Opening Night of Summit Artspace's Winter Exhibitions

- "20th Annual FRESH Juried Exhibition" Juried by Pita Brooks, mixed media artist and Executive Director of Akron Soul Train, the annual FRESH exhibition challenges local artists to push the boundaries of what art can be—stylistically, conceptually, and technically—and challenges the viewer to see the world through a new lens. ** The FRESH Juried Exhibition Awards will be announced in the Betty and Howard Taylor Main Gallery at 6 p.m. - "Bad Nostalgia" | Katherine Strobel This series focuses on memory and candidness of a scene or subject. The people pictured are painted from life or candid photographs, which are then emphasized from a naive image into something more. In Strobel’s work, the watercolor’s materiality is often indicative of memory because of its ephemeral quality and transparent layers. - "Taking Care of Our House: Communities Coming Together and Making a Difference" | Group Exhibition Local students, teachers, and school leaders come together with the organization Art for Resistance Through Change (ART-C) in this intergenerational art exhibition to promote meaningful change. Artists encourage the public to actively engage in addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. - "Waffle Weave Invitational" | Group Exhibition The Waffle Weave structure has a unique ability to transform a textile—seemingly a two-dimensional surface—into a three-dimensional object with depth through repeated pyramidal cells. Historically, this structure was used to create highly functional textiles for cleaning or drying, and to help insulate the body with tiny pockets of air. In this exhibition, fiber artists and craftspeople explore the many ways this weave structure can be used. - "Nobody Here" | David Kruk This exhibition will consider Mark Fisher’s concept of "lost futures" through the aesthetics of Vaporwave and Funko Pops. Artist David Kruk is interested in how anachronistic objects employ nostalgia through the remixing of cultural references to engage with consumer capitalism. The continual referencing of the past exemplifies contemporary society’s cultural stagnation and the erosion of collective imagination towards a radically transformative future.

Date and Time: January 12, 2024 - January 12, 2024

Location: , 140 E. Summit Street, Akron, OH

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Opening Night of Summit Artspace's Winter Exhibitions