Category: Patron Spotlights

Arnold Tunstall worked for the Akron Art Museum in various curatorial positions beginning in 1985 and served as the Collections Manager and Registrar from 1994 to 2016, prior to becoming Director of University Galleries at The University of Akron Myers School of Art. Se[...]
Brian Fortney is a lifelong Akron resident. He was raised by his mom in Ellet, and she taught him at an early age that the world was a far larger place, and that he could be anything he wanted to be if he pushed hard enough. She also taught him that “to those much is [...]
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[...]
Alice Duey is an artist, educator, and child advocate. Through her work and participation in the community, she seeks to nurture the vibrant energy of our city. Her career in entertainment was spent primarily as a singer and dancer with Holland America Cruise Line and a[...]
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[...]