Summit Artspace to unveil 5 new exhibits at reception on October 8

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AKRON, Ohio – Summit Artspace will host an opening reception for five new exhibits created by local artists on October 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibits will be on display until December 18 and can also be viewed virtually on the Summit Artspace website starting October 8.

Exhibits include solo shows featuring the work of artists Meryl Engler and Kristina Malcolm.

Engler’s exhibition, “Babe … I Thought”, will be on display in the museum’s Welcome Gallery. The exhibition includes a series of woodcuts that “explores the devolution of a relationship through the symbol of the chain-link fence,” according to Summit Artspace. Engler will present a woodcut demo session at the art gallery on October 23 at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Malcolm’s “TinkeRings” exhibit will be on display in the museum’s 3G gallery. The exhibition features kinetic healing jewelry re-cast into fine art. Malcolm will share his creative process during an artists’ conference on November 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the gallery.

Group exhibitions will include works by artists from the Alliance for the Visual Arts, the Women’s Art League and the Department of Print Media and Photography at Kent State University.

The 19th Annual Kaleidoscope Jury Exhibition will be on display in the Betty and Howard Taylor Main Gallery of the Art Space. The executive director of the Musée Massillon, Alexandra N. Coon, will be a juror for the exhibition, which features artwork by members of the Akron Society of Artists, the Artists of Rubber City, the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center and the Women’s Art League of Akron. Prizes will be announced virtually on October 8 at 7 p.m. on the gallery’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Summit Artspace encourages visitors to vote for their favorite work for the People’s Choice Award.

The fall exhibition of members of the Women’s Art League will be on display in the Transition Gallery. The league seeks to bring together female artists who are interested in advancing the arts in the community.

The works of alumni, students, staff and faculty of the Kent State Department of Print Media and Photography will be on display in the second floor gallery of the art space. “A Tradition: Kent State Print Media” was co-hosted by graduate students Alex Anthes, Amirah Cunningham and Brittany Gorelick, and Professor J. Leigh Garcia. This exhibition will close on December 10.

The Summit Artspace opening hours are Fridays from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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