Monday, September 13, 2010

Akron, Ohio. April 2008


Don Drumm Studio Compound


When I go back to Ohio, I always try to make a trip to Don Drumm's studio in Akron. He has long crafted and sculpted in aluminum and his art can be found around the country. Here's a link to his website so that you can see his amazing and creative offerings: http://www.dondrummstudios.com/


He has a compound of four houses plus his gallery located on a side street near the University of Akron. The rest of the houses on the street are typical 1920's houses, which have been chopped up into student apartments. Those houses are in various states of repair and disrepair. And then you come to the end of Crouse Street and Don's houses. What a treat in an otherwise slummy setting.

4 comments:

SteveinSC said...

The purple in that top photo just jumps off the screen. A great pic.

frayedattheedge said...

An interesting post - I love the houses!

Karen said...

I thought I only had these two photos of the neighborhood since they were taken with a long deceased Nikon Coolpix. But, hooray, I found more that I'll post tomorrow.

This street is like the beginning of the Wizard of Oz; everything is grey and dull until you get to the end of the street and, voila!, Technicolor.

BumbleVee said...

too bad more of the neighbours don't get busy and tidy up... or paint at the very least.... it looks clean and cared for in his little area.....

even if a person has no extra cash to spare....things can be done if one has pride and a bit of determination. .. oh, and isn't afraid to move a bit....