Akron Soul Train is an artist residency program connecting and empowering the community and artists by granting fellowships that provide resources for all creative disciplines to foster a more vibrant downtown Akron.

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One of the perks of being a Member at Akron Soul Train, if you're a visual artist or poet, is inclusion in the Annual Summer Soulstice Members Show!  Featured in the CapSoul Gallery space is emerging artist Gregory Hatch!

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Gregory Hatch’s new series, That's All Folks, builds upon a decade of exploration into the felting process.  He is inspired by queer comics, folk horror, weird fiction, cartoons, folk magic, and personal rituals. He uses undyed and naturally dyed wool to explore the varied possibilities of a limited palette.  He states, “Felting has become an integral tool in expressing myself and giving form to my thoughts. The process of layering and molding the wool fiber into images mirrors my efforts to ground myself in day to day life. My work strives to engage the viewer through story and allows the information to be filtered through iconography from my own life."

Meet the 2022 Artists-in-Residence recipients!

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