Save the Date

Wednesday, October 22nd, 12pm

At noon this Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the Folk Hall Auditorium, learn more about the gallery from past directors Don Harvey and Michael Jones as well as current interim director Markus Vogl.

UA Art Professor Donna Webb will moderate as the panelists and audience members discuss the gallery’s past and present, and their hopes for the gallery’s future.

For decades, the Emily Davis Gallery at The University of Akron’s Myers School of Art has showcased works and lectures by visiting contemporary artists who are acclaimed nationally and internationally. The gallery also originated several exhibitions, including a 2006 show featuring Yoko Ono's avant-garde experimental and experiential art pieces that has since gone on to tour nationally.


Saturday, November 1st, 1-4pm.

Portfolio Review Day

Art Portfolio Review Day! Sign up here!

Learn more about majors and minors in art at The University of Akron, meet current Zips and professors, have your current portfolio reviewed by faculty, and tour our facilities!

What to bring: 5-10 pieces of artwork (actual work on CD or DVD). Artwork may include any medium such as two-dimensional, three-dimensional or digital.

You are encouraged to demonstrate observational skills, craftsmanship, design skills, creativity, and to present your transcript to your reviewers!

Sign up before all timeslots are booked! 

For any questions or concerns, call the Myers School of Art at 330-972-6030 or email ua.art@uakron.edu.


The Myers Forum – IRWIN

Collaborative Art Practice: Re-Imagining the Past, Challenging the Present.

Exhibition dates - September 22 – October 24, 2014

The Fall 2014 semester features the visit of the Slovenian multidisciplinary art collective IRWIN.  Two IRWIN members, Borut Vogelnik and Andrej Savski, will conduct a series of workshops, critiques, and collaborative projects.  Within the Myers Forum course collaborative work and critical engagement with the established art narratives of the past will be the key principles of engangment for the students collaborating with the visiting artists.

About the Myers Forum Artists

Borut Vogelnik and Andrej Savski are co-founders and members of the Slovenian multi-disciplinary collective IRWIN, established in 1983.  IRWIN, along with the music and performance group Laibach (est. 1980), the Theater of the Sisters of Scipion Nasice (est. 1983), and the design faction New Collectivism (est. 1982), comprise a broader art organization Neue Slowenische Kunst (or NSK).  Using a highly developed system of discursive instruments, aesthetic symbols, and performative techniques, NSK has employed visual arts, video, music, theater, writing, and public relations to investigate the relationship between art, social context and ideology.

Website Links:

IRWIN

NSK Times

NSK on Facebook

For further information, email Gediminas Gasparavicius at ggasparavicius@uakron.edu