April E-Newsletter

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Sunday Sampler

Sunday, April 2, 11 am - 5 pm
Enjoy free admission into the collection galleries on the first Sunday of every month, including entrance to the exhibitions Sarah Kabot: Unfolding Space and All-Star Jazz: The Photographs of Herman Leonard, as part of Sunday Sampler (a joint initiative between the museum, downtown library and Summit Artspace). Standard Admission is required to view M.C. Escher: Impossible Realities.

The Akron-Summit County Public Library will be open from 1 – 5 pm. In the Special Collections Department, the Getting Started in Family History exhibit will be on display. There will also be Crafts to Go in the 3rd floor Teen Division, as well as Story Time Sampler in the Children’s Library at 2 pm. For more information visit www.akronlibrary.org or call 330.643.9000.

Summit Artspace will be open from 1 – 5 pm and will feature an exhibition of paintings and artwork by Artists of Rubber City members. Artist demonstrations will also take place between 2 - 4 pm. Visitor's can also enjoy the special exhibition Fresh Art 2011: Current Affairs. For more information visit www.summitartspace.org or call 330.376.8480.

Sunday Sapmlers are made possible by a generous gift from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.


Harris Stanton Gallery's Absolute Art Auction 2011

Closes April 1, 2011
Works by 75 international and regional artists will be silently auctioned throughout the week, concluding in a vodka tasting party on Friday, April 1. Proceeds benefit the Akron Art Museum.

Items up for auction can be previewed on the gallery's website.

For more information call 330.867.7600 or e-mail info@HarrisStantonGallery.com.


FUZE! concert featuring ETHEL and Native American flutist Robert Mirabal

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Juilliard-trained performers Cornelius Dufallo (violin), Ralph Farris (viola), Dorothy Lawson (cello) and Mary Rowell (violin), return to the 2011 line-up as ETHEL, this time accompanied by Grammy Award-winning Robert Mirabal to present Music of the Sun, a program inspired by the sun mythology of Native America. Using the instruments of the string quartet, Native American flutes (Tdoop-Pootse) and drums (Mooloo), as well as the spirited voices of Kenmore High School choir, ETHEL and Mirabal unite to create a cross-cultural contemporary music event.

Click HERE to buy tickets online or call 330.376.9186 x268 to purchase over the phone.

Presented in cooperation with Tuesday Musical Association, the 2011 Fuze! Series is made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council and a friend of the Akron Art Museum.


Akron Film Screening: Missed Connections

Thursday, April 28 2011, 7 pm
Akron Film asked local filmmaking teams to create short films inspired by Craigslist “missed connections” ads. Come and judge the results for yourself at this free public screening.


Kaleidoscope Quilts Opening Party

Friday, June 17 2011, 6 - 8:30 pm
Be the first to marvel at these breathtaking and vibrant fabric masterpieces before Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Art of Paula Nadelstern opens to the public.

Cupcakes, Coffee and Cordials
Treat yourself to delectable cupcakes along with your favorite espresso beverage or cordial. Meet the Artist Paula Nadelstern, try your hand at quilting as you contribute stitches and scrap fabric to the Kaleidoscope community quilt and enjoy the folksy sounds of a local Americana band.


Authentic M.C. Escher Prints

The Museum Store is pleased to offer a limited selection of M.C. Escher's prints. These are original multiples created during Escher's lifetime. The prints are a complement to the exhibition and come with a certificate of authenticity and  guarantee from the Herakleidon Museum. Stop in the Museum Store or schedule an appointment to learn details and pricing. 330.376.9186 x280.


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M.C. Escher: Impossible Realities

On View through May 29, 2011
M.C. Escher: Impossible Realities continues to enjoy blockbuster status! The museum has welcomed over 16,000 people to the exhibition since it opened last month.

Impossible Realities surveys the breadth of Escher’s career from the 1920s to the 1960s, showcasing 130 of the his finest works. The show begins with his early book plates, then moves on to landscapes, tessellations and impossible worlds, concluding with his very last print, Snakes (1969).

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Sarah Kabot: Unfolding Space

On View through June 11, 2011
Cleveland artist Sarah Kabot creates installations that toy with human perception. “[My work] encourages the viewer to question his or her own perceptions,” says Kabot. “The meaning, significance and even location of objects are not fixed. Potentially, everything could be different.”

