In Kind | Group Exhibition

2nd FLOOR GALLERY

In celebration of artists who donated to Summit Artspace’s annual Arts Alive auction in 2021, this selection of works spans a variety of media including woodworking, glass sculpture, printmaking, and painting.

Special thanks to Bradley Hart, Summit Artspace resident artist, for photography of virtual exhibitions!

If you would like to purchase any art, please visit a staff member or volunteer at the front desk, or email natalie@summitartspace.org.

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Joan Colbert | Doll’s Eyes, White Baneberry, Actaea pachypoda | $95
Relief print

Artist Statement: White orbs on blood red stalks – that’s a lot of creepiness, even in the daytime. Imagine coming across these while cutting through the woods at night! White baneberry, like all of its extended Ranunculaceae family, is poisonous and a reminder that, just because birds consider a plant haute cuisine, it’s often the opposite for humans. That it’s called *bane*berry is a dead giveaway.

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Joan Colbert | Night Vision(s), White Baneberry, Actaea pachypoda aka Doll’s Eyes | $95
Relief print

Artist Statement: White orbs on blood red stalks – that’s a lot of creepiness, even in the daytime. Imagine coming across these while cutting through the woods at night! White baneberry, like all of its extended Ranunculaceae family, is poisonous and a reminder that, just because birds consider a plant haute cuisine, it’s often the opposite for humans. That it’s called *bane*berry is a dead giveaway.

3

Jacqui Sukie | Intergalactic Dew Daisy | $175
Photograph on cardstock

Artist Statement: The image submitted is an ordinary Gerbera daisy caught in the rain and captured as a digital picture that was subsequently transformed into Intergalactic Dew Daisy. Although beautiful in its natural state, it’s now a fantasy flower, surrounded by a reclaimed and upcycled handmade wooden frame.

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Janean D Ray | “Timeless Beauty” – Canterbury England | $325
Digital photography

Artist Statement: As a photographer, to see for the first time the beauty of Europe, gave me a fresh perspective on photography as a whole. To find the beauty in old buildings and architecture here in Ohio after seeing things that were built in the 12th and 16th centuries and some things from the 1st century was difficult for me. The purity of the landscape and the preservation of their buildings as opposed to here where we tear everything down to build new was astonishing. But I’ve found that there is beauty in everything, and you sometimes need that fresh perspective to help you grow as an artist.

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Arnold Tunstall | Mona Lisa, Canfield Fair, Sept. 2018 | $700
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print

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Arnold Tunstall | Handbag, 5th Ave., NY, June, 2016 | $700
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print

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Arnold Tunstall | Family restroom, turnpike, Pennsylvania, January, 2018 | $700
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print

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Janean D Ray | St. Mary’s – Reculver, Kent England  |  $285
Digital photography

Artist Statement: St. Mary’s church stands in the centre of the Roman fort of Regulbium. In the 7th century AD the fort was given by King Ecgberht of Kent to a priest named Bassa, beginning a connection with Kentish kings that led to King Eadberht II of Kent being buried there in the 760s. A Christian monastery was built within the ruins of the fort which was ultimately abandoned probably due to the Viking invasions which began around AD 800 and continued till about 1016. The church was reused, serving as the Reculver parish until 1805, when the decision was made to demolish it. The coastline has altered greatly, and the sea has eroded about half of the fort which was occupied from around AD 200 until the withdrawal of the army from Britain in AD 407. Only the western towers were spared, to serve as a navigation aid for shipping.

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Janean D Ray | Park Avenue | $215
Digital photography on metal

Artist Statement: Park Avenue Viewpoint and Trailhead – Arches National Park, Moab Utah. The sheer walls of this canyon reminded early visitors of buildings lining a big city street. I took this road trip with my daughter, neither of us having been this far west. As we stood gazing upon this majestic view, we found that it was beyond breath-taking. We found, as we looked upon each other, that we both were weeping. The incredible grandure of this sight humbled us to the point of feeling so insignificant in the scheme of life. You felt as though you were witness to the beginning of earth’s formation right before you. It truly put things into perspective and is a destination that should be made by everyone.

