2021 Exhibit & Event Schedule

Please Note: All exhibits are subject to being virtual at summitartspace.org due to the global pandemic.

Betty and Howard Taylor Main Gallery

The Art of Y
April 9 – June 26, 2021

Celebrating over 150 years of service, the Akron Area YMCA is a powerful association with a shared commitment to ignite youth empowerment, improve overall health and well-being, and demonstrate the importance of connections within our community. The Y ensures that everyone—regardless of age, income or background — has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

In that spirit, Summit Artspace is honoring the organization’s milestone year by inviting artists to create pieces that include the letter “Y” in any way. Whether literal, hidden, or abstract, Akron-area artists share their Y story. Join us to reflect on yours.

Juror: Sharon Mazgaj

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Second Floor Gallery

Everything but the Kitchen Sink  Akron Painting & Drawing League  

April 9 – 30, 2021 

Discretion is Advised Some of the works in this exhibition contain mature themes and may not be suitable for young children.

The contemporary art world calls upon artists to consistently question how we might expand upon standard definitions of a given medium and discover new modes of art-making. Hosted by the Akron Painting & Drawing League, Everything but the Kitchen Sink features a number of artists across multiple disciplines from the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron. Each of these students challenge the boundaries of their respective mediums, consistently seeking new, innovative ways of making. The goal of this exhibition is to highlight and encourage the explorative nature of a fine arts degree. Everything but the Kitchen Sink celebrates this embrace of possibility and invites visitors to contemplate new avenues for how ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting, drawing, etc. may interact with one another and combine to create a truly unique experience. 

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Three G Gallery

Artists of Rubber City Member Show
April 9 – May 22, 2021

Based in Akron, Ohio, Artists of Rubber City was established in 1978 by a group of recent graduates of University of Akron. We are a network of working artists and art lovers who enjoy supporting each other’s creative endeavors. If you are interested in where the rubber hits the road in the Akron art community come see our show in the 3G gallery. 

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Transition Gallery

Ohio Collage Society 15th annual Member Show

April 9 – June 26, 2021

Ohio Collage Society presents their 15th annual Member Show at Summit Artspace opening April 9th and concluding June 26th 2021. Come and view a wide variety of collage and assemblage art created by local Ohio artists. 

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Welcome Gallery

Body Abstraction

April 20 – May 1, 2021

Artwork by Emma Spadaro

Body Abstraction is a body of work that revolves around organic shapes, lines, and elements found within the human form. The purpose of this work is to make the viewer question the reality and definitive parts of what it could be. To take a model, and create up close pieces in such an abstract form creates many questions. Regardless of the reaction from looking at these pieces, being positive or negative, it still generates questions from the viewer and will keep them thinking about it. This work means a lot to me because of exploring different aspects of the human body itself, by looking at different types and exploring the beauty in each one. The use of the dramatic lighting and printed on a matte black and white paper really brings the full effect to this body of work. Overall this work is my most successful work, and I could not be prouder to share it.

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