Spring Painting Class this Weekend!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in News

Spring Painting Class this Weekend!

The Juilliard Arts Center’s 3rd Space Gallery, located at 600 Market Ave. North, will offer two painting classes on Saturday, April 8th. Both classes will be painting a floral acrylic work in the spirit of Georgia O’Keefe. The first class, which will run from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, will be for students, or for parent/child teams. The second class, which will run from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, will be adults only. The cost for either class is $25.00 per person. Canvases, all supplies and snacks will be provided. Participants should bring their own beverage of choice. Participants must register by emailing juillardartscenter@yahoo.com no later than Wednesday, April 6. Payment will be accepted in the forms of cash or check when you arrive for your class. More information can be found on our Facebook page or website:...

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March First Friday: Luck of the Irish

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in News

March First Friday: Luck of the Irish

The downtown Canton Arts District will be alive with the luck of the Irish on March 3 for First Friday! Grab your bagpipes and head downtown for a night of art, live music, food, and fun for everyone! Buy art, get cash! Buy $20 or more from your favorite downtown art studio or gallery, bring your receipt to the ArtsinStark Information Center inside Avenue Arts Marketplace, and get $5 cash back instantly! Each $20 arts receipt gets you $5 cash until 9:45pm. While you’re in Avenue Arts, get 20% off all First Friday merchandise! Stop in at 431 4th Street NW to say hello to one of the newest residents of the Canton Arts District: Silo Arts Studio! Silo Arts Studio is an art space to help facilitate the advancement of artistic growth for adults with disabilities. At Silo, individuals are encouraged to reach beyond what they know and advance not only in their art, but socially as well, through our community outings and connections. First Friday means FREE Family Movie at the Canton Palace Theatre. Snuggle up with the family for “The Secret of Kells” at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm, and seating is first come, first served. Discover your creative side at the Canton Museum of Art with a make-and-take project designed for kids & adults. Dress as your favorite super hero or comic book character and enter a free costume contest for a chance to win cool prizes! Come hungry and grab dinner at one of the many locally-owned restaurants downtown! Go Irish at Grapes in a Glass with corned beef and cabbage sliders and shamrock martinis! Take a stroll through the galleries and studios to see the latest exhibits: Experience an interactive, experimental photography night at the Hub Art Factory; JULZ by Alan Rodriguez hosts a new exhibit featuring the work of Judi Krew; Daniel Beule will be at the Canton Brewing Company Speakeasy with his photography and original pop art paintings. The Canton Arts District is full of awesome shops, unique finds, and special First Friday deals! Only the Essentials Apothecary is featuring their Hangover Relief Roller Ball for just $5—just in time for St. Patty’s Day! At Cantonology, shop Canton-themed shamrock items, tote bags to shop for “greens” this summer at the farmers’ markets, and sign up for one of several upcoming “green” workshops. Catch the Luck of the Irish sale at Colette’s Vintage where you could save 5-20% off your purchase! Print & Press Shop & Studios will have local St. Patty’s themed tees and 20% off Cheers to Ohio! craft beer prints. First Friday will be rockin’ all night with live music throughout the entire arts district! Mark Heddleson plays Avenue Arts Marketplace 6-8pm; Doug “Ivory” Domineck at Napoli’s; John Whitacre at Joseph Saxton 7-9pm; Grapes in a Glass hosts Ben Holida 6:30-8:30pm, followed by Eric Brooke 9pm-12am; Buzzbin’s lineup starts...

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Attention Walsh Students: The Great Waffle Escape!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in News

Attention Walsh Students: The Great Waffle Escape!

Been hitting the books hard and need an evening of fun? Escape Room Downtown and Cultured Coffee & Waffles is offering a special deal for Walsh University students. Your Mission Gather college buddies, reserve your group’s Thursday escape room game online, then drive south down Market Avenue to Escape Room Downtown. Together you’ll search for clues, work challenging puzzles and attempt to beat an escape game of your choice. Book your escape room game at EscapeRoomDowntown.com and enter promo code WalshFun to get $5 off per person! (Thursdays only; must book 2-8 people.) The Debriefing After your mission is over, you’ll want to debrief at another Downtown Canton locale: Cultured Coffee & Waffles. Re-energize with coffee, waffles, beer or a combination of three? The key is your college ID that secretly gets you half off an incredible waffle of choice. Choose wisely. But most importantly choose often. Escape Room Downtown 203 Market Ave S Canton OH 44702 (330) 844-1492 http://escaperoomdowntown.com Cultured Coffee & Waffles 309 Cleveland Ave NW Canton OH 44702 (234) 804-3111...

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Thursday Night Live!

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in News

Thursday Night Live!

The Canton Brewing Company continues to dazzle and amaze. Their restaurant is open, where you can enjoy exciting new dishes while in an gorgeous, airy spot with rich hardwood surrounding. The brewery is open for tours where you can marvel at what it actually takes to brew some seriously great local beer. The Speakeasy is available for you to sneak in for a beer or two. In case you haven’t heard—-The Canton Brewing Company has been bringing you the ultimate end of summer concert series—-Thursday Night Live in the lot near the Canton Brewing Company, from 7-10. Grab a beer of your liking and stroll over for some killer local bands as the sun sets over your fair city. This week wraps up the Thursday Night Live, a free concert series brought to you entirely by Canton Brewing Company. When I say it is ENTIRELY covered by Canton Brewing—that’s what I mean. David Beule is the owner of the brewery, and he wanted to give a little back to the community and get some more people downtown. Beule bought the lumber, built a stage and booked some bands and will cover the operating costs for the entire ten week series. There will be beer and food available for purchase from Canton Brewing Company, but that isn’t the driving force behind Beule’s undertaking. He’d much rather see downtown Canton swimming with smiling faces than sell a few extra pizzas. Yes, refreshments are available for purchase from downtown venues, including those artisan pizzas from Canton Brewing, but you’re not obligated. If you want to bring a picnic basket and a blanket—-you can! Folding chairs are also an option. There are no gates so get there as early as you like, maybe drop into Canton Brewing for a happy hour cocktail before you take your beer to go. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss all the fun! You will be able to see Jeff Poulos Blues Revue in full glory on an impressive 32 by 24 foot stage on Market...

