Akron’s GAR Foundation announced more than $1.2 million in funding to area nonprofits, including ArtsNow and the Akron Art Museum.

The Akron Art Museum received $100,000, and ArtsNow, an arts advocacy and promotion group for the county, received $125,000.

ArtsNow, launched three years ago, runs the SummitLive365 website, which spotlights local artists and events, links artists to businesses, and hosts conversations about how the arts scene can boost the region’s economy.

For a list of grants, see https://tinyurl.com/y8eb6nen.

High school winners

Here are the winners of the 27th annual Stark County High School Art Exhibit:

First Place ($1,750 award for college): Natalie Dhyanchand, Hoover High School, for the acrylic painting Where This Flower Blooms.

Second Place ($1,250): Isabel Callahan, GlenOak High School, for an untitled photograph.

Third Place ($750): Amanda Kukunis, Minerva High School, for the collage Reflections.

The Canton Museum of Art held the competition, supported by Cleveland State University, University of Mount Union, Malone University, Kent State University Stark, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Myers School of Art at the University of Akron. Works were judged on originality and technical ability.

FRIDAY

Student art — See B-Art, with an estimated 900 works from students in the Barberton school district, from 5-8 p.m. at Summit Artspace on Tusc, 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton. Admission is free. http://summitartspace.org; 330-376-8480.

Art Talk — Artist Heidi Hahn will speak at noon at Kent State University School of Art, 325 Terrace Drive, Kent. 330-672-2192; artinfo@kent.edu.

Two openings — A 9 p.m. reception for Jess T. Dugan: Every Breath We Drew and Richard Renaldi: Manhattan Sunday will be held at Transformer Station, 1460 W. 29th St., Cleveland. www.transformerstation.org; 216-938-5429.

SUNDAY

Art Talk — A 2 p.m. talk on the painting Dovedale by Moonlight, by Joseph Wright of Derby, will be given by Oberlin College senior Nell Klimpert at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, 87 N. Main St., Oberlin. Meet in the central gallery. 440-775-8670.

WEDNESDAY

Textiles talk — Gudrun Bühl, museum director and curator at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, gives the 5:30 p.m. Harvey Buchanan Lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Bühl discusses how the Byzantines related to textiles, with particular attention to ideas that draw on the material properties of fabric. The free event is in the museum Recital Hall, 11150 University Circle. No reservations are required.

Recent acquisitions — Stephen Fliegel, Cleveland Museum of Art curator of medieval art, will give a talk on recent acquisitions in the medieval and Byzantine galleries from 6-7 p.m. Free, but registration required at https://tinyurl.com/yatg7xen.

WORTH NOTING

La Wilson’s Life — Alexxa Gotthardt, a staff writer for Artsy Magazine and a Hudson native, has written a moving and lengthy appreciation of the late Hudson artist La Wilson for this week’s edition of the zine at https://tinyurl.com/y8x4sd3b.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture CEO leaves — Karen Gahl-Mills, CEO and executive director of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for the past eight years, is leaving the organization effective June 7 with plans to expand her teaching practice in Chicago. Board of Trustees President Joseph P. Gibbons said a search will begin soon for a new leader. For more details, go to https://tinyurl.com/ya82z8un.

Dorothy Shinn writes about art and architecture for the Akron Beacon Journal. Send information to her at the Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640 or dtgshinn@att.net.