GAR celebrates local art students at Annual Art Show

Brittany LaPointe \
March 06, 2017

GAR Foundation celebrated the artwork of undergraduate students representing The University of Akron and Kent State University’s schools of art at a reception last month. The artwork brighten the walls of the historic Andrew Jackson House, home to GAR’s offices from February-November.

This year’s talented curator, Lindsey James, a graduate student specializing in Fine Art and Textiles and Library and Information Sciences in Museum Studies from Kent State, selected 28 works of art. Eight students representing The University of Akron and 20 students representing Kent State University were selected.

The selection process and goal for this year’s GAR Annual Art Show was to be as diverse as possible, showing a wide array of two-dimensional works in drawing, painting, printing, digital, and mixed media. With the addition of a glass display case, this year’s show has made room for three-dimensional works such as glass, ceramics, metals and jewelry; making for an all-encompassing studio arts show representative of the school of art programs at University of Akron and Kent State University.

Click here to browse the 2017 selections
Header photo: artwork entitled Rose Movement by Katy Culp, Kent State University