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September 2 First Friday: Downtown for Dogs

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in News

September 2 First Friday: Downtown for Dogs

The Canton Arts District has gone to the dogs! Grab your friends, family, (and Fido, too!) and join the party at Downtown for Dogs, on September’s First Friday event. VIP Petcare will be on hand giving away tote bags, leashes, coupons, and Frisbees! For $18, stop in their mobile pet center and get your pup microchipped! Don’t have a pet? No worries! Adoptable pets will be on the Grapes in a Glass patio between 4 and 6pm. From 5-8pm, check out the Canton Museum of Art’s newest art exhibition, “Reflected Self: Exploring Expressive Art Through Therapy”, bringing together people who have overcome life challenges. At 6:30pm, some of our city’s most prestigious men will strut their stuff in high heels for the Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes event, raising money for the Domestic Violence Project. Registration begins at 5:30pm at Canton Brewing Company. Fetch a yummy treat at Cultured Coffee & Waffles where a special First Friday waffle will be unveiled! First Friday means Free Family Movie at the Canton Palace Theatre! At 7:30pm, settle in with kids for “Beethoven,” the story of a slobbering Saint Bernard who becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.the story of a slobbering St. Bernard who becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen. the story of a slobbering St. Bernard who becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen. Take a stroll through the galleries and studios to see the latest exhibits: The Hub Art Factory will feature Tim Eakin’s Spectacular Beasts–a collection of fantasy creatures from the mind of Canton’s premiere illustration artist; Julz by Alan Rodriguez features work by Erin Mulligan; Canton Creativate hosts creative play for kids in the way of finger puppets and pinwheels; Snarky Art and Journey Studios will be full of sales and surprises, as well as their Community Project: “The Price is Right”; 3rd Space Art Gallery Juilliard Arts Center features work of the Juilliard Arts Center Board members who provide the opportunities for the students throughout the school year; IKON IMAGES The Illustration Gallery’s exhibition Emanations–Charting the Interior Life shows a new way to look at a very ancient way of identifying who we are; Avenue Arts Marketplace and Theatre welcomes Canton Cloth to their marketplace featuring over 40 local artists, live music, and a grab-n-go café. Buy $20 or more from your favorite downtown gallery or artist studio, bring your receipt to the big, yellow First Friday tent, and get $5 cash instantly! The Canton Arts District is full of awesome shops and unique finds! Cantonology celebrates the “Big Dogs of Canton,” featuring vintage Canton McKinley memorabilia. Roll over to Only the Essentials Apothecary to snag something from their new line...

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Downtown Canton Sidewalk Sale

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in News

Downtown Canton Sidewalk Sale

While any day is good to shop, this Saturday is a special day for Downtown Canton retailers to roll out the deals and break out the bargains! Come shop on Saturday, August 27 from 10-4pm. The following retailers are joining the fun: • Arrowhead Downtown 534 Cleveland Ave NW • Avenue Mkplace ( 2nd April) 324 Cleveland Ave NW • Cantonology 306 4th St NW • Colette’s Vintage 207 6th St NW • IKON Images Gallery 221 5th St NW • Lynda Tuttle’s Art Center 209 6th St NW • Modern Ritual 326 Cleveland Ave NW • Only the Essentials Apothecary 340 4th St NW • Print & Press 429 4th St NW • Snarky Art & Journey Studios 431 4th St NW We know you might also need: • Arcadia Grille 321 Court Ave NW • Carpe Diem Coffee 215 Market Ave N • Cultured Coffee & Waffles 309 Cleveland Ave NW • Deli Ohio 328 Walnut Ave NE Maps available...

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Canton Palace Theatre Presents Gallagher’s Jokes On You Comedy Tour

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in News

Canton Palace Theatre Presents Gallagher’s Jokes On You Comedy Tour

The Canton Palace Theatre presents comedian Gallagher on his nationwide Jokes on You comedy tour in celebration of his 70th Birthday on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8pm.  The show will feature comedians Artie Fletcher, Bob Nelson and Gallagher himself. Tickets are $55 or $30 depending on your seat selection. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Canton Palace Theatre Box Office, located at 605 Market Avenue, N, or calling the Box Office at 330.454.8172 Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm or by going to www.cantonpalacetheatre.org24 hours a day. Tickets are the same price no matter how they are purchased. More information Gallagher, his upcoming tour and videos can be found by visiting www.gallaghersmash.com. History of Canton’s Palace Theatre In Downtown Canton, Ohio, a standing room only crowd welcomed the opening of Harry Harper Ink’s million dollar vaudeville and movie palace on Monday, November 22, 1926. The American public was enjoying the Charleston craze and motion pictures featuring such screen stars as Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. Today The Palace is once again alive, and is a vital multipurpose entertainment facility. Its marquee burns brightly sixty feet above Market Avenue welcoming you to enter its grand foyer and become a part of Canton’s nostalgic past and its bright future.  The majestic Palace Theatre is once again the heartbeat of the Canton community and plays host to over 300 events per year that has an attendance of over 100,000 per year. The Palace Theatre Association is a non-profit organization whose mission it is to preserve the architectural integrity of the historic Palace Theatre, and partner with others to present cultural, entertainment, and educational experiences for the...

