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PORTALS Photo Show photographer panel discussion

November 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Artist photographers talk about seeing through to the extraordinary

Step into the first juried art exhibit at Summit Artspace on Tusc with PORTALS, a show that allows you to imagine  your escape from this world or your entrance into new dimensions.

The PORTALS artist photographers will gather for a panel discussion with the juror on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2-3 p.m., to talk about the theme and photography. The event is free and open to the public. See the winners here.

Please reserve a seat at https://bit.ly/2mAXMMJ. Visit the show before the panel. Doors open at noon.

The show, which runs until Nov. 16, is free and open to the public. It will feature 39 pieces by 24 local artist photographers.


This is the first juried exhibit that Summit Artspace has mounted at its Barberton location and will open during an important community event.

“With the community support and enjoyment of our Tusc gallery and artist studios, we are excited to take this step and open a juried show in Barberton,” said Kamelia Fisher, executive director of Summit Artspace, which also has a downtown Akron location.

A portal is a way into, out of, or between places, people or things. It can be a doorway, a gate, a knothole, a tunnel, a tear in fabric, a window and an incision. These are all portals, both literally and metaphorically, that frame, isolate, reveal or add a new dimension to the image.

PORTALS connects the viewer with photographs that use these devices and others to create arresting and thought-provoking images.


Photographer Don Parsisson of West Akron is the juror. In 2017, Parsisson curated a successful photo show at Summit Artspace on East Market called PHOTOGRAPHY NOW: The Art of Seeing and its unique accompanying show, In an Instant, an outstanding show of instant film works from local photographers.

Parsisson has a gallery/studio, fōtō – a tiny gallery of photography, at Summit Artspace on East Market that is open to the public during gallery hours.

Summit Artspace on Tusc is open weekly Friday, 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, 12-5 p.m., for visitors to check out gallery and artist studios.


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: FacebookTwitter at @AkronAreaArts, Instagram and Snapchat.


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