The Alliance for the Visual Arts in Akron, a group representing over 500 local artists from the Akron Society of Artists, Artists of Rubber City, Cuyahoga Valley Art Center and Women’s Art League of Akron, will present Kaleidoscope 2013 in the galleries at Summit Artspace from November 15 through December 31. The opening reception is FREE to the public and takes place on November 15th from 5-8 pm.
Members of the four groups entered artworks in all types of media for this annual juried show. Barbara Johns chaired the exhibition committee and Carol Klingel produced the work for the invitation, as is the tradition for this exhibition. Last year, Klingel’s painting won the People’s Choice Award and this recognition entitles the artist to create a new work for the exhibition card this year. Klingel produced a challenging work of colored cotton thread and pigments, entitled , A Walk Through the Field.
Youngstown artist Wayne Gruver will be the juror for the juried show. Gruver is currently a working artist and the preparator of the Butler Institute of American Art’s collection. He studied under well-known abstract expressionist artist, Alfred Bright.
The annual People’s Choice Award, selected by the popular votes of gallery visitors, will be presented during the First Night® Akron celebration on December 31. The winner receives a kaleidoscope created by Akron glass artist Bob Pozarski.
There will be a series of free artist demonstrations. All will be Saturdays from 1 to 3 pm. Registration is NOT required.
Nov. 16 Doreen St. John Oil “Portrait”
Nov. 23 Kim Moore Pastel “Sea & Clouds”
Dec. 14 Bill Peck Mixed Media “Finding Relief”
Dec. 21 Shirley Ende-Saxe Collage ”Collage at HeART”
Dec. 28 Maryann Mosyjowski Collage “Collage for All”
Summit Artspace, a project of the Akron Area Arts Alliance in cooperation with Summit County government, is located in a historic downtown Akron building at 140 E. Market Street, one block east of the Akron Art Museum. Gallery hours are Thursday from noon – 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday from noon to 5 pm. Admission and parking are free. Kaleidoscope will also be open December 7 from 5 to 9 pm as part of the Downtown Artwalk and December 31 from 5 to 9 pm as part of the First Night® Akron.
AAAA is a non-profit advocacy group. Its membership includes 60 arts and culture organizations plus 100 individual artists and arts supporters. It is supported by the Akron Community Foundation, Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Summa Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and Audio-Technica.