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ASA Gallery News

The ASA Gallery is now showing “Works by Lawrence Walker”

Lawrence Walker has been producing art at the professional level since graduating from Kent State University. He began his career at the Akron Beacon Journal but he later returned to Kent State for his BS in art education. He then began teaching art at Cuyahoga Falls H S while continuing at KSU for his Masters in Studio Art. While there, he twice received the BlossomlKent Art Scholarship. He then started teaching at the University of Akron as well as teaching gifted and talented students at Akron Central Hower High School until his retirement. When not teaching, he produced his own fine arts work, received many commissions and had several one-man shows.

“There are threads that run through all my two dimensional work; design, bold use of color and both visual and/or tactile texture. Subject matter, though frequently quite visible, is subordinate to the process.

“The ‘realism’ of my work is putting what I see in my mind's eye into graphic images so others see and share them. I feel these images are more real than what others see in a landscape, still life or a portrait. They interpret what they see, which is well and good; however, I reproduce exactly what I see in my mind.”

Since his retirement, Larry has been doing commissions and showing his work in juried regional shows. He is a Signature member of the Akron Society of Artists.

Upcoming Shows

Plein Air Member Show - September 26 to November 1
Open Member Show - November 14 to December 31

In general, the Gallery will be open for public events, such as the Akron Artwalks on First Saturdays of every month from 5 to 8 pm. Gallery times will be marked on the ASA Calendar. It can also be visited during our studio sessions and at other times upon request.

ASA Studio News

Monday Open Studio continues with Still Life setups organized by those participating.

Wednesday Evening Programs including model sessions, critiques as well as programs of general interest have concluded for the Summer. Check the Calendar page for details of activities during the Summer. Regular Wednesday evening programs will resume in September.

Friday Model Sessions are continuing and an email request can get your name on the weekly reminder list. Non-members are welcomed to participate in ASA's Model sessions, which have a fee of $8 for non-members, $5 for members.
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