Rob Lehr, Summit Artspace Gallery Coordinator will present a workshop titled “Exhibiting Your Creativity: Tips on Fine-Tuning your Gallery Proposals. The workshop will take place Thursday, March 13th at 7 pm. Registration is required. Please register for the workshop via email at email@example.com or call the Akron Area Arts Alliance at 330-376-8480 opt. 1.
Cody Innovations, a tenant of Summit Artspace, is presenting Eugene O’Neill’s Shell Shock. The performance will be held on the second floor at Summit Artspace Fridays and Saturdays, March 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th at 8 pm with another performance on Sunday, March 23rd at 3:30 pm. General admission is $10 and senior citizens are $7. For ticket information call 330-809-8637 or 330-689-9314.
The 10th Fresh Art Annual juried show opens Friday, March 7th at Summit Artspace Gallery. It attracts unique works in a wide variety of media by both emerging young artists and established art professionals. The exhibition is sponsored by the SUMMA FOUNDATION and Akron Area Arts Alliance is indebted to their support for the creative in our community. The cash prizes have served as great recognition for established artists and encouragement for emerging artists in the region.
Best in Show-Maggie Duff “Fomd Sign V”
Second Place-Andy Dreamingwolf “Sister Ray”
Third Place-Frances Lehnert “Driving Mrs. Daisy”
Best Fresh AIR-Nathan Mayfield
This year’s judge is Alexandra Nicholis Coon, the Executive Director of the Massillon Museum. She has been with the Massillon Museum since 2001, serving as Museum Curator from 2003-2010. Nicholis Coon served as adjunct faculty for Walsh University from 2006 – 2011 and is currently a committee member for the World Artists Program at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland.
Prize winners will be announced at a special public reception on Friday, March 7th from 5 to 8 pm. Representatives from the SUMMA FOUNDATION will distribute the prizes that evening at 6:30 pm. 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 Journal building at 140 E. Market St., one block east of the Akron Art Museum. It is supported by the Akron Community Foundation, Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, GAR Foundation, Summa Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and Audio-Technica.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens announces the 2014 Concours d’Elegance at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, slated for September 19-21, 2014. Stan Hywet is located at 714 North Portage Path in Akron, Ohio.
The expansive 70-acre estate, America’s 6th largest historic home open to the public, provides a strikingly beautiful and historic backdrop for this re-imagined Northeast Ohio Concours show.
“There are few settings to equal the elegance of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens,” says David Schultz, the Concours executive director who is a nationally-known auto enthusiast, author and Concours judge. Schultz previously served as executive director of the Glenmoor Gathering in Canton, which was a precursor to this new event.
Given Stan Hywet’s patriarchal connection to the automotive industry — Seiberling also participated in the establishment of the Lincoln Highway — automobile events are not new to the Estate. Every June for more than 50 years, Stan Hywet has hosted an annual Father’s Day Car Show in collaboration with the Ohio Region Classic Car Club of America, which attracts thousands of casual car enthusiasts, hobbyists and collectors.
“The two shows have very distinctive characters and qualities, and they occur in different seasons, allowing the Father’s Day edition to continue, and making the introduction of the Concours d’Elegance at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens a lovely enhancement to our annual events line-up,” notes Linda Conrad, president and executive director. “The Father’s Day Car Show has been a tradition for three generations of northeast Ohioans,” says Conrad, “with a typical display of more than 400 vintage automobiles. By contrast, the Concours is one of the nation’s most iconic celebrations of rare and unique automobiles, featuring approximately 175 of the invitation-only ‘rolling sculptures’ from throughout the United States.”
“We are in the process of selecting our feature classes for 2014,” says Schultz, “but one of our cornerstones will certainly be the great American and European automobiles of the 1920s and ‘30s.”
The motorcars will be the centerpiece of a weekend of time-honored events that are also open to the public. Exhibitors, sponsors and guests will be treated to a variety of cultural experiences that truly represent the art of fine living, including uniquely designed insider’s tours of the garden, grounds and Manor House; the elegance of high tea, special wine tastings and fashion events; gourmet food selections; and a symphony of musical entertainment set against the historic backdrop. Also on the roster is a countryside automobile tour for exhibitors.
According to Schultz, several key members of the former Glenmoor Gathering team will be involved with the Stan Hywet Concours. Schultz notes that Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens has a strong and creative events team with a proven track record. “Simply stated,” he says, “this is something they do very, very well. They are experts at events!”
Stan Hywet offers not only a spectacular venue, but a wonderful history and a legacy dating back nearly 100 years. The name is Old English for stone quarry. Three English country homes —Compton Wynyates, Ockwells, and Haddon Hall —served as the inspiration for Stan Hywet’s 65-room Manor House.
For more information visit www.stanhywet.org or call Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens at 330-836-2626.