Peninsula- Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association (CVNPA) is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit Parks and Recreation, An Exhibition of Photographs which will display works by local photographer, Andrew McAllister. The exhibit is currently open at the John F. Seiberling Gallery and will close with a reception from 2-4pm on March 12, 2011. The John F. Seiberling Gallery is located in the CVNPA administration offices at 1403 W. Hines Hill Road in Peninsula. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm and weekends upon request.
As a local photographer based in Akron, Ohio Andrew McAllister has been very active in the community photographing and presenting his fine art and commercial work. Since receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Akron, Andrew’s work has been seen in many area galleries and museums including: the Akron Art Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Riffe Gallery and the Summit Art Space.
Andrew is best known for his series, The Unknown Writer, where he tracked and photographed over fifty mysterious writings that appeared around Akron. His second major project was documenting the building of the Akron Art Museum over a three year period. This current exhibition, Parks and Recreation, focuses on the western landscape and how we experience it through the national parks and various forms of tourism. A number of the Western images have been shown in the Cleveland and Akron area with one large image on permanent display in Dodd Camera’s showroom in downtown Cleveland.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association is a non-profit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about CVNPA and its membership program visit www.cvnpa.org or call (330) 657-2909
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information about the park, visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call (330) 657-2752 or (800) 257-9477.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jocelyn Buckey
330-657-2909 ext 106