The Massillon Museum invites the public to attend the exhibition opening of Photography by Supporters of Relay for Life on Friday, August 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Fred F. Silk Community Room. The party is free, casual, and open to everyone; no reservations are required. The annual exhibition and the opening reception are intended to raise awareness for Massillon’s Relay for Life and to raise funds for its cause.
The exhibition will include general artistic images taken by Relay for Life participants and supporters. Guests at the opening will meet many of the artists; enjoy refreshments; and have the opportunity to purchase the artwork.
Photographers donate their work for the exhibition. Each image will be offered for sale at $25—checks and cash will be accepted. A “check and carry” bin will be available for purchasers who want to help the cause but don’t want to wait to take home their new art until the end of the exhibit. Every dollar from the sale of photographs will directly benefit the American Cancer Society.
In addition to viewing the Relay for Life exhibition, visitors can see the Moniker: Identity Lost and Found exhibition in the main gallery and a display of kitchen artifacts from the permanent collection in the lower level lobby.
The Relay for Life photography exhibition may be seen through September 25 during regular Museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061, or visit massillonmuseum.org.
Relay for Life volunteer Jan Jordan spearheads the photography donations for this exhibition. Emily Vigil coordinates the Silk Room exhibitions. Donated photographs for the exhibition will be accepted between July 31 and August 5 at the Museum’s reception desk. Unsold photographs will be returned to the artists.  Visit massillonmuseum.org for donation specifications.
The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in the heart of downtown Massillon. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.