The show’s creators, Alison Rich and Darlene VerSluys, met last year. VerSluys is the owner of Akrona Gallery, and Rich is an art teacher at Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Akron, where VerSluys’ daughter attends.
The two discussed how many art teachers tend to focus on the work of their students, and sometimes do not find the time to celebrate their own talents and creativity. A natural collaboration occurred between the teacher and parent, and the idea for the show was born. Dillon Sedar, art teacher at Findley CLC in Akron, is also helping to administer the show.
Any artist who teaches in a school, studio, museum or other art institution may submit up to three pieces of artwork in any medium. The pieces should be matted, but not framed. The submissions may be dropped off at Akrona Gallery Oct. 3 and 4.
The gallery reception will take place Oct. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akron Gallery, 1765 W. Market St. in Akron, and is open to the public. The majority of the artwork will be available for purchase. The show will run until Oct. 31. Anyone interested may find more information about the show at Akrona’s website, Akrona.com, under the events section.