Panel Discussion: Akron Painting and Drawing League

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Date(s) - 04/17/18
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Summit Artspace on Tusc

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Milk and Honey by Monica Pirie

March 23 – April 21, 2018
Summit Artspace on Tusc
571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton

Friday, March 23, 5-8 pm
Barberton Fourth Friday
Curated by Del Rey Loven, Professor of Art
Myers School of Art, The University of Akron 

March 23 – April 21, 2018
Fridays, 5-8 pm
Saturdays, noon-5 pm

The First Annual Akron Painting and Drawing League Show, comprised of work by University of Akron art students and curated by artist and faculty member Del Rey Loven, will fill the windows and the first floor gallery at Summit Artspace on Tusc through April 21. The art center is located at 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton.

The show will be open Fridays, 5-8 p.m., and Saturdays, noon-5 p.m.

There will be a free panel discussion with the students and Loven in the gallery on Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m., to talk about the works and media. The event is free and open to the public. Reserve your seat here:

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.

Members of the Akron Painting and Drawing League are McKenna Carder, Katie Cooke, Madelyn Jack, Emily Olszewski, Monica Pirie, Gavin Reiland, Elise Radzialowski, Megan Stobaugh, Maria Uhase, Janet Voyraber, Avery Whitman, Kristina Wolin and Carly Zimmerman.

Del Rey Loven is the curator of the show. He has held the rank of tenured Professor of Art at The University of Akron since 2006. His prior academic

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About the Curator:

DEL REY LOVEN 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, where he led the development of degree programs in Architecture, Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Interior Design, and taught all levels of painting and drawing.

Recent solo shows of Loven’s work were presented at Dacia Gallery (New York City, 2013), Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery (Cleveland, 2012 and 2017), and Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron (2008).  Loven’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous group shows including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Minnesota Museum of Art, Butler Institute of American Art, Santa Monica Art Museum, and Louis Meisel Gallery, New York City.

Carder 2 by McKenna

Loven was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota and grew up in Minneapolis where he was graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting and Drawing.  There he studied with international visiting artists, including Fred Thieler(Germany), Kenneth Dingwall (Scotland), Juhana Blomstedt (Finland/France) and Siah Armajani (Iran/USA). He earned the MFA degree in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting.  His MFA mentors were Grace Hartigan and (Monuments Man) Salvatore Scarpitta, joined by Alex Katz to form Loven’S MFA thesis committee.  In 1997 and 1998 Loven completed Professional Development coursework in design at Harvard University with Massimo VIignelli and others.

From 2010-2015, LOVEN served as an Art and Design curriculum consultant for NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) on university accreditation team visits across the nation.