Curated Courhouse Displays Akron Artist

Danny Ratcliff to be Featured
Posted on 01/04/2021
Image of We Family Love The Curated Courthouse kicks off its 2021 art displays with Akron Artist Danny Ratcliff from January 5 thru March 11, 2021, at the Summit County Courthouse. Additionally, a permanent piece, We Family Love, has been purchased as part of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Art Challenge. The painting features a family gathering or reunion in a parklike setting. Ratcliff’s piece joins the recent addition of a work by popular Akron Artist Don Drumm just outside the Grand Jury in the courthouse. Several permanent additions by local artists will be installed in the coming months.

Curated Courthouse is a collaboration between Summit County Probate Court and Curated Storefront. This partnership provides inspiration and gives respite through art, from diverse local artists, to employees and often unwilling visitors in the stressful environment within the historic Summit County Courthouse.

Danny Ratcliff studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, theSelf-Portrait of Danny Ratcliff former Cooper School of Art, Kent State University and The University of Akron. Ratcliff prefers portraiture and works in oil, charcoal and pastels. More from the artist can be found at

The Summit County Courthouse is open to the public 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 209 S. High St., Akron, OH 44308. Masks are required to enter.

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. Knight invests in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Their goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which they believe are essential for a healthy democracy. For more, visit

For questions about Curated Courthouse, contact Lisa Mansfield at [email protected].
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