Summit Artspace

Summit Artspace Summit Artspace is a community arts center dedicated to making art accessible to the community by providing an environment for artists at all levels of their creative journey, encouraging participation in the arts through education and outreach.
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LOCAL ARTIST CALL! See these #artistscalls, two with deadlines at midnight tonight! summitartspace.submittable.com/submi...
01/27/2020

LOCAL ARTIST CALL! See these #artistscalls, two with deadlines at midnight tonight! summitartspace.submittable.com/submit#SummitArtspace

SWIPE THROUGH to see all of our current calls for artists at our East Market location!◽️ Some of these calls close on Monday at midnight— so be sure to submit your work this weekend! Go to https://summitartspace.submittable.com/submit to submit!◽️ Background image is a detail of “wall of lines and folds” by William M. Bogdan #SummitArtspace #PlacesForTheCreative #AkronOhio #LocalArtists #Weather #Bosch #BlackHistoryMonth #ArtistsOfRubberCity #Motion #Emotion

01/25/2020
Sunshineonsilk

So we were just facebooking about Sunshineonsilk. You can do this. Really. Check out the video and then come visit us #SummitArtspace on East Market! A building full of art and artist studios. Find your way: summitartspace.org/event.

The weather has been hot and cold but it’s totally cool here at Sunshine On Silk. Kick back and relax and enjoy a little water marbling fun. You can do this! Appointments available! Bring a friend or have a party with us! 🌞🧣

Sharing photos of Finding the Narrative with Joan Colbert, Jan. 16-Feb.22 in the Welcome Gallery at Summit Artspace on E...
01/25/2020

Sharing photos of Finding the Narrative with Joan Colbert, Jan. 16-Feb.22 in the Welcome Gallery at Summit Artspace on East Market. Photos by Colleen of Sunshineonsilk, an artist studio at #SummitArtspace on EM. We're open today, 12-5 pm with galleries galore and artist studios--make a signature silk scarf at Sunshine on Silk! Find your way: summitartspace.org/event

You have to see this gorgeous set of original prints by talented artist and print maker @joan_colbert. They are amazing! Joan’s work showcased in the Welcome Gallery tonight 4-7! It’s @3rdthursdayakron downtown tonight! 🌞🧣🙀 @ Summit Artspace

The likes of what to expect at the OPENING! Facing the Façade, Architecture Inspiring Art, at Summit Artspace on Tusc, S...
01/25/2020

The likes of what to expect at the OPENING! Facing the Façade, Architecture Inspiring Art, at Summit Artspace on Tusc, Saturday, Jan. 25, 12-5. "Another Fabulous Cuckoo" by Russ Hench of #CantonOH. Ya. It's. Just. Fab. Free admission. See a gallery full of art inspired by architecture juried by Mark Mistur, the dean and a prof at the Kent State College of Architecture + Environmental Design - Caed #streetcred #SummitArtspace Wanna know when to go: summitartspace.org/event

SWIPE THROUGH to see all of our current calls for artists at our East Market location!◽️ Some of these calls close on Mo...
01/23/2020

SWIPE THROUGH to see all of our current calls for artists at our East Market location!◽️ Some of these calls close on Monday at midnight— so be sure to submit your work this weekend! Go to https://summitartspace.submittable.com/submit to submit!◽️ Background image is a detail of “wall of lines and folds” by William M. Bogdan #SummitArtspace #PlacesForTheCreative #AkronOhio #LocalArtists #Weather #Bosch #BlackHistoryMonth #ArtistsOfRubberCity #Motion #Emotion

Have someone to nominate? Nominations are open until Friday, January 31.
01/23/2020
Arts and Business Partnership Awards

Have someone to nominate? Nominations are open until Friday, January 31.

Every year, Americans for the Arts, through its Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) program, recognizes 10 businesses of all sizes for their exceptional involvement with the arts that enriches the workplace, education, and the community.

01/23/2020
Velvet hammer of a piece with an environmental message from Hope Hickman

The second place award winner in the FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market makes a powerful statement. Hear Hope Hickman talk about her piece in our video. See "Charcoal in Nylon Bags" and 65 other incredibly "fresh" works of art at #SummitArtspace until Feb. 8. Open weekly Thursday and Friday, 12-7 p.m.; Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Free admission. Find our gallery hours at summitartspace.org/event. ArtsNow

A talk with artist Hope Hickman of #CoventryTownshipOH about her second place piece in the FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition, Jan. 10-Feb. 8, in #AkronOH. She calls ...

ATTENTION LITERARY AND VISUAL ARTISTS!!CALLS FOR ART AT SUMMIT ARTSPACE; SOME DEADLINES EXTENDEDHead here for informatio...
01/20/2020

ATTENTION LITERARY AND VISUAL ARTISTS!!

