Karen Starr is an interior designer and co-owner of Hazel Tree Design Studio. Co-founded in 2010, Hazel Tree has grown from a home-based custom picture framing and interior design business, to a showroom and gallery that features the works of local artists and home deco[...]
Justin Chenault is a Social Architect, trained as a journeyman carpenter, Justin thinks about the building process and the connection or, more often than not, the disconnection of that development process to the end-user. As he moved into the field of community developm[...]
The City of Barberton has many organic assets surrounding arts, culture, and environment.  From the Towpath Trail running through town to beautiful Lake Anna Park, I am always impressed with these incredible environmental assets!  We continue to work collabora[...]
Kevin Richards is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, graphic designer, and DJ. He studied Fine Art Photography at the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron. His work has been seen in galleries, publications, and public art installations. He has previous [...]
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[...]