Knight Arts Challenge Akron 2019


Amber Kempthorn was awarded a 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Akron grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for her project, Ordinary Magic: A Sunday in the Cuyahoga Valley.

She will create a stop-motion animated artwork that celebrates the landscape of Akron and the Cuyahoga Valley set to Benjamin Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes,” which will be screened with live accompaniment by the Akron Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2021.

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Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award


Kempthorn was awarded a 2019 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. “These awards honor the artistic excellence of individuals who are sharing their creative talents with Ohio.” More information about the award as well a list of the other recipients can be found here.