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Matt Miller | Quarantine Dreams of Mountain Scenes  |  $350
Acrylic paint, oil markers, metallic finishing paint, varnish on canvas

Artist Statement: Matt Miller is a multi-disciplinary artist from Akron, Ohio creating vibrant Pop Art exploring life and the beauties of the natural world. Combining his fascination for mythology, folklore, and symbolism with his love of adventure and the great outdoors, Matt creates dynamic imagery full of flora and fauna celebrating nature, the gifts of Mother Earth, and a quest for enlightenment through unity with nature. Matt is a BFA graduate of the Myer’s School of Art at the University of Akron and the sole apprentice and studio assistant to the renowned sculptor and craftsman, Don Drumm. Over the past decade, Matt has built a name for himself with his large scale mural work, his gallery exhibitions, and his small line of merchandise and accessories. He has worked alongside several local organizations and businesses including the University of Akron, Hazel Tree Interiors, Great Streets Akron, Bounce Innovation Hub, and countless others. Matt’s artwork is big, bright, bold, and beautiful and has been known to leave people feeling good. His artwork can be found on walls across the greater Akron area and in private collections around the world including the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

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Matt Miller | Fertilizer | $350
Acrylic paint, oil markers, metallic finishing paint, varnish on canvas

Artist Statement: Matt Miller is a multi-disciplinary artist from Akron, Ohio creating vibrant Pop Art exploring life and the beauties of the natural world. Combining his fascination for mythology, folklore, and symbolism with his love of adventure and the great outdoors, Matt creates dynamic imagery full of flora and fauna celebrating nature, the gifts of Mother Earth, and a quest for enlightenment through unity with nature. Matt is a BFA graduate of the Myer’s School of Art at the University of Akron and the sole apprentice and studio assistant to the renowned sculptor and craftsman, Don Drumm. Over the past decade, Matt has built a name for himself with his large scale mural work, his gallery exhibitions, and his small line of merchandise and accessories. He has worked alongside several local organizations and businesses including the University of Akron, Hazel Tree Interiors, Great Streets Akron, Bounce Innovation Hub, and countless others. Matt’s artwork is big, bright, bold, and beautiful and has been known to leave people feeling good. His artwork can be found on walls across the greater Akron area and in private collections around the world including the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

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Julienne Hogarth | Bunting on a Branch | $75
Oil paint

Artist Statement: I seek opportunities in which I can continue to grow as an artist. I have been fortunate to have many challenges and rewards, both intrinsic and extrinsic. Making art and sharing my art is a strong motivation to create in life. Depicting nature through color and movement is fundamental to my work. My work is a study in color. This constant exploration of color is a strong component of her art and the imagery expresses her connection to the fundamentals of the natural world. Julienne creates with watercolor, fabric dyes, collage, acrylic, and oil painting.

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Clayton Fant | Pizza Peel | $40
|Sapele

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Clayton Fant | Side Table | $220
Black walnut, white walnut, recycled granite

15

Clayton Fant | Bookstand | $160
Walnut and tiger maple

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Diane Pribojan | Self portrait | NFS
Acrylic

Artist Statement: In my paintings I best communicate my interpretation of the world around me in representational subjects. Also, in my painting is an expression of what I am thinking and feeling which affects the perception of the world around me as well as my intention in my paintings. This changes the mood in my paintings and can create different atmospheres transforming them into a new reality. This exploration is my continual search for purpose for me and my painting.

17

Gwen Waight | cowboys in stereo | NFS
Found object assemblage

Artist Statement: I like working with found objects because each item carries a story and has lived a life. Creating pieces with these objects is like painting with nostalgia and memories.

18

Care Hanson | Take this Feather and Fly to the Mountains | $400
Acrylic and graphite on recycled paper board

Artist Statement: Celebrating the freedom of creative flight; a large feather joined my brushes for mark making

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Julienne Hogarth | Thistles and Finches | $500
Acrylic paint

Artist Statement: I seek opportunities in which I can continue to grow as an artist. I have been fortunate to have many challenges and rewards, both intrinsic and extrinsic. Making art and sharing my art is a strong motivation to create in life. Depicting nature through color and movement is fundamental to my work. My work is a study in color. This constant exploration of color is a strong component of her art and the imagery expresses her connection to the fundamentals of the natural world. Julienne creates with watercolor, fabric dyes, collage, acrylic, and oil painting.

