Artist to exhibit in Massillon

Artist to exhibit in Massillon
Alison Alsup

"Biking in the Dunes," watercolor on paper, 2022


The Massillon Museum will host a reception for artist Alison Alsup and her Studio M exhibition, "Prairies to Peaks: Biking to Colorado’s Tallest Mountain," on Saturday, March 18 from 1-3 p.m. The event is free.

"Prairies to Peaks" features watercolor paintings and pen, ink and graphite drawings recounting the artist’s 1,000-mile solo bicycle trip from Cleveland to a summer job, where she worked and lived on Mt. Elbert’s tallest peak in Colorado.

Alsup, born in Delaware, Ohio, is currently studying drawing and painting at the Cleveland Institute of Art, having also completed a semester abroad at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.

A MassMusings podcast interview with the artist will be posted at on Tuesday, March 28 at noon. The exhibition will continue through April 2.

The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark and marketing support from Visit Canton. This exhibition was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Exhibitions can be seen during regular MassMu hours Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

MassMu is located at 121 Lincoln Way E. in downtown Massillon. A visit is always free. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. Call 330-833-4061 or visit

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