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Canton Palace Theatre Shows The Godfather: Yes, It is That Good!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in News

Canton Palace Theatre Shows The Godfather: Yes, It is That Good!

by Garrett Graber As part of their Summer Movie Series, the Canton Palace Theatre is showing Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 masterpiece The Godfather on June 24th at 6PM and The Godfather, Part II on June 25th at 6PM. Doors open at 5:30 and admission is only $5. Following Michael Corleone’s rise to power as he takes over his father’s criminal empire, The Godfather left audiences and critics in awe in 1972. Forty-four years later it is still considered by many critics as the greatest film of all time. And yes, years later it still holds up. Coppola is a master behind the camera and somehow incorporates masterful storytelling with pure cinematic beauty. Everything fits. From Nino Rita’s chilling soundtrack  to the tiny nuances in Gordon Willis’s cinematography. For example, in a scene with Don Vito Corleone the camera will slowly follow the character while holding a wide shot of everyone in the room. This reinforces the fact that Don Vito is a powerful, and feared character that demands everybody else in the room (including the audience’s) attention. While recent series like Breaking Bad have perhaps perfected the nice guy turned criminal narrative, this would have perhaps not been possible without Michael Corleone. The film from a visual standpoint is beautiful, yes, but what will keep you engrossed is the story. Michael Corleone’s transition to head of his father’s criminal empire will keep you captivated the entire three hours of movie. Michael is complex, and while psychologically complex gangsters (take Tony Soprano for example) have been done time and time again in different films and TV shows, Michael’s is still a story that needs to be told. His love and devotion to family is touching, and almost rivals his love of power. Once a family outsider that distanced himself from the mafia life, the way he assumes the role of Don naturally and ruthlessly makes for one of the most intriguing character studies  perhaps in all of crime drama. This amount of character development for a criminal was unprecedented for its time and continues to be a plot worth revisiting. Whether you’re die hard film buff or just want to see it to say you did, The Godfather is a must see. And yes, it is very much worth the hype. This is a movie you won’t want to miss on the big screen. For more information on the Summer Movie Series, you can visit cantonpalacetheatre.org or call 330-454-8172....

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FREE CONCERT: The Canton Concert Band will perform at Canton Palace Theatre

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in News

FREE CONCERT: The Canton Concert Band will perform at Canton Palace Theatre

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 7:30pm the Canton Concert Band will present a program of light classics, show tunes, popular music, marches and will also feature soloist, Jean Burnquist. Joining the Canton Concert Band will be W. Robert Morrison, organist and choir master for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Jay Spencer, the Palace Theatre’s resident organist. Mr. Morrison and Mr. Spencer will play a half-hour concert prelude beginning at 7:00pm. Admission for the concert is free to the public, doors will open at 6:30pm. Visit www.cantonconcertband.com or www.cantonpalacetheatre.org for more information. The program will be led by Mr. Charles Reiman who has performed as a bassist and singer for the Christ Presbyterian Church, the Stark County Fair Band, the John Trapani Band, VOCI and is retired from music education from Jackson Local Schools and Kent State University – Stark Campus. About the Canton Concert Band The Canton Concert Band, founded in 1866, holds a unique place in Canton’s history, with roots dating to the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era and the Grand Army Band of the Republic. The Canton Concert Band is comprised of thirty-one professional musicians, each a member of the Canton Local 111 branch of the American Federation of Musicians. In addition to its professional members, the Canton Concert Band is supplemented by a group of outstanding community musicians and a select group of high school and college students. From mid-June through the beginning of August, the Canton Concert Band performs weekly in outdoor venues throughout Stark County, with each concert series hosted by a different esteemed high school or collegiate band director from the Stark County area. The Canton Concert Band office is located at 1914 West Tuscarawas Street in Canton, Ohio and can be reached at (330) 454-7430. For more information, please visit www.cantonconcertband.com. About the Canton Palace Theatre Completed in 1926, the Canton Palace Theatre is a downtown architectural jewel registered on the National Historic Registry. A prized community venue for classic, contemporary and art films, The Palace annually hosts more than 300 special events, concerts, recitals and Broadway-style productions. For more information, please visit www.cantonpalacetheatre.org. The Palace is located at 605 Market Avenue North in Canton, Ohio. Business and box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Business offices can be reached at (330) 454-8172 and a 24-Hour Recorded Event Information line is (330)...

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Canton Blues Fest Returns this Weekend!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in News

Canton Blues Fest Returns this Weekend!

by Jara Anton In life, it can be argued that blues music is the biggest equalizer in life—-something for everyone and what you like can easily define you. Tom Waits said, “You can’t ignore the impact that it has had and continues to have on the whole musical culture. It’s a tree that everyone is swinging from. Without it, I don’t know where I would be. It’s indelible and indispensable.” That said, Canton’s Blues Fest 2016 is only a few days away! This Friday, June 10 and Saturday June 11 will feature a solid lineup over the two best days of the weekend. Market Square in downtown Canton will be your headquarters for all things blues, both stages. Don’t worry, you can sleep it off on Sunday. There will be live music beginning at noon both days. But, the real party starts at 6:30pm on Friday/Saturday nights. The headliner on Friday is harmonica playing, Memphis via North Carolina, 2016 Blues Music Award nominated singer Brandon Santini. The story goes that he bought his own harmonica at the age of 15. Years later, in 2003, he created the band Delta Highway that went on to become a Blues Music Award nominated band. Once he moved to Memphis, he was able to dial in his craft on the stages that both Muddy Waters and BB King sweated on. If you like really exciting, goose bump inducing harmonica and a honey dipped voice, Santini is your guy. Victor Wainwright is slated to open for Santini. Wainwright, a legacy from a family full of musicians from the Savannah, Georgia area. Get there early for his soulful blues and electric stage performance. Saturday night, the headliner is Samantha Fish. This twenty-something artist has the soulful, seasoned voice of artists much older and much more experienced musician. Fish has a stage presence that is nothing short of ferocious. Behind that mane of blond hair and blue eyes lurks a very old soul, but a vocal range that weighs in around soft angel breath to deep and dirty blues. Watching her perform, you are sucked in immediately and let down easy with the wall of guitars she brings with her. Along to open the show is Fish’s label mate, Mike Zito, a blues/roots artist on his way to the top. Maybe he’ll play “Roll On” which was featured on the tv show, Sons of Anarchy. Tickets are FREE! Just grab a chair or a blanket, get there early and post up. However, if you want the best seats in the house, you need VIP. Once you go VIP, you won’t ever want to go back. VIP passes are on sale now. After 5pm they entitled you to complimentary drinks and food and unrivaled views of both stages. Pick up a two day VIP pass for $80, the one day is only $50. VIP passes are available...

