Summit Artspace has issued a “call to artists” for the exhibit, Fresh Art With the Letter Q. Deadline to enter is noon to 7 p.m. Feb. 28.
Artists are expected to submit work that represents Q, literally, figuratively, covertly, quirkily, disguised or camouflaged.
The ninth annual Fresh Art exhibit will be on view March 8 through April 13. Exhibit jurors are Robert Thurmer, gallery director, Cleveland State University and Jack McWhorter, painting professor, Kent State University School of Art.
Judges will also select three top winners to be awarded cash prizes of $500, $300 and $200.
The Summa Foundation is the Fresh Art prize sponsor for the fifth consecutive year.
Fresh Art is open to artists living, working or attending colleges and universities in Summit, Portage and Medina counties.
The $10 fee is limited to one entry. The work is juried from the actual piece, not from slides and must be created in 2012-2013. All media, both 2-D and 3-D, are eligible. Two-dimensional work must be wired and ready to hang with a label attached to the back of the piece. Work must be accompanied by the artist’s resume, bio and artist’s statement.
Applications can be downloaded at www.akronareaarts.org. For more information, call 330-376-8480 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Celebrate the Arts
A Celebration of the Arts III will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Akron Civic Theatre. The event, presented by Friends of the Akron School for the Arts, includes refreshments, cash bar, silent auction and raffle and performances and displays by Akron School for the Arts students.
Admission is $40; $65, which includes one complimentary raffle ticket and a choice of note cards or original pin; or $90, which includes five complimentary raffle tickets, note cards and original pin.
The event will be catered by chefs Jeffrey Winer and Steve Sabo of the Orange Truk. Among the treasures to be auctioned are four tickets and a meet and greet by donors the Black Keys’ Pat Carney and Dan Auerbach at their Pittsburgh concert on April 30.
To reserve tickets, call 330-253-2488.
All proceeds will benefit the Akron School for the Arts.
Emmet Gowin talk
One of America’s most imminent living photographers, Emmet Gowin, will give a talk on his work at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., University Circle.
Gowin, professor emeritus at Princeton University, will review his life’s work and involvement with photography.
A survey of his images, which will serve as an outline of that experience, will be accompanied by first-hand stories reflecting on the influences, personalities and ideas that have grounded Gowin’s life and work.
The most recent examples of his work can be seen through June 2 at the museum in the exhibit American Vesuvius: The Aftermath of Mount St. Helens by Frank Gohlke and Gowin.
Tickets for the talk are $15; $10 museum members; free for students with school ID. For tickets, call 216-421-7350 or go to http://ClevelandArt.org.
Film Talk — The film club Akron Film + Pixel will give a free talk, Film Club: The Rules of the Game at 6:30 p.m. at the Akron-Summit County Main Library, 60 S. High St. 330-603-1520, www.akronfilm.com.
Photographer Guest Speaker — Laura Fong Photography: Art Talk Series #2 will begin at 8:15 a.m. at Firestone High School, Room 160, 333 Rampart Ave., Akron. Fong is a graduate honors student at Kent State University and a member of the KSU Honors College. She has been awarded the Paula Slimak Scholarship five times. She also received the Society of Professional Journalists award for her online news story about the closing of a local maternity ward and the last child born in the ward. 330-873-3315
Drawing Workshop — Mike Gable & Natalie Petrosky will give a free 6-8 p.m. drawing workshop at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. To register: firstname.lastname@example.org. 330-376-8480, www.akronareaarts.org.
Photo Talk & Workshop — Photographer Tim Cooper will give a 7-9 p.m. free talk, Perfect Exposure for Digital Photography at Happy Days Lodge/Cuyahoga Valley National Park, state Route 303 east of Peninsula, halfway to state Route 8. Cooper is also holding a three-day workshop, Photoshop for the Nature Photographer 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Information at 330-657-2909, www.cvps.org and www.nps.gov/cuva.
Opening Reception — Will be held 6-9 p.m. for Jimmy Kuehnle, Jon Rubin with Felipe Castelblanco and The Vault at Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland. Information at 216-621-2314 and www.spacesgallery.org.
Downtown Art Walk — Akron will hold its monthly 5-10 p.m. free Downtown Art Walk with free trolley rides starting at 5 p.m. in 100 block of North Main Street. Galleries, studios and workshops will be open to the public. The Art Walk is sponsored by the Downtown Akron Partnership. Information at 330-374-7676 and www.downtownakron.com/artwalk.
Ceramics Classes — Artist Kaitlyn Gutshall will teach a four-session pottery wheel class from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Feb. 23 at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. Tuition is $70, $60 for museum members. She is also offering an eight-week glazing ceramics class on Saturdays starting Feb. 2. Class size is limited to four, and tuition is $120, $100 for members. And the museum is offering an a la carte workshop for those whose schedule doesn’t fit museum classes. Gather a few friends, and the education department will present a workshop just for your group when you are available. You set the time and date, and bring the students; the museum provides the supplies and staff. Tuition is $25 per person, $20 for museum members. Call the museum for details at 330-833-4061 or go to www.massillonmuseum.org/.
Art League Exhibits — The Medina County Art League will hold a 1-3 p.m. opening for its ninth annual Aquarius Exhibition, on view through March 1 on the third floor of the Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina. Admission and parking are free. Information, call 330-659-4301 or 330-722-6859.
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.