The Akron Area Arts Alliance is pleased to announce workshops for local artists that will accompany this year’s this year’s 2014 Streetscapes: AKRON in Plein Air. The exhibition dates are July 5th – August 16th at Summit Artspace Galleries. Gallery hours are Thursdays from noon – 9:00 pm; Friday from noon – 5:00 pm; Saturdays from noon – 5:00 pm. The exhibition will also be open for the monthly ARTWALK on Saturday, August 2nd from 5 – 9:00 pm.
The sponsor of this year’s exhibition is the Greater Akron Chamber. The exhibition will be held at Summit Artspace until August 16th and then travel to the downtown offices of the Greater Akron Chamber. Dan Colantone, President & CEO of the Greater Akron Chamber stated, “The Chamber is pleased to partner with the Akron Area Arts Alliance to promote the exhibition project and the arts which are so important to the quality of life in our community, and we are looking forward to having the show extended in our offices through the fall.”
Having the exhibition travel launches Summit Artspace OFFSITEwhere the Akron Area Arts Alliance will partner with businesses, schools and community organizations to bring arts experiences and artists into the community, engaging the public on the streets, in classrooms, offices and other unexpected places.
FREE Workshops and Artist Demos will be offered during the exhibition to help area artists get started with working en plein air. Brian Shellito, the Coordinator of this paint-out competition will offer the workshop, Getting Equipped for a Mobile Studio on Saturday, July 19th at 1:00 pm at Summit Artspace. Nationally-recognized plein air artist, Carolyn E. Lewis will follow the workshop with an Artist Demo on Saturday, August 2nd at 1:00 pm with Getting a Successful Start on a Plein Air Painting. Registration is not necessary and experience with plein air painting is not needed to attend these workshops. We encourage all with an interest in painting on location to attend.
Photo of Carolyn Lewis painting.
Summit Artspace is a project of the Akron Area Arts Alliance in partnership with Summit County government. It is located in the historic Akron Beacon building at 140 E. Market St., one block east of the Akron Art Museum. The gallery receives support from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Akron Community Foundation, John A. McAlonan Fund, Ohio Arts Council, the Corbin Foundation, GAR Foundation and the SUMMA Foundation.