James Randi, magician, escape artist and the world’s most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims, visits Youngstown State University on Monday, March 30, at 7:00 pm, in Room B112 of Cushwa Hall. An Honest Liar, a documentary of Randi’s life, will be screened, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The graduate chapters of Delta Sigma Theta and Kappa Alpha Psi are presenting an evening with tenor and Youngstown native Lawrence Brownlee. Brownlee, accompanied by pianist Damien Sneed, will perform his “Spiritual Sketches” recital, at The DeYor Performing Arts Centre in downtown Youngstown on Sunday, April 19, at 6:00 pm. More information is available at Youngstown-symphony-dot-com or 330-744-0264.
Vincent, the play written by Leonard Nimoy chronicling the life of artist Vincent van Gogh, will be performed at Madison, on Elm Street in Youngstown, on Saturday, March 28th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 29th at 2:00 pm. Rodd Coonce is reviving his dual roles as Theo, van Gogh’s brother, as well as the tormented artist himself. The actor shares the stage with a projection of over 200 images of van Gogh’s work. Reservations can be made at Dorian Books at 330-743-2665.
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.
YSU Women’s and Gender Studies Program is sponsoring Throwing Stones at the Glass Ceiling: An Evening with Jen Ralston. Ralston, who has worked on feature films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Primary Colors and television shows like The Wire, will speak at YSU’s McKay Auditorium in Beeghly Hall on March 19th, at 7:00 pm for a YSU Women’s History Month event. She will discuss the challenges she has faced with writing, directing, producing, and gaining recognition in the entertainment industry.
Leslie Brothers, Director of the McDonough Museum of Art, was the juror for TAG's photo2015 exhibit. She is hosting an open discussion on her process, on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 pm, at the Trumbull Art Gallery, at 58 N Park Avenue in Warren, Ohio.
BUILDING ART 2015,the annual celebration ofthe creative artists and great works happening at the Morley Arts Building in Youngstown, is scheduled for Saturday, March 7th, at 7:00 pm. The Morley Arts Building, located at 218 West Boardman Street in Youngstown, is the home to Ballet Western Reserve, Ballet Western Reserve Center for Dance Education.
The event will include dance, theater, music, song and art. Ticket information is available at 330-744-1934.
The Columbia Board of Tourism is presenting the 3rd Annual Columbiana Wine Festival, on Saturday, June 27th, from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and Sunday, June 28th, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The event features 6 local wineries, live music, artisans and food, with an amateur wine markers competition featuring raffles and prizes. The event is 21+ with no pets or children allowed. More information can be found at www.columbianawinefest.com.
Photo2015, Trumbull Art Gallery's annual juried photography show, featuring fine photography from Mahoning Valley artists, opens February 28th and runs through Friday, April 10th. The juror for this exhibit is Leslie Brothers, Director of the McDonough Museum of Art. Open Tuesday - Saturday, from noon to 4 pm. Admission is free.
The Opening Reception for Photo2015, Trumbull Art Gallery's juried photography exhibit, will be held at Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren, on Saturday, February 28, at 7:00 PM. The reception allows viewing all of the entries and meeting the artists behind the exhibits.