Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Kent poets Major Ragain and Joe Caley, on Wednesday September 2, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Ragain with five collections of poetry and Caley, a decorated Vietnam veteran, are facilitators of the Kent Veterans Writers’ Circle. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
The Butler Institute of American Art presents a Director's Art Talk on Sunday, August 23, at 2:00 pm, in the Beecher Center Auditorium, in the Butler. Join Butler Director Lou Zona for the first in a series of five illustrated talks that cover two centuries of artistic movements from the Neo-Classicism of France’s Jacques Louis David through the Post-Modernism of America’s Jeff Koons. Program highlights will also include Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Post Modernism These programs are free; seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Mill Creek MetroParks Fellows Riverside Gardens presents Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat, a large outdoor exhibit on display through October 31. [Vanishing Acts takes a compelling look at the precarious plight of the world’s trees and what that means to our everyday lives.] The self-guided exhibit begins at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center and continues throughout the Gardens. Discovery backpacks with activities related to the exhibit and trees are available for families to check out at the Information Desk. Admission is free. More information at
Art on the Lawn in Yellow Springs, OH, is a juried Fine Art and Fine Craft show with over 100 artists displaying their work, on August 8, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. There will also be music, food and much more at the Mills Lawn school yard in the center of Yellow Springs. This event is free to the public.
The New Castle Playhouse presents "Damn Yankees," at the Augustine Auditorium, this weekend. Evening performances are at 7:30 and the Sunday matinee is at 2:00. "Damn Yankees" tales the tale of middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, who trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant against the NY Yankees. Tickets are available at newcastleplayhouse.org, and the box office at 724-654-3437, Monday through Friday,10 am - 4 pm.
The Harvey S. Firestone Festival of the Arts is a juried event held at Firestone park in Columbiana on Saturday, August 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. This event includes handmade arts and crafts, antique vendors, a Farmer's Market, a children's area, an antique and vintage tractor display, with local musical entertainment and food concessions offered throughout the day. Admission is free.
The NE GEEK Read and Greet event at the Geneva Library takes place on Saturday July 25 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event features face painting, cosplay, storytelling, and a character building panel. Kids in K-5th grades can enter the “Tell Your Hero’s Story Contest”. The winner will receive an all-day free game play and two admission passes to the 2015 NE Geek Expo held in October. Entrants must be present of July 25 to win.
The Legal Creative is presenting a Legal Clinic for Creatives at the Main Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, on Friday, July 24th from Noon to 4:00 PM. During the Legal Clinics, art professionals and art organizations can schedule an appointment to meet face-to-face with a volunteer attorney. Registration is free and open to all artists and arts organizations regardless of income, however, consultations are limited to topics relating to the running of an arts business, such as copyright law, trademark law, contract law, and general business formation.
The McDonough Museum of Art, on the campus of Youngstown State University presents Gary Taneri: New Work, a collaboration with Erie Terminal Event Space and Commercial Gallery. On view through July 31 at 112 West Commerce Street in downtown Youngstown, the exhibition features 14 new paintings by Warren native Gary Taneri. Hours are Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Wednesday & Friday Noon - 6:00 pm.