Community trolley tour, watercolor class coincide with exhibit
Summit Artspace Gallery opens its next exhibition, “Full Circle: Celebrating Communities in Ohio and Around the World,” Friday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m.
In collaboration with Harris-Stanton Gallery, Full Circle explores the people, places and things that make communities special, and features regional and international artists unified by community and art.
Full Circle runs from Oct. 16 through Nov. 22. The exhibition is an opportunity to connect the Akron community to works that discuss the important relationships we have with our neighbors and the place we call home. It is the first partnership project between Summit Artspace and Harris-Stanton Gallery. Some of the artists on display include Julie Friedman, Diane Pribojan, Tino Rusconi, Miguel Olivares and Lynn Shaler.
“It is such an honor to work with Meg Harris on Full Circle, and to have her talented artists fill the walls of Summit Artspace Gallery,” said Rob Lehr, gallery director at Summit Artspace. “From swooping architectural cityscapes, to portraits depicting cherished friendships, Full Circle is devoted to the spirit of art and community in Akron and beyond.”
A Community Trolley Tour is scheduled for Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. in conjunction with Full Circle. The free trolley tour starts at Summit Artspace and travels to Highland Square, where riders will have the opportunity for a tour of works from the Akron Art Museum’s Inside|Out project. Participants will then head to Harris-Stanton Gallery in Pilgrim Square before returning to Summit Artspace. Space is limited. Reservations are recommended. Visit summitartspace.org to reserve a seat.
Then on Nov. 7 at 1 p.m., Instructor Jen Davis from SmART Studios will lead a Watercolor Cityscapes class, an exploration of watercolor to create cityscapes using inspiration from Akron architecture. Materials are included in the $15 class fee. Advanced registration is required. Visit summitartspace.org to sign-up.
“Connecting our community through art is a core focus of Summit Artspace,” said Summit Artspace Executive Director Joanne Green. “We’re thrilled to be working with some great partners to provide a rich and fun experience for all who want to create, learning about and participate in community art.”
Harris-Stanton Gallery is now celebrating its 28th year of offering original artwork to its regional and national clients. Located in Northeast Ohio now with two locations, Cleveland and Akron, the gallery represents select artists from the region and Europe.
For more information about Summit Artspace, visit www.summitartspace.org.