CALLS FOR ART AT SUMMIT ARTSPACE; SOME DEADLINES EXTENDED

Head here for information and to submit:
summitartspace.org/call-for-artists-2/

DEADLINE EXTENDED
Boschian: Beautifully Bizarre
Submit art by Jan. 27, midnight. Accepted work will be Boschian contemporary creations with the sublime ability to instill both terror and delight.

DEADLINE EXTENDED
Whether to Weather
Submit art by Jan. 27, midnight. Exhibition will explore and showcase our changing love-hate relationship with weather.

Embracing Heritage
Submit art by Feb. 3, midnight. Exhibition of visual and literary art is to honor and embrace the impact and history that African Americans and African American culture has had in shaping Akron, the United States, and the world.

See additional calls here:
summitartspace.org/call-for-artists-2/

You heard it here! Reviewer Anderson Turner puts FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market in the insp...
01/17/2020
Summit Artspace show offers FRESH view of art

You heard it here! Reviewer Anderson Turner puts FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market in the inspirational category! Open today, 12-7 and Saturday, 12-5. Free admission. +++ four shows showcasing local art throughout the building. Visit the artist studios. Read about FRESH and then hear the artists talk on Feb. 6. Reserve your seat here: summitartspace.org/event/fresh-13. Find your way: summitartspace.org/plan-your-visit.

Local venues for visual artists are not only important for those making the artwork, but can also be sources of inspiration for people in all walks of

"The Fire Inside" by Samantha Bias of #CLE in Creative Recovery show at #SummitArtspace. Artist discuss recovery fails a...
01/16/2020

"The Fire Inside" by Samantha Bias of #CLE in Creative Recovery show at #SummitArtspace. Artist discuss recovery fails and successes tonight, Jan. 16, 7p. Reserve your seat: bit.ly/35VpWTw. summitartspace.org/event"

Creative Recovery Artists Discussion Panel tonight at #SummitArtspace on East Market, 7-8 p.m. Free admission. Artists w...
01/16/2020

Creative Recovery Artists Discussion Panel tonight at #SummitArtspace on East Market, 7-8 p.m. Free admission. Artists with works in the show (on display until Feb. 1) will talk about art as therapy. During 3rd Thursday in DT #AkronOH. summitartspace.org/plan-your-visit. "Invisible" by Nancy Minter

Up at noon at #SummitArtspace with the FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market! Come by during 3rd T...
01/16/2020

Up at noon at #SummitArtspace with the FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market! Come by during 3rd Thursday tonight. See 66 verra fresh works including: "Top Down" by Robert Goldthwaite of #KentOH, "Madonna with Child" by Pollock Youngpole of Akron; and "Where to Now?" by Susan Yingling of #AkronOH. Free admission. Artist talk and talk on Feb. 6. Reserve a seat at FRESH 2020 Artist Discussion Panel. exhibit listings at summitartspace.org/event #akronartgallery #northeastohioartgallery Beth Garl Goldthwaite Downtown Akron Partnership Akron Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau ArtsNow

01/16/2020
Can't argue with weird but to Andy it's his award-winning art!

We talked with artist Andy Tubbesing of #SevilleOH about his first place piece in the FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market, Jan. 10-Feb. 8 in #AkronOH. The work is titled "Transmorphoplasmation." To get the full effect you'll have to visit the gallery! Open today and Friday, 12-7 pm; Saturday, 12-5 pm. Free admission. Check out all of our listings: summitartspace.org/event. Here's his artist statement: "My animations tend to be fleeting glances through windows, around corners, or over hills onto otherwise unseen worlds. Onlookers have labeled these worlds somber, ominous, low-brow, cartoony, weird. Who am I to argue? Actually, we’re talking animation and assemblage, since my cartoons need somewhere to live. Cast-off furniture, plumbing parts, various doodads and gizmos interlock to house the art-in-motion. To create the cartoons themselves I use 2D and 3D software, as well as punched paper and an animation disc. Influences include McKay, the Fleischer brothers, Avery, Clampett, O’Brien, Harryhausen. Takeaway thought: Creating art is a perilous enterprise, a trek through uncharted territory on a moonless night. It seems the only thing more difficult is not creating art."