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Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area Begins this Friday

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in News

Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area Begins this Friday

by Evan Chwalek A loosening of open container restrictions will be implemented in downtown Canton this Friday, allowing patrons of local bars and restaurants to consume alcoholic beverages publicly for a small fee. The Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, or DORA, is the culmination of more than a year of research and planning by Canton City Council, the Ohio State Liquor Control Board, and the Downtown Canton Special Improvement District. Mike Gill, President of the Downtown Canton Special Improvement District, is overseeing the project with assistance from city government. The organization is a nonprofit that aims to strengthen the continued revitalization of downtown Canton. Canton’s 68.7 acre area roughly stretches from its southern border at 4th Street SW to 6th Street NW with and Walnut Avenue and McKinley Avenue generally serving as the east and west boundaries respectively. Canton will be the second Ohio city to approve and implement such an area, after the 104 acre DORA in Middletown, Ohio took effect late 2015. The DORA will be subject to a number of rules, limiting when and how much individuals can consume, among other factors. Open all week from noon to midnight, the Canton area’s hours are the broadest to be implemented in the state so far. Only one 16 ounce cup per person will be permitted in the DORA in an attempt to curb underage drinking. An increased law enforcement presence will enforce the new rules, with off-duty Canton Police Officers patrolling the area and marked police vehicles present on the weekends. “[Canton PD] will be down here to help people understand the rules of the DORA” Gill said. Beverages purchased to go will be served in special identifying cups and will be subject to a one dollar fee. The revenue collected from the fee will be managed by the SID and will offset the costs associated with the DORA, including city beautification and the increased law enforcement presence. Liquor permit holding bars and restaurants within the DORA are not subject to additional applications to serve alcohol to go and have the opportunity to participate or opt out. Establishments will not permit the consumption of outside beverages on their premises, so all alcoholic beverages ordered to go must be consumed outside. Concerns that individuals will pour their own drinks into the designated cups, attempt to bring them into other establishments or the potential for underage drinking top the list for local business owners. The city’s proposal cites a number of popular festivals and activities that will gain a new dimension with the implementation of the DORA, including farmer’s markets, First Fridays, the Canton Blues Festival and the Hall of Fame Festival. Going forward, craft beer and its rise in popularity could drive future celebrations in the area. Gill is particularly excited about creating a  downtown hub with a rotating lineup of arts-related programming, saying “We think the DORA will...

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Erin Mulligan Exhibit on Display Friday at the Hub

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in News

Erin Mulligan Exhibit on Display Friday at the Hub

by Jara Anton Rarely do you stumble across an artist with raw, unencumbered imagination while still being so painfully intricate, exact and purposeful. Further, temper that with finding an image from that artist that you’d like to hang on your wall and see every day. Well, I have great news. Erin Mulligan is a local artist that is able to excite, confuse and delight with her paintings of fanciful, sinister, cuddly and always thought-provoking works. Mulligan’s work will be displayed this Friday, June 3, at The Hub, from 6-10pm. As most incredibly bright, artistic children, Erin created a world of her own within her sketchbooks. Each character was painstakingly detailed and had a world and life force of their own. Soon, she was urged to start painting. Saddled with the task of making these drawings come to life, she created her long labor, delivering piece after piece of eye and brain food. Fast forward to adulthood when her adorable pixie face hides a world of faraway aliens, vultures having tea, fire breathing rabbits and flying mice framing a cat on a unicycle. Now, the artist has over 200 pieces to display. At the ripe old age of 31, Mulligan has been showing her work in the area for close to ten years at places like The Hub, Market Street Art Spot, Little Art Gallery, Massillon Museum, Cyrus Framing and Translations Art Gallery. Hieronymus Bosch and Norman Rockwell have been influences in her career, but her style is all her own. Her “Symphony of Life” collection was on display in 2014, with paintings that were so detailed and lovingly created that they actually looked like high definition photographs. It was where you first saw her “Frabbit Apocalypse”, a whirling image of lithe, sinewy frog bodies with rabbit heads. The rabbit heads are done with such fine and sophisticated brush strokes, it sounds cheesy, but its like you can see them come alive. As you intently lean in, its like you can almost imagine Erin’s purposeful, precise hands flying over each singular face giving life with the depth of shade and color. While marveling at her work, its easy to plunge yourself into the vivid mind of this artist. The juxtaposition of sharp and soft textures, lizard heads on human bodies, fuzzy rabbit heads on smooth frog muscles, is nothing short of intoxicating. In Katywire, Mulligan featured a soft pink cat with feathered wings and the light from an angler fish on its head, peering into a group of “slugbots” (don’t bother, its a creature from Erin’s own lovely brain). Words are not enough to truly describe Mulligan’s work. You really just need to come to The Hub and see for yourself. *Crossing my fingers she’ll have the crucifixion painting up and ready for the public to see again—-I’ve only seen pictures and I’m dying to see it in person. Make sure...

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Scared Scriptless to present a 10th anniversary 2-hour improvised comedy show at the Kathleen Howland Theatre

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in News

Scared Scriptless to present a 10th anniversary 2-hour improvised comedy show at the Kathleen Howland Theatre

Canton’s professional improv comedy troupe, Scared Scriptless, will perform their 10th Anniversary Show at the Kathleen Howland Theatre on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.  This performance will entertain their 18-and-over-only audience for 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission. Tickets ($8 each, or $24 for four) can be purchased at the door, over the phone at 330-451-0924, or online at: http://www.secondapril.org/the_kathleen_howland_theatre/scared_scriptless_improv_comedy This performance will be held at The Kathleen Howland Theatre, 324 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio.  The theatre is part of the 2nd April Galerie. Upcoming performances are scheduled for the first Saturday of every month through December 2018.  For a full list of dates, please visit the website: https://www.facebook.com/ScaredScriptlessImprov This particular improv performance will showcase the talents Scriptless regulars and alumni including (but not limited to) Justin Edenhofer, Tim Carmany, Ryan Lynn, David Sponhour, Matt Linek, Moriah Roberts, Mandy Altimus Pond, Kaylene Williams, Kevin Pond, Andrew Knode, Marty Demchak, and Eric Talbert. These unscripted shows depend on audience suggestions.  Scared Scriptless promises some surprise guests and fun additions to their typical show. Refreshments will be served after the show for patrons. About Scared Scriptless: Scared Scriptless has been performing since May 2006. In addition to their many Canton-area appearances (Akron Civic Theatre, First Friday, the Player’s Guild Theatre, the Kathleen Howland Theatre, The Auricle, First Row Centre for the Arts, Lions Lincoln Theatre), they have taught several workshops and classes to groups such as Stark County Job and Family Services, Leadership Stark County, Leadership Tuscarawas County, Dover Middle and High Schools, GlenOak High School drama groups. They have raised thousands of dollars for local non-profit organizations, including the Massillon Museum, the Walsh University Museum Studies Program, the Player’s Guild Theatre of Canton, and the historic Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon. Scared Scriptless began with an auditioned group of 14 members, which dwindled to a core group of 5 members who would perform with the group for many years after. In 2011 it became apparent that new members and new ideas were needed. Auditions yielded 4 new members of the group, who would debut in Scriptless’ first Fisticuffs battle royale performance. In 2015 they began adding music as a regular performance piece, creating songs from audience suggestions. Scared Scriptless led many workshops and even held “I’m Scared Too” open improv jams. They are also well-known from their days at Canton First Friday as the strange people helping folks cross the street safely and hilariously. Throughout the years many games and members have come and gone but the group still retains that spark of humor, provided by the audience’s suggestions. For more information about Scared Scriptless, visit their website: ...

