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BAYarts February Opening Receptions

February 7, 2020

BAYarts February Opening Receptions

Max Markwald:Skin
Opening reception: Friday, Feb 7, 7-9pm
In September of 2018, artist Max Markwald legally changed his name to Max Lukas Markwald and began painting himself once a month for a year as a way of documenting his gender transition.  Instead of depicting a fluid transition, each painting became an obscured portrait- hiding in full view.  Three years prior to this transition, Markwald's instructor at the University of Akron advised that he should "think about what it means to be a female artist." Caught off guard he replied "I don't want to be a female artist, I just want to be a painter."  In this show, Markwald shows us he is just that - a painter. 

Pam Mills: Wanderlust
Opening reception: Friday, Feb 7, 7-9pm
In "Wanderlust" photographer and BAYarts staffer Pam Mills takes us with her on her travels.  Mills has the unique ability to capture candid, unexpected moments through the lense as she displays her natural ability to create beautiful compositions.  As viewers we have the rare opportunity to join in the fun and adventure as she indulges her desire to wander. 

 

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