The YWCA Women Artists: A Celebration! annual art exhibition showcases works by local, regional, and national women artists age 18 and older. The juried show features all media, including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and metal work. The closing party is on Friday, July 17 at 7:00 pm at the YWCA in Youngstown.
The YWCA of Youngstown is presenting Play in May for the YWCA, featuring artist Brenda Myers Cohen, on Wednesdays, May 6th through the 27th, at 10:00 am. Brenda will instruct participants in creating a 5'' x 7'' art project.The cost is $6 per person, with all supplies included. Registration is not required. More information is available at ywca.org/youngstown.
The YWCA of Youngstown is presenting Ricki Bisson, certified Emotionally Focused Consultant and artist, on Saturday, June 27th, at 11:00 AM, for a presentation on removing stress from the mind to create new thought patterns and possibilities for art. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available at ywca.org/youngstown.
The Artists of the Mahoning Commons Spring Open Studio is on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd from noon to 5:00 pm both days at the Ward Bakery Building, located at 1024 Mahoning Ave in Youngstown. Artist's studios will be open featuring silks, photos, paintings, jewelry, ceramics,music, and many many other fun things to see and do.
The Butler Institute of American Art, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown, currently has on display, Vincent van Gogh's "In the Dunes," a landscape on loan from a private Ohio collection. This work displays van Gogh's profound influence on the American Impressionist paintings in the Butler's collection. More Information at butler-art-dot-com or 330-743-1107.
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.