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Canton Palace Theatre Announces First Ever Summer Movie Series

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in News

Canton Palace Theatre Announces First Ever Summer Movie Series

The Canton Palace Theatre, downtown Canton’s historic 1489-seat theatre, is pleased to announce a new summer movie series featuring popular films that audiences will love. Tickets can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before each showing for just $5.00 per person. Tickets for double-feature showings are $8.00 admission for both movies or $5.00 for one. The movie schedule is as follows: A Weekend You Can’t Refuse June 24, 2016 The Godfather 6:00pm June 25, 2016 The Godfather: Part II 6:00pm Aviation Weekend July 8, 2016 The Bridge of the River Kwai 7:30pm July 9, 2016 The Tuskegee Airmen 6:00pm July 9, 2016 Top Gun (30th Anniversary) 8:10pm Christmas in July Weekend July 15, 2016 White Christmas 7:30pm July 16, 2016 Die Hard 6:00pm Die Hard 2 8:30pm Anime Weekend July 29, 2016 Spirited Away 7:30pm July 30, 2016 Anime Shorts 1:00pm July 31, 2016 Anime Shorts 1:00pm James Dean Night August 12, 2016 Giant 7:30pm Western Weekend August 19, 2016 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 7:30pm August 20, 2016 Unforgiven 7:30pm Sci Fi Night August 27, 2016 Forbidden Planet 7:30pm It Came From Beneath the Sea 9:15pm More information for each of the movies can be found on the Canton Palace Theatre website, including door opening times, film ratings, and a brief synopsis of each film. www.cantonpalacetheatre.org...

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“The Other Place” at The Kathleen Howland Theatre

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in News

“The Other Place” at The Kathleen Howland Theatre

by Todd Walburn Many artists are known for working in a particular medium. Painters mostly paint, sculptors mostly sculpt and photographers mostly take photographs. There are a handful or artists who slip easily from one medium to another, effortlessly transitioning from the smell of oil paint to the spinning potter’s wheel, in an effort to scratch their personal creative itch. In the Theater Arts the roles of people needed to create a play are just as varied, with the overlapping drive to create the perfect piece the unifying force in any theater company. But actors mostly act, directors mostly direct and lighting designers mostly design lighting. As with everything, however, there are exceptions. Jacki Dietz has been testing those creative waters for about a year now. An actor for 23 years, last year Jacki directed her first piece, a one act play by Christopher Durang called “The Actor’s Nightmare”. She was also my choice to facilitate the staged reading of my play, “We Rise” last summer. I chose her for the task not because I knew she had an interest in directing but because I knew she knew the art of acting and she understood the importance of the words on the page and knew how to bring those words to life. She was successful in both endeavors last year and in 2016 has directed her first full length play, Sharr White’s “The Other Place” which opened May 13 at The Kathleen Howland Theatre. “The Other Place”, a play about a woman’s struggles with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, might not be most people’s first choice for cutting their directing chops but Dietz was drawn to it for several reasons. “I love surrealist plays, I love memory plays that are character-driven,” she said. “The writing is beautiful and these characters are real and provide actors with opportunities to develop their acting skills and also an opportunity for me as a director to pull things out of the actors in a way that other plays do not. As for the challenge of transitioning from actor to director she found the task formidable to say the least. “As an actor, I’m used to looking at things through the microscope of my character and the other actors with whom I interact,” she says. “As a director you are looking through macroscope. You have to look at everything, the lights, the sound, the actors, the set design. It’s a huge challenge and it can be overwhelming.” You don’t have to be any special skills to understand while talking to Dietz, however, that she loves what she is doing. She talks about her production with the tenderness and familiarity of a parent talking about her child. This is a play created with the care of someone who knows the art of theater, no matter which hat she may be wearing. “The Other Place” by Sharr White...

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Print & Press Grand Opening: May 6

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in News

Print & Press Grand Opening: May 6

by Jara Anton Canton’s Arts District has been exploding with new businesses and the summer is only just beginning! This time, the power of two artists combine! Two DIY forces have joined up to create Print and Press Shop & Studio. Half retail shop and half fully functioning printing studio, you have a new stop on your First Friday tour. Print and Press Studio is celebrating their grand opening on May 6! No longer on the pop up style type hours—-Print and Press is all grown up and ready to party. They have their first round of local, extraordinary artists with the hope to curate more product lines. Print and Press will also move to host future art workshops as well as curating the work of regional artists. Two of Canton’s standout artists decided it was time to put their heads together. Separately, they are mighty, but together, they are nothing short of unstoppable. Little Chicago Clothing uses high quality materials to create silk screened shirts with a flair for the local design. Letterpress Jess supplies all of your hand made paper cards, calendars and prints—produced on a 1963 letter press. The two artists are Amy Eibel of Little Chicago Clothing and Jess Bennett of Letterpress Jess. They had seen each other around town, knew of the other’s work but a collaboration was further down the road. The magic didn’t begin until the monthly Deli Ohio Flea in downtown Canton. The neighborhood is sprouting several runaway businesses and Print and Press is poised for neighborhood domination. The spot will combine the work of both Eibel and Bennett, but they will also be able to invite other Ohio artists with similar tastes, but new and different materials/medium. New artists on tap for the grand opening are local and they’re ready for your attention. Seek Good River will be your new favorite ball cap, with customizable patches for sale. Little Kelm’s handmade jewelry, designed by Lauren Shaw will also be featured at Print and Press. Illustrator Tim Eakin will have some of his beautiful, precise and fantastic prints on hand. Eakin will also be pulling double duty at the venue by running the register, so say hi while you take a spin through his work. A quick spin through the artists’ respective social media pages will reinforce why Print and Press has offered them space in their new shop. Print and Press announces their grand opening reception, this Friday, May 6, from...

