Yoko Ono’s “Imagine Peace” is an interactive and thought-provoking art exhibit that invites guests to leave their mark, share their hopes and contemplate the meaning of peace. The exhibit is returning to Emily Davis Gallery, after 10 years, commemorating the show’s 2007 debut.
“Imagine Peace” features 50 years of Ono’s artwork and is on view Dec. 8 through Jan. 31.
“Imagine Peace Maps” is the single returning piece from the 2007-2014 national tour, as it was displayed at the Emily Davis Gallery. With this piece serving as an anchor, the curators will make new connections and form new relationships among works by Ono, along with works created in response. Several pieces were created with the assistance of University of Akron Alumni, who’ve worked on the exhibit throughout its tour.
The exhibit strives to bring together the entire university community, and the goal is to get the diverse array of students to leave their mark on the maps in a city they love. Visitors are also invited to mend the world and make a wish, view a video and listen to music.
A number of events will be tied to the exhibit. A commemoration of John Lennon’s death will take place Friday, Dec. 8, 5 to 7 p.m. An Art & Peace discussion, in collaboration with the sociology department, will take place Thursday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m., followed by an exhibit reception at 6 p.m.
Free parking is available for the receptions, and visitor parking at metered spaces is available during gallery hours. Myers School of Art is located in Folk Hall, 150 E. Exchange St. For info, visit www.uakron.edu/art.
The exhibit is is organized by the Emily Davis Gallery and is curated by John Noga, Kevin Concannon, and Arnold Tunstall.