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Care Hanson | Daydream Diary | $400
Acrylic on crescent board

Artist Statement: This multi layered painting was finished with the help of a feather ~ and a bit of asemic writing. The feather tool was a gift from one of our neighborhood turkey vultures (buzzards) that roost high in a cluster of pines. Once in a brief conversation I was told what ‘horrible ugly creatures’ they are. But I am overwhelmed & mesmerized by their powerful grace in flight, the way they circle and soar. Catching the sight of a dozen returning to the roost at dusk is always a magical stop & stare moment. Excuse me while I daydream…

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Matt Miller | Heron | $2,400
Acrylic paint, oil markers, metallic finishing paint, varnish on canvas

Artist Statement: Matt Miller is a multi-disciplinary artist from Akron, Ohio creating vibrant Pop Art exploring life and the beauties of the natural world. Combining his fascination for mythology, folklore, and symbolism with his love of adventure and the great outdoors, Matt creates dynamic imagery full of flora and fauna celebrating nature, the gifts of Mother Earth, and a quest for enlightenment through unity with nature. Matt is a BFA graduate of the Myer’s School of Art at the University of Akron and the sole apprentice and studio assistant to the renowned sculptor and craftsman, Don Drumm. Over the past decade, Matt has built a name for himself with his large scale mural work, his gallery exhibitions, and his small line of merchandise and accessories. He has worked alongside several local organizations and businesses including the University of Akron, Hazel Tree Interiors, Great Streets Akron, Bounce Innovation Hub, and countless others. Matt’s artwork is big, bright, bold, and beautiful and has been known to leave people feeling good. His artwork can be found on walls across the greater Akron area and in private collections around the world including the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

22

Jacqui Sukie | Ms DeVille | $125
Digital photo on cardstock

Artist Statement: The images that I am submitting are ordinary objects captured by a digital camera and, via filters and imagination, transformed into something special. 1) a simple Gerbera daisy caught in the rain has been metamorphosed into “Intergalactic Dew Daisy”, 2) an ordinary weed blowing in the wind transforms into a glowing “Dandelion Ferris Wheel and 3) a classic car parked in a driveway becomes the star of gearheads’ dreams as Ms DeVille. All 3 images of common things are now something unique and phantasmagorical.

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Care Hanson | Breath and Benediction | $400
Acrylic on 24” square canvas

Artist Statement: Once again a painting pulls me back to the pond. My canvas work always begins in abstraction, devoid of destination. Layers of very intuitive paint play follow. Many paintings eventually land with a connection to my favorite places. And I do love the pond. This is how it feels

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Jacqui Sukie | Dandelion Ferris Wheel | $200
Photograph on cardstock

Artist Statement: A simple weed, left to disintegrate in the weed is captured and changed into the eerily glowing Dandelion Ferris Wheel.

25

Julienne Hogarth | The Conversation | $350
Oil paint

Artist Statement: One of the principles that define my work as an artist is a constant study in color, movement and growth. Centering on colorful expressive artworks depicting my love for the natural environment. My process is combined with a mixture of imagination, instinct and expression through color, shape and line. This constant exploration of color is a strong component of my art and the imagery expresses her connection to the fundamentals of the natural world.

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Diane Pribojan | Self portrait | NFS
Acrylic

Artist Statement: In my paintings I best communicate my interpretation of the world around me in representational subjects. Also, in my painting is an expression of what I am thinking and feeling which affects the perception of the world around me as well as my intention in my paintings. This changes the mood in my paintings and can create different atmospheres transforming them into a new reality. This exploration is my continual search for purpose for me and my painting.

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Janet Mikolajczyk | Ellington | $195
Artist inkjet print

Artist Statement: I use found objects and found images to make original inkjet prints and assemblages. In “Batteries” for example, the found batteries are framed and the space beyond is extended by the plastic bag.

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Melissa Olson | Sutro Tower | $250
Inkjet print

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Melissa Olson | 1267 | $250
Inkjet print

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Melissa Olson | Doctor Color | $250
Inkjet print

Artist Statement: Fleeting moments are often what fills my memories, so I am often trying to capture these scenes to create a real representation of what flashes through my mind when I try to recollect a certain time or place. These images were taken on a summer trip to San Francisco, California.

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Janet Mikolajczyk | Complicated Shadows, J. Baldwin | $135
Artist inkjet print

Artist Statement: I use found objects and found images to make original inkjet prints and assemblages. In “Batteries” for example, the found batteries are framed and the space beyond is extended by the plastic bag.

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Janet Mikolajczyk | Batteries | $300
Found paper, plastic bag, batteries, frame

Artist Statement: I use found objects and found images to make original inkjet prints and assemblages. In “Batteries” for example, the found batteries are framed and the space beyond is extended by the plastic bag.

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Jennifer Worden | Mobile #6 | $350
Kiln-fired recycled commercial window pane glass and wire

Artist Statement: My current artistic focus is on movement. With this piece, my goal was to see how far I could push the size with the glass and wire I used while still having movement. While assembling the mobile, each piece told me where it needs to be positioned and the shape developed organically.

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