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Special Movie Presentation: Purple Rain

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in News

Special Movie Presentation: Purple Rain

The Canton Palace Theatre hosts a Special Movie Presentation of Purple Rain on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The film stars Prince in his acting debut. A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise. Due to the tremendous response to this Special Movie Presentation of Purple Rain this Thursday, April 28 at 7:30pm, patrons now have the option of buying tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased in advance Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 4pm at the Canton Palace Theatre Box Office, located at the corner of the building at Market Ave, N and 6th Street or online until 4pm on Thursday at https://cantonpalacetheatre.ticketforce.com/. After 4pm on Thursday, tickets will only be available at the door, starting at 6:30pm.  Seating is General Admission. Doors Open: 6:30pm Special Prince Organ Concert: 7:15pm Movie Begins: 7:30pm Movie Run Time: 1 hour 51 minutes Admission: $5 Rated:...

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New Business in Downtown Canton: Print and Press

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in News

New Business in Downtown Canton: Print and Press

by James Dennison Alright, go ahead and stop at this early point in the blog and go get your calendar and mark down May 6th as going to the Grand Opening of the most exciting new business in the Arts District, and you know… check out First Friday in general. Print and Press is the brainchild of two of Canton’s most talented makers and artists: Amy Eibel of Little Chicago Clothing and Jess Bennett of Letter Press Jess. The duo knew each other around town but started collaborating on this idea starting at the monthly Deli Ohio Flea in downtown Canton. Little Chicago Clothing makes beautiful silk screened high quality shirts with an eye for design and a local theme. Letter Press Jess is an artist who designs humorous and beautiful paper cards, calendars and prints which are produced on a 1963 letter press. The venue combines the two but will bring in consigning brilliant Ohio artists with similar aesthetics but different mediums.  Artist Sarah Rosenstock’s hand-carved woodblock prints produced under the name justAjar will be available in the store. Seek Good River a small company that produces comfortable worn ball caps with custom patches will be for sale as well as handmade jewelry from metal smith Lauren Shaw under the name Little Kelm. Print and Press will also stock Natterdoodle calligraphy and watercolor prints as well as the fantastic and exact illustrations of Tim Eakon who will also be running the store’s register most days. The real beauty of Print and Press is that part of the venue is a store full of beautiful artful prints,clothing and jewelry and the back half of the store is a functioning studio. Any day you may find Amy screening t-shirts or Jess working with her massive print machine. The shop will appeal to anyone who loves craftsmanship and artistry and will be a must visit for every trip into downtown Canton. Print and Press will be available for custom printing for your designs or requests for business cards, posters, wedding invitations, t-shirts and custom clothing. The store has been open sporadically since November during First Friday and special events, but will be open more regularly after the grand opening on May 6th. At the time of this posting we would like to note that Jess’s husband Doug claims to help with Print and Press though no one can find solid evidence of any work actually being done : )...

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Canton Palace Theatre and CantonFilm.com Announce 2016 Canton Film Fest

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in News

Canton Palace Theatre and CantonFilm.com Announce 2016 Canton Film Fest

Cantonfilm.com, in association with the Canton Palace Theatre, will host the 2016 Canton Film Festival in downtown Canton on April 21, 22 and 23, 2016. During this three-day film forward event, the public will get the chance to screen the short films of independent directors from Canton, Northeast Ohio, and all across the country. Tickets are just $5 per day. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cantonpalacetheatre.org or by calling the Palace Box Office at 330.454.8172 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. The official 2016 Canton Film Festival schedule is as follows: Thursday, April 21, 2016 6:00pm                Doors Open 6:30pm                Sci-Fi / Horror Category Submissions 7:30pm                Beast of White Hall Post Movie Q& A with director Seth Breedlove Friday, April 22, 2016 6:00pm                Doors Open 6:30pm                Music Video Category Submissions 7:30pm                Force Perspective: The Story of artist Derick Hess Post movie Q&A with director Nick Cavalier Saturday, April 23, 2016 2:00pm                Doors Open 2:30pm                Comedy, Action, Short Fiction Drama and Documentary Category Submissions 6:00pm                Presentation by Robert Kurtzman discussing his lengthy career in film 7:30pm                Sweet Mickey for President Post Movie Q & A with Ben Patterson Category Submission Winner Announcement following Q & A 2016 Categories include: Sports Documentary, Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Comedy, Action, Music Video and Short Fiction/Drama. Directors who wish to enter their work should visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/CantonFilmFestival2016. This Film Forward event is a chance for up-and-coming filmmakers to showcase their work. After the entries of each category are screened, there will be an awards ceremony honoring the top-rated films in that respective category, as determined by a panel of judges. Winners will receive prizes for their submissions. Besides the films entered into the festival, 2016 Canton Film Fest also features several special guests. Thursday, April 21 we will feature the film Beast of White Hall followed by a Q&A with director Seth Breedlove. Beast of White Hall takes place in August, 1976: Three teens driving on an isolated stretch of road somewhere in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York have a brush with a bizarre creature. Standing over 7 feet tall and covered in hair, they referred to it as a beast. Hours later, Abair Road was crawling with local and state police. Many of them recounted seeing the creature, as well. As the weeks and months passed more individuals came forward with their own sightings. The Abair Incident became the impetus for a rash of sightings around the town of Whitehall that continue to this day. Today, Whitehall is frequently referred to as the Bigfoot Capitol of the East Coast. Seth Breedlove, Minerva resident, is the director behind, Minerva Monster. Friday, April 22, we will feature the film Force Perspective: The Story of artist Derick Hess and a Q&A with Director Nick Cavalier.  Forced Perspective is an intimate portrait of iconic Cleveland artist Derek Hess by filmmaker Nick Cavalier. From Derek’s early Euclid Tavern concert posters to...

