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Tallmadge artist takes third place in Summit Artspace

Published: March 8, 2017 11:34 AM
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One of the winners of Summit Artspace’s new show, Evolving Landscapes, is from Tallmadge.

Thom Passarelli of Tallmadge was awarded third place for his work, Bambi’s Brother, an approach to landscape using a sentimental found object, in this case a toy deer, to relate a story that taps the viewer’s memory.

The works, which look at the landscape genre from traditional, abstract and highly personal perspectives in various media, are representative of the show featuring images by Northeast Ohio artists.

Summit Artspace, a community arts center for Summit County and the surrounding area, challenged local artists to submit diverse representations of landscape art from both traditional and contemporary perspectives in a variety of media. The response was outstanding with nearly 100 artists submitting work. The exhibition runs until April 8.

“We were looking for abstract, representational and alternative interpretations of all types of ‘scapes,’ such as sea, land, sky and urban environments. We think the community will really enjoy the challenge of walking through the exhibition,” said Jeanne Grossetti, exhibitions manager at Summit Artspace.

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There will be a panel presentation March 20 at 7 p.m. by the artists whose works are in the show. Reserve a seat by registering here: ow.ly/xrlK309BG6M.

Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. The show will be open for Akron Artwalk on April 1, noon to 9 p.m. Summit Artspace is located at 140 E. Market St., Akron. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Parking is available behind the Summit Artspace building and in a lot between Summit Street and Broadway when visiting the gallery. Summit Artspace is handicap accessible and has an elevator. For information about Summit Artspace, go to summitartspace.org or call 330-376-8480. Find Summit Artspace on Facebook, on Twitter @AkronAreaArts, Instagram and Snapchat.


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