Rock Gods: The Art of Rock & Roll Photography opens at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 West Federal Street, in downtown Youngstown, on Saturday, May 30 and will run 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 the eyes of three of the region’s most popular artistic talents: Janet Macoska, Tony Nicholas and Chris Yambar. A preview party will be on Friday, May 29 from 6:30-10:00 pm.
The YWCA of Youngstown presents its 33rd Women Artists: A Celebration! A Celebration Preview Party on Saturday, June 20. The Patron's Party if 6:00 to 7:00 pm, and the Preview Party is from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The location is YWCA of Youngstown 25 West Rayen Avenue, in Youngstown. RSVP by May 27, 2017. The show features all media, including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and metal work from local and national female artists. 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.
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