Author: Nicole Mullet

This story series showcases Summit County artists who create beautiful and functional items for the home. Meet Brian Bakos who works with a number of mediums, including wood and glass.  How did you discover glass?I started working with glass in the early 2000[...]
What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture?As a child, my mom (Kim Jacobs) would take me on a walk around the Nature Realm in Fairlawn, Ohio. It was always a cool experience getting to see the animals live in their natural habitat. Since then, I h[...]
This story series highlights the incredible talent of tattoo artists in Summit County. Niki Jackson can be found at Kustom Culture in Tallmadge. What attracted you to the world of tattooing?My older brother Jimi, is also a tattoo artist. Some of my favorite memories are[...]
What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture?I have countless childhood memories that included arts and culture. I am not sure which was my earliest. I grew up with the bike trail in my back yard, so it was the backdrop of my imagination and my road[...]
This story series showcases Summit County artists who create beautiful and functional items for the home. Meet Carrie Ballard of Base Camp Ceramics located in Stow. How did you discover ceramics?I have always been connecting with Art in some way. I have an Art History d[...]
Earliest Art Memories:  I grew up in Pittsburgh.  My first nickname was “Leisel the Dancing Fool.” I could not stop dancing, or singing, or whistling. In public. Along with choreographing dances on roller skates to Blondie or Aretha Franklin song[...]
What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture?The earliest memory I have of participating in Akron’s art and culture would be when I moved into the house next to the legendary DIY venue It’s a Kling Thing! House. I was going home from work, [...]
Guest Blogger: Amber Cullen This blog series has examined the many roles the arts have in healing. Today we hear from Amber Cullen, local changemaker who is looking forward to pursuing her graduate degree in Art Therapy. Confessions of an Aspiring Art Therapist I’ve s[...]
Guest Blogger: Christy Bolingbroke, Executive & Artistic Director of NCCAkron As the second choreographic center of its kind in the country, NCCAkron often asks what does it mean to be a ‘national’ center that is neither in the physical center of the country nor[...]
What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture?Born and raised near Pittsburgh, PA, I can recall a class field trip when I was in 1st or 2nd grade to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the adjacent Art Museum. While the dinosaur room may have [...]