Upcoming Events

Events for December 7, 2017

Free Thursday

December 7, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Free Thursday

December 7, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.

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Leading for Social Justice Exhibit

December 7, 2017, 11:00 – 9:00 pm

Community members, educators, and students are invited to Can you hear me?, the 2017 Leading for Social Justice Exhibit 

Leading for Social Justice Exhibit

December 7, 2017, 11:00 – 9:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Showcasing Kent State's Educational Leadership K-12 program, Community Artists, and K-12 Students

Community members, educators, and students are invited to Can you hear me?, the 2017 Leading for Social Justice Exhibit

Reception with artists and Fairlawn School of Music: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

About Leading for Social Justice Exhibits
Christa Boske, Associate Professor of PreK-12 Educational Administration, recently curated exhibits at both the Akron Art Museum in December and at the Cleveland Museum of Art in January. Collaborators on the exhibits included Kent State University graduate students enrolled in Boske’s EDAD 6/76529 Leading for Social Justice course. The Building Bridges, Not Walls exhibits explored the intersections of race/ethnicity, sexuality, class, immigration, gender, learning differences, gentrification, native language, geographic location, immigration, unconstitutional school funding, and other social justice issues facing K-12 schools in the United States through artmaking.

Since 2010, the Leading for Social Justice Art Exhibits have captivated audiences with their thought-provoking artmaking, reaching thousands of attendees for these one-night events. The purpose of the artmaking is to promote meaningful social change in P-12 school communities by bringing together a myriad of artists ranging from children, educators, community organizations, and community artist mentors to address prevailing struggles and inequities facing P-12 U.S. public schools. The exhibits continue to be the only communal art exhibits of their kind, which include authentic collaborations among aspiring school leaders, teachers, P-12 children, nonprofit organizations, and community artists.

Creative Playdate

December 7, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process.  

Creative Playdate

December 7, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Macro Building with Micro Machines!

Best for ages 12 months – 5 years and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended play that feeds their senses. Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process. Our playdates are structured to be child-led and come with our Live Creative Mess Guarantee: Please dress for experimentation with messy mediums and prepare to be inspired by your child’s creative collaborations and concoctions!

Free for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

Gallery Talk by Corrie Slawson

December 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Connect with artists featured in Heavy Metal at these free, artist-led gallery talks. Discover how each artist works and what inspires them. 

Gallery Talk by Corrie Slawson

December 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Free and Open to All

Connect with artists featured in Heavy Metal at these artist-led gallery talks. Discover how each artist works and what inspires them. Meet in the gallery at 6:30 pm for these free dialogues.

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image: Corrie Slawson, “The sun rises over the canyon mixing with ocean air. It lifts a crimson haze on a succulent studded hillside. Palm trees shudder. The ocean hammers the rocks below.” (detail), 2017, photo lithography, screenprint, colored pencil, oil, acrylic, gold leaf and spray paint on paper, 23 x 63.75 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Upcoming Heavy Metal gallery talks:

Thursday, January 4 • Kathy Buszkiewicz 
Thursday, January 18 • Sherry Simms 
Thursday, February 1 • Sarah Paul 

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