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 [...]
Guest Blogger: Jeff Klemm This blog series will examine the many roles the arts have in healing. Today we hear from Jeff Klemm, multi-talented performer and educator. I decided to 100% commit to getting sober exactly three weeks after my son’s mother broke u[...]
What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture?Growing up as the youngest of four children on a farm in Iowa to parents who grew up during the Depression, arts and culture were pretty low on the priority list. I have to say my earliest memory of any a[...]
Guest Blogger: Samuel Hoskins This blog series will examine the many roles the arts have in healing. Today we hear from Samuel Hoskins, freelance artist and studio assistant at Akron ArtWorks. The blog content and images address issues of gender dysphoria, suicidal idea[...]
What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture?My family and I have been hiking the various trails at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) for many years. The trails are beautiful, rewarding, and where one can easily (re)discover nature. In addition, [...]
What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture? I remember attending live events at the Weathervane Theater with my family. We also got to see plays based on Edgar Allen Poe as a school field trip and I loved it. How do arts, culture, and environ[...]