An arrangement of bronze, clay, painted, and photographic art

Myers School of Art 2022 Senior Exhibitions

Past Exhibits

The Cummings Center's Institute for Human Science and Culture is hosting four original art exhibits from graduating seniors of the Myers School of Art at The University of Akron. This collaboration is made possible through The University of Akron Arts & Culture Council, dedicated to fostering collaboration and visibility between arts & culture leaders on campus.

About the Artists & Exhibits

A bronze Medusa head with venus flytrap-like hairEmotional Creatures by James Edwards

April 29, 2022 through August 27, 2022

James Edwards is a jewelry and metalsmithing major graduating from The University of Akron’s Myers School of Art at the end of the Spring 2022 semester. Originally from Rochester, NY, James plans on starting his own jewelry art business. His work is mainly comprised of cast metal objects, from pendants working with organic forms to larger sculptural works of mystical creatures representing inner emotions and states of mind. In his show, Emotional Creatures, he tackles topics of anxiety, depression, and inner demons by manifesting them into physical forms to show what those states of mind look like. He can be found on Instagram at @Backwards_Art.

Side-by-side paintings depicting knights and princesses with vertical and horizontal strokes“Songs of Travel”: A Visual Journey by Zachary Tyler Gill

April 29, 2022 through August 27, 2022

Zachary Tyler Gill is a senior student who is graduating this Spring semester at The University of Akron. Having once worked in the industrial sector in packaging and as a Certified CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machinist, Gill left the industry in order to pursue his passion as a major in Painting and Drawing, with a minor in Illustration. While he has developed an interest in rendering machine subjects while looking back on past experiences, Gill’s most recent focus has been to appropriate more traditional subjects through horizontal and vertical strokes, in order to achieve mechanical sensations and view life through a mechanist philosophy.

A green illuminated lamp in the shape of the letter Y with a lightbulb on one endIlluminance by Vee Morman

April 29, 2022 through May 28, 2022

Vee Morman is a ceramic artist who works by hand and with the potter's wheel. They create work intended for decor using mixed mediums and ceramics. Their current body of work is inspired by the thought of sex and gender and how that can be percieved and translated through shapes. They can be found on Instagram at @VemorCeramics.

Self portrait of Gabrielle Zink smoking a cigarette while reclining in a poolThe Feminine Image by Gabrielle Zink

April 29, 2022 through August 27, 2022

Gabrielle Zink is a photographer from Canal Fulton, Ohio. She is currently studying at the University of Akron earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography. Gabrielle’s work looks into the portrayal of women in today’s media and society. She uses self-portraiture and still photography to create feminine personas based on these portrayals. She can be found on Instagram at @GabrielleZink.

About the Myers School of Art

At The University of Akron’s Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, students study side-by-side with talented and caring faculty members who are committed to helping turn aspirations into accomplishments. The mission of the Myers School of Art is to provide high quality education in the fine arts, art history, design, and art education. We provide excellence in teaching, research, and community service, contributing to the visual culture of the region and beyond. Learn more at

About The University of Akron Arts & Culture Council

Founded in 2020, The University of Akron Arts and Culture Council (UAACC) works to create a strong, unified presence for arts and culture at UA, serving as not only a conduit for student and faculty engagement on campus, but also as the university’s “front door” to the broader community. We invite the community and Akron visitors to enjoy all that UA has to offer in terms of arts and culture experiences — including exhibitions, performances, workshops, films, poetry readings, and more. Learn more at

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