Akron Painting and Drawing League, Oct. 26-Nov. 17

The artists of the Akron Painting and Drawing League are back again with a new show at Summit Artspace on Tusc in Barberton.

The show, with works by University of Akron art students, will be open Fridays, 5-8 p.m., and Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. until November 17.  Summit Artspace on Tusc is located at 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave.


Born in Fairview Park, Ohio in 1992, Palencar currently resides in Medina, Ohio and completed his Masters of Fine Arts from Kent State University in the spring of 2018.

Artist Kit Palencar, show juror
Artist Kit Palencar, show  juror   kitpalencar.com
Completing his undergraduate career at the University of Akron in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Palencar was awarded the top-honor scholarship at the Myers School of Art as well as receiving an additional highest honor scholarship for his watercolors through the Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation.


Having exhibited in galleries from Cleveland to Canton and  with collectors ranging from Prague to New Jersey, Palencar currently teaches Foundation Drawing  I at The University of Akron, taught Drawing I for two years at Kent State University, and currently teaches drawing and painting workshop courses at the Canton Museum of Art.


There will be a free panel discussion with the students and Loven in the gallery on Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., to talk about the works and media. The event is free and open to the public. Reserve your seat here: bit.ly/2MXdM33


The Akron Painting and Drawing League (APDL) is a student-run organization at the University of Akron that allows for the camaraderie of painting and drawing enthusiasts across disciplines.

The group is dedicated to providing members with meaningful experiences that will help to develop their passion for the arts, including individualized, meaningful critique in a supportive setting outside the classroom. This allows for students to develop a dialogue about their work in a low pressure setting. The league also aims to assist students in building their resumes by offering workshops in grant writing and coordinating service opportunities.

Artist Del Rey Loven is the league’s advisor. He has held the rank of tenured Professor of Art at The University of Akron since 2006. His prior academic appointment was Chair of Art, Design and Architecture at Judson University in the Chicago area.

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