Fall Exhibitions Open at Summit Artspace on October 8

Akron, OHIO— There is no better place to warm up from the chilly autumn weather than Summit Artspace’s galleries, where five fall exhibitions featuring local artists will be on view from October 8 – December 18. An opening reception will be held on October 8 from 5-7 p.m. at Summit Artspace. The reception is free and open to the public. Several of the exhibiting artists will be present at the opening. All exhibitions will be available virtually on Summit Artspace’s website beginning on October 8.  

Artists Meryl Engler and Kristina Malcolm will exhibit their work in solo shows. Engler’s exhibition, Babe…I Thought, will be displayed in the Welcome Gallery. Babe…I Thought is a series of woodcuts that explores the devolution of a relationship through the symbol of the chain-link fence. Summit Artspace will host a “Woodcut Show & Tell” with Engler in the gallery on Saturday, October 23 at 4 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public. No reservation is required. 

In TinkeRings, on display in Summit Artspace’s 3G Gallery, Malcolm elevates kinetic jewelry to fine art through exquisite craftsmanship and creates a healing experience for the wearer. Malcolm will offer an artist talk detailing her process on Friday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Summit Artspace.  

Three group shows will be on view, showcasing the work of artists involved in the Alliance for the Visual Arts (AVA), the Women’s Art League and the Kent State University Print Media and Photography department.  

The 19th Annual Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition will be on view in the Betty and Howard Taylor Main Gallery. This year’s juror is Alexandra N. Coon, Executive Director at the Massillon Museum. Kaleidoscope, an annual holiday exhibition, celebrates the artistry of four member organizations: the Akron Society of Artists, the Artists of Rubber City, the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center and the Women’s Art League of Akron. These regional arts organizations belong to the AVA, an umbrella group that founded Kaleidoscope in 2003. More than 500 active members are eligible to compete in Kaleidoscope. Awards will be announced virtually on October 8 at 7 p.m. via Facebook and YouTube. Gallery and virtual visitors can vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” 

The Women’s Art League Fall Member Exhibition will be on view in the Transition Gallery. The Women’s Art League unites women artists of Akron who are interested in the advancement of the arts in the community.  

A Tradition: Kent State Print Media isaselection of artwork from alumni, students, staff, and faculty of the Print Media and Photography department at Kent State University, co-curated by graduate students Alex AnthesAmirah Cunningham and Brittany Gorelick, and Professor J. Leigh Garcia. The show will be on view in the Second Floor Gallery and closes early on December 10.  

Read more about Summit Artspace’s fall exhibitions and view them virtually here.  

Questions regarding Summit Artspace’s fall exhibitions may be directed to Natalie Grieshammer, Director of Artist Resources (natalie@summitartspace.org), or Sam Imrie, Gallery and Programs Assistant (sam@summitartspace.org).  

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Website: https://www.summitartspace.org/ 

About Summit Artspace: Summit Artspace is a nonprofit arts organization connecting artists and artist-serving organizations to the resources they need to thrive professionally, creatively and financially. It provides artist studios, exhibitions and programs in Summit County and serves as a vital place for the public to engage with the creative community. Summit Artspace is located at 140 E Market Street in Akron, Ohio. Public hours are Fridays from 12-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Per Summit County executive orders, masks are required while in the building. Summit Artspace is supported by The County of Summit, Ohio Arts Council, GAR Foundation, and Akron Community Foundation. For more information, visit the Summit Artspace website or call 330-376-8480. 

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