— Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD), Summit County Probate Court and the Akron Art Museum have partnered to present “Look Beyond: An Art Show for All Abilities,” which opens Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Akron Art Museum, from 4 to 6 p.m. The show is free to the public. The art will move to Summit County Courthouse and remain on display from Aug. 7 through 18.
This unique art show will feature over 60 pieces of art in all sizes and mediums created by artists with developmental disabilities. Through this partnership, over 25 artists with disabilities in Summit County will have their works on display at the Akron Art Museum.
“A community is strongest when everyone is included,” Summit DD Superintendent John Trunk shared. “This partnership is celebrating all the amazing things that individuals with developmental disabilities accomplish every day and all the things they contribute to help make our community a better one.”
“We are excited to be part of this show,” Summit County Probate Court Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer expressed. “This is art, and the artists, as all artists, have their own unique view of the world. So, the works should appeal to a variety of tastes and sensibilities. We are thrilled for the opportunity to show the public at the Akron Art Museum and the Summit County Court House.”
Art will be available for purchase after the show. For details, visit SummitDD.org/Events.
Summit DD is the community resource that connects more than 4,700 adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families to services and supports in Summit County. It is the agency’s mission to connect people with disabilities to supports that empower each individual to contribute to their own success and to that of their community. The agency is seeking to renew its operating levy on November 7, 2017. More information regarding the Agency is available online at SummitDD.org.