Save the Date

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.


Thursday, December 4th, 5:30-7pm.

From the Vault:  40 Years of Excellence at UA’s Emily Davis Gallery

“From the Vault” explores the history of the Gallery and its collection with an array of works by visiting artists, professors, and alumni from the school.  Works on display include a variety of media, from ceramics to printmaking and painting. These works highlight different artists and eras in the gallery’s history, allow viewers to experience a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the collection. 

The Emily Davis Gallery has a history of bringing in international artists as well as national contemporary artists.  In addition to drawing visitors from around the area, the Gallery has played an important role in educating University of Akron students about curating, installing, and preserving artwork.  This exhibition will highlight that history and invite visitors to explore artworks from the permanent collection.

The exhibition’s opening reception will be held Thursday, December 4th, 5:30 to 7 p.m in the Emily Davis Gallery, 150 East Exchange Street.


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