Monday, May 20, 2013
The annual art challenge tests local art students' creativity in the name of a good cause.
Hoover High School's artists have done it again. For the second year in a row, a small team of Hoover students won the "Paint Off" held at Diebold's world headquarters in Green last week. Based on the theme of "Art and Technology," the students were given four hours to create a 4'x4' mural to convey their concept, said Hoover art teacher Christopher Triner. After the allotted time, students shared their concept with top executives from the local manufacturer, said Triner. The winning team, comprised of, Hannah Gianfagna, Hannah Cowie, Sheldyn Nicholson, Quyen Duong and Kayli Sommers, claimed a $100 gift certificate for art supplies. Six teams in all participated in the competition. Proceeds from the annual event were donated to …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The new teen and family coordinator at the North Canton YMCA has his eye on fostering the arts in the community
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- Morgan Day
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Bolstering arts in the North Canton YMCA and the North Canton community — that's what Luke Overmire, a new addition to YMCA, has set his mind to. Overmire, the YMCA's new family and teen coordinator, has been on staff for only a couple months, but he's already set his focus on broadening the Y's strong points beyond sports and fitness. "I'm excited to bring more of the arts into the Y," said Overmire, also a singer/songwriter and multi-media artist. "And I'm excited about different opportunities to reach outside the walls of the Y." He's wasted no time in doing that. In fact, Overmire just kicked off the Y Arts Silent Auction, which is featured on the main floor of the YMCA, and invites North Canton community members to bid on the artwork…
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
We thought we'd share with you this WalshUniversity YouTube video, which gives you an inside look at the newest building on campus
Walsh University officials are excited to show off their newest building on campus — the Birk Center for the Arts. They celebrated with a dedication event and blessing Friday and captured the whole thing on video. If this video full singing and celebration wasn't enough for you, check out some of our previous North Canton Patch coverage of the Birk Center for the Arts!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
You can catch their artwork until the beginning of February
Students in Chris Triner's Hoover High art classes are in the spotlight right now at both the Little Art Gallery inside the North Canton Public Library and at the Stark Campus of Kent State University. The Little Art Gallery exhibit is up until Feb. 3, while the others (in the Scholastic Art Awards at Kent Stark) will be on display until Feb. 2. Scroll through the photo gallery and let the artists know which pieces you liked by telling them in the comments section!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The production debuts Friday and runs through Jan. 29
Get ready to watch one aggressive stage mama push her little girls to the limit in the North Canton Playhouse's rendition of Gypsy, which is directed by Brenton Cochran and debuts Friday. We caught up with the Hoover High senior Megan Ostrofsky (starring as Mama Rose) and production manager Andrea Hartman at their dress rehearsal this week and talked to them about the upcoming show. Show times are Jan. 13-29, 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays (no 2:30 p.m. show on Jan. 28). Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors and students. Call the box office at 330-494-1613 for tickets or more information.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Don't be a baby — it's never too cold for Canton First Friday!
Scarf? Check. Mittens? Check. Ability to have fun even though it may be a bit on the icy side out there? Double check. Sounds like you're ready for Canton First Friday, happening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight in Canton's downtown Arts District. And it truly is a cheap date — it's free! We've perused the lineup of events and here's what stuck out to us: ice-carving competitions that take place at 7 and 8 with the final battle at 9 (and we're leaving that to the professionals, but you vote for the winner); the movie Ice Age at Canton Palace Theatre (doors 6:30, movie 7 p.m.); and, for those who are feeling a little too chilled, a warming station and free hot chocolate at Ekklesia (Court and 4th). Where: Downtown Canton Hours: 6 p.m.-10 p.m…
Friday, December 30, 2011
For those who believe it's never too cold for fireworks, those who are looking for a different way to ring in the New Year, and for those who love the arts
Ever rung in the new year at a visual and performing arts festival? Well, why not try it this year? Now in its 16th year, First Night Akron is a family-friendly way to celebrate the ending of one year and beginning of another. Plus ... Fireworks. Making appearances at this year's celebration are (one of our favorite local musical artists) Ashley Brooke Toussant, Brass Band of the Western Reserve, Constellations Dance Co., Hard Day's Night Beatles Tribute and lots more. If you want to see a full lineup, just click here! Where: Several indoor venues in downtown Akron. A few include the Akron Art Museum, Akron Civic Theatre, Akron-Summit County Public Library and Summit Artspace. The fireworks take place on South Main Street in front of Lock…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Joan Ferris, A Chorus for a Cause member and North Canton resident, reminded North Canton City Council Monday night that they could attend the weekend event
Joan Ferris couldn’t pass up the opportunity to remind the community about this Saturday’s debut of the A Chorus for a Cause children’s, youth and handbell choirs. All three will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Hoover High School, benefiting the local Special Olympics, Ferris said at Monday night’s North Canton City Council meeting. Ferris, a North Canton resident, urged everyone there that night to attend. She said the original A Chorus for a Cause group has been around for about two years, and it’s not quite up to the membership numbers they'd like. Nevertheless, the group has been performing two shows each year, with one group or organization benefiting from the proceeds each time. That includes the American Heart Association, Juvenile Diabetes…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The university will open its Birk Center for the Arts in January 2012. The center was created for students based on their increased interest in the arts
As the arts continue to grow in popularity among Walsh University students, so does campus personnel’s commitment to giving them the performance space they need. In January 2012, the university will open its $2.4 million project, the Birk Center for the Arts – a 13,000-square-foot building dedicated to furthering students’ studies in musical and visual arts. According to University President Richard Jusseaume, the school’s need for a space devoted to the Arts became apparent within the past two years as the number of students studying in these fields skyrocketed. “We had a need,” he said. “A few years ago, there were only 11 people in the choir — now there are 85. There never was a band and now we have one. All of a sudden, there was a …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Local chorus group performs to raise funds for charity
North Canton residents who like to sing and help others can join A Chorus for a Cause to make a difference through song. Each concert donates money to an individual cause. “Every concert we do will be for raising funds for a particular cause,” said Christine Allison, artistic director and founder of A Chorus for a Cause. “We’ve done the American Heart Association, Juvenile Diabetes and the Domestic Violence Project.” In 2009, Allison’s nine-year dream began with the singing of a piece called Sing for a Cure. The published piece was a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Performed with a full volunteer orchestra, Allison and all her volunteers raised more than $12,000 for the foundation. After the 2009 …