10am - 5 pm / Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, Akron

Come enjoy the opening celebration of "Bold Statements" featuring works by Elisa Drumm Van Auken and Matt Miller.

These homegrown talents create with in-your-face color and audacious design.

Elisa, the eldest daughter of artists Don and Lisa Drumm, left Akron to study at Rhode Island School of Design then remained on the East Coast. A first job in NYC designing textiles for surf wear is reflected in her wild style today. Her new limited edition/one-of-a-kind collection of whimsical, wooden characters is exuberantly hand-painted in her studio near Boston. Each face has a personality all its own, name and bio.

Edgy artist Matt Miller, earned a BFA at University of Akron. Now a professional painter, illustrator and printmaker, he creates surrealist pop images inspired by mythology, comics, vintage rock n' roll posters and tattoos.