Release Date: July 9,2018

New exhibit at Summit Artspace gives local artists chance to be part of Front International

Summit Artspace and its upcoming show, the Parallax Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition, will be part of the Akron area’s dynamic art contribution to FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, spreading across Northeast Ohio from July to September 2018.

Parallax, contemporary works from local artists, opens at Summit Artspace on East Market on Friday, July 13, 2018, with a free, public reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Awards will be announced at 7 p.m. Summit Artspace is located at 140 E. Market St., Akron. Parallax runs until Aug. 18, 2018.

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is an exhibition comprised of artist commissions, performances, films and public programs that will launch July 13 and 14, 2018 and goes until Sept. 30, 2018.

Tagged An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises, the art event will showcase an ambitious roster of projects, including performance and theater, in collaboration with museums, civic institutions and alternative spaces across Cleveland, Akron and Oberlin.

With a roster of national, international and area-based artists at all points in their career, FRONT will examine the ever-changing and politically urgent conditions of an American city.

“You will see some very fine pieces in Parallax by local artists who wanted to be part of the excitement, breadth and resolve of FRONT. Having FRONT extend to Summit Artspace and the Akron Art Museum is a great honor. We think our audience will really be open to all of the arts and culture opportunities coming with FRONT,” said Kamelia Fisher, executive director of Summit Artspace.

The juror for Parallax is C. Arthur Croyle, an artist, art educator and vice president of the Akron Society of Artists. Born in Akron, Croyle is a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in graphic design. After completing graduate work in Indiana, he taught in the fine arts departments at universities in Ohio and Iowa.

The works in Parallax reflect a globally-influenced, culturally-diverse and technologically- advancing world. Artists combine materials, methods, concepts and works in 2D and 3D across all mediums.

Exhibit artists will participate in a panel discussion in the main gallery on Aug. 16 at 7-8 p.m. Reserve a seat at Summit Artspace's panel discussions have been gaining in popularity as community members come to appreciate the forum as a place to learn more about the skill and talent of local artists.  

Summit Artspace's main gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Additional hours are on 3rd THURSDAY, July 19, 4-7 p.m., and Aug. 16, 4-8 p.m. to include the artist panel discussion; and also 5-9 p.m. Aug. 4 for Artwalk.

Parking is available behind the Summit Artspace building when visiting the gallery. Summit Artspace is handicap accessible and has an elevator.