stark naked salon
The Massillon Museum hosted another huge party Aug. 22 for the opening of the Stark Naked Salon exhibit. I hear about 1,200 people showed up to support a show of many artists, all of them from Stark County. The show, put together by co-curators Alexandra Nicholis and Dan Kane of the Canton Repository, brought together some artists that I’ve seen around at First Friday and other venues, but...
another photo contest
I had made a note about this a while ago, but I totally forgot to mention it here. Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau is holding another photo contest. This time, shutterbugs are supposed to show off what makes Stark County such a great place to visit. The contest runs until Aug. 31, so there’s still a week before to go. I’m too late to mention something...
Does anyone know anything about roller derby girls? Up until a short while ago, I hadn’t even run into any before. Now, I’m finding out that there’s not only one but two teams right here in the northeast Ohio area. For the record, they’re pretty cool (if a little quirky) people, with names like Suicideblonde, Scarlet and Rorshach. But for the sake of a little quirk,...
I would be remiss to forget to mention the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, which I visited again while I was out at First Friday. I stopped by the first night of the grand opening, a few months ago, but their site wasn’t up and running at the time. This time, I managed to bump into an old colleague, who is now the assistant manager of the gallery - it also turns out that I went to...
first friday august
I, for one, was pretty glad that the Hound Dog Days of Summer wasn’t as accurate for the weather at First Friday this month. In fact, it was a pretty mild evening, and the weather made it perfect to get out and enjoy the galleries. The size of the event has only grown over the summer - I saw at least two live bands playing and I’m sure there were a couple more around. There were some...