Friday, May 6- Saturday, May 21, 2016 | Opening Reception: Friday, May 6th, 5:30-8:00 pm
Harris Stanton Gallery, 2301 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313 (in Pilgrim Square), Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri 10:30-5:30pm, Sat 10:00-4:00 pm
The Akron Gallery will pay tribute to the late local artist, Miller Horns, in a special exhibition. Part of the gallery’s proceeds will be donated to The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve to help Miller become an archived artist and secure his legacy in Northeast Ohio. Akron resident and Cleveland Institute of Art trained, Miller specialized in experimental prints using photographs and electrostatic collage, often introducing autobiographical elements.
Miller’s highest educational achievement took place in 1990 when he served as Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. The Academy awarded Miller with the highly coveted Rome Prize; a prestigious award made annually through a national competition. His professional experience included a residency at the National Medal of Arts awarded MacDowell Colony. Miller’s works belong in numerous collections owned by institutions such as Advanced Elastomer Systems, Children’s Hospital in Akron, and Kaiser Permanente facilities in Akron and Cleveland.
The prolific artist made major contributions to the Northeast Ohio region by participating in various community art projects. Miller was selected to join in GuitarMania, a project that displayed large scale guitars creatively transformed into works of art on the streets of Cleveland. His local contributions included being unanimously selected to design the logo for the city of Akron’s First Night in 2000 by a committee chaired by the then Director of Akron Art Museum, Mitchell Kahan. Perhaps his proudest achievement is his design of the Hotel Matthews project in Downtown Akron. The monument marks the former African-American business and entertainment district on North Howard Street.
The show will open on Friday, May 6th with a wine and cheese reception from 5:30-8:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public with free parking available at the gallery location in West Akron’s Pilgrim Square. Meg Harris will provide a brief talk mid-way through the reception.
Works from this exhibition may be viewed online at www.HarrisStantonGallery.com. For more information about the artist and the exhibition, please contact Meg Harris or Kat Wentz at 330-867-7600 or info@HarrisStantonGallery.com.