Release Date: April 29,2019

Summit Artspace Welcome Gallery features photos by Dan Rowland, May 3-June 22

Dan Rowland has been busy opening a new photo business in Kenmore and getting ready to show some of his award-winning shots in The Welcome Gallery at Summit Artspace on East Market.

Set to run May 3 to June 22, “Panoramic Perspectives” includes dynamic photos of the Civic, Cascade Plaza and Kenmore Boulevard in the side gallery that greets visitors as they enter Summit Artspace. Visitors can meet and talk with Rowland at the opening on May 3, 5-7 p.m., and on May 4, 5-8 p.m.

Summit Artspace on East Market is located at 140 East Market St., Akron. The show is free and open to the public weekly on Thursday and Friday, 12-7 p.m., and Saturday, 12-5 p.m., until June 22.

Photography has been a consistent in Rowland’s life for 35 years. He grew up in the Akron area and studied commercial photography at the University of Akron. He started working for Jim Maguire at Maguire Photographics, first as a photo assistant, and later as a studio manager. He eventually opened his own studio and pursued more of a fine art style photography. Through the years, he advanced his skills as a photographer, including studying with Howard Bond, a student of the renowned American photographer Ansel Adams.

When the digital wave hit, he closed the studio and went back to the University of Akron, graduating in 2007 with a B.S. in Middle Level Education (grades 4-9) in math and science. After serving Akron Schools as a math tutor for 10 years, he gave up the classroom and is once again making photographs full-time both in the field and at a studio he opened at 989 Kenmore Boulevard. He shows work at Rowland specializes in architectural, interior, portrait, product and nature photography.  

Rowland took the show image, a fish-eye lens photo of Cascade Plaza, that he simply calls “Cascade.”

Summit Artspace is open weekly on Thursday and Friday, 12-7 p.m., and Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Additional hours include the May 4 and June 1 Artwalk events, 5-9 p.m., and during 3rd Thursday, May 16 and June 20, 4-7 p.m.