Photographer Susie Lilley brings out details in her work and then she extends her vision into the tactile world. The BOX...
01/16/2020

Photographer Susie Lilley brings out details in her work and then she extends her vision into the tactile world. The BOX Gallery features Susie Lilley photos of Queen City parks, Jan. 10-Feb. 8. Open today, 4-7, for 3rd Thursday and Friday and Saturday, 12-5. Free admission. She's taken a favorite photo, "My Rock." and turned its textured, colorful surface into everyday objects. See "Palms," "Top of the Wall" and "Almost Noon." The BOX Gallery is on the 3rd floor of #SummitArtspace on East Market. It is operated by the Artists of Rubber City. Find your way: summitartspace.org/plan-your-visit. Exhibit info for the building: summitartspace.org/event.

Need a mid-week dose of caffeinated culture? 3rd Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in downtown #AkronOH? Stop by #SummitArtspace--...
01/16/2020

Need a mid-week dose of caffeinated culture? 3rd Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in downtown #AkronOH? Stop by #SummitArtspace--we're on the map--for a show opening Finding the Narrative with Joan Colbert, Jan. 16-Feb.22, and the Creative Recovery Artists Discussion Panel. summitartspace.org/event

Looking for something fun to do tomorrow night? Check out the 3rd Thursday map for a list of activities in #downtownakron. With happy hour specials, live music, shopping and more, there's something for everyone to enjoy!
https://www.downtownakron.com/_files/docs/january-2020-3rd-thursday-flyer.pdf

01/15/2020
3rd Thursday

3rd Thursday coming up! Jan. 16. Trolley stops at #SummitArtspace. ❤️ to have you stop by. Art shows in every gallery. Artist studios open! Thank you, Downtown Akron Partnership!

3rd Thursday is a monthly excursion highlighting so much of what downtown Akron has to offer. Take the free trolley to more than 30 destinations from the Northside District to Main/Exchange Streets for art, music, events, shopping and dining the third Thursday of each month from 4-8 p.m.

3rd Thursday video produced and hosted by UA students Caleb Morgan and Grace Thanasiu

You will see this amazing #SummitArtspace volunteer, left, and her equally amazing husband, Walt, at our front door gree...
01/14/2020

You will see this amazing #SummitArtspace volunteer, left, and her equally amazing husband, Walt, at our front door greeting gallery visitors on show opening nights. She loves this art community and it shows! Theresa Minick

"Engaging in the arts gives you the opportunity and 'permission' to be in the moment, to pause. It is not to escape, but to experience, in an individual or communal way." - Theresa Minick

Get to know Theresa, our featured patron: https://bit.ly/34IQhEy

Alicia brings keen insights and great ideas to local arts and culture. #SummitArtspace #ArtsAlive honoree
01/14/2020
ArtsNow

Alicia brings keen insights and great ideas to local arts and culture. #SummitArtspace #ArtsAlive honoree

We love Alicia!
In addition to her work with Art Speaks Ohio, Alicia has been helping to craft Akron's cultural plan. We couldn't do it without her important insight.

"Protective Nest" by Amber McElreath of #AkronOH in the 16th FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market...
01/11/2020

"Protective Nest" by Amber McElreath of #AkronOH in the 16th FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market. Open until 5 p.m. today. Visit the exhibit through Feb. 8 to see what's in the nest she has created. Free admission. Find our gallery hours at: summitartspace.org/event

Artist statement: "This piece represents home, vulnerability, and protection. The nest holding the vulnerable figure is surrounded by carefully sewn feathers which act as a barrier to protect its contents. Even tho the figure is not a child, it’s size and newness make it vulnerable. Even tho the feathers surround the nest to protect and shield, they are soft leaving the figure vulnerable. Even tho our homes are considered a place of safety or sanctuary, we may not be as safe as we think." FRESH 2020 Artist Discussion Panel o Feb. 6! @ambermcelreath #SummitArtspace

'Mask of the Meat Eater" by Kenn Hetzel  of #MantuaOH won an honorable mention in the 16th FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at ...
01/11/2020

'Mask of the Meat Eater" by Kenn Hetzel of #MantuaOH won an honorable mention in the 16th FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market. Show open today, 12-5 p.m. Free admission. It runs until Feb. 8. Juror for the show is Katina Pastis Radwanski. Kenn is congratulated by SA Board President John FItzpatrick, right. Check out our listings for show hours at summitartspace.org/event.

Artist statement: "This is a tribal representation in the form of a mask of those that have eaten meat in the past and the possible fading of meat eating in general being replaced by plant based alternatives."

FRESH artist panel discussion on Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Reserve a seat here: bit.ly/364VWFe #SummitArtspace

Artist Gwen Waight of #PeninsulaOH tightening the screw (drivers) with her piece awarded an honorable mention in the 16t...
01/11/2020

Artist Gwen Waight of #PeninsulaOH tightening the screw (drivers) with her piece awarded an honorable mention in the 16th FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market. "ABC aka i have m own thank you" is a found object assemblage. Show open today, 12-5 p.m. Free admission. It runs until Feb. 8. Juror for the show is Katina Pastis Radwanski. Gwen is congratulated by SA Board President John FItzpatrick. Check out our listings for show hours at summitartspace.org/event.

