Arts Alive! Awards seeks nominations for outstanding achievement
Written by Staff Report
The Akron Area Arts Alliance (AAAA) invites the public to nominate deserving ARTISTS for the 2013 Arts Alive! Awards Celebration, honoring outstanding achievement in dance, music, theatre and the visual arts.
Awards are also given for outstanding leadership and generous support of our arts and culture community. This gala event will be held Sunday, November 3 at Summit Artspace.
Arts award categories include: Outstanding Visual Artist, Outstanding Artist in Music, Outstanding Artist in Dance, Outstanding Artist in Theatre, Arts Volunteer, Arts Patron, Arts Outreach, Arts Business Support, Arts Educator, Rising Young Star-Artist, Rising Young Star-Leadership and Collaborative Projects. Candidates from Summit, Portage and Medina Counties are eligible.
Today and tomorrow (Tuesday and Wednesday), city of Akron attorneys will be at different Akron community centers to talk to residents about what they can do if they are on the list of people whose information was compromised by the cyber-attack that occurred last week.
These attorneys will be able to look up whether citizens are on the list of people whose information was stolen, and they will be able to explain what a person should do to secure their accounts and credit.
The following community centers will have help available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
Lawton Street Community Center, 1225 Lawton St.
Patterson Park Community Center, 800 Patterson Ave.
Firestone Park Community Center, 1480 Girard St.
Kenmore Community Center, 880 Kenmore Blvd.
Ellet Community Center, 2449 Wedgewood Dr.
Reservoir Park Community Center, 1735 Hillside Terrace
Buchtel Community Learning Center will host a public event featuring two survivors of historical atrocities as part of its history and English students’ Promise Project. El Fadel Arbab, a Darfur genocide survivor, and Leo Silberman, a Holocaust survivor, will appear May 23 at 6 p.m.
The event is free and also will feature displays and artwork by the students involved in The Promise Project.
The Promise Project is under the direction of Kristy Nelson and Drew Hoisington, English and history teachers, respectively. The two instructors co-teach a class called American Studies, with the goal of engaging their students with community-based projects. The Buchtel PTA is a sponsor of this event.
Tallmadge Middle School was visited last month by Shannon Anicas, an American who, thanks to a scholarship, was able to live in China for a year. For more on the speaker visit https://www.facebook.com/shannon.anicas?ref=tn_tnmn.
Here is her interview.
Do Chinese people use chopsticks for every meal?
Yes, they use them to cook with, too. By the time I left China, I was able to even eat ice cream with them.
Why is studying in China your passion?
I have always been fascinated with Asian culture because of my Grandfather. In 2008, because of the Olympics being in Beijing, there were many shows on television about China and I wanted to know more. When I returned to school that fall to get my degree, I chose to take as many classes as I could on China and Chinese culture.
The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery will host a reception for the artists of "Collage & Assemblage" May 22 at 10 W. Streetsboro St., in Hudson, from 3 to 6 p.m. The exhibition features work by 11 signature members of the National Collage Society and continues through May 27.
To learn more about the National Collage Society, visit www.nationalcollage.com.
The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery hosts several art exhibitions each year and is free and open to the public during most weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and additional hours as advertised.
The City of Akron recently announced the opening of the Mogadore and LaDue Reservoir Marinas for a third season with the cooperation of Bayhill Enterprises.
The Mogadore Boathouse and Marina at 2578 SR 43, in Mogadore, will be open from approximately sunrise to sunset from May through Labor Day. Boat rentals will be available daily with the following rates: Rowboat only: $20.00 per 2 hours, $40.00 for all day, add an electric motor for $35.00 per 2 hours or $70.00 for all day. Prices are subject to change without notice.
The Mogadore Marina also offers live bait, tackle, snacks, convenience items, and concessions for sale as well as a picnic area and shoreline fishing and convenient access to the Ohio Buckeye Trail.
Akron residents will receive 10 percent off of select services with proof of residency. For more information, call the Mogadore Marina at (330) 628-3343.