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New Bookstore in Downtown Canton: Next Chapter

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in News

New Bookstore in Downtown Canton: Next Chapter

by James Dennison Among the many new exciting businesses in downtown Canton is Next Chapter, a small used book store specializing in classic fiction, non-fiction, instructional, vintage books and community building. Next Chapter is located in the row of small shop inside Studio 5 on 4th Street between Dewalt and Cleveland. The row of stores on Studio 5 built in the early 1900s  were created for a different era where a simple watch repairman, lawyer or insurance salesman would not need a large venue. While owner Chad Minor’s space is small he’s somehow made it feel roomy and inviting. His walls are lined with handmade dark green shelving which cradle copies of beautifully worn copies of Jack London and HG Wells. Four overstuffed leather chairs circle the back of the store and serve as a place where the community can come together and play board games, hold meetings or spend a few minutes quietly reading. The idea of community and togetherness is deep part of what owner and operator Chad Minor is wanting to bring to downtown Canton in his new venture. When he’s not selling books Chad is a licensed minister, who runs a farm that feeds over 800 needy people, another charity that donates clothing to 800 needy people, he works directly with Just Imagine helping sell art created by mental challenged and special needs people. Chad’s formerly done free movie night in the park with a large screen and hot dog truck and the works. A few minutes with Chad and you’ll find his ambition calm, powerful and infectious. A few of the projects Chad has currently is a deal worked with the barber Tennessee located a block from his shop on 3rd Street to get free haircuts for reading one page of random history from a book of Daily Devotionals in the shop. He’s currently working with Just Imagine to create large paintings reproductions of vintage paperback book covers to sell inside his shop. In 2016 he’s scheduling political debates on local political issues inside the shop. Come visit the Next Chapter used book store  located at 310 4th Street, Canton Ohio 44702. Next Chapter is open 10 – 2 Monday through Thursday, 11 to 5 on Friday and 11 to 6pm on Saturday.  Click the link below to check them out on facebook!...

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Improved Business: Cultured Coffee & Waffles

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in News

Improved Business: Cultured Coffee & Waffles

by James Dennison Spring has sprung in the the Canton Arts District and downtown Canton is finding itself blooming with new and improved businesses. One of the absolutely most improved businesses downtown is in the center of Arts District and has recently changed its name from Cultured Coffee to Cultured Coffee & Waffles. The space has always been a hub of activity and good coffee, but since changing ownership to Mike Nasvadi, Cultured has added gourmet waffles, free video games, more seating, new coffee drinks, specialty beers and longer, more consistent hours. The best change by far is the addition of gourmet level waffles. Breakfast Belgian waffles with 14 different topic options are available from open at 8am until noon, from noon to close Cultured has 6 different lunch and dinner waffles sure to fill any foodies instagram feed.  The Grandpa’s Grilled Cheese Waffle is a crispy mac and cheese waffle. The Pizza in a Half Shell is delicious pepperoni pizza waffle. The El Chupacabra (my personal favorite) is a waffle stuffed with cheese and taco meat, served with sour cream. The Last Dragon is a butt kicking Kung Pow! Chicken Waffle. The Hell’s Chicken is a spicey buffalo chicken waffle and the Ziggy is a rosemary and green olive waffle. Each waffle has it’s own beautiful poster designed by local artists Stephen Engel. In addition to the Waffles, Cultured has a nice lounge area equipped with a wide screen flat screen and a video game system running an Nintendo, Super Nintendo and a Sega Genesis cartridges free for playing. The front of the store features a vintage black and white Space Invaders tabletop game and a small stage frequently used for poetry, magic shows, comedy and music performances. Cultured has free wifi available as well as plenty of outdoor seating for enjoying the mild Ohio summers. Also available is online ordering from their website and frequent coffee customers have free coffee rewards. The owner Mike Nasvadi is a big bicycle enthusiast and is now offering 25% off for anyone who arrives at the store on a bicycle. Check out Cultured Coffee & Waffles online at http://culturedcoffeeco.com and come visit them in the store located at 308 Cleveland Ave NW in Downtown Canton, Ohio,  Monday through Saturday from 8am to 10pm.  Don’t miss this shining jewel in the crown on a resurfacing downtown Canton, Cultured Coffee and Waffles is a must see! Five stars. This slideshow requires...

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Project 22 Documentary at Canton Palace Theatre

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in News

Project 22 Documentary at Canton Palace Theatre

by Evan Chwalek A documentary highlighting veterans coping with the devastating mental, physical and emotional toll of war will play at the Canton Palace Theatre on March 26. Project 22, directed by Doc King and Daniel J. Egbert, recounts their story and the stories of countless other veterans who struggle to acclimate back to civilian life. The film is presented by King and Egbert’s nonprofit organization, Medicinal Missions, and aims to bring awareness to the 22 veteran suicides that occur daily. King and Egbert are veterans themselves, serving as an Army Scout Medic and Marine Corps Infantry respectively. Like many other veterans, their reorientation to life outside of war was rife with depression, substance abuse and suicidal thoughts. Prompted by their suffering and the knowledge of innumerable others affected by similar problems, they took to their motorcycles to promote the plight of veterans on the brink of suicide. Project 22 documents King and Egbert’s 6500 mile road trip across the United States to connect with veterans and showcase various forms of healing. San Francisco and New York City serve as bookends for Project 22’s trip and along the way Egbert and King go for rides with motorcycle clubs, gain attention from national media and eventually end their campaign at One World Trade Center. Therapeutic techniques practiced by veterans are a main focus of Project 22, and they are as varied as those who utilize them. More well-known practices, such as art, meditation and therapy dogs are covered in concert with experimental practices including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. An equally diverse group of experts are interviewed throughout the documentary, including a veteran that runs a nonprofit that takes returning soldiers surfing and sailing in San Francisco. Another veteran finds his passion in building custom motorcycles. Psychologists are a featured throughout the film, including a veteran that studies the return from war and healing in different cultures. Capturing both professional and deeply personal perspectives, Project 22 forces the viewer to consider own role in creating a climate of healing for veterans. The documentary is an inspiring story of resilience and hope, showing how damaged people can overcome unfathomable pain with natural and holistic practices. The directors’ intimate familiarity with the brutality of war and gives a perspective that few others have, making Project 22 something truly special. Project 22 will play March 26 at the Canton Palace Theatre. The movie begins at 3:00pm and is free to the...

