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Studio M: St. Mary's Restoration Photography by Joe Albert


The Studio M exhibition, St. Mary’s Church Restoration: Photography by Joe Albert, will open Saturday, January 14, from 3:00-5:00 pm, in the Fred F. Silk Community Room of the Massillon Museum. Albert’s digital photography documents, with strong color and stunning angles, the 2015–16 restoration process from workers in the scaffold-filled sanctuary to the finished shining floors, sparkling windows, and fresh paint that bring new life to the 1876 National Register structure. 

The public is invited to attend the artist’s reception, which will be free and open to everyone; no reservations will be required. The exhibition will continue through Sunday, February 19, 2017.

Canton-based photographer Joe Albert, who never leaves home without his camera, photographs individuals throughout the most memorable milestones in their lives—senior portraits, engagement photos, weddings, and children. He is also known for his architectural images and cityscapes.

“To truly see the world through the photographer’s eye is to look for the beauty in everything,” Albert says. “Whether capturing the people that are important to us or the places that move us, my goal is to convey the essence of what makes life beautiful.”

The Massillon Museum’s Studio M exhibition may be seen 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

Guests at the Studio M exhibition opening can also take a first look at the Celebration in Art exhibition in the main gallery. From the Drawing Board: Architectural Renderings from the Collection, Art 360°: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio, Paul Brown and the Massillon Tiger Swing Band, and The Immel Circus can be seen in the second-floor galleries.

Studio M enhances the collaboration between the Museum and the community by showcasing the artistic talents of local, regional, and national artists. The series of five-week shows will continue throughout the year, selected by jurors from proposals submitted by artists. Guidelines and an application are available by calling the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visiting

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.  Free and convenient street parking is available on adjacent streets.  A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.



Media Contacts:

Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director  -  330-833-4061 x111

Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator  -  330-844-1525

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