Pakistan, July 29 -- Developing a distinctive style takes time for an artist. When you have the opportunity to see an artist begin to develop into something more distinct and ultimately more interesting, it can be an exciting moment of realization.

"New York & San Juan: Paintings by Lizzi Aronhalt" on view at the Box Gallery through Aug. 31, is an Akron exhibit that features a young painter who is beginning to find her voice.

As a community, this is why spaces like the Box Gallery are so important. In this type of artists-run gallery space, we find a venue for artists to explore and to display the work they are doing.

There are not enough spaces like this in Akron. If you are a fan of developing community, business and all the things t...