Arts advocate Ericka Suzanne is seeking photography submissions reflecting black life in Akron.
Artists 16 years and older may email an image for consideration that is by or about black people (in Akron). The exhibit will appear at the Lockview in downtown Akron.
Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon Jan. 18. Submissions should include a brief bio, the dimensions of the work(s) and materials of your submissions, along with the title of each work.
Suzanne, former public relations director at Georgia’s largest African-American museum, curated Sistas Thrive Art Revolution in 2007 at Summit Artspace, and Centennial Celebration for the McClain Gallery at the University of Akron in 2010. She created this exhibit to celebrate the rich history and cultural contributions of Akron’s black populace. She is also the wife of Beacon Journal pop music writer Malcolm Abram.
Images selected for inclusion in the exhibit must be delivered ready to hang for display. Only work that can hang on a wall will be considered. Email instructions will be sent about delivery of the accepted piece(s).
Meet the Artist — Sandra Holata will greet visitors when her exhibit, liquid emulsion photograph and handmade paper, opens with a 4-7 p.m. reception at the Margaret Clark Morgan Gallery, 10 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson. It will be on view through Feb. 21. 330-655-1366.
Opening — BAYarts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, will hold a free 7-9 p.m. opening reception for Paintings by Luke J. Tornatzky, on view through Jan. 31. 440-871-0452.
Digital Divide — A free 6-9 p.m. opening reception will be held for The Digital Divide at Zygote Press, 1410 E. 30th St., Cleveland, through Feb. 9. 216-621-2900.
Reception — A reception and opening will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. for Michelle Waalkes’ Thin Places, on view through Feb. 2 at Market Street Art Spot, 219 N. Market St., Minerva. 330-868-7900.
Wear a Book — Explore unique art techniques at the Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., from noon to 3 p.m. in the museum classroom with local artists and discover a new way to display art — wear it. Classes are open to teens ages 13-17. Craft miniature art books with colorful and patterned paper, then add a pin to make it a wearable, readable creation. Materials, tools and instruction provided. Teen Studio Classes require preregistration. $15, $10 per member. Enroll at http://akronartmuseum.org/calendar/details.php?unid=3476 or call 330-376-9185.
Opening — The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, will open the Third Annual Snow Show with a 1:30 to 3 p.m. reception. The show will remain on view through Jan. 31. 330-928-8092.
St. Helens vs. Vesuvius — American Vesuvius: The Aftermath of Mount St. Helens by Frank Gohlke and Emmet Gowin will be on view through May 12 in conjunction with The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection (Feb. 24-July 7) in the Cleveland Museum of Art Photography Galleries, 11150 East Blvd.
Jitterbug — The Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., will hold the William H. Johnson Family Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this free event, explore the exhibition with a free family guide, learn a few steps of jitterbug and make a collage inspired by William H. Johnson. 216-421-7350, 888-CMA-0033, www.ClevelandArt.org.
Scholastic Art — CIA Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibition will open at the Cleveland Institute of Art, George Gund Building, Reinberger Galleries, 11141 East Blvd., and remain on view through Feb. 2. 800-223-4700.
Art Teachers Wanted — Gary Peters, microenterprise adviser for Summit Developmental Disabilities Board-Cuyahoga Falls Center, assists about 30 disabled artists and has been nominated for the 2013 Ohio Governor’s Award for the Arts. Several of his clients are looking for paid art instruction. They are interested in learning techniques in air brush, portraiture and children’s illustration. Others just want basic art painting lessons. In addition, their Dream Out Loud Art Studio, which works with 16 artists during the day, is looking for some Artists in Residence. This would involve teaching an art skill in any medium a few hours a week. Qualified, interested individuals should contact Peters at 330-634-8186 or via email at email@example.com.
Airport Art — Cleveland-Hopkins Airport (CLE) is seeking proposals from artists for an upcoming exhibition, Fur, Fins & Feather Friends. The deadline for proposals is Feb. 1. CLE Temporary Art Exhibition Program is a free initiative that enables cultural institutions, arts organizations, museums and individual artists opportunities to exhibit their collections of original artwork and photography. For more information, contact Sheri Cloud at 216-898-5209 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dorothy Shinn writes about art and architecture for the Akron Beacon Journal. Send information to her at the Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640 or email@example.com.