Orrvillecentric Exhibit Opens at Wayne College


Works and artists with an Orrville connection featured

In recognition of Orrville’s year-long Sesquicentennial celebration, The University of Akron Wayne College presents an Orrvillecentric Art Exhibit in the Gallery of the Student Life Building. The exhibit includes paintings, photographs and sketches with either an Orrville theme or subject, or works done by artists with an Orrville connection. Many pieces meet both criteria and make for an interesting and eclectic mix of mediums and subject matter.  The community is invited to attend the exhibit opening on Thurs., Oct. 30 from 7-8 p.m. with an opportunity to meet the artists and learn the stories of many of the works.

“The show has come together in an even grander way than I had hoped,” says exhibit curator John Lorson, who along with his wife, local artist Kristin Lorson came up with the idea of collecting the tribute to the artistic side of his hometown.

“We were thrilled with the response when we put out the call for submissions,” Lorson continues. “Now that the show is on display we’re even more excited. There’s truly something here for everyone!”

The Orrvillecentric Art Exhibit is presented as part of the College’s Community Connections Special Events Series and will run through January 30th during normal Wayne College hours of operation. For information on other upcoming events, visit wayne.uakron.edu/community/ and click on the Special Events Series box.

UA Wayne College is a regional branch of The University of Akron, offering associate and bachelor’s degree programs in addition to an AACSB-accredited Saturday MBA program through the UA College of Business Administration.

Orrvillecentric Art Exhibit

John Lorson photo caption: Orrvillecentric celebrates the city’s 150th anniversary and is the latest exhibit in The Gallery of the Student Life Building at UA Wayne College. Open now through Dec. 31, it was curated by hometown artists John and Kristen Lorson, and is a tribute to the artistic side of Orrville.