The Summa Gallery opened in March 2020. Here's a look back at past exhibitions in the gallery:
The Summa Health Gallery is pleased to feature works by members of the Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society. Lens brings the exploration of the beauty, wonder and mystery of the Cuyahoga Valley National Parks indoors and celebrates this local gem.
The photographs on view reflect artists’ varied desires to connect with nature and to stir those connections in others. Artists reference a shared sentiment of grounding as they investigate, and capture observed details through their practice. These frozen moments in time, displayed throughout the exhibition, illustrate the varying ways nature influences the human experience.
On view April 13th – July 11th.
The Summa Health Gallery features works by visual artists whose artworks are on display in the Juve Family Behavioral Health Pavilion.
The exhibition includes pieces in a variety of mediums including paint, pastel, photography, digital and fiber arts and mixed media. Elements of nature, calming waters and references to home reoccur throughout the exhibition. Bright, joyful colors greet visitors and circulate throughout the exhibition, in hopes of providing the viewer a mood-boosting experience.
The Summa Health Gallery presents works by visual artists of the Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center.
We are delighted to collaborate with this cultural institution during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). The artists range from being completely self-taught to having multiple art degrees and everything in between!
The exhibition features vibrant and expressive artworks in a variety of mediums including paint, photography, digital and mixed media.
Featured Artists: Dariana Bazan, Bruno Casiano, Hector Castellanos, Higo Gabarron, Juliann Ofray aka Jewls, Kenron Morgan, Georgio Sabino.
The Summa Health Healing Arts Program is excited to present an exhibition of artwork created by Summa Health employees! This exhibition is designed to give employees a unique opportunity to exhibit their creative works and display the talent within our healthcare community! The exhibition features works by employees from across the hospital system working in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, textiles, collage, photography and assemblage.
The 2022 Employee Exhibition runs May 12th through August 9th at both Akron and Barberton campuses.
Artwork in the 2022 Employee Exhibition is NFS-Not For Sale.
Questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330.375.4004.
The Summa Gallery presents the bright, bold and beautiful artworks in fiber, photography and paint by visual artists of the Akron Black Artist Guild.
Summa Health is delighted to collaborate with this new cultural Akron institution, whose artists have brought us a palette sure to enhance our mood during the long, grey Northeast Ohio winter months. What a perfect way to also celebrate Black History month, with an exhibition featuring not only Black artists but also reflecting the African diaspora in the colors, textiles and subjects of many of the pieces in the exhibition. As this show features all women artists, it also honors Women’s History month in March.
As we enter the last quarter of the year, we reflect on events of the past year. The pandemic has affected each of us in profound and often unsettling ways, but we are filled with hope and expectation for its ending.
This show features five artists, each of whom has a piece in our Summa Health Healing Arts Collection located in the Dr. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams Tower. Some of the pieces in this exhibition reflect the angst we have felt over the last year-and-a half, for example, the dark, edgy paintings of Julie Friedman and the photographs of Shane Wynn. Nicole Condon-Shih explores the connection between art and medicine in her stunning prints of crystallized Chinese herbal medicines. Susan Squires’ lush encaustics and Stephen Tornero’s weavings provide a quiet and meditative respite from our hurried and harried days.
This exhibition aims to capture the distinct moods that summertime exploration can bring. Charlotte Lees takes inspiration from our own local park system in her organic sculptures. Similarly, Taryn McMahon explores nature, and plant life forms that come to life through mixed media prints. In contrast, Tim Callaghan's paintings have a focus on outdoor urban neighborhoods. Ruth Bercaw’s meditative pieces prompt the viewer to contemplate relaxation or perhaps summer’s less hurried schedule through reductive forms while Chi-Irena Wong reminds us that there is room for even a bit of summertime mischief in her humorous and witty pieces!
“Hope, Healing and Renewal,” the fourth exhibition of Summa Gallery, highlighted five artists, each of whom has a piece in the Summa Healing Arts Collection.
Spring is upon us! With vaccinations on the rise and the COVID-19 pandemic showing signs of decline, there is optimism in the air. That anticipation is expressed by the joyful pieces in this exhibition, featuring artists who find healing through depictions of nature (Ryn Clarke, Hilary Gent and Meaghan Reed) as well as those who find joy through colors and designs (Jacques Jackson and Dinara Mirtalipova).
“Lighting up Your Life,” the third exhibition of Summa Gallery, highlights five artists, each of whom has a piece in the Summa Healing Arts Collection.
The inspiration for this exhibition came from a desire to add light and color to the long, sunless season of winter in our area. Selected for their variety of mediums and their keen color and design sense, the creations of our featured artists capture the hope of spring and provide a respite from the anxiety of the continuing pandemic. The show features fused glass pieces by Marianne Hite, oils and acrylics on canvas by Christine Ries, chalk pastels and monoprints by James Rehmus, chalk pastels by Barbara Gillette, and manipulated digital prints by Laurie Jacobs.
“Navigating the Pandemic” showcased the distinctive perspectives of these local artists during an unprecedented time of social distancing and isolation. These selections by five artists in our Healing Arts Collection explored the impact of COVID-19 on an artist’s practice, reflecting the influence of the pandemic on the human psyche. Through the diverse use of mediums, scale and subject matter, each artist took viewers on a journey of self-discovery through an unforgettable time in our history.
With the knowledge that healing views of nature help relax patients and encourage recovery, our curatorial committee selected four Ohio landscape printmakers to provide art for patient rooms. These scenes reflect our region, including our beloved Metroparks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park.