Tag: charity

Island of Misfit Toys

By Gina Thomas McGee, Associate Educator This year’s Island of Misfit Toys workshop was a blast! We had a sold-out crowd of over 250 people who came ready to build misfit masterpieces. Families hammered, smashed and hot glued to their hearts content, transforming toys into spectacular sculptures (with the help of some googly eyes). We saw a tennis ball Spongebob Squarepants, basketball hoop train station and many wild animal creations. In addition to being creative, attendees were incredibly generous as they each came with a

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First Annual Chili Cook-Off to Benefit United Way

By Cristina Alexander, Assistant to the Director What’s the secret to the best chili? Some say the hotter the better; others prefer a hint of sweetness. But it was for the judge to decide at the Akron Art Museum’s first annual Chili Cook-Off on Tuesday, November 9, held in the museum’s lobby. Eight staff members entered their favorite chili recipes and went head to head in a blind contest judged by Board of Trustee member, Rory O’Neil.  Every chili varied in flavor and presentation –

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