Featured artist: Ted Boyer

As the son of a professional studio photographer, Ted Boyer has early memories of art, cameras, and Mac computers–memories which grew into a passion for visual art. Today, Ted is a University of Akron student working on the last year of his graphic design major. He’s also an intern at Koroseal Interior Products, where he […]

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Light and Oneness: Finding an Awakening in Art with Leah Wake Rzepka

photo courtesy of wakeleahlady.com Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hug a painting? So did Summit County painter Leah Wake Rzepka, who created a line of “huggable paintings:” handmade pillows featuring her own artwork. Leah works with a huge range of media, but in everything she does, she tries to channel a […]

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From background musician to director: meet Tess Burgler

At 14, Tess Burgler started her Shakespeare career as the Third-Musician-from-the-Left in a production by the Ohio Shakespeare Festival (OSF), among whom she was a founding member. Sixteen years later, Tess finds herself acting, directing, and writing as an OSF Associate Producer. Burgler strongly believes in theater’s role in both “[celebrating and protecting] the human story.” […]

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Behind the Scenes of “Gimme ArtsNow”

Hey, I’m Logan Lane. I’m the summer intern for ArtsNow. For the next month-and-a-half, I’ll be working with Roger Riddle to create a new podcast series called “Gimme Arts Now.” Each episode will feature a different Summit-based artist, venue, organization, and patron. This blog will show you what goes on behind the scenes as I […]