Event coincides with Barberton’s Fourth Friday
— “B-Art, The Annual Barberton Student Art Show,” will feature an estimated 900 works from students in the Barberton City School District. The show will run for one night only, Friday, April 27, 5 to 8 p.m., at Summit Artspace on Tusc, 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., in Barberton. Admission is free.
This is the sixth year for the event and judges include national artist Jack Diamond, who has studios in New York City and Barberton; Debby Rolland, vice president of community impact for the Barberton Community Foundation; and John Fitzpatrick, vice president of the Summit Artspace Board of Directors and the collaboration service delivery manager at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
There will be first-, second- and third-place awards for the high school and middle school, as well as honorable mention recognition. The Barberton Community Foundation sponsors the cash prizes.
“Summit Artspace on Tusc is proud to be the gallery location for the student show,” said Kamelia Fisher, executive director of Summit Artspace. “There is an amazing energy around the young artists and their families that lights this place up on Barberton Fourth Friday. Everyone wants to see the art.”
The show is organized by Barberton High School art teacher Ron White, who started the annual event in 2012. White, fellow art teacher Dana Suloff, and a team of volunteers put the show up the day before and then tear it down immediately after.
Summit Artspace on Tusc is operated by the Summit Artspace organization which also manages Summit Artspace on East Market in downtown Akron.
For info, visit summitartspace.org or call (330) 376-8480, or find Summit Artspace on Facebook, on Twitter @AkronAreaArts, Instagram and Snapchat.