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.
Deadline for entry for the 77th Area Artists Annual Exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art has been extended to January 9. The Butler’s area show is open to artists who reside within Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties in Ohio; and Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania. Works in all media are eligible including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculpture and crafts. No more than two works may be entered, and the entries must have been completed within the last two years. Entry forms are available at 330.743.1107, ext.
Walk back in history at A Sew-Sew Historical Christmas at the Barnhisel House at 101 N. State St. in Girard. The Open Houses will include displays of quilts, organ music , refreshments and guided tours conducted by costumed docents. Open Houses are open to the public, Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm for small donation. More information is available at 330-883-3847, 330-545-6162 or online atat www.girardhistoricalsociety.org
The Butler Institute of American Art hosts its 44th-Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7. Show opens at 10 am both days and runs through 5 pm Saturday, and 4 pm Sunday. This juried show features visual artists and craftspeople showcasing their work. Information about the show is available at 330-743-1107.
YSU’s College of Creative Arts and Communication presents Pulitzer-Prize Winning Photographer, David Hume Kennerly on Friday, October 3, at 5:30 p.m. in an opening reception at the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus. Photos from Kennerly’s latest work, “On the iPhone” will be on exhibit.
The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor is hosting U.S. Steel Family Day on Saturday, October 4 from noon - 2:00 pm. This event is free to attend and will include Vintage steel industry video, a former employees reunion, hands-on activity for children. There are special Prices on museum admission.
Memories of Christmas Past, the annual holiday spectacular at the Arms Family Museum, is in its seventh year in the 1905 Arts & Crafts mansion of Olive and Wilford Arms, and the home of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. The seven period rooms of the Arms Family home are filled with rare, vintage decorations that include ornaments, lighting, trees, toys and trains. This display features many pieces from the Historical Society’s collection as well as items on loan from private collectors. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.