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Summit DD creates art for Probate Court

10/31/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board
DOWNTOWN AKRON — Custom works from the Summit County Developmental Disabilities (DD) Board’s Dream Out Loud Studio were installed at Summit County Probate Court in September.

“The pieces add so much color to our walls. They will be a pleasure to look at every day,” said Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer.

According to Summit DD officials, Stormer commissioned the works for her offices. 

The main piece created features water lilies and three-dimensional, Dale Chihuly-style accents that mimic the look of blown glass, according to Summit DD officials. It was installed in the main hallway of the Probate Court office. Small, secondary works also were created for Stormer to display throughout the offices.

“The artists quickly began sketching ideas once we got the project. We submitted a few to the court, and they picked the water lily design,” said Summit DD Business Innovations Manager Jacquie Owens. “All of the Dream Out Loud Studio artists contributed to the pieces.”

Shown above with Stormer, at center, posing by the installation are Summit DD Dream Out Loud Studio artists Carl and Mary.

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