Release Date: January 10,2023

Akron Soul Train Gallery features artists Jennifer Whitten and Orlando Caraballo

WHAT: Akron Soul Train Gallery features artists Jennifer Whitten and Orlando Caraballo 

WHERE: Akron Soul Train Gallery at 191 S. Main Street, Akron, OH 44308

WHEN:  Exhibition reception Friday, January 27 at 5:30 pm

Exhibit open and free to the public January 25 – March 4, 2023

 

Jennifer Whitten's Exhibition Embodies Talismans, Charms, and Powerful Objects

There are normally one or two special objects that a person treasures. Perhaps the object holds luck, energy, or a unique power. Jennifer Whitten explores the mystery of these objects in her new show “Intricacies.” Whitten’s creations marry the physical and mystical through the process of intricate beading and stitching techniques inspired by Aboriginal artworks, Haitian Voodoo flags, and the minkisi of west-central Africa. 

Whitten will be showcased in the main gallery at Akron Soul Train Gallery, from January 25 through March 4, 2023.

About the artist Jennifer Whitten: 

Jennifer Whitten is a Cleveland-based artist who uses assemblage and fiber art techniques. Her work has always focused on the intricate.  She has received awards and shown her work in regional and national group shows.  Her work has appeared in publications, including books, magazines, calendars, and notecard sets.  Jennifer Whitten has a dual career as both an artist and a clinical counselor.

For more information, visit our website and events page at www.akronsoultrain.org or contact Pita Brooks, Interim Director at pita@akronsoultrain.org.

Orlando Caraballo’s “Capicú” featured in CapSoul

Visual artist Orlando Caraballo’s exhibition “Capicú” presents a story about how personal, familial, and cultural systems create complex histories and futures, and how one inherits the choices of those that went before. Through drawing, printmaking, installation, and photography, Caraballo creates portals that peer into his life and the life of his ancestors. Layered in love, death, grief, time, and acceptance, “Capicú” contains generations of struggle, progress, and legacy.  

Caraballo’s “Capicú” will show from January 25 - March 4 in the CapSoul gallery at Akron Soul Train.

About the artist Orlando Caraballo:

Orlando Caraballo is a Cleveland-based visual artist and arts administrator.  His artwork is rooted in imaginative storytelling that investigates the relationship between personal and cultural identity in the context of both the larger Puerto Rican diaspora and his family’s vocational legacy in the greater community.  Orlando invites his audience to reflect on the meaning of lineage, legacy, and vocation in a world in need of a more humane and loving form of leadership.  He holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a Major in Drawing and an emphasis in Printmaking.

For more information, visit our website and events page at www.akronsoultrain.org or contact Pita Brooks, Interim Director at pita@akronsoultrain.org.