Emily Davis Gallery

Emily Davis Gallery The University Art Galleries, at the University of Akron's Myers School of Art
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The University Art Galleries present challenging contemporary exhibitions and events that showcase the most current expressions and critical thinking evolving in the visual arts today. The objective of the University Art Galleries is to serve students, faculty and the community by creating the most saturated environment possible for encouragement and inspiration. Emily Davis Gallery, Folk Hall: The Emily Davis Gallery is located in Folk Hall. Exhibitions include yearly faculty, student, local and international exhibitions. Projects Gallery, Folk Hall: Located in room 116 in Folk Hall, this gallery is reserved for short-term exhibits that challenge a viewers perspective. Atrium Gallery, Folk Hall: The Atrium Gallery is located in Folk Hall, near the rear entrance to the building.

Cairo, Illinois, 1962 SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) field secretary, later SNCC Chairman, John Lewis,...
07/19/2020

Cairo, Illinois, 1962 SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) field secretary, later SNCC Chairman, John Lewis, and others pray during a demonstration.
Collection of the Myers School of Art, Gift of Patricia Cohen and Edward Sutton, 2019

We join the world in mourning the passing of civil rights legend, Congressman John Lewis 1940-2020

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In the summer of 1962, a 22-year-old John Lewis and other members of SNCC knelt in prayer on the sidewalk in front of a “whites only” recreational facility as part of a peaceful demonstration effort aimed at integrating businesses and other public places in Cairo.

Danny Lyon, a University of Chicago student (later hired as SNCC photographer) hitchhiked to Cairo that summer, captured the poignant moment with Lewis, who would go on to become a longtime U.S. congressman from Georgia and American hero and icon of the Civil Rights Movement. The two men would remain life-long friends.

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SNCC shared the image of the spiritual protest around the nation throughout the 1960s as a poster with the words “Come let us build a new world together” inscribed at the bottom.

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A small group of Lyon’s civil right images (a recent gift to the school of art) will be exhibited this fall in the gallery along with the work of regional photographers.

#blacklivesmatter
#goodtrouble
#johnlewis
#dannylyon

Emily Davis Gallery's cover photo
06/16/2020

Emily Davis Gallery's cover photo

To look back this Friday we are remembering some of the artwork of Vanessa German from our “A House is not a Home” exhib...
06/05/2020

To look back this Friday we are remembering some of the artwork of Vanessa German from our “A House is not a Home” exhibition. Although these are not new works their power, sadly, still resonates today.

1) USA TO END HATE IN AMERICA, 2015

2) Defiant Show of Unity 2, 2015

3) Defiant Show of Unity, 2015

Mixed media on newspaper
Courtesy of the artist, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York and Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh
@vanessalgerman
#endhateinamerica

#blackouttuesday          Statement from @uakron President Gary Miller and Board of Trustees Chair Joseph Gingo: "The de...
06/02/2020

#blackouttuesday Statement from @uakron President Gary Miller and Board of Trustees Chair Joseph Gingo:

"The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis was senseless and utterly heartbreaking. We, in our local communities and across the nation, must do better."

#BlackOutTuesday
Read full statement: https://t.co/aX5c1WErQF

The University of Akron Myers School of ArtVirtual Senior ExhibitionWe are pleased to present our final virtual senior e...
05/29/2020

The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Virtual Senior Exhibition

We are pleased to present our final virtual senior exhibition - join us to celebrate the artist!

Nikodem Adamski: Painting & Drawing

From the artist statement:

"The body of work unfolds from unknown objectivity, weaving moments of fluidity, color, and boundaries."

One of Nikodem's pieces, "Noise running at knee length," was awarded first place in the 84th Juried Student Exhibition.

More of Nikodem's work can be found at http://www.nikodemadamski.com.

Congratulations and well wishes Nikodem!

Exhibition:

1. "Redshoes"
2. "Redhead"
3. "Pinky"
4. "Bluehead"
5. "Clothesline"
6. "COVID Abstraction"
7. "End Paint"

Additional Images:
8. "Noise running at Knee Length"
9. Sketch for "Redshoes"
10. Spread from sketchbook

The University of Akron Myers School of ArtVirtual Senior ExhibitionWe are pleased to present our seniors and their virt...
05/28/2020

The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Virtual Senior Exhibition

We are pleased to present our seniors and their virtual senior exhibitions - join us in celebrating their works!

