• Embracing Heritage Art Exhibit for Black History Month 2020

    February 13, 2020 – March 14, 2020

Presented by:
Summit Artspace
About the Event:

ARTISTS EMBRACING HERITAGE FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH The Embracing Heritage Juried Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace on East Market speaks to the African American experience in the Akron area, the US and across the globe. The show opens Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in the Transition Gallery to celebrate Black History Month. EMBRACING HERITAGE OPENING RECEPTION  The free opening reception for Embracing Heritage with artists is Thursday, Feb. 13, 4-7 p.m. The show, which is free and open to the public, runs until March 14. Ace Epps, Community Manager for Akron BMe Community, Hosts of “Center Talks” on WAKR Ace Epps, director of inclusive entrepreneurship for Bounce Innovation Hub in Akron, community manager for Akron BMe Community and host of “Center Talks” on WAKR, is our juror. And Akron artist Alexandria Couch has lent us her regal portrait, “Embody,” as our show image. Embracing Heritage will honor and embrace the impact and the history that African Americans and African American culture have had in shaping Akron, US and the world. Artists to show us how they are inspired by the music, movements, history and roots that have shaped and will continue to shape our culture and nation. TRANSITION GALLERY HOURS Summit Artspace’s Transition Gallery is open weekly Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Additional hours include Feb. 20 for 3rd Thursday, 4-7 p.m., and the March 7 for Artwalk, 5-9 p.m. ABOUT SUMMIT ARTSPACE Summit Artspace is a non-profit arts organization that provides studio, exhibit and programming spaces in Summit County and the surrounding area for local artists and arts organizations; and is a center for art education open to all residents. Contact Summit Artspace at 330-376-8480. On the Web at Find us on: Facebook, Twitter at @AkronAreaArts, Instagram and Snapchat. FREE PARKING BEHIND BUILDING. HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE. ELEVATOR AVAILABLE. See the Summit Artspace exhibit calendar for directions. Plan your visit by clicking here. Have questions? Here is our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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February 13, 2020 – March 14, 2020

  • Thu Feb 27, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri Feb 28, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Sat Feb 29, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Mar 5, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri Mar 6, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Sat Mar 7, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Mar 12, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri Mar 13, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Sat Mar 14, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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