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Kent State University Undergraduate Students Exhibit Artwork in Downtown Akron

Posted Feb. 24, 2014 | Alex Parrott
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Kent State University student Joshua
artwork, using ink on poster
board, will be exhibited along with the
works of other students at the Andrew
Jackson House in Akron, Ohio, as part
of the annual GAR Show.

Eight undergraduate students at the Kent State University School of Art will have their work displayed at the historic Andrew Jackson House in Akron, Ohio, as part of the annual GAR Show.

Sponsored by Akron’s GAR Foundation, the GAR Show accepts art submissions from juniors and seniors at the Kent State and University of Akron art schools. This year’s accepted work will be shown in the GAR Foundation’s main offices in the Andrew Jackson House now through Nov. 18. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Feb. 27 from 5-7 p.m.

The show’s curator is Kathryn Shinko, a Kent State M.F.A. student in textiles. Shinko, who received her B.F.A. in graphic design from the University of Akron, reviewed 224 works of art submitted by 53 students across the two universities. Of those, 23 works by 16 students will be featured in the GAR Show.

Each of those 16 students will receive a $100 stipend per selected piece. Additionally, students may choose to sell their work at the GAR Show free of GAR or curator commission fees.

The Andrew Jackson House is located at 227 E. Mill St. in Akron. For more information on the GAR Foundation, visit