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Warhol prints at University of Akron, ‘Stranded on Earth’ and Heights Arts

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Warhol prints at University of Akron, ‘Stranded on Earth’ and Heights Arts Dee Perry gets the scoop on the Andy Warhol Foundation's donation to Akron's art school. Plus, we get a sneak peek at the Theater Ninjas and Mamaí Theatre Company's partnership for the show "Stranded on Earth" and take a look at Heights Arts' newly-launched "Make your Mark for the Arts" initiative.

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The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts donated six large, original Andy Warhol prints to the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at The University of Akron, which is open to the public now.

Theater Ninjas and Mamaí Theatre Company team up to make Playwright Eric Coble’s ‘Stranded on Earth’ come to life at the Pilgrim Congregational Church on W. 14th St. June 5 through 22.

Heights Arts launched a new initiative and artist commission project, ‘Make your Mark for the Arts,’ which is designed to creatively inspire local businesses. The program kicked off May 29 and will continue for the next several months.


Arts and Culture, Theatre


Gedas Gasparivicius, contemporary art historian, University of Akron

Charles Beneke, printmaker, University of Akron

Jeremy Paul, Theater Ninjas’ artistic director

Derdriu Ring, Mamaí artistic associate, ‘Stranded on Earth’ actress

Steve Presser, Heights Arts board member, business owner

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer