Author: Grace Carter

Tell us a bit about yourself and your role in spreading holiday cheer? Ho ho ho! Greetings, friends! I’m Peekaboo, and I’m one of Santa’s trusty elves. My role in the North Pole, near the Peninsula train depot, is all about spreading joy and cheer duri[...]
Throughout his career, Greg Canda has used his wealth of knowledge in all phases of computing, networking, artificial intelligence, and image analysis. Now, he focuses on how to use those skills to aid nonprofit organizations. He chose this specialty after years of bein[...]
Bronlynn Thurman is a creative and Program Officer at GAR Foundation. Her primary focus at the Foundation is on community development and arts in education. As a creative, she enjoys using myriad media to tell stories, including writing, photography, and painting. Prior[...]
Meghan Meeker is a social media professional and die-hard supporter of the arts in Akron. She has served as president of the board for Torchbearers and Crafty Mart and is currently serving on the board for Akron Chamber of Commerce and the committee for the annual fundr[...]
Pita Brooks is the Interim Director at Akron Soul Train. As a multimedia artist, she explores various materials and techniques, including painting, photography, and encaustic. She also pushes the boundaries of art by experimenting with new media like audio/video, instal[...]
Featured Image: Grace Carter Credit: CAN Journal One year ago, ArtsNow, the backbone arts organization of Summit County, convened arts professionals and communitarians at the Akron Roundtable to report on 2021’s highs—and lows. 2021 was a year most nonprofit ar[...]