ARCHIVED Get this close to Intimate Nature: Photography by Gina Howe at Nine Muses until August 5

Content by Gina Howe

Photography by Gina Howe
May 26 – August 5

Nine Muses Art Gallery
Meeting Space
584 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton
Free and open to the public.


Autumn Ablaze by Gina Howe

Gina Howe Artist Biography

When I was about 12 years old, I got my first camera. However, my passion for photography didn’t spark until I was in my late thirties. Since then, I have focused on landscapes and nature but have also photographed some sports and my husband’s band.

Although electronic editing is an art unto itself, I do not utilize any editing programs for my landscape and nature photos. My goal is to capture the moment using my camera equipment.

I was born and raised in Barberton; and after a few years away, I moved back home in 2009. I married a fellow Barbertonian, Chuck Howe, in 2014. My photography has been featured at Western Reserve Hospital’s Local Artists Gallery, Barberton Gallery of Fine Art, at the Celebration of Beautiful Women, and in my hometown newspaper.

Gina Howe Artist Statement

The inspiration for my photography surrounds us. Nature can be found everywhere, from a hike in the country to your backyard, and even in urban settings. One of the main things that continually amazes me is the number of different shades there are of the same color. Take a moment to look—to really look—at a sunset and notice how many shades of orange, pink, lavender, and red can be found. Every sunset is different, so every evening there is a chance for a new combination of colors. I enjoy trying to capture these subtle differences that nature gives us.

I hope my art inspires you to look at the world a little differently, and to perhaps slow down and find the beauty in everyday things…from a seemingly simple flower to a sky painted by light and color.

The exhibitions are free and open to the public. Nine Muses Gallery hours are Mondays, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursdays, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed on Sundays. The gallery is open for Barberton Fourth Friday. Nine Muses is located at 584 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton.

Nine Muses is operated by Summit Artspace, the community arts center for Summit County and surrounding areas. For information about Nine Muses Art Gallery go to or call 330-376-8480. Find Nine Muses, the Art Center on Tuscarawas and Summit Artspace on Facebook. Summit Artspace is on Twitter @AkronAreaArts, Snapchat and Instagram.

Nine Muses is located at 584 Tuscarawas Avenue in Barberton, Ohio, and is operated by Summit Artspace. Click here for a map.