The Akron Art Museum participates in the 2019 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art and feminism.

No experience is necessary; tutorials, reference materials and refreshments will be provided. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas. Even if you can spend only an hour, you can attend a training session and learn more about editing Wikipedia.

At 2 p.m., education director Alison Caplan will lead an hourlong tour, “Girls to the Front: Women Artists in the Akron Art Museum.”

People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome. This event is free and does not include admission to the galleries. Register at 330-376-9185; bit.ly/2UJ7XLd; akronartmuseum.org/calendar/. Read about Art + Feminism and their 2019 campaign, Gender + The Non-Binary, at artandfeminism.org.

Rust Belt show

“Untold Stories: The Forgotten Underclass in Rust Belt Urban Renewal” is at Emily Davis Gallery of the University of Akron Myers School of Art through April 19. It's part of an exhibition by Jennifer Vanderpool that also extends to the Tyler History Center in Youngstown through April 7.

A panel discussion will be held at the Emily Davis Gallery from 5-8 p.m. April 11.

Vanderpool, a Mahoning Valley native, uses imagery of blighted “Rust Belt” cities as allegories about neighborhood decay and gentrification, segregation, unemployment and economic redevelopment.

Her exhibit includes digital prints, material from the University of Akron Archives, and a film featuring interviews with community members and professionals, such as UA professors Ramona Ortega-Liston, David Giffels and Bill Lyons, as well as several retired rubber workers.

Call 330-972-5950 or see uakron.edu/art/galleries; facebook.com/TheEmilyDavisGallery.

 

Thursday

Opening: “Rhythm in Repetition; new works by Terry Klausman and Kate Snow” opens with a 5:30-8 p.m. reception and runs through April 27 at Harris-Stanton Gallery, 2301 W. Market St., Akron. Talks by the artists at 6:30 p.m. 330-867-7600; info@HarrisStantonGallery.com; HarrisStantonGallery.com.

Last Day: Get a final look at Kent State University School of Art’s Kent “Student Annual” at 325 Terrace Drive, Kent, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. New ARTshop hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. haturner@kent.edu; 330-672-1369 (office) or galleries.kent.edu.

Saturday

Opening: “Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950” at the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1115 East Blvd., University Circle on Saturday. On view through June 9 in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery. Free; no registration is required. 216-421-7350; clevelandart.org; bit.ly/2TjIbeN.

Tuesday

Gallery Talk: Tour "Nick Cave: Feat." at 11 a.m. with Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph to discuss the materials Cave uses and learn more about what his work means. Free for museum members, but registration is required at bit.ly/2UJMPnW. 330-376-9185 or akronartmuseum.org/calendar/.

Worth Noting

Knight Fellowship: The Knight Foundation is inviting nominations for its first Knight Public Spaces Fellowship, recognizing innovators who have created or influenced great public spaces in the U.S. The fellows will share up to $1 million in grants to continue their work. Friday is the deadline to apply. For more information, email psfellows@kf.org or go to kng.ht/2Oef0cv.

Call for Artists: The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2151 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, seeks artists who took a class or workshop at the art center in 2018 or 2019 to participate in “Student & Faculty Exhibition” April 2-25. The center will accept submissions to this nonjuried exhibition 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 29 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 30. Cost is $10 per entry, limit two entries, free for students under 17. The public will be asked vote for awards. Voting concludes at 6:30 p.m. April 12 during the artist reception in the main gallery. bit.ly/2FeT6S6, office@cvartcenter.org.

Center winners: Juror Patrick Melnick, dean of academic affairs and general education department chair at North Coast College, chose winners in the “Human Figure Exhibition” on view at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center through March 28.

• First — Mark Giangaspero of Stow, first place for his oil painting “Shelly.”

• Second — Robert Goldthwaite of Kent for his water media painting, “Voice of Reason.”

• Third — Terrie Haley of Akron for her water media painting, “One with All.”

• North Coast Collage Award — Don Parsisson of Akron for his sculpture, “The Danger and the Demons.”

Free admission: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, 1468 W. 29 St., will now offer free admission as part of an inclusivity initiative launched for its 50th anniversary. MoCa Cleveland joins the Cleveland Museum of Art, Spaces, Transformer Station and other local venues with free admission. mocacleveland.org.

 

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.