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news release Acclaimed Artist Tara McPherson to Visit Akron Art Museum for a Pop-Up Shop and Members-Only Q&A

For Release: February 21, 2017

Akron, Ohio—The Akron Art Museum will host artist Tara McPherson on Sunday, March 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a one-day-only Pop-Up Shop of the artist’s prints and merchandise. McPherson will be available to sign items purchased at the Pop-Up Shop, which is free to attend and open to the public. Following the Pop-Up the museum will host a Q&A event with McPherson for museum members.

McPherson’s painting Wandering Luminations is currently on view at the Akron Art Museum in the group exhibition Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. The artist utilizes a signature style with a palette of teals, pinks and black to create paintings, prints and drawings of women that reference nature, science and mythology. She is also known for sought-after gig poster designs for popular musical artists, including Beck, Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie. McPherson’s artwork has been exhibited in fine art galleries worldwide and featured in publications such as The New York Times, Hi-Fructose, and Punk Planet, as well as the Oscar award-winning film, Juno.

Following the Pop-Up Shop at 4:00 p.m. the artist will join Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney in the art museum’s auditorium for a members-only Q&A. The Q&A is free, but registration is required and seating is limited. Registration is available online at

Turn the Page: The First Ten Year of Hi-Fructose is organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and made possible by the City of Virginia Beach. Generous funding is provided by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Tourism Corporation. Major support for the exhibition is provided by Acoustical Sheetmetal, Capital Group Companies, PRA Group, the Fine Family Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, and other generous donors, as well as grants made possible by the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Business Consortium for Arts Support.

Its presentation in Akron is supported by Ohio Arts Council, the Calhoun Charitable Trust, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC, and the Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Media sponsorship is provided by Western Reserve PBS and 91.3 The Summit.

For more information about Turn the Page at the Akron Art Museum, visit Join the conversation on social media with #TurnThePageAkron, and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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