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BOX Gallery Hours

Fri. and Sat. 12-5 pm

Fri. Openings 5-8 pm

Akron Artwalks 12-9 pm

(First Sat. of each month)

* Gallery hours valid during exhibitions only.

The BOX Gallery
140 East Market Street
(3rd Floor of Summit Artspace) 
Akron, Ohio 44308

The BOX Gallery - an Artists of Rubber City Gallery opened in October, 2009, at Summit Artspace. Featuring two exhibition spaces, the big box and the small box, the BOX schedule runs concurrently with Summit Artspace's calendar.

Interested in showing your artwork at the BOX Gallery?  Now scheduling shows for 2018!

Click on pdf below, print the application and follow instructions.  Return to Artists of Rubber City when complete along with all the application requirements via US Post or email.  

Due July 31, 2017

Click here to download application: BOXGalleryApplication.pdf

Now Showing at the BOX Gallery - June 2 - July 1, 2017

Opening reception - April 21 5-8 pm

Keep Your Eye On The Donut Not The Hole

 by Breanne Trammell

Graphic Thrills

by Alex Strader

in small box 

Two Solo Shows at the BOX Gallery Explore Pop Culture in New Ways

Akron - The BOX Gallery in downtown Akron is hosting two solo shows from June 2 through July 1, 2017: Keep Your Eye On The Donut Not The Hole by Breanne Trammell and Graphic Thrills by Alex Strader. Come see the shows and meet the artists at the opening reception on Fri., June 2 from 5-8 pm at the BOX Gallery.

Breanne Trammell is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in printmaking. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been an artist-in-residence at the Women’s Studio Workshop, the Wassaic Project, Endless Editions, the Kala Institute, and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati.

In her work she explores objects and icons from popular culture, the confluence of highbrow and lowbrow, and mines from her personal history. It presents common experiences and awkward memories that we come to terms with, and commemorates these experiences through humor and playful formalism—like a giant papier-mâché paper clip or letterpress-printed twitter posts. Objects, observations, and inescapable memories that may seem unimportant but are significant and make us who we are.

Alex Strader works with both mixed media and digital work, often with original characters. His work is loosely based on real life experiences with a mix of dreams, music, fiction, and pop culture. He also explores themes of suffering and the expanding neuroticism of 21st century society, albeit in a humorous and often abstract way. He graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012 and a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2017.

“I’ve always been interested in characters, both real and imaginary. Everyone has a personality they craft over time, just like a drawing or a painting. The best part is, the variations are endless. For me, I’m just happy I found a balance of using both my art training and the sensibilities I crafted as a child. I feel like I didn’t waste my time reading MAD Magazine, studying more than anything. I think that’s what people ultimately look for in life.”

The BOX Gallery will also be open on Saturday, June 3rd for the Akron Artwalk from 5 - 9 pm in addition to its regular hours. Admission is FREE and open to the public.

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