Summa Health System – New Gallery Exhibit Opening – March 19, 20120

Sunrise, The Wilds, Muskingum County, Ohio

In May, 2019 Summa Health System opened a new West Wing at their Akron campus, and I was honored to be one of several local photographers whose images were selected for installation in the 150+ patient rooms and other departments in the new building. I wrote a blog article about these prints, which were printed on very thin, flexible sheets of glass made by Owens Corning called Willow Glass. You can read this article here.  

Now work is nearing completion on a new art gallery in the West Wing, together with one of the largest hospital gift shops in Northeast Ohio and a Starbucks cafe. The premiere exhibit, which will open on March 19, will feature prints by Ian Adams, Rob Blair, Wayne Mazarow and Caroline Roundtree. This artwork will be available for purchase.

The theme for the six 24×36-inch canvas prints of my photographs included in this exhibit is Ohio Trees, including the Sunrise at The Wilds image shown above, which is one of my photographs used in some of the patient rooms. During my 30-year career as an Ohio landscape photographer I have probably photographed more trees than any other landscape subject, and the six images in the exhibit are a few of my favorite Ohio tree photographs taken through the seasons.

Male Cardinal in Buckeye Tree, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Summit County, Ohio

The handsome male Cardinal shown above is Ohio’s state bird, perched on a branch of Ohio’s state tree, the Buckeye. The photo below of a sunlit American Sycamore photographed against a hillside in shadow was made near Dover in Tuscarawas County.    

American Sycamore, near Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio

Please join us for the opening on Thursday, March 19, at 5:30 pm, when you can view the prints, browse the hospital gift shop, and enjoy special promotions at Starbucks. For more details, visit the Summa website here.

Please Note: Today (March 11) Summa announced that the March 19 Grand Opening has been postponed until late spring or early summer due to the COVID-19 virus. However, the exhibit will still take place and you are welcome to visit during gallery hours.    


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