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The Suburbanite
  • Around town: Opposites Attract’ at Green Gallery?

  • North Canton’s Green House Gallery’s first exhibit of 2013 is “Opposites Attract,” showcasing black and white artwork in photography, graphite, ceramics and mixed media by Canton area artists Chris Daugherty, Willie Ellis, Laura Kolinski-Schultz and Michele Waalkes.

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  • North Canton’s Green House Gallery’s first exhibit of 2013 is “Opposites Attract,” showcasing black and white artwork in photography, graphite, ceramics and mixed media by Canton area artists Chris Daugherty, Willie Ellis, Laura Kolinski-Schultz and Michele Waalkes.
    Daugherty, of North Canton, is an accomplished photographer. His work is in numerous private and public collections, including the permanent collection of The Little Art Gallery of the North Canton Public Library.
    Ellis was born and raised in Canton. He is a self-taught artist, specializing in portraits.
    Kolinski-Schultz has taught pottery at the Canton Museum of Art since 1990. She has a bachelor of arts degree in art from Mount Union and a bachelor of science degree in art education from Kent State University.  She has studied with Taiwanese artists Yih Wen Kuo and Ah Leon at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She currently presents Chinese tea ceremonies, teaches tai chi at The Yoga Place and The Canton Museum of Art and offers pottery classes at her home studio.
    In addition to creating her own artwork, Waalkes is also a freelance curator and is involved in community arts and educational projects. Her work has been exhibited in Ohio, in national venues and recently in an international show in Assisi, Italy.
    The exhibit is on view through Feb. 16 during gallery hours, Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    NEW BOARD MEMBERS
    Joining the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s board of directors are Nicole Koharik, Thomas Haught, William Shivers, Jim Bowen and Lisa Backlin.
    Koharik is the global sustainability marketing director for GOJO. She joined GOJO in 2006 and has responsibility for multiple strategic cross market initiatives. She has a master’s degree in communications management from John Carroll University.
    Haught founded Sequoia Financial Group in 1991. He divides his time between managing the firm and providing comprehensive financial planning for individuals and entrepreneurs.
    Shivers is president of Huntington’s Greater Akron/Canton Region. A 20-year veteran of the banking industry, he joined Huntington in 2007. Previously, Shivers held a commercial banking role at KeyBank.
    Bowen has more than 25 years in public accounting, serving both private and public companies in tax, audit, business consulting, financial systems and business valuations.
    Backlin is the director of distribution operations for Grainger Industrial Supply’s Cleveland facility. She is responsible for warehouse management and operations and for driving quality service and efficient execution of over 1 million orders each year.
    The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank was named 2012 Foodbank of the Year by Feeding America.
    Send tips about acts of kindness, anecdotes, honors and other items of interest to Denise Sautters, Around Town, The Repository, 500 Market Ave. S, Canton OH 44702. Information can be faxed to her at 330-454-5745 or emailed to her at denise.sautters@cantonrep.com.