AKRON, Ohio – Summit Artspace this week announced the opening of its winter exhibitions, A Fresh Start, on Jan. 14.
The exhibitions will be open through March 26 and will also be available to view virtually on the Summit Artspace website starting Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. The juried exhibition will be on display in the Betty and Howard Taylor Main Gallery. It is juried by Jared Ledesma, senior curator at the Akron Art Museum.
The exhibition seeks to challenge the boundaries of what art can be, whether stylistically, conceptually or technically, and offers viewers the opportunity to see the world through a different perspective.
“Many of the themes of our winter exhibitions center around place, community and collective identity,” said Natalie Grieshammer Patrick, director of artist resources.
Exhibition awards will be announced virtually Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. via Facebook and YouTube. The art space is planning to hold a virtual artists’ panel with the juror and winners during the exhibition season, with further details to be shared on Summit Artspace’s website and social media channels.
The exhibition includes three solo exhibitions by local artists:
- Diane Pribojan’s “A View of a House” will be on display in the Transition Gallery. The work features a house as a security symbol and aims to offer viewers respite for a chaotic world. Pribojan will give an artist talk at Summit Artspace on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. Admission to the talk is free, but is on a first-come, first-served basis. The artist talk with also be streamed on Facebook and YouTube.
- “Thinking Large, Working Small” by Kenn Hetzel will be on display in the 3G Gallery. The work features 100 small-scale stone sculptures that act as preliminary models for large-scale pieces that may or may not be constructed. The work also makes use of metal, wood and found objects.
- Jacob Mollohan’s “Pick It Up Together” will be shown in the Welcome Gallery. The work is a photography series that shares the bond between people in a community and shows how sports can bring diverse groups of people together to encourage tolerance and inclusion.
- The art space’s group exhibition will be on display in the Second Floor Gallery. Featured works include woodworking, glass sculpture, printmaking and painting and are made possible by local artists who donated to Summit Artspace’s annual Arts Alive auction in June, 2021.