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2014 Show Dates: February 28 - March 2

JOHN S. KNIGHT CENTER

AKRON, OHIO

TICKETS
Adults $8

Children 12 & Under FREE

(when accompanied by an adult)

SHOW HOURS

Friday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm


 

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STAGE PRESENTERS & FEATURED GUESTS

John Gidding
from HGTV’s Curb Appeal

John Gidding is a design expert who, with his experience in residential, commercial and landscape architecture as well as urban and graphic design, transforms average homes into sculptural showpieces.

 

Born and raised in Istanbul to a Turkish mother and an American father, Gidding incorporates his multicultural aesthetic into his architectural projects.  At the age of 15, he moved to Switzerland for boarding school, where he dedicated himself to a two-year intensive art program, graduating with an International Baccalaureate degree.

John moved to the United States in 1995 to attend Yale University with the intention of further pursuing a degree in fine arts, but when he took his first architecture course, he knew he'd found his calling. While at Yale, Gidding took every possible design course and spent summers working for a variety of design firms around the world.  This wide interest in design in all its forms has remained with Gidding throughout his career, leading him to tackle an array of projects.  Some of his favorite projects include the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Union Square in New York, the campus plan for Carnegie Mellon University and a pavilion for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.  After graduating from Yale in 1999, Gidding continued his education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design where he earned his Master's Degree in architecture in 2003.  He went on to work for renowned landscape and architecture firms, but he went solo in 2005, founding John Gidding Design Inc in New York City. 

Gidding’s career expanded into entertainment when he opened a second office in Atlanta and joined HGTV's hit show "Designed to Sell".  Gidding was on the series from 2006 until it ended in 2011.  He can currently be seen on HGTV as the designer and host of their landscaping show "Curb Appeal: The Block".

 

John will appear on Friday and Saturday.

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Doctor Lori from

Auction Kings

Dr. Lori, star antiques appraiser from the hit TV show Auction Kings on the Discovery channel.  She will appear all three days and will show how to sell your unwanted stuff for top dollar. Dr. Lori will tell you what people are really paying for your antiques and collectibles. She will pull no punches as she evaluates your stuff and makes you laugh. “I’ll break some hearts, I’ll make some millionaires. We’ll laugh and learn along the way”, she says.

Arrive early for one free appraisal per person. Bring an object and attend all three days since every one of Dr. Lori’s presentations is different!

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