To achieve what she refers to as an “intervention,” Kabot used foamcore to replicate the lights, floorboards and wall surfaces of the Isroff Gallery. “By design, the objects I choose to recreate are intended to go unnoticed,” says Kabot. “Through re-creation, I draw viewers’ attention to the size and contour of the object and to details like buttons and screws. The things I create become almost like caricatures of the manufactured object—exaggerations or simplifications occur inadvertently, and they create a provocative relationship between the original and the reproduction.

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All-Star Jazz: The Photographs of Herman Leonard

On View through July 10, 2011
Often credited with creating the visual archetype of the jazz musician, Herman Leonard photographed his subjects during performances, rehearsals, recording sessions and backstage gatherings to create a visual diary of post-war jazz. All Star Jazz presents some of Leonard's finest photographs and offers an intimate view of countless jazz legends and the nocturnal world in which they thrived.

Leonard's aim was always to preserve the image and lives of the musicians he so admired. Capturing the essence of jazz music and culture, his photographs offer generations to come a unique opportunity to explore this now historic world. When asked to reflect on his photographs, Leonard stated, "It is amazing how an image can revive the feeling of the moment. The thrill of actually being there has never left me."

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16th Annual Akron Wine Auction

Enjoy great food, great company, and of course great wine on Saturday, June 11, at  the 16th Annual Akron Wine Auction to benefit the Akron Art Museum.

Seating is limited. To reserve your place in advance call 330.376.9186 x211.
This year's featured vintner, a boutique vineyard that produces around 6,000 cases of excellent wine per year.


Auction items in already! There are already fabulous items which have been generously donated by Dr. and Mrs. Duane C. Roe to the auction:

Orin Swift selection: You have heard of The Prisoner by Orin Swift Cellars of California, but have you heard of the other exotic members of this family of wines? Here is a seven bottle selection:

2009 Veladora (Sauvignon Blanc)

2009 Saldo (Zinfandel)

2009 Abstract (Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah)

2009 Machete (Petite Sirah, Grenache, Syrah)

2009 The Prisoner (Red blend)

2007 Papillon (Cabernet Sauvignon Blend)

2008 Mercury Head (Cabernet Sauvignon)

Of these, the Abstract, the Machete, the Papillon and the Mercury Head are currently "Sold Out." All of the wines offered can be enjoyed now or over the next several years.

Visit www.AkronArtMuseum.com for auction item updates!


Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Art of Paula Nadelstern

June 18, 2011 - October 2, 2011
For internationally renowned quiltmaker Paula Nadelstern, the word kaleidoscope “promises surprise and magic, change and chance.” Nadelstern (born 1951) has spent over two decades capturing in cloth the excitement of the ever-changing relationships of color, pattern, light and texture of kaleidoscope images.

Nadelstern’s dazzling quilts employ crystalline patterns composed of painstakingly assembled slivers of jewel-like fabrics. Her creations encompass science, history and artistic tradition. This exhibition places the artist’s quilts within a historical context for the first time, exploring the kaleidoscope’s impact on the decorative arts, including quilts, and the intimate relationship between Nadelstern’s quilts and the art of the contemporary kaleidoscope.

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Workshop: Puzzle Quilts

Saturday, June 18, 201l, 11 am - 5pm
Instructor Paula Nadelstern has distilled 20 years of complex quiltmaking into simple theories that explain her distinctive patchwork sensibility and define her way of thinking about fabric. This class is aimed at the quilter who wants to embrace the potential offered by a wide range of fabric choices rather than be overwhelmed by it. It will leave you seeing the possibilities of fabric design in a whole new way.

Supply list will be provided upon registration. Students may also choose to order a box lunch from Hattie’s Café. Tickets are $50 for members, $60 for non-members. Visit the museum’s website to register at www.AkronArtMuseum.org. Registration opens April 1. Call 330.376.9186 x230 for more information.


Upcoming Lectures

Sarah Kabot

Tuesday, April 7, 2011, 6:30 pm
Cleveland artist Sarah Kabot will discuss her “interventions” that toy with human perception by altering the physical environment, specifically the seemingly mundane structures of the built environment. Free. First come, first serve seating in the Lehner Auditorium.

Paula Nadelstern - Symmetry & Surprise

Sunday, June 19, 2011, 2 pm
Like snowflakes or fireworks, a kaleidoscope offers infinite design possibilities, promising magic, surprise and chance. Nadelstern will discuss the history and technique of her internationally renowned quilting style and the Kaleidoscope Quilts exhibition.

Tickets are $10 for members, $15 non-members. Beginning April 1, visit the museum’s website to register at www.AkronArtMuseum.org or contact 330.376.9186 x230 for more information.


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