The Astro Parcel Service
by Vixen’s Ludlum
As one of The Astro Parcel Service’s newly recruited contract laborers, you are required to deliver packages by any means necessary, even when facing potentially deadly obstacles. Use the standardized space propulsion device to meet our clients’ demands and don’t fail or face extermi–we mean, termination from your current position.Read More
by Maxwell Kunze, Stephen DiGiacomo, Nick Darrah, and Bernard Russ
Operation UNDEAD is an On-rails shooter inspired by the lightgun games of the NES era, as well as the pseudo-3D techniques of Nasser Gebelli. It’s a ton of fun!Read More
by Woebegone Woods Interactive
Enter Woebegone Woods, a small village in the middle of a remote forest. Play as Bean, who’s leading the winter festival preparations by assigning tasks to woodland friends while balancing their happiness and skills. Kindle Bean’s friendships and other character’s friendships to put on the best festival possible!Read More
by Emily Horton, Emily Turner, Jules Apicella, Pay Hosman, and Sam Finston
A stalker-filled twist on the dating simulator genre that pits its female protagonist against an entirely male programming class. Spend your semester fighting against sexism like your academic career depends on it (and it kinda does).Read More
by Eliot Aretskin-Hariton and Justin Gray
Berrymandering is a strategy board game for players 8 to 88 and plays in 15 minutes. During the game players will cut and eat cake in order to earn candles. The player with the most candles becomes the new ruler of Cakeland. Family friendly, easy to learn, hard to master.Read More
by Eliot Aretskin-Hariton
Obelisk is a cooperative strategy game for ages 12+ with a playtime of 30 minutes. Players must work together to create a maze coral escaping monsters and capture them before they escape. If even one gets out, they’ll eat the queen’s roses!Read More
Doodlebug: An Interactive Game
Following along on a tour through the Akron Art Museum with Doodlebug, the art loving bug. During your visit, you’ll get the chance to meet four different paintings from the museum’s collection and ask them questions about themselves and their makers. This game was created by staff member Tyler Stallsmith, with illustrations by staff member Maria Uhase. It was included as part of GameFest Akron 2020 to offer visitors an interactive and playful way to engage with the collection. Next time you visit the museum, you may recognize some of the friends you meet in this game – except for Doodlebug, of course! He’s too shy for that!Read More
10 Ways to Connect with Local Artists
Artists live and work in every community. Local galleries and art schools are great ways to find the best of your regional art scenes. Northeast Ohio has many wonderful arts spaces, such as Rubber City Print, Akron Soul Train, Summit Art Space, and many more in our neighbors to the North, Cleveland.
We’ve also enjoyed sharing our physical and digital spaces with regional artists since March and will continue to do so throughout 2021.
Here are some local artists experiences to enjoy:
Two on-site exhibitions feature art by regional artists. Akron Art Mail features commissioned postcard-sized works by 24 artists and writers and YOU. This special exhibition includes a selection of art made by the community. Just make a 4X6 postcard and mail it to the museum. For more information, check out the Akron Art Mail page.
Making Your Mark is focused on showcasing the process and purpose of art making. Nine regional artists are featured in this show with works ranging from prints, installation, and painting.
Twenty-four local artists sat down for informal conversations with our Deputy Director and Chief Experience Officer, Seema Rao for our series, On Process. These far-ranging conversations touch on life during isolation, art making, and teaching as well as heady social issues like racism, environmental decline, and colonialism. Stream the entire series on demand on our YouTube channel or catch them each week on Saturdays on our social media feed.
Maria Uhase is a regional artist with extremely fine craftsmanship and a quirky sense of style. Her otherworldly creatures will give you something to marvel at. See more of Maria’s work here.
Anthony Angelilli is a regional artist whose work digests and contemplates a wide variety of materials. Each piece explores different textures and layering, and he often finds creative uses for common objects, such as rocks in his work. See more of Anthony’s work here.
Alexandria Couch is a regional artist who uses a combination of traditional and found materials. Using mediums like gouache and acrylic, Alex explores self-discovery and the formation of identity as a minority through her work. See more of Alexandria’s work here.
Jason Milburn is a regional artist with a very detailed style that is evident in his drawings and self-portraits. Jason uses ink and collage on paper to explore memories and nostalgia in his work. See more of Jason’s work here.
Certainty is not readily available in life these days. Art and music can be helpful in helping you make sense of the abstract in life. Local musician, Theron Brown, shares his thoughts about abstraction in the Podcast episode Abstract.
