“Parallax Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition” at Summit Artspace will be part of Akron’s contribution to “FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art,” spreading across Northeast Ohio from July to September.
“Parallax” opens at Summit Artspace on East Market on Friday, July 13, with a free, public reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Awards will be announced at 7 p.m. Summit Artspace is located at 140 E. Market St., Akron. Parallax runs until Aug. 18, 2018.
The juror for “Parallax” is C. Arthur Croyle, an artist, art educator and vice president of the Akron Society of Artists. Born in Akron, Croyle is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in graphic design. After completing graduate work in Indiana, he taught in the fine arts departments at universities in Ohio and Iowa.
The works in “Parallax” reflect a globally influenced, culturally diverse and technologically advancing world as atists combine materials, methods, concepts and works in 2D and 3D across all mediums.
Exhibit artists will participate in a panel discussion in the main gallery Thursday, Aug. 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. Seats may be reserved at https://bit.ly/2tA10QZ.
“FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art” is an exhibition comprised of artist commissions, performances, films and public programs that will launch July 13 and run through Sept. 30.
Tagged “An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises,” the art event will showcase a number of projects, including performance and theater, in collaboration with museums, civic institutions and alternative spaces across Cleveland, Akron and Oberlin.
With a roster of national, international and area-based artists at all points in their career, FRONT will examine the ever-changing and politically urgent conditions of an American city.
“You will see some very fine pieces in Parallax by local artists who wanted to be part of the excitement, breadth and resolve of FRONT. Having FRONT extend to Summit Artspace and the Akron Art Museum is a great honor. We think our audience will really be open to all of the arts and culture opportunities coming with FRONT,” said Kamelia Fisher, executive director of Summit Artspace.
Summit Artspace’s main gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Additional hours are on 3rd THURSDAY, July 19, 4 to 7 p.m., and Aug. 16, 4 to 8 p.m. to include the artist panel discussion; and also 5-9 p.m. Aug. 4 for Artwalk.
Parking is available behind the Summit Artspace building when visiting the gallery. Summit Artspace is handicap accessible and has an elevator.
Summit Artspace is a non-profit community art center organization that provides studio, exhibit and programming spaces in Summit County and the surrounding area for local artists and arts organizations; and is a center for art education open to all residents. Contact Summit Artspace at (330) 376-8480 or visit www.summitartspace.org.