Curious Creatives is a recurring event series that aims to inspire and nurture creativity among the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center members. Events will be held at various creative institutions and seek to provide a platform for artists to come together and explore new ideas.

The events are designed to fuel inspiration by providing artists with access to workshops, presentations, and interactive sessions. Curious Creatives fosters a supportive community where artists can connect, collaborate, and learn from one another. Overall, Curious Creatives is an opportunity for visual artists to engage with the larger creative community and gain the knowledge and inspiration they need to take their work to the next level.

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 1-5 PM

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Event: Curious Creatives Visit the Akron Art Museum

Location: Akron Art Museum, 1 South High St, Akron, OH 44308

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 1-5 PM

Cost: Free to Attend – Registration Requested

Event Summary: Join CVAC at the Akron Art Museum to interact with the Keith Haring exhibit! Sketch, interact, learn from the curator, & enjoy gallery tours

Event Amenities:

  • Free Admission to the Akron Art Museum
  • All Exhibits Will Be Open For Viewing
  • Complimentary Popcorn
  • Curator Presentation in Auditorium
  • Curator/Docent Gallery Tours
  • Keith Haring Inspired Chalk Art Installation
  • Sketching in the Galleries
  • Keith Haring Inspired Create-&-Take Activity

Full Event Description: (as of May 24, 2023) Join us for an extraordinary day at the Akron Art Museum as the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center invites its esteemed members to immerse themselves in the captivating world of the Keith Haring: Against All Odds exhibit.

Set amidst the vibrant galleries of the Akron Art Museum, this exclusive event offers a remarkable opportunity for art enthusiasts to engage with the iconic works of Keith Haring and explore their own creative abilities. Members are encouraged to bring their sketchbooks and unleash their artistic expressions directly in the presence of Haring’s powerful pieces.

Prepare to be enthralled as you participate in a range of interactive activities designed to deepen your understanding of Haring’s artistic journey. Dive into the world of his distinctive symbols, bold lines, and vivid colors as you take part in engaging experiences tailored to ignite your imagination and creative spirit.

The esteemed Curator Dr. Jeff Katzin will provide a unique presentation, sharing valuable insights into the life and artistry of Keith Haring. Discover the inspirations behind his masterpieces, gain a deeper understanding of his message, and uncover the profound impact he made on the art world.

Furthermore, members will have the exceptional opportunity to join a curated gallery tour of Keith Haring: Against All Odds led by AAM Curator Dr. Jeff Katzin. Delve into the thought-provoking narratives woven throughout the exhibition, explore the stories behind Haring’s most iconic artworks, and engage in lively discussions with fellow art enthusiasts. Join a docent for a tour through the Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation Galleries which have recently been refreshed. The six gallery themes remain —The Otherworldly and the Fantastic, Realism, The Political Landscape, Images of Blackness, Abstraction, and The Natural World—but half the works formerly on view have been replaced by a wide variety of recent acquisitions and collection favorites. Nine works on loan from Art Bridges also bring special excitement to these galleries.

This day at the Akron Art Museum promises to be a memorable experience, an invitation to immerse yourself in the artistry of Keith Haring and be inspired by his audacious spirit. Don’t miss this exclusive chance to engage with his work, sketch in the galleries, delve into interactive activities, gain insights from the curator, and join captivating gallery tours. We look forward to welcoming you on this extraordinary journey of art and creativity.

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