Developed from a medley of themes of corruption, censorship, filters and layers, the exhibition “Façade” runsNov. 24 through Dec. 4 in the upper and lower atrium and Projects Gallery of Folk Hall, home of UA’s Myers School of Art, 150 E. Exchange St., Akron. The exhibition and parking are free.
The free opening reception is Thursday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Organized by UA’s Advanced Graphic Design class, “Façade” features student interpretations of the relationships between exteriors and internal substance. Guided by Assistant Professor Markus Vogl during this fall semester, the art students designed the show’s theme and content, as well as their individual displays.
From the Vault: 40 Years of Excellence at UA’s Emily Davis Gallery
Opening reception: Thursday, December 4th, 5:30-7pm.
Exhibition dates: December 4, 2014-February 13th, 2015
“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.
September 24th - IRWIN: NSK State in Time, Opening Reception
Initiated by the Slovenian art collective IRWIN in 1992, NSK State in Time is a collective body of people, their actions, and experiences that has evolved through a series of collaborative art practices. The exhibition presents a selection of IRWIN's projects that examine relations between art and ideology, and address the issues of non-territorial identity and participation of NSK citizens in the activities of this conceptual state.
The exhibition opening was followed by an artist's talk by the IRWIN member Borut Vogelnik in the Folk Hall Auditorium at 7:00 PM.
September 22 – October 24, 2014
September 12th - John Puglia Memorial Show, Closing Reception
The Emily Davis Gallery hosted an event that included a lecture, silent auction, and reception in honor of the John Puglia Memorial Show. Folk Hall Auditorium also held a lecture by Mary Street Alinder, former chief assistant of Ansel Adams and author of several books about the photographer. The lecture was held in conjunction with the "Fragile Waters" exhibition showcasing Adams' work displayed at the Massilon Museum through Sept. 14th.
Following the lecture, there was a silent auction of regional artists' work. Bidders could purchase works by well-known, local artists. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Puglia Scholarship, which enables UA students to expand their education by traveling to New York City.
Thank you to all who came out for this event and contributed to the silent auction! We hope to see you in the Myers School of Art and the Emily Davis Gallery soon.