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April 21, 2021
Podcast of Local Storytellers
For the past four months, Ebanee Bond, RaJohn Butler, Joy Gadson, Charlee Harris, Ebony Hill, Dominic Moore-Dunson, and John Smith have been learning from Futuro Media’s Akron Community Podcast Lab on how to tell their stories through podcasting. Come hear their stories and how they put it all together.  Learn More>> 
Cultural Plan Update 

Learn more about PRIORITY #10:
Invest in a Citywide Public Art Program
Field News
Author Roxane Gay, Who Loves Art But Dislikes the Art World, Has Some Advice for Galleries: ‘Stop Being Terrible’, dives into the Bad Feminist and Hunger author’s collection of art, perspectives on the white gatekeeping of art collecting and museums, and elevating and supporting the work of artists of color.  -ArtNet News
Writing Dances, From Inside a Prison
For incarcerated dancers through Dancing Through Prison Walls at the California Rehabilitation Center, moving and dancemaking during the pandemic became minimal and difficult. Learn more about how these movers continued to create dance works.  -Dance Magazine

The Power of Culture with The Center for Cultural Power
This workshop, led by and for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) artists, delves into Cultural Power—the intersection of arts and activism. Tickets range from $12.50 to $25, workshop is April 26th.  -Creative Capital
Home is Where the Art Is
This blog series showcases Summit County artists who create beautiful and functional items for the home. Meet Brian Bakos who works with a number of mediums, including wood and glass. 
the artist profile

"Having daughters profoundly changed me as a man. Looking at the world though their eyes has made me into a vehement supporter of women’s rights and the need for equality."
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arts & culture patron

"Akron and Summit County are full of so many wonderful creative people. Writers, artists, sculptors, chefs, makers and creatives of all varieties. I love living here!"



ways to engage

Experience live music syncing with Ian Brill's light installation and tour World of Wonders - over 100 pieces of Clayton Bailey's artwork. 
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Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is proud to present FlipSide, displayed April 27th – June 3, 2021. This exhibit will feature work created by Linda Hutchinson, Susan Mencini, & Mo Mosyjowski.
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Beach Comic Con 6
There will be comic books, collectibles, Funko pops, toys and artists at the Tadmor Shrine in Akron on May 1st. Kids under 12 are free!
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World Collage Day  
Uncommon ART is hosting a free collage Gab-n-Glue party via Zoom. Our theme this year is “Of House And Home“. Festivities begin at 10:30am. 
Register Here>>
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