Lit Youngstown presents a reading by poets Sean Thomas Dougherty and Terry Murcko, on Wednesday March 1, at 7:00 pm, Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. And open mic will follow. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.
The Westminster College Concert Choir presents the Duruflé Requiem, on Saturday, March 4 at 7:00 pm, at the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, 229 South Market Street, in New Wilmington; and Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, 600 E State St, in Sharon. The concerts are free and open to the public.
The Butler Institute of American Art on Wick Avenue in Youngstown presents the exhibit George Mauerberger: Pastel Drawings: 1991 - 2016, Sunday, March 5 through Sunday, May 14. The Butler is open every day but Monday; admission and parking are free. More information about this and other Butler exhibitions and events is available at butler art dot com.
The Soap Gallery presents the the exhibition "Fringe," opening with a reception on Friday, March 3, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, with the show running through Friday, March 24. The show features artwork by local artists Craig Mattis, Jayaira Grhim, Jeff Piper, James Pernotto, Daniel Newman. The Soap Gallery is located at 117 S. Champion Street, in Youngstown.
The YSU Department of Art presents a guest artist lecture by Summer Zickefoose, on Wednesday, February 15th, at 5:10 pm, in the auditorium of the McDonough Museum of Art, on the YSU campus. Zickefoose is a member of the art faculty at Wesminster College, in new wilmington, PA. Her sculptures, performances, videos and installations have been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy will resume their Winter/Early Spring programming on Wednesdays and Thursdays, February 15 and 16 from 4:00 -7:00 pm. Wednesday classes will be held at St. Angela Merici School, 400 Lincoln Park Drive, Youngstown. Thursday classes will be held at Neighborhood Ministries at Rockford Village, 1405b Dogwood Lane, in Youngstown. The Academy is open to all children, grades k-12. There is no fee to participate. More information on the Southside Fine Arts Academy's Facebook page or at 330-540-8589.
The 19th Annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts will be held at and around Youngstown State University, Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9. Artist applications for the juried fine art show are now available. Artists are encouraged to apply by the April 3 early deadline, although applications will be accepted until the event is full. Over 80 artists participated in the two-day event last year, which also includes an ethnic festival, jazz concert and multiple family activities.
The John J McDonough Center for Contemporary Arts at YSU presents La Calle (Lah keye yay), Photographs from Mexico and Selections from the Collection of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, by artist & photojournalist Alex Webb. The exhibition, on display through Friday, March 3, features 30 years of color work inspired by the poet Octavio Paz (Oct tah vee oh Pahz). Information at 330-941-1400. The Museum is open to the public and admission is free.
The Butler Institute of American Art and The Youngstown Chapter, The Links, Incorporated present "The African American Collection" on Sunday, February 5, at 2:00 pm at the Butler Institute of American Art, in Youngstown. Al Bright, Professor Emeritus of Art, at YSU and Dr. Louis Zona, Executive Director and Chief Curator, of the Butler will discuss the permanent collection of African American Art at the Butler.
the YSU Art Department presents a talk and exhibition by artist Tim Portlock, on Monday, February 6, 5:00 - 8:00 pm in the Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall, on the YSU campus. Portlock's current body of work is created using 3D gaming technology to simulate real world and imagined spaces based on abandoned and foreclosed buildings. More information at 330 941-1866.