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Two Downtown Kent Art Galleries Collaborate with TransPORTAGE to Inspire a Greater Tomorrow in Portage County

Posted Sep. 26, 2011

The School of Art's Downtown Gallery and Standing Rock Cultural Art's North Water Street Gallery will work with TransPORTAGE, a grassroots initiative aiming to promote, collaborate and coordinate the improvement of the economy in Portage County, to inspire action in the Kent-area. Portage Slant: a future in-sight is an exhibit intended to inspire creative thinking in all aspects of society, including science, business, technology, art and service.

TransPORTAGE envisions a future built on using clean, renewable energy, where public transportation is first choice, which is not threatened by climate change and where people come together to protect and contribute to a meaningful community. TransPORTAGE believes in seven principles of transitioning into a better society, including positive envisioning, trusting community members to make good decisions, openness, networking, resilience, fostering inner and outer transition and working on a local level. All of these principles will be reflected in Portage Slant: a future in-sight.

The exhibit will be presented in part at the School of Art's Downtown Gallery located at 141 E. Main St., Sept. 29-Oct. 22, with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, Oct. 14. The exhibit will also be presented in part at Standing Rock Cultural Art's North Water Street Gallery, located at 257 N. Water St. Oct. 6-22, with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, Oct. 14.

Portage Slant: a future in-sight has been co-sponsored by Family & Community Services, Hattie Larhlam, Kent State University's School of Art Galleries, Standing Rock Cultural Arts, TANK (The Artists Network of Kent) and TransPORTAGE. TransPORTAGE is a grassroots citizens sector and non-partisan initiative to envision, promote, coordinate and collaborate on the re-localization of the economy of the Portage County area of Ohio.

For additional information regarding the School of Art's Downtown Gallery, please visit http:galleries.kent.edu or call 330-672-7853. For additional information regarding Standing Rock Cultural Art's North Water Street Gallery, please visit www.standingrock.net or call 330-673-4970.

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For more information contact:

Anderson Turner, Director of Galleries, haturner@kent.edu, 330-672-1369