Springing into Action at East Ave Market & Gallery

Meryl Engler, juxtaposition of two woodcuts: Taking Off (inset) and When I Become A Tree, Blue.

Beginning in March, East Ave Market & Gallery will display a thought-provoking exhibition, I Had Been Young Vol. 3, by Meryl Engler. Engler is the programming and exhibitions coordinator for the Akron Soul Train, “an artist residency program connecting and empowering the community and artists by granting residencies that provide resources for all creative disciplines.” Her exhibition at the gallery will showcase her talent using woodcut as Engler carefully and intimately carves out each piece of her enchanting story. The opening reception will be on March 9, with the exhibition running until March 29.

At East Ave, we strive to create an inclusive environment for all creatives. So in April, we’ll be creating a platform for artists with various disabilities to showcase their unique creations. This exhibition will display their diverse perspectives and talents that otherwise might have remained undiscovered. We will celebrate the immense talent these artists have while bringing attention to their vast contributions to the art community.

Diane L. Johnson

In May, our feature artist is Diane L. Johnson. She is a native of Akron, Ohio, and a co-founder of both Art Only Boutique and Akron Black Artist Guild. Her passion for painting is articulated in her body of work. The kaleidoscope of vibrant hues and whimsical touches she abstractly incorporates conveys a light-hearted view of the simple joy of living through women of color. Diane is a devout advocate of investing in the future generation of artists through workshops, resources, and professional development. She hopes to improve art education and opportunities within her culture and community. East Ave is excited to present Diane’s Solely Me exhibit in May.

We invite all to come to East Ave Market & Gallery to embrace the community and support talented local artists alike. Get inspired by the compelling stories that each artist relates. Be intrigued by their expressiveness in the use of various mediums. Become immersed in this supportive community of the arts, right here on East Ave.

2290 East Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44314
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Meryl Engler: I Had Been Young Vol. 3, March 9–29

April Exhibition, April 13–26

Diane L. Johnson: Solely Me Exhibition, May 11–31

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