The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents Hands On History this summer -- with several events that encourage learning about history through arts & crafts, dressing up, playing games and more -- Wednesdays from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Tyler History Center and the Arms Family Museum. More information at mahoninghistory.org.
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the exhibit Evelyn Killian: Paintings, running through September 6 at the Butler. This exhibition features work on paper in a variety of paint media by an American folk artist. The work features a primitive sincerity and vibrant look at the lives of everyday people. Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at butlerart.com and (330) 743-1107.
Rock Gods: The Art of Rock & Roll Photography is at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 West Federal Street, in downtown Youngstown, through Sunday, August 30. The exhibit features images of some of the world’s greatest rock music idols and entertainers performing live as captured by three of the region’s most popular artistic talents: Janet Macoska, Tony Nicholas and Chris Yambar. More information at mahoninghistory.org.
The YWCA of Youngstown, on West Rayen Avenue, presents its 33rd Women Artists: A Celebration! The art show is free and open for public viewing from 12 to 4 pm through July 17. It features 128 works of art. More information at ywca.org/youngstown and 330 746-6361.
The Butler Institute of American Art, on Wick Avenue in Youngstown, is presenting the 77th Area Artists Show through March 29. This juried show is open to artists who reside in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties in Ohio; Mercer and Lawrence Counties in Pennsylvania. Works in all media are included in the show of 56 artists. Information at butler-art-dot-com or 330-743-1107.
The spirit of the tropics can be found in the Jewels of Winter Orchid exhibit, on display now through March 15 at Fellows Riverside Gardens inside the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center Tuesdays through Sundays, from 9 am – 5 pm. There are more than one hundred orchid plants of many varieties on display. More information about the show and related activities at 330-740-7116.
The Butler Institute of American Art, Wick Avenue, Youngstown presents portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by John Wilson, and works by Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and other African American artists--in celebration of Black History Month. Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at (330) 743-1107
The Greater Akron Orchid Society is holding its 14th-Annual Spring Orchid Show on Saturday, March 7, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Sunday, March 8, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Donzell's Flower & Garden Center in Akron. There will be orchid displays, and information and supplies for growing your own orchids. Parking and admission is free. More information can be found at 330-644-6867 or thegaos.com.
The YSU Dana School of Music is presenting a Clarinet Studio Recital, on Wednesday, April 29th at 12:15 PM, at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown. The concert is free and open to the public.