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Area artists display self-portraits in July-Aug show, “Me, Myself and I?”
August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The July-August 2019 show, Me, Myself and I? Juried Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market has brought together self-portraits where artists interpret themselves as pixels, stone coldness, the familiar of avian beauties, a hat, feet and the many ways to create the human face.
Me, Myself and I? opens with a free reception with the artists and juror on Friday, July 19, 5-8 p.m., in the main gallery at Summit Artspace on East Market, 140 East Market St., Akron. Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. by juror Ron White.
The exhibition, which runs until Aug. 31, is free and open to the public. It will feature 45 pieces in different media by 40 local artists.
MORE THAN A SELFIE
A self-portrait is a representation of an artist that is drawn, painted, photographed or sculpted by that artist. Artists have been making self-portraits since the earliest of times, sometimes depicting themselves as the main subject or as important characters in their work.
Me, Myself and I? is an exhibition of self-portraits with the works depicting the artists who produced the pieces. The exhibit is juried by noted local artist and educator, Ron White and will feature a variety of mediums, such as sculpture, painting, drawing, and photography.
ARTISTS TALK SHOP AUG. 29
Hear the artists and the juror talk about creating themselves in a visual medium on Thursday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., in the main Summit Artspace on East Market gallery. Visit the show before the panel; gallery opens at noon. Please reserve your seat at https://bit.ly/2x7sxdR.
Visitors will see all styles of self-depictions, including realism, abstraction, representational, self-portraiture, traditional, conceptual and modern. Artists have been encouraged to use this exhibition to fully explore their own image and provide the exhibition audience with an inside view of the Me, Myself and I? hidden inside.
ABOUT JUROR RON WHITE
Juror Ron White is known for his captivating and often haunting images, often of himself, that allow the viewer a glimpse of his view of the world, how he is affected by what he sees, and how he wants you to view both his work and him.
An award-winning artist, White creates with clay, charcoal, ink and ice. His murals are larger than life and draw you into a tightly-drawn universe of complexities and relationships. He is well-known for his portrait busts which freeze-frame the character of a subject, often incorporating wicked humor or cutting political commentary.
White’s work is in private homes and collections. He shows throughout Akron, Cleveland and the Short North in Columbus. A member of the Akron Society of Artists and the Artists of Rubber City, he can be seen working at his studios at Summit Artspace on East Market in downtown Akron or at Summit Artspace on Tusc in Barberton. White teaches art at Barberton High School.
Summit Artspace is open weekly on Thursday and Friday, 12-7 p.m., and Saturday, 12-5 p.m., for visitors to check out galleries and artist studios. Additional hours include Aug. 3 for Artwalk, 5-9 p.m., and during 3rd Thursday, Aug. 15, 4-7 p.m.
ABOUT SUMMIT ARTSPACE
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. On the Web at www.summitartspace.org. Find us on: Facebook, Twitter at @AkronAreaArts, Instagram and Snapchat.
Show image art by artist Ron White.