Artist statement: "I made this piece in response to some conflict and anger I was facing as a female artist. The objects have layered meaning as well as the the obvious literal use definition."

FRESH artist panel discussion on Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Reserve a seat here: bit.ly/364VWFe #SummitArtspace

In his first show, Craig Leslein 330 Arts of #CuyahogaFallsOH won an honorable mention for "BulstAgain" in the 16th FRES...
01/11/2020

In his first show, Craig Leslein 330 Arts of #CuyahogaFallsOH won an honorable mention for "BulstAgain" in the 16th FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market. Show open today, 12-5 p.m. Free admission. It runs until Feb. 8. Juror for the show is Katina Pastis Radwanski. Craig is congratulated by SA Board President John FItzpatrick, left. Check out our listings for show hours at summitartspace.org/event.

Artist statement: "This amazing piece is made from recycled wooden porch balusters. As I was replacing the old balusters with the new, I saved the old balusters, I knew one day I would make them into something beautiful. This is all about fresh. Firstly, because it is something I personally have never seen before. Then it's fresh because it brings old things to new life. Thirdly, it is fresh for me as it is something I have never done before. Last, it's the first time I have ever entered one of my makings into a show!"

FRESH artist panel discussion on Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Reserve a seat here: bit.ly/364VWFe #SummitArtspace Collide: Cuyahoga Falls

Diver James Leslie of #AkronOH brings his underwater world to us with this ceramic piece, "Coral Dance," that won an hon...
01/11/2020

Diver James Leslie of #AkronOH brings his underwater world to us with this ceramic piece, "Coral Dance," that won an honorable mention in the 16th FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market. Show open today, 12-5 p.m. Free admission. It runs until Feb. 8. Juror for the show is Katina Pastis Radwanski. Jim is congratulated by SA Board President John FItzpatrick, right. Check out our listings for show hours at summitartspace.org/event.

Artist statement: "My work seeks to celebrate the beauty of our ocean beaches through texture, color and form. Coral, driftwood, shells and sand create a sense of movement through happiness and dance."

FRESH artist panel discussion on Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Reserve a seat here: bit.ly/364VWFe #SummitArtspace

Third place in the 16th FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market went Janet Mikolajczyk of #HudsonOH ...
01/11/2020

Third place in the 16th FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market went Janet Mikolajczyk of #HudsonOH for "Green." It is an assemblage of found objects, wood, plastic, a small figure, wire, rubber bands and a stencil. Show open today, 12-5 p.m. Free admission. It runs until Feb. 8. Juror for the show is Katina Pastis Radwanski. Check out our listings for gallery hours at summitartspace.org/event.

Artist statement: "The artwork, Green, is part of my content concerned with the environment and recycling. I read an article about levels of "greenness", and thought I could apply it to a collage."

FRESH artist panel discussion on Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Reserve a seat here: bit.ly/364VWFe #SummitArtspace

There's a warning about the health of the planet softened by an artist's hand in  "Charcoal in Nylon Bags" by Hope Hickm...
01/11/2020

There's a warning about the health of the planet softened by an artist's hand in "Charcoal in Nylon Bags" by Hope Hickman @oh.hope.io of #CoventryOH in the 16th FRESH 2020 Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market. Show open today, 12-5 p.m. Free admission. It runs until Feb. 8. Juror for the show is Katina Pastis Radwanski. Hope is congratulated by SA Board President John FItzpatrick. Check out our listings for show hours at summitartspace.org/event.

Artist statement: "Charcoal in Nylon Bags is a mysterious piece. Without its name, the viewer is left wandering around the canvas trying to pick up distinct imagery to lend it significance. They see a field, maybe a forest in the distance, white handles that look like dancing maidens. The texture of the white cloth in the image is foreign looking, and the mood of the piece is somber, almost apocalyptic. However, the dancing quality of the white cloth and brilliant white frame subdue any stressors to the viewer the way blanketed white snow seems peaceful and comforting from inside a warm house. The work confronts our relationship with pollution. It is taken from a scene at a composting center in Akron, a field full of nylon bags containing activated charcoal. Plastic bags of chemical neutralizers floating on Ohio grasses, alludes to the greater climate challenges our civilization is facing. But, it does so in the way blanket snow tells you it is freezing outside. As long as we have our warm houses, we cannot be hurt by it."

FRESH artist panel discussion on Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Reserve a seat here: bit.ly/364VWFe #SummitArtspace

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Saturday 12:00 - 17:00

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