"Kent-O-Rama" An Historic Art Exhibit
In Conjunction with the annual Kent Heritage Festival, in Celebration of the City of Kent's Bicentennial, 1806-2006.
Opening Reception: July 1st, 8:00pm, runs through July 22nd
Images from the Opening
This exhibit features two of the area's great historical artists.
Ray Packard is a nationally recognized watercolor artist who lives in Akron and formerly ran the Packard Gallery on W. Exchange Street. The Packard Gallery provided many new and veteran artists with exhibition space in the 1960's and 70's. Ray himself has exhibited and taught art extensively in Akron and throughout the country. His paintings encompass a wide spectrum of subject matter and technical expertise. We our honored to have his work on display.
Ken McGregor is a true Kent townie. McGregor attendeded Kent schools, then Kent State University for two years. The aspiring artist then left to study at Cooper School of Art. Illustration was his major. Fate then cast Mr.McGregor as an Art Director in a large advertising agency. Today his earnings come from his work as a commercial artist, providing professional services for several local retail, corporate, and industrial businesses.
"Since moving back to Kent I have illustrated local architectures
and lifestyles in my hometown, then used them in local medias that helped
promote local history and the downtown business district."his show
features Giclee Prints of some of that body of work.