From Camera to Canvas

“From Camera to Canvas” at Summit Artspace

Works by three diverse Akron artists will be displayed January 26 through March 1 in “From Camera to Canvas” at Summit Artspace Gallery.    They include paintings by Mike Gable, ceramic wall pieces by Donna Webb and digital images by Jerry Domokur.

“Loosely interpreted, the title means that their art begins with an image or photograph, but evolves into a totally new piece,” explained gallery coordinator Joan Colbert.  There will be a meet-the-artists reception for the public on Friday, January 25, from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Gable, 28, is an emerging artist born and raised in Akron. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from The University of Akron with a painting and drawing emphasis.  In 2003, he received the Folk Scholarship.

A member of the Artists of Rubber City, Domokur began painting in the 1950’s and was heavily influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement.  In the late 1980’s he was among the first artists to experiment with digital media. Mixing traditional and digital media, his current work deals with impressions of the world around him.

Titled the “goddess of the ceramic technique” by her students, Webb has taught at The University of Akron since 1981.  She is creator of several important public art projects such as the Ohio Central Psychiatric Hospital in Columbus, Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland and Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Akron.  Her work in this exhibition will feature a new process.

Free Summit Artspace Events:
Gallery Talk with Jerry Domokur
February 2, 1 pm-3 pm FREE

Composition & blind Contour Drawing Workshop with Michael Gable
February 16, 1 pm-3 pm FREE

Postcard Collage Workshop with Gretchen Bierbaum ($5 material fee)
March 1, 1 pm-3 pm


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