

By: Margaret Duff Printmaking students of the Myers School of Art volunteered their time to join the assembly line of students and faculty working with visiting artist Nicole Hand last week. Hand came to the university through the thinkInkeditions program, and her objective, along with sharing her artwork and skills with students, was to print an edition of 74 color etchings. Hand’s work consists mainly of intaglio e...

Sumi Book Project

February 8, 2012

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

By: Margaret Duff It isn’t often that you walk into a gallery space and find the walls covered in blank paper, and even more rarely paper paired with ink and brushes. Nevertheless, this is what visitors to the Projects Gallery of the Myers School of Art will find: 8.5-by-11 sheets of paper, arranged on the walls in a grid, each with a tiny note attached to each to explain the show. In the middle of the room are two large, s...

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 from Yale University in 2008, and now is continuing her professional fine art photography career in Brooklyn, New York City. ...

Painting science into the landscape: topography and art combine in UA parking lot

October 11, 2011

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By: Maggie Duff This weekend, the parking lot of Folk Hall was closed for painting, but not for touching up parking spaces or filling in potholes. Instead, Akron’s ceramics professor Donna Webb and visiting scientist Jean-Marie Hartman (Rutgers, State University of New Jersey) were busy transforming the lot into a giant topographical map for the Synapse Project. According to painting professor Matthew Kolodziej, the Syna...

Lantern Fest illuminates the autumn night

October 10, 2011

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

By: Margaret Duff Last Saturday, Crouse and Kim Streets were transformed into a dimly lit, gypsy-like parade of families, friends, performers, artists and characters for the annual Don Drumm Studios Light-Up Lantern Festival. This is the third year for the annual festival, and it has gotten more strange and exciting each time. This year’s theme was “Storybooks,” and artists designed their lanterns, costumes and boot...

Unique watershed event rushes to Folk Hall parking lot

October 6, 2011

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

By: Cydney Woodyard The south parking lot behind Folk Hall (Lot 47) will be getting a transformation this weekend with your help. Students from the Meyer School of Art, Environmental Akron and the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will all collaborate to help create a surface contour map on the south parking lot on Friday and Saturday. The drawing of the map will be a temporary artwork made out of wate...

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 100 skateboards. The display will remain in Folk Hall for two weeks and then will be moved to the Honors College, where t...

There is a wolf in the gallery!

September 22, 2011

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

By: Margaret Duff This is what students heard murmured through Folk Hall last week, as the gallery was being prepared up for the new contemporary photography show. One could have been sure that this was not a photography show; a full-sized, stuffed wolf was indeed standing alert in the middle of the gallery. How was this not a sculpture show? Peeking further in past the workers, one could see a large piece that stretched a...