Garrett Anderson: Photography

From the Artist Statement: "This series attempts to document socio-economically depressed small to medium sized towns and the relationship between the town and their small businesses. The purpose of this series is to establish the importance of small business on small communities and how vital they are for the economic growth and stability of their town."

Congratulations and good luck Garrett!

Exhibition:

Photographs from Garrett's series 'Business is Booming.'

We are pleased to present our seniors and their virtual senior exhibitions. Throughout the coming weeks, join us in celebrating their works.

The University of Akron Myers School of ArtVirtual Senior ExhibitionAndrea Palagiano: Painting and DrawingFrom the artis...
05/22/2020

The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Virtual Senior Exhibition

Andrea Palagiano: Painting and Drawing

From the artist statement:

"'Self-Conscious' is a reflection of the relation between introversion and projected self. The integration of figure and pattern along with application of layers is indicative of a person’s thought process in defining self within society."

More of Andrea's work can be found at http://www.andreapalagiano.com.

Congratulations Andrea!

Exhibition:

1. "Pollyanna"
2. "Desolation"
3. "Girl's Don't Wear Pants"
4. "Subjection"
5. "In Boxes"
6. "Schizophrenia"
7. "Untitled"
8. "Untitled"
9. "Untitled"

Other Images:

10. "Haze" - From 2019 'Juried Student Exhibition'

We are pleased to present our seniors and their virtual senior exhibitions. Throughout the coming weeks, join us in celebrating their works.

The University of Akron Myers School of ArtVirtual Senior ExhibitionWe are pleased to present our seniors and their virt...
05/21/2020

The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Virtual Senior Exhibition

We are pleased to present our seniors and their virtual senior exhibitions - join us in celebrating their works!

Gavin Reiland: Painting & Drawing

From the Artist Statement:

This series of works explores societal conflict with drawings that "take the form of abstracted figures in a setting of chaotic moving parts and scenes … Pieces seem to generate and bend in bizarre angles fusing together to form hybrid like organisms and mechanisms."

"The Terrible Dogfish" was also on display in the 84th Juried Student Exhibition.

More of Gavin's work can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/ROBOTZOMBIEDINO/

Congratulations and good luck Gavin!

Exhibition:

1. "Abnormal Growth"
2. "Abnormal Growth" - Detail
3. "To Cross the Rubicon"
4. "A Trophy"
5. "The Terrible Dogfish"

Additional Images:

6. "Man 'O War"
7. "Odyssey" - Student Response to 'Stranger Beings' Exhibition

05/15/2020
Emily Davis Gallery: 2019–2020 Season Highlights

Our 2019 - 2020 season was cut short, but we are excited to share with you everything we did this year.

This video is a brief look at all the highlights.

Thank you to everyone who helped make every exhibition and lecture happen, and thank you to all of our visitors!

https://youtu.be/M2Rzz7tndDs

A brief look at all of our exhibitions in the 2019–2020 season. Music Credits: Success by Mixaund | https://mixaund.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://ww...

05/12/2020

Today we look back to celebrate the students whose work was featured in our 84th Juried Student Exhibition. Stay tuned for additional recap videos with our 2019 - 2020 exhibitions!

The University of Akron Myers School of Art

Emily Davis Gallery's cover photo
05/09/2020

Emily Davis Gallery's cover photo

While our preference would have been a packed gallery tonight (see first image from last year) we hope you will join us ...
05/08/2020

While our preference would have been a packed gallery tonight (see first image from last year) we hope you will join us online as we celebrate our Graphic Design class of 2020
#myersgrad #uakrondesign #augmentua2020 #classof2020UA #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner @ Myers School of Art

We want to congratulate another one of The University of Akron Myers School of Art seniors who has volunteered for the g...
05/07/2020

We want to congratulate another one of The University of Akron Myers School of Art seniors who has volunteered for the gallery for three years and interned in 2018-2019 as our Graphic Designer: Pat Bullock!!!!

We wish you the best in life and your career!

Check out more of Pat’s work by visiting The University of Akron Myers School of Art Graphic Design. View their senior exhibition opening this Friday, May 8.

Stay tuned for more senior spotlights in the next few days.

"Psst...guess what? I'm graduating!!"Congratulations to Summer Patterson, graphic design senior at The University of Akr...
05/04/2020

"Psst...guess what? I'm graduating!!"

Congratulations to Summer Patterson, graphic design senior at The University of Akron Myers School of Art and one of our awesome gallery volunteers!

We wish you the best in life and your career!

Check out more of Summer's work by visiting The University of Akron Myers School of Art Graphic Design page. Their senior exhibition opens this Friday, May 8.