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18 Musical Acts Share the Stage for Canton Rep’s Bicentennial Celebration Concert

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in News

18 Musical Acts Share the Stage for Canton Rep’s Bicentennial Celebration Concert

by Evan Chwalek The Canton Repository’s 200th anniversary celebrations will come to a close on March 24, but they certainly will not be wrapping up quietly. Eighteen musical acts will be hosted at the Canton Palace Theatre providing a night of entertainment and local music. Local performers featured in The Repository’s entertainment guide, Ticket, were considered for the event. Area musician Ryan Humbert, producer and emcee of the anniversary concert, looks forward to celebrating The Repository and local musicians. No stranger to the Canton music scene, Humbert is experienced with most venues in the Canton Arts District. The local music community is unique to Humbert, saying, “My band and I have played countless First Friday shows and events all over downtown, including at the Onesto, the Cultural Center, The Auricle, the Canton Civic Center, Buzzbin and more. There’s a real passion for music and the arts in downtown Canton that you don’t always find in other small towns.” Since he produced the event, Humbert has a familiarity with all the artists featured in the show. Still, there are some acts that he is particularly excited to see. “I’m certainly excited to see Lauren Mascitti, who I haven’t seen live before. I always enjoy seeing my friend Cody J. Martin perform as well. Marti Jones & Don Dixon have been friends for a while, but I’ve never had the opportunity to see them live, so that will be great too,” Humbert said. “Everyone brings their best for an event like this, so I expect it to be great evening of music all the way around.” Humbert hopes attendees can make an evening out of the event and support one of downtown Canton’s restaurants, bars or stores. “From martini bars and breweries to fine dining and a waffle shop, there’s a little something for everyone,” he said. “I encourage folks to come down early, make a reservation or stop into one of these locally-owned business and make a fun evening out of it.” What musicians and concertgoers alike can look forward to the most is the finale of the show, uniting all 18 acts on stage for a final song. Humbert feels this will be a fitting way to wrap up the celebration, saying, “Everyone was thrilled to be a part of such an awesome event celebrating all that the Canton Repository does for the arts community of the Greater Canton and Stark County area. It will be fun for all of us to share the stage, share in song and all participate in the grand finale together.” The Canton Repository’s bicentennial celebration concert will take place Thursday, March 24 at 7:00pm, with doors opening at 6:00pm. General admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets, complete with reserved seating and a cocktail and appetizer reception are $20....

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Canton Youth in the Summertime – Tara Dedmon’s BFA Exhibition at The Hub

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in News

Canton Youth in the Summertime – Tara Dedmon’s BFA Exhibition at The Hub

By Evan Chwalek A unique and personal study of Canton youths will soon be presented at The Hub Art Factory, showcasing environmental portraits of local children at play. Tara Dedmon’s BFA Exhibition, which premieres during March 4th’s First Friday, features the graduating senior’s work at The University of Akron’s Myers School of Art. Dedmon’s exhibition serves as one of her final projects before completing her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art Photography. The Canton Arts District was a natural choice to host Dedmon’s exposition. “When searching for a gallery, I knew that I wanted to have it at a Canton gallery. I contacted ArtsInStark and they recommended The Hub,” Dedmon said. “I began photographing children and families in the suburbs of Canton because I was interested in the environment, as well as the people. I continued this project because I enjoy the experiences I have with the children.” Tim Carmany, owner of The Hub, was excited to work with Dedmon, saying her topic is one that residents can connect with. Dedmon’s portraits display the creativity that children possess to transform their surroundings into a playground. She said she hopes this unadulterated innovation shows the value of play in a world increasingly influenced by video games and other electronic distractions. “I would like viewers of my work to see the potential of the children as well as the fortune they hold within the environment that they reside,” Dedmon said. “There is an element of truth that I would also like to display as the children that I photograph have freedom of play, and are not expected to behave or act in a uniform manner.” Carmany said he is struck by the seemingly timeless nature of the photos, saying Dedmon’s “subjects could’ve been from 20 years ago — kids being kids. They’re playing in the street, in the yard… Exactly what I remember doing as a kid here.” The hardest part of Dedmon’s craft is getting the children to behave naturally. “I had to work to establish relationships with the children to create a comfortable environment and to get them to refrain from smiling for the camera,” she said. Dedmon always seeks the permission of the child’s guardian and has never been denied the opportunity to photograph. Tara Dedmon’s BFA Exhibition will run throughout March 2016 at The Hub Art Factory, located at 336 6th Street Northwest, Canton. The show opens on March 4th from 6:00 – 11:00 P.M. This slideshow requires...

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Canton Arts District Business to Hold Open House with Bad Girl Ventures for Female Entrepreneurs

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in News

Canton Arts District Business to Hold Open House with Bad Girl Ventures for Female Entrepreneurs

Are you a woman with an idea for a new business or a current female business owner looking to develop new business strategies? Bad Girl Ventures (BGV), whose mission is to support women entrepreneurs, is holding an open house and information session, hosted by Su Nimon at Snarky Art and Journey Studios, 431 4th Street NW, in the Canton Arts District on February 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. Su credits BGV with helping her to get her business off the ground in 2013 and wants to share their information with other area women. BGV offers knowledge, networking, and small loans to help females achieve their entrepreneur dreams.  The event is free, but reservations are requested at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bad-girl-ventures-information-session-at-journey-artgallery-tickets-20420229456. Further information is available at...

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