Apr 14 2021
May 29 2021
Akron in Wonderland: Nocturnes

Akron in Wonderland: Nocturnes

Presented by Akron Soul Train at Akron Soul Train

This immersive, interactive exhibition has transformed the Akron Soul Train gallery into a victorian-esque parlor with film vignettes and curiosities.  Visitors experience Akron Alice’s natural and urban explorations woven throughout a cinematic narrative, with a nocturnal twist.  Still-life scenes with early cinematic devices such as flip books, stereographic photos, zoetropes, and kinetoscopes lead you through a dream-like setting.

Underlining the nocturnal journey are cyanotype envelopes exhibited from the ceiling, filled with dream narratives contributed by the public.  Dancer/choreographer Annie Morgan interpreted some of the dreams, serving to blur the lines between magical and real.  Musical compositions by Theron Brown and Mike Deiner follow you through the adventure.  Finally, as you make your way into the smaller CapSoul Gallery, you will find one hundred watercolor sketches of night pollinating insects drawn from every angle to simulate flight.

Admission Info

free admission

Dates & Times

2021/04/14 - 2021/05/29

Additional time info:

Virtual exhibition walk-through on the Akron Soul Train Facebook page as well as an educational program discussing Nocturnal Pollinators.

Location Info

Akron Soul Train

191 King James Way, Akron, OH 44308

Parking Info

Parking is available on the street or in the connected Summit County Parking Garage.  Akron Soul Train Gallery is located in the Ohio Building.