Douglas Max Utter talks to Fred Bidwell about the Transformer Station

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Plugged In

By Douglas Max Utter

“Nobody’s ever—kind of—done this before…” Fred Bidwell glances distractedly through his office windows. Outside, the  square brick façade of the Bidwell Foundation’s new
Transformer Station renovation and expansion can be seen directly  across West 29th Street – the “this” that he’s talking about. Read More...

Danielle Meeker named Gallery Manager

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Please welcome Danielle Meeker to the Transformer Station. As Gallery Manager, Danielle will be responsible for coordinating many of the activities of the gallery including scheduling volunteers, managing communications and planning exhibitions and programming. Danielle is coming from a position as Curatorial Assistant at the Akron Art Museum where she curated two shows, New Artifacts: Works by Brent Key Young and Sungsoo Kim (now on view) and Ray Turner: Population (Spring 2012). An Honors graduate of the College of William and Mary, Danielle received a BA in Art History. She lives in Tremont. Danielle will start full time on January 7, just in time for the final preparations for the Transformer Station opening on February 1. Danielle can be reached at

Gallery attendants needed

Call for Volunteers
Looking for a cool place to hang out and experience art with others?  Consider becoming a volunteer gallery attendant at the Transformer Station.  Enjoy flexible hours, free wifi, coffee, tea and soft drinks and insider insight into the art on view. If you love art and people, this is a great place to spend some time while supporting the cause of culture in our community. Interested? Send an email to with your name and phone number. Volunteers will be contacted in January to set up convenient schedules.

Construction Update: Big white walls

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