Drawing might feel scary. But mark-making, writing, and doodling are available to everyone. Our YouTube channel has an entire playlist of resources. Akron artist, Maria Alejandra Zanetta can also give you some inspiration in the Podcast episode Mark-Making.
Staying playful can be hard when times are uncertain. We got advice from Akron artist, Alex Couch on the Podcast episode Play.Read More
This crossword invites you to use your word smarts and the online collection to get to the right answer.
2 Good for art bad for crime
5 Canvas alternative
6 Good for a body or canvas
10 Art to see from the back
11 Media for Jenny. (See)
17 Go with it or Morris Louis‘ application method.
19 Not one look but __ glare according to Julian (See)
20 Art is sometimes on it
21 Deed to a car
22 For a skillet or a canvas
23 These friends know how to sparkle. Check them out.
26 Winning medal or media used by Lynda Benglis. (See)
27 Some of the Akron Art Museum’s favorite people29Good ones are great to have, if Matthew Kolodziej’s title is any advice. (See)
32 Something to clean or the name for the series of paintings Gene Davis began in 1977 (See)
33 Media Van Duzer used to make his still life (See)
35 Sort of (For clue)
36 Only 39 cents a pound, according to Estes. (See)
38 Weigh it
40 With or without egg for some artists
41 A silkscreener’s must have
42 Pestacide-free food or art with irregular shapes
44 How an artist gets sharp
45 Swimmer and Painter’s work
46 A cat or the last name of a minimalist sculptor. (See)
1 Images in order
3 Course or the street Gleitsmann commemorated. (See)
4 Sculpture on the wall
5 What Viola calls her sculptures. (See)
6 90s Rock Band
7 Muse for Painter William Merritt Chase. (See)
8 The make up of things
9 Tie or Markmaking
12 Art sometimes lives on it
13 Plate made art
14 Not at the fore
16 Our spring awakening was brought to us by ___ Thomas. (See)
17 Candle’s work or a word in the title of a little known Elvis movie. (See)
18 It’s cool to be square
24 Frank Stella’s relief comes in this kind of metal. (See)
25 Car Scent or media for John Sokol. (See)
28 They help you cut it out
30 Line up tool
31 Something to use in a bathroom or studio
34 How Artists Stick with It
37 Something to get rid of for some, but something to hang on the wall if you’re Frankenthaler. (See)
39 A state, a song, and Nevelson’s work. (See)
43 Chalky art supply or not chalky art supply
MuseumGames are made possible by PNC with additional support from Acme Fresh Market, the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation, and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.Read More
10 Ways to Explore Art
Many of us might feel a little out of sorts when faced with trying to understand modern and contemporary art. A little bit of knowledge can go a long way. Knowing about the artist’s motivation or the quality of the technique might make you think differently. Sometimes just looking closely at the details in the work can grow your appreciation. If nothing else, these short experiences are a nice diversion.
Here are ten bite-sized nuggets of info to give you something to think about when looking closer:
Wilson’s largest and most complex assemblage, Retrospective summarizes and celebrates the many different types of objects that she incorporated into her work over the course of more than fifty years.
Joseph O’Sickey believed “The subject doesn’t matter… what the artist brings to it is the important thing.”
The photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto asked himself “What would be the most unchanged scene on the surface of the earth?”
In this mysterious image, a lone figure draped in a flowing white garment seems to press into the wind as an ocean wave breaks in the background. Her bent pose is unusual and it is unclear why she has her hands clasped behind her head. Is she injured? Is she trying to take off her dress?
Realizing that works of art do not always need to be complicated or laboriously constructed, Richard Tuttle instead celebrates delicate slightness.
As a prominent participant in the Regionalist movement, Thomas Hart Benson portrayed scenes of rural America in a manner that appears visually stylized yet reflective of everyday reality. background. Her bent pose is unusual and it is unclear why she has her hands clasped behind her head. Is she injured? Is she trying to take off her dress?
A longtime favorite across Northeast Ohio, William Sommer absorbed ideas from Cubism and other modern European art movements, adapting them to his distinctly Midwestern subject matter of farm scenes, landscapes, and portraits.
In this scene from the Great Depression, a street vendor selling melons, pears, and other fruit contends with a dissatisfied customer.
Honoré Guilbeau had early aspirations as a dancer, but soon after enrolling in classes at the Art Institute of Chicago, she shifted her focus to printmaking. Her thoughts were never far from dancing however, and she often featured dancers and theater scenes in her works.
This painting by French artist Gaston La Touche is an ode to dusk (“crépuscule” in French) and its subtle beauty of color and light.