Meet Artist Matt Miller at Summit Artspace Event on June 7 

Akron, OHIO (May 24, 2024) — Meet Summit Artspace exhibiting artist Matt Miller to celebrate his current solo exhibition Happiness & The End of the World. The special event takes place Friday, June 7 at 6:00 p.m. beginning in the Betty & Howard Taylor Main Gallery on the first floor of Summit Artspace (140 E. Market) and ending at The Green Dragon Inn (115 E. Market). The event is free and open to the public. 
Miller will introduce visitors to notable artworks in the exhibition, highlight his inspirations and concepts, and answer questions about his work and artistic practice. The group will then walk across the street with Matt to The Green Dragon Inn to view his recently completed indoor mural. Attendees are invited to mingle with the artist and enjoy a beverage at their own purchase. 
“I always love a good opportunity to talk art and discuss my intent, inspiration, and influences with friends,” remarks Miller. “I hope you’ll join me for a fun night of conversation!” 
Happiness & The End of the World seeks to balance the positives and negatives inherent in human experience. Paintings and multimedia works explore themes of life, death, love, loss, and growth. The vibrant pop and psychedelic aesthetic in Miller’s work is grounded by his fascination for nature, mythology, and folklore. Notable artworks on view include Happiness & The End of the World, the site-specific mural he created in the gallery, and This Party is a Riot, a mural created with students onsite at the Akron Art Museum’s for its recent Keith Haring exhibition.  
Matt Miller is a multi-disciplinary artist from Akron, Ohio creating vibrant pop art inspired by his passion for mythology, comic books and vintage rock n’ roll poster art. After earning his BFA in Painting and Drawing from the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at The University of Akron, Matt became the apprentice and studio assistant to sculptor and craftsman Don Drumm. Matt has built a name for himself with his gallery exhibitions, album art, his line of art merchandise and most significantly with his dynamic large-scale murals spread from corner to corner of Akron and afar. He has worked alongside several local businesses and organizations across the greater Akron area including The Akron Art Museum, Summit Metro Parks, The University of Akron, Great Streets Akron, Hazel Tree Interiors, Art Bomb Brigade, Bounce Innovation Hub and countless others. Learn more about Matt Miller here.
Happiness & The End of the World is on view through Saturday, June 15. Summer exhibitions can be visited on Fridays 12 p.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Picture of Jaclyn Hale

Jaclyn Hale

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