Alumnus Receives Arts Educator Award from Summit Artspace

Art education alumnus, Dillon Sedar (B.A. ‘13, M.A. ’17), was named the Arts Educator Honoree at Summit Artspace’s Arts Alive award ceremony in June 2019. He was one of three finalists for the award category. According to Summit Artspace’s website, the Arts Alive Awards “were created to recognize gifted artists, talented art educators and change-making advocates and volunteers at an inspiring celebration of achievement. They bring art to life and help shape our community’s culture.” Mr. Sedar is currently educating students in Tallmadge City Schools and also teaches art classes on Thursday evenings to youth who are incarcerated at the Summit County Detention Center.

Mr. Sedar’s nominator stated, “Just follow this guy on Instagram and Facebook, and you’ll see why his students love him. The creative projects he designs in order to engage and challenge his students’ creativity are amazing. It’s easy to be pulled into the educational doldrums, but Dillon has demonstrated that he’s going to dedicate his youthful energy to the minds and success and fun of his students, all by appreciating the arts.”

Image: Pictured left to right: Honorary Co-chairs Diana Selzer and Ace Epps, Dillon Sedar, and Summit Artspace Executive Director, Kamelia Fisher. Photo by Summit Artspace.