Heather Meeker (Executive Director, Summit Artspace) is a results-driven nonprofit leader with a passion for achieving organizational vision in the arts, culture, and education fields. Her expertise includes strategic planning, team-building, partnerships, project manag[...]
Sandy Korman Auburn was born in Akron and attended Portage Path Elementary, WestJunior High School, and Old Trail School. Mark Auburn came to Akron in time to attend King School, Simon Perkins Junior High School, and Western Reserve Academy. The couple met on the stage [...]
Creative Aging is a movement where arts & culture organizations are starting to pay attention to how they’re engaging older adults, not just as patrons. We caught up with members of BOOM! Theater, a company focused on theatrical productions presented by older adul[...]
Charlee Denise Harris operates So Fresh Used Auto, a 3rd generation, black, woman, and family-owned auto repair and car dealership. She also serves as the Creative Director of the East Ave Market & Gallery. Much of Charlee’s life has centered around the arts, from[...]
Kelli is the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at The University of Akron. In her role, she fosters relationships with University of Akron alumni through programs and events such as Homecoming and the Roo Crew volunteer program. She also works with current students[...]
ArtsNow announced today that Dara Harper will join the team as its first Director of Programming, a new full-time position within the organization designed to support ArtsNow’s future growth and advance the strategic implementation of the community-wide Cultural Plan.[...]
What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture?  Definitely spending time in the National Park. We used to bike from the Beaver Marsh to Peninsula and back all the time. I love walking that path and seeing the remnants of the locks – it re[...]
What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture? My mom is very creative, so I have a lot of memories of doing lots of arts and crafts with her as a kid — things like making salt dough ornaments or dyeing easter eggs. We were also a very mus[...]
What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture?Growing up in a small business immigrant family in Akron made a great impact on my life. My parents immigrated from Lebanon and were quickly immersed in the community. There are many Lebanese owned busine[...]