Christine Ries is one of the five artists who will create a portrait for the upcoming Faces of Akron project! Ries is an artist who grew up in southern Ohio and attended The University of Akron. She has been represented in the Harris Stanton Gallery and enjoys telling stories with her work and illustrating different experiences she has had in her own life. Color is a main subject of her work and she loves exploring it in her pieces. Currently, Ries is the Operations Manager at Akron Soul Train. We are looking forward to seeing the final portrait she creates!