Contributor: Katelyn Evans

Relief Podcast: Episode 7: Alternatives

This week the topic is Alternatives. Seema and Gina talk about how the world is turning to creative alternatives during the pandemic and what alternatives can mean to artists.

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Relief Podcast: Episode 6: Process

This week the topic is Process. Seema and Gina discuss the different processes they’ve been going through during COVID and how artists work through extensive processes to get to a final result.

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Relief Podcast Episode 5: Mark-Making

This weekly podcast brings listeners joy and comfort for these uncertain times. The Akron Art Museum’s staff shares insights from their own lives combined with conversations about the collection and interviews with regional artists and musicians. Join us every Tuesday. Mark-Making This week the topic is Mark-Making. Seema and Gina talk about the various kinds of marks they’re making with during this time and how artists use mark-making in their practice. Deep Dive with Reggie: Elmer Novotny Shop Talk with Maria Alejandra Zanetta Maria Alejandra

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Relief Podcast Episode 4: Abstract

This weekly podcast brings listeners joy and comfort for these uncertain times. The Akron Art Museum’s staff shares insights from their own lives combined with conversations about the collection and interviews with regional artists and musicians. Join us every Tuesday. Abstract This week the topic is Abstract. Seema and Gina talk about how artists use abstraction and artist Alma Thomas’ career. Deep Dive with Reggie: Alma Thomas Shop Talk with Theron Brown Theron Brown is a multi-faceted musician living in Akron, OH. As a pianist,

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Relief Podcast Episode 3: Motivation

This weekly podcast brings listeners joy and comfort for these uncertain times. The Akron Art Museum’s staff shares insights from their own lives combined with conversations about the collection and interviews with regional artists and musicians. Join us every Tuesday. Motivation This week the topic is Motivation. Seema and Gina share some of their thoughts about how motivation looks different during quarantine and how artists get themselves motivated. Deep Dive with Reggie: Mickalene Thomas To hear Mickalene Thomas talk about what motivates her, click here.

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Relief Podcast Episode 2: Spring

This weekly podcast brings listeners joy and comfort for these uncertain times. The Akron Art Museum’s staff shares insights from their own lives combined with conversations about the collection and interviews with regional artists and musicians. Join us every Tuesday. Spring This week the topic is Spring. Seema and Gina share some of their thoughts about how the weather affects artists and their work. Deep Dive with Reggie View Charles Burchfield, “Spring Thunderstorm,” 1955 View Vincent van Gogh, “Rain,” 1889, Philadelphia Museum of Art Sound

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Family Day: The Art of Water

No beach? No pool? No problem! Explore different ways to cool off this summer with water art-making activities that don’t require floaties or a vest. Water takes on many forms during the summer. For some, summer means cooling off by swimming, playing in sprinklers, or simply drinking enough water to stay hydrated. Water moves in different ways with the museum’s collection, too. We have paintings of crashing waves (Torrey, Surf), abstracted landscapes of ponds (Thomas, Pond-Spring Awakening), and even works whose movement reminds us how water can

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Relief Podcast 1: Care

This weekly podcast brings listeners joy and comfort for these uncertain times. The Akron Art Museum’s staff shares insights from their own lives combined with conversations about the collection and interviews with regional artists and musicians. Join us every Tuesday. Care This week the topic is Care. Seema and Gina share some of their thoughts about how care has changed in the context of Stay and Home. Deep Dive with Brian Bress Click to learn about Brian Bress’s 2019 solo show at the Akron Art

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Make a Mini Zine!

#MuseumAtHome #TryThis Need a quick way to creatively get out your stay-at-home stresses? A new style of sending a message to a friend? A fun approach for adults and kids alike to make a mini-story? Try making a zine! Zines, short for magazines, are self-published, easy-to-make projects that have zero-to-no stipulations. Zines used to be created as a way for science fiction fans to add onto their favorite narratives, often through cutting and pasting paper together to form a small book or issue. Now, zines

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