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Lucky Charms

Sunday, February 12

1:00 - 2:30 pm at Akron Soul Train 

with Jennifer Whitten

Join Akron Soul Train resident artist, Jennifer Whitten for this FREE workshop about making our "lucky charms" even more unique!

 

The history of lucky objects is rich and full of lore. So many people carry around a rabbit's foot for good luck or maybe even have a cool rock they found one day and have held onto ever since. Artist Jennifer Whitten explores the power we give these

lucky charms. Participants can bring an object they see as lucky (palm size or smaller) and recreate it or embellish it with decoration. Don't have a lucky object? This is a great time to make your own luck! This workshop is free and open for all and great for families!

Register online here to attend this workshop!

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Art + Soul: An Evening with Akron Soul Train
Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 5:30pm - 8:00 pm
at Jilly's Music Room / 
111 North Main Street Akron, OH 44308

Show us the love so we can pay the love forward! Live music, food, and a silent auction featuring work from regional artists and local venues. All proceeds of our fundraiser will support the next 12 artists in residence at Akron Soul Train and their public programming.

We can't do the work we do without your support, so whether you've been an active supporter for years or want to get involved with Akron Soul Train for the first time, this event is the perfect way to hop aboard. 

Click here to learn more and buy tickets to our fundraiser. 


*Sponsored by Jilly's Music Room

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Artist Talk and Gallery Walk Through

Saturday, February 18, 2023

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Akron Soul Train 

with Jennifer Whitten

Akron Soul Train presents an evening with resident artist Jennifer Whitten.  Join us in person or online for a special look at the exhibit, “Intricacies; the residency work of Jennifer Whitten,” accompanied by the artist herself.  Through intricate and repetitive processes such as beading, stitching, binding, and embellishing, Jennifer seeks to imbue a mystical power and specialness to everyday objects.  Participants will get to learn about Jennifer’s process and the ideas behind her work as well as ask questions.  Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience this beautiful work. 

In person and live stream on Facebook

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Artist Talk and Gallery Walk Through

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

6:00pm - 7:00pm at Akron Soul Train 

with Orlando Caraballo

Akron Soul Train presents an evening with Orlando Caraballo.  Join us in person or online for a special look at the exhibit, Capicú, accompanied by the artist.  Explore the effects love, death, grief, and time have had on Orlando and his place in his family’s legacy. Capicú reflects the complexities of his personal, familial, and cultural systems. Capicú, a term from the Puerto Rican game of dominoes, is in essence the winning domino that leaves a single player with an option to choose either end of the domino layout for the win.   

Born and raised in Cleveland’s West Boulevard neighborhood, he earned a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a major in Drawing and emphasis in Printmaking. Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience this exhibition, you may even get to play a round of dominoes!

In person and live stream on Facebook

If you've missed some of our programs, you can find them on our YouTube channel!

lucky charms. Participants can bring an object they see as lucky (palm size or smaller) and recreate it or embellish it with decoration. Don't have a lucky object? This is a great time to make your own luck! This workshop is free and open for all and great for families!

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Hair of the Dog
Saturday, February 25, 2023

6:00pm - 7:00pm at

Balch Street Community Theater

220 S Balch St. Akron, OH 44302

Join Akron Soul Train artist Katie Beck for this community workshop that will explore participants’ relationship to alcohol through simple writing and theatre exercises. This will be open to anyone regardless of performance experience or alcohol usage, and will be established as a space of confidentiality.  We will reflect on our own relationship to alcohol, explore the joys and challenges of alcohol use, and understand the effects of alcohol to those around us.  

Register online here to participate. 

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