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The University of Akron Myers School of Art Portfolio Day for Prospective Art Students is for high school juniors and seniors and transfer students. During the review there are tours of our art facilities, classroom and studio visits, information and handouts about the Myers School of Art and Academic advisement (majors, minors, requirements, etc.). Register Online for the Portfolio Day
Giant 'tattoo' appears in Akron's Highland Square neighborhood
A giant “tattoo” has appeared on an exterior wall of Angel Falls Coffee Company in Akron’s Highland Square.
Actually a painted mural, it’s the eighth and latest public art project created by Arts LIFT, an award-winning summer arts apprenticeship program offered by the Myers School of Art at The University of Akron.
Guided by tattoo artist and painter Jesse Strother, co-owner of Good Life Tattoos in Highland Square, 14 high school students from the Akron Public Schools collaborated this summer 2013 with UA art education students and faculty to design, draw and paint the mural.
The Highland Square Neighborhood Association and January Paints and Wallpaper were also involved as project supporters.
School of Art News and Events
Paper and scissors take on new dimensions at UA’s Emily Davis Gallery
The contemporary art of paper cutting is explored in a new exhibit by seven international artists that opens on campus Oct. 28.
Rural American life celebrated in Bidwell Photography Lecture Oct. 17
The work of documentary photographer Chris Verene will be featured.
Collider series exploring data Sept. 9–Oct. 11 at Myers School of Art
Software artist Jer Thorp, UA's 2013-14 Mary Schiller Myers Artist-in-Residence, will speak about "Making Data More Human" on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Emily Davis Gallery.
Rethinking the 'contemporary' in contemporary art museums
Art historian, author and critic Claire Bishop will present a lecture on Sept. 25.
Collider series exploring data through Oct. 11
"Collider6: Data," an array of events presented by The University of Akron's Myers School of Art, showcases how data influences artists and the rest of us.
The free events include an exhibition; a lecture by software artist Jer Thorp, recently the data artist-in-residence at The New York Times; receptions; and a dance performance of S.A.R.A., a fully interactive mobile app that creates its own sounds and visuals based on video input and body movements.
Read more here.