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“Connectivity between all living things”

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In the Artist’s Studio with Greta Ramey words and photos by Taylor Patterson 11/7/2017 Her blue boots tap the worn wood floor, and along the paint scuffed walls are sketches of women. Greta Ramey is an Akron native and a local artist. When she isn’t pouring a ... More »

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In the Artist’s Studio with Matt Horak

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words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ashley Koury When Matt Horak walked into his first Comic-Con at the age of 12, he knew he wanted to pursue art for the rest of his life. He’d spent mostof his childhood reading The Adventures of Tintin and biking to Kenmore Komic... More »

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How It Got There | Akron Public Art

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The Making of the Cascade Mural words and photos by Claude Christensen After the Towpath Trail winds past the Mustill store and crosses MLK Jr Blvd, it enters downtown via Quaker Street, a quiet slip of road scrunched between a beige parking deck and a grey of... More »

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Inside the Studio: John Whitman

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by C. Birch Have you ever looked at a knot in a tree trunk or a curve of a branch and thought it looks just like a person? John Whitman, an Akron area artist living near Highland Square, does just that but goes a number of steps further. He works to bring out ... More »

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Arts collaboration brings monsters to downtown.

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by Scott Piepho When two different groups independently arrive at the same idea at the same time, it boosts confidence in the ideas’ fundamental rightness. Because a community arts organization and a group of middle school students simultaneously arrived at th... More »

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Random Cushing, Hip Hop Cartoonist

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actually by Scott Piepho The artist who led the APS/Akron Arts Prize creative crosswalks project could get an award for the most perfectly appropriate name. Random Cushing–his given name—describes himself as a nomadic illustrator, battle rapper and burrito ent... More »

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Inside the Studio: Dara Harper

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“Color is Essential” by words and photos by C. Birch Dara Harper’s painting studio takes up just a portion of a dark and cold basement. But this basement atmosphere has little time to make an impression as an incredible burst of color transforms the barely-win... More »

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Akron Tree Project

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Artist Michael Marras grows tree from intuition mixed with Rust Belt junk by M. Sophie Hamad Since December, Hazel Tree Interiors had what appeared to be a metal tree trunk growing through its exterior wall. Rumors circulated of branches to come. And one day t... More »