And stay tuned for more senior spotlights in the next few days.

05/01/2020
Myers School of Art

If you missed the live premiere of the annual Myers School of Art awards ceremony, here is the video.

Help us celebrate the wonderful achievements of our students at The University of Akron Myers School of Art!

We are pleased to present our annual awards ceremony virtually this year. Be sure to comment and like during the premier to congratulate your friends, family and peers. A big thank you to all our donors for their continued support of students at the Myers School of Art. Congratulations to all the winners from all of your faculty and staff at Myers!

Thank you donors for supporting all of our talented students!
05/01/2020

Thank you donors for supporting all of our talented students!

Akron Soul Train recently featured The University of Akron Myers School of Art alumnus and artist Maggie Duff.In 2014, D...
04/29/2020

Akron Soul Train recently featured The University of Akron Myers School of Art alumnus and artist Maggie Duff.

In 2014, Duff received a BFA in painting & drawing. In the fall of 2018, we displayed 2 of Duff's pieces as part of Deccenalia, a Myers celebration of a decade of sending students to the Venice Biennale.

Image 1: "Meme Leaves", 2018, Mixed media on panel.

Image 2: "Old Fruit", 2016, Ceramic, enamel, spray paint, oil paint.

For a look at Duff's exploration "through urban landscapes in search of life and resilience" please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/AkronSoulTrain/videos/579178686054623/

Flashback Friday to recent graduate Morgan Jones and her series of Germs where science meets art.
04/24/2020

Flashback Friday to recent graduate Morgan Jones and her series of Germs where science meets art.

Nature is not postponed, closed, or cancelled.Today, we celebrate Earth Day and our roles as stewards of the planet with...
04/22/2020

Nature is not postponed, closed, or cancelled.

Today, we celebrate Earth Day and our roles as stewards of the planet with work by The University of Akron Myers School of Art graduate Brooke Ellis.

The first photograph is a gelatin silver print titled "Whimsy" and was on display in last year's Juried Student Exhibition. The others are from a personal exploration of memory loss.

May we all find ourselves again in these remote settings given to us by nature.

Freshman painting/drawing major Katie Strobel has three pieces in The University of Akron Myers School of Art 84th Jurie...
04/21/2020

Freshman painting/drawing major Katie Strobel has three pieces in The University of Akron Myers School of Art 84th Juried Student Exhibition.

Although created before March, this watercolor, titled "The Over Sensory Response to Life and Dishes", is apropos!

Watching nature creep back into urban spaces has been wonderful to see while we are shut down - this painting by Art Edu...
04/20/2020

Watching nature creep back into urban spaces has been wonderful to see while we are shut down - this painting by Art Education sophomore @jen.ritchey is called “Transition through Light,” from our Juried Student Exhibition. Even though she painted it long before this, it feels perfect for today!
🦌🌞🏭 #studentartist #nature #deer #industrial

Akron Soul Train will be hosting artist Max Markwald, alumnus of The University of Akron Myers School of Art, as their r...
04/17/2020

Akron Soul Train will be hosting artist Max Markwald, alumnus of The University of Akron Myers School of Art, as their resident artist beginning this November!

Markwald's piece "September" was recently on display at the gallery as part of the exhibition Decennalia in the fall of 2018. Emily Davis Gallery was fortunate enough to acquire this work and another painting titled "July" for the collection.

Here is the link to AST's feature on Markwald:
https://www.facebook.com/AkronSoulTrain/videos/453013645484983/

BIG INK stopped by the The University of Akron Myers School of Art last November!Senior printmaking and painting/drawing...
04/15/2020

BIG INK stopped by the The University of Akron Myers School of Art last November!

Senior printmaking and painting/drawing major Jared Faust was one of many students who took advantage of the opportunity to print larger works.

The resulting 43" × 98" woodcut, titled "Narcissus", is on display as part of the 84th Juried Student Exhibition.

Jared also has a smaller untitled print on display.

This piece in the The University of Akron Myers School of Art 84th Juried Student Exhibition, titled "Push and Pull" is ...
04/11/2020

This piece in the The University of Akron Myers School of Art 84th Juried Student Exhibition, titled "Push and Pull" is by freshman and painting/drawing major Kalia Horner.

Kalia also had work on display in a solo show called "Glitch" at Summit Artspace!

The last image is a piece titled "Split" from that show.

