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About the Cover | A Q&A with Bronlynn Thurman

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by Sophie Franchi   12/14/17 Our cover artist for the December 2017 issue is also our former Lead Arts Section Editor, Bronlynn Thurman, who was with us since the magazine first got started. She has since moved on to other endeavors, and we’re rooting for her ... More »

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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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The University of Akron Press | Poem for November 2017

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“A Bird in the Rafters at Wal-Mart” by Matthew Guenette 10/30/2017 The poem “A Bird in the Rafters at Wal-Mart” appears in the poetry collection Vasectomania  by Matthew Guenette, published by The University of Akron Press September 2017. Visit uakron.edu/uapr... More »

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Akron Public Art | Jay Croft, Back in Akron

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by Claude Christensen 10/26/2017   If you’ve licked an ice cream cone over at Chill Ice Cream on Maiden Lane, you’ve seen them. The colorful figures having fun on the exterior of Chill. More than a few are skateboarding, some are playing football, two are sayi... More »

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On Exhibit | Shoot it with Color

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  by Logan Lane 10/18/2017 If you’re surfing through Instagram, you might happen across one of her pieces. It might be an ice cream cone overflowing with paper clovers or spilled milk painting a kid’s face across a pastel tabletop. Or maybe it’s the artist her... More »

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In the (Makeup) Artist’s Studio: The Scary Edition

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with Kelly Watson, Makeup Manager at The Haunted School House and Laboratory words by Noor Hindi and photos by Ashley Kouri It’s opening night at The Haunted School House and Laboratory. Zombies are awakening, monsters are practicing their meanest growls and c... More »

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Mac Love: Fueling Akron Expression

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  Akron Neighborhoods Creatively Express Community Identity by Claude Christensen   Akron burns with creative expression and its unique history glimmers into the 21st century. Every Akron neighborhood has something to offer and a rich identity to share. But ho... 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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 The Breath of Immortality: The Life of Inanimate Objects

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A review of The Box Gallery exhibit at Summit Artspace  by Josy Jones   I wanted to name this article “If Your Tinder Profile Says You’re an Avid Reader” or “Do you Creepily People Watch and Create Intricate Life Scenarios for the Strangers Passing by? Then Th... More »

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Encouraging the Arts in Schools

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Tuesday Musical Partners with the John F. Kennedy Center by Kayla Sturm Tuesday Musical is celebrating their upcoming 130th anniversary, but that’s not all they’re celebrating. They recently joined a partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center, which will prov... More »