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.

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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

Spring Thunderstorm, Charles Burchfield, (Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio, 1893–1967, Buffalo, New York), 1955, Watercolor and charcoal on paper, 29 7/8 in. x 40 1/8 in. (75.88 cm x 101.92 cm), Gift of Mrs. Mary S. Huhn, Mrs. Dorothy S. Steinberg, and Mr. John F. Seiberling, Jr. in memory of their father, Mr. J. Frederick Seiberling, 1964.11

Shop Talk with Andrea Myers

Image courtesy of Sven Kahns

Andrea Myers is an artist and educator living in NE Ohio. Her work often utilizes painted paper, fabric, scissors, and a sewing machine to create her multi-layered pieces. Even with being a widely exhibited artist, those with a Summit County library card can rent her work through our Akron Art Library program. Hear Myers discusses her relationship with spring, her motivation during these times, as well as the work she is currently creating in her home studio.
Instagram: @andreamyersart
“Neon Speed” solo exhibition: here
“Pieced+Painted” two person exhibition: here

“#fromthestudio” online catalogue and exhibition goes live June 19th:

Image courtesy of Sven Kahns

Relief Podcast Music

Jordan King is a multi-instrumentalist based in Kent, Ohio. Through his music project, Swell Tides, he has worked with Akron Recording Company and Electric Company Records. His work has been featured in the Devil Strip, Cleveland Scene, Akron Recording Company’s Where the Hell is Akron, OH? Vol. 2. Find Swell Tides on Bandcamp and Spotify, and stay in tune with upcoming shows on Instagram @swelltides

Relief Podcast is made possible with support from the Ohio Arts Council.