Flashback Friday one year ago today when Jennifer Vanderpool came to the Myers School of Art and moderated a panel discu...
04/10/2020

Flashback Friday one year ago today when Jennifer Vanderpool came to the Myers School of Art and moderated a panel discussion with Sean Posey, Bill Lyons, Kimberly A. Irvin-Lee, and Jason Segedy during the final days of her Untold Stories exhibition we had at the Emily Davis gallery.

Here are some sketches by sophomore and art education major Halle McHenry from the recent sketchbook show.They served as...
04/09/2020

Here are some sketches by sophomore and art education major Halle McHenry from the recent sketchbook show.

They served as the groundwork for Halle's piece titled "Tiny Studies" in the The University of Akron Myers School of Art 84th Juried Student Exhibition.

The last 2 images feature Halle's other submission titled "Bigger Nest".

Around Akron with Blue Green visited The University of Akron last month and stopped by the Myers School of Art to chat w...
04/08/2020

Around Akron with Blue Green visited The University of Akron last month and stopped by the Myers School of Art to chat with our director Arnold Tunstall about the gallery, Emily Davis, and the 84th Juried Student Exhibition.

If you missed the original airing of the episode on PBS Western Reserve, don't worry! Here are some links:

PBS.org:
https://www.pbs.org/show/around-akron-blue-green/

PBS Western Reserve:
https://westernreservepublicmedia.org/around-akron-with-blue-green.htm

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zg4v6ho8Tw

More unintentionally relevant images from our Sketchbook show, this time from Katie @legdotegg   #bestcostumefortheday  ...
04/07/2020

More unintentionally relevant images from our Sketchbook show, this time from Katie @legdotegg #bestcostumefortheday #sketchbook #sketching @ Myers School of Art

Here's a look Jane Balog's work in The University of Akron Myers School of Art 84th Juried Student Exhibition titled "Wo...
04/06/2020

Here's a look Jane Balog's work in The University of Akron Myers School of Art 84th Juried Student Exhibition titled "Would You Please Excuse for Just a Moment?"

Balog is a senior in Art History and one of our fantastic gallery volunteers!

More wisdom from our student sketchbooks from @bri.cait  old sketchbook with current meaning. #sketchbook #weekendplans ...
04/03/2020

More wisdom from our student sketchbooks from @bri.cait old sketchbook with current meaning. #sketchbook #weekendplans #romcommovies

Happy birthday to Mark Giangaspero!Giangaspero was one of six local artists featured alongside the Hieronymus collection...
04/01/2020

Happy birthday to Mark Giangaspero!

Giangaspero was one of six local artists featured alongside the Hieronymus collection last fall in our exhibition "Stranger Beings."

He also helps support The University of Akron Myers School of Art and the Gallery by often bringing his painting students to exhibitions!

Congratulations to our final honorable mention of The University of Akron Myers School of Art 84th Juried Student Exhibi...
03/31/2020

Congratulations to our final honorable mention of The University of Akron Myers School of Art 84th Juried Student Exhibition:

Kayla Weinman for her entry "Half the Man"!

Kayla's other entry in the exhibition is titled "Peach Face" and she is also one of our awesome gallery volunteers!

School is back in session for The University of Akron and Myers School of Art today (virtually).Sharpen those pencils ✏️...
03/30/2020

School is back in session for The University of Akron and Myers School of Art today (virtually).

Sharpen those pencils ✏️ !

We will be featuring some works from past exhibitions in the coming weeks along with our focus on student and faculty artwork.

Today’s image is a piece from our “Bits & Pieces” exhibition from January 2019, featuring the incredible art of Red Nose Studio (illustrator Chris Sickels).

Today we are featuring one of our workers in the gallery: Killian Reed who is a Painting/Drawing major and is another on...
03/28/2020

Today we are featuring one of our workers in the gallery: Killian Reed who is a Painting/Drawing major and is another one of the honorable mentions in the 84th Juried Student Exhibition for his piece ‘worries.’

Killian also has one other piece in the exhibition ‘apple.’ Congratulations, Killian!

Keep a lookout for more posts featuring our students!

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Even though The University of Akron Myers School of Art’s annual New York City trip was postponed, we can stay connected...
03/27/2020

Even though The University of Akron Myers School of Art’s annual New York City trip was postponed, we can stay connected thanks to student Andrew Kovac.

Kovac's short film "Connection" is one of two digital works (both by Kovac) on display in the 84th Juried Student Exhibition.

The film was created during Kovac's stay at the New York Film Academy as "part of a student project ... where [Kovac] had to create a montage with music."

Here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-enhlBL8eY

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