Dawn Tekler: Mental Structures

Dawn Tekler paints scenes from along the coastline of Northeast Ohio, showcasing both its natural beauty and the raw workings of the steel industry that collectively tell the story of the region. Though Tekler is inspired by these places, her paintings are not realist—she is not depicting any given place exactly. Better dubbed “urban impressionism,” she is portraying color and […]

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Art as Journal: Shari Wilkins and Laura Ruth Bidwell at the Massillon Museum

This upcoming Sunday, Shari Wilkins and Laura Ruth Bidwell will discuss their ongoing exhibit at the Massillon Museum, Art as Journal. The show encompasses two series of images depicting locales significant to the photographers. For Promised Land, Wilkins took miniature Polaroid-style snaps of her father’s Illinois hometown, Cairo (pronounced “Kay-row,” unlike the Egyptian capital). Bidwell’s The Great Tangles presents scenes […]

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RAILROAD FAME – Moniker: Identity Lost and Found explores the people and folklore of American rail yard graffiti at the Massillon Museum

Before the internet spread aerosol-painted, hip-hop style across the world, the word “graffiti” did not instantly conjure the wildly colorful, mural-sized graphics that all but define the term these days. Graffiti is as old as walls, of course, and its history is woven with diverse threads and intentions. A deeply informed exhibit at the Massillon Museum of Art explores one […]

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