Dreams of the Underworld – Closing Finale
Nov. 2nd from 6-11pm at Gallery 15
In the spirit of “All Hallows’ Eve”, Gallery 15 will open the doors of the underground basement remembering the faithful departed who were once treated here at the former Green Cross Hospital. Ten artists have collaborated over the past 2 months creating works in a wide array of mediums to express the imagery of dream states. These works are on display in the main gallery, on the rooftop and outdoor garden from 6pm to 11pm as part of the public closing reception contributing to the festivities of the Akron Artwalk.
Built in 1913, 15 Broad Street initially housed the largest U.S. manufacturer of glazed vitrified clay pipe. In the twenties, this area of Akron was the hub of brick and clay shops. By the thirties, many of the big players moved out of town and 15 Broad became the home to Green Cross Hospital, when a small group of osteopathic physicians purchased & renovated the building in 1943… the roots of Summa Health Systems.
At 8pm, guests will be led into the basement; the bowels of the former Green Cross Hospital. Here, the world of underground dreams will unfold in a multimedia multisensory experience; combining live music, interpretive dance & interactive video. Performance art directed by Mike Hovancsek; a therapist, visual artist, filmmaker, and multi-instrumentalist. A resident of Kent, Mike has been performing for 25 years. Anastasia Pantsios of Cleveland Scene describes his work as “elegant, textured music that sounds spare and understated yet is quite complex.”
Mike performs with dancer Amy Unruh, renowned violinist Samuel Salsbury and tabla drummer Joe Culley. This world culture-collaboration of harmonies will travel the depths of the basement soothing the spirits as Samuel touches the haunting strings of his violin with the entrancing echo & exotic rhythm of Joe’s tabla. Carefully designed with sounds that penetrate the fabric of the material universe…taking the listener directly to the Underworld of Dreams.
Main indoor gallery display curated by Mike Hovancsek includes array of media, including drawings, video, photographs by:
- Debra-Lynn Hook
- Cheryl Townsend
- Brad Bolton
- Joe Culley
- Gingr Vaughan
- Stefanie Workman
- Mike Hovancsek
Meet artists. Enjoy music & drinks at final closing event 11/2/13 6-11pm.
Visit Facebook event page for up-to-date info and to RSVP.
P.R. Miller’s Final Grand Installation
Before P.R. retired to Southern Ohio, he endowed Akron with a bit of his legacy creating an outdoor art garden, donning the facade of Gallery 15 with whimsical creatures and giant flowers, made out of reusable and cast-off materials.
Outdoor exhibit will be on display for the next few months. Roof tours are available for interested buyers the evenings of the public receptions on October 5th and November 2nd.
Dream Show Curated by Mike Hovancsek
This three month exhibit featuring the artistic interpretations of dreams and dream states opens September 7th and closes with the Underworld of Dreams Finale on November 2nd. Curated by Mike Hovancsek, it includes a wide array of media, including paintings, drawings, video, photographs and mixed media collages. Eight artists will be sharing pieces that they created specifically for the dream show.
September 7, 2013 – Opening Reception
5pm – 11pm
October 5, 2013 – Public Reception
5pm – 10pm
November 2, 2013 – Underworld Closing
6pm – 11pm