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Lisa Teeple Voted the 2017 Canton Arts District All-Star For three years the Canton Arts District All-Stars exhibition has celebrated artists who love the arts community in downtown Canton. The All-Stars exhibition is unique because the winner is determined by popular vote rather than a jury.  This year’s winner is Lisa Teeple. Her acrylic painting “Sublimation of Neptune” received the most votes during the Canton First Friday exhibition at the Canton Museum of Art. As winner, Lisa will...
Scrimmage Coloring Contest Winner   The Canton Museum of Art is excited to announce the winner of the Scrimmage coloring contest.  12 year-old Tabitha of Canton, Ohio was selected from the numerous submissions received during the exhibition, "Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present." Tabitha has been awarded a complimentary membership to the museum and a year of free art classes. The jurors were especially impressed with her use of color and shadows. Tabitha...
CALL FOR ARTISTS: CANTON ARTS DISTRICT ALL-STARS. The Canton Arts District All-Stars Exhibit is a one-night art event that is open for submissions to visual artists who celebrate the Canton Arts District. Participating artists must register online by Sunday, October 29:https://www.judgify.me/allstars Once the artwork has been registered online, artists will drop off their entry on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Canton Museum of Art. The works will be on display...
  Kids help other kids with literacy at Canton Museum of Art.  The Canton Museum of Art celebrated its first Milk + Bookies Book-Raiser event on June 17. Over 1,200 books were collected for families in need around Stark County. The event entry cost was one new or gently used book donation per child. In return, all participants enjoyed milk and cookies, book related art activities, and story time with local authors and artists. Thank you to our sponsors: Fishers Foods, The J.M. Smucker Company,...
The arts and cultural industry is an economic engine, a $704 billion industry that represents 4.2 percent of our nation’s GDP. Museums are a critical component of that engine, contributing $21 billion a year to the U.S. economy and sustaining more than 400,000 jobs. With funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and many other programs, including affiliate state agencies such...
Lake High School Art Student Receives 1st Place Award at  2017 Annual High School Art Exhibit 26 Years of Celebrating Stark County Student Talent with Over 100 Works of Art April 12, 2017, Canton, Ohio — The Canton Museum of Art, supported by Cleveland State University, University of Mount Union, Malone University, Kent State University Stark, Walsh University, Myers School of Art at The University of Akron, and Columbus College of Art & Design presents the 26th Annual Stark County High...
Canton Museum of Art is beyond grateful to have received a thoughtful gift from artist Judith Brandon of her piece Golden Rule, which was recently displayed in our lobby. We greatly admired the piece when it was here for our Three Voices exhibit and know that it will contribute significantly to our Permanent Collection.   Judith Brandon grew up in Ohio, in a house at the bottom of a hill. Every spring, she would have to help her mother “rescue” their basement as it flooded with water. These...
Expressive Art Therapy Program Connects with New Audiences.   In response to the growing need for expressive art therapy services in Stark County, Canton Museum of Art (CMA) began the Art for Health and Healing Program in January 2017. This unique hands-on program was conceived and developed by the CMA staff and local art therapy consultant, Gail Wetherell-Sack.   Group leaders and therapists from local service organizations utilize the Museum’s exhibitions and art therapist-led experience in...
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