Posts Tagged ‘University of Akron’

Matt Wolosz Presents to CMA Friends of Photography

April 25, 2012

On Tue, Apr 24 CSU photo student Matt Wolosz presented his work to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Friends of Photography. He, along with students from U of Akron and CIA, displayed prints and talked about his work at Society for Photographic Education’s (SPE) national headquarters (in a surprising coincidence, the Akron student turned out to be Matt’s aunt!). All three students had strong work and it was a nice time all around.

One of Matt's pieces presented to FOP. 45"x24" Archival Pigment Print, 2012.

Friends of Photography is an Affiliate Group of the Cleveland Museum of Art. The organization strives to cultivate knowledge of the art and history of photography, to promote private collecting, and to generate funds with which to acquire works for the museum. Student participation is encouraged with a discounted membership fee. For more information of FOP, visit http://fop-cma.org/

FOP members checking out Matt's work as Matt plays it cool in the background.

Photo Fictions at University of Akron

September 19, 2011

click for larger image of the flyer

Emily Davis Gallery on the campus of University of Akron
150 E. Exchange Street, Akron, OH 44325

Opening Reception: Thu Sept 22, 5 – 8pm
Exhibition runs Sep 12 – Oct 22
Gallery hours: Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat      10am – 5pm
Wed, Thu                      10am – 8pm

There are a bunch of gallery tours led by curator and University of Akron Professor, Penny Rakoff.  Since we won’t have classes on Monday, Oct 10 to observe Columbus Day we’ve decided to meet at the gallery that day at 3:30pm for a tour.  We can coordinate carpooling in class closer to the date.

Photographers have always understood that photographs possess intrinsic authenticity in the mind of the viewer.  Contemporary artists, seizing upon this phenomenon, take delight in creating their own realities.  Manipulation of the image can occur at many stages, from constructing or directing the scene, whether taken in the landscape or in the studio, to technical manipulation on the computer or in the darkroom.  The work in Photo Fictions: Staged, Constructed and Altered Images is diverse in style, ranging from monumental to small scale and incorporates various processes.

This looks to be an exciting show with many notable photographic artists.  The works in this exhibit come primarily from collectors Fred and Laura Bidwell  and John Williams (see previous post), with additional work from a handful of other local artists and collectors.

Rubbertop Review Seeking Art Work

January 29, 2011

Rubbertop Review is announcing its “last call” for submissions. Rubbertop, the literary journal out of The University of Akron, is looking for the best Ohio has to offer in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. Please see the attached flier and visit  http://rubbertop.wordpress.com for more information and submission guidelines.

DEADLINE: Feb 1.  Get a move on!

ENTRY FEE: Nada, Zilch, What do you have to loose?


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