The Butler Institute of American Art presents the exhibit "Cliff McGinnis: The Bird as Theme in American Art," through December 31. Hubbard, Ohio-born Cliff McGinnis gained a regional reputation as a master carver. With hammer, chisel and other carving tools, McGinnis painstakingly sculpted exact representations of the birds of our region, adding accurate color to each piece. This exhibition is drawn from the J. D. “Bud” Williamson Collection. The Butler is open every day but Monday; admission and parking are free.
Artists of the Mahoning Commons presents its Holiday Open Studio in the Ward Bakery Building, 1024 Mahoning Avenue. across from U-Haul, on Saturday and Sunday, November 19 & 20, and November 26 & 27, noon to 5:00 each day. The Open Studio features Jewelry, silks, paintings, ceramics, furniture and much more! Area artists will have their working studio spaces open for your viewing pleasure. There is free admission, free parking, and live music.
The YSU Dana School of Music presents the "Carols and Cocoa & Dana Holiday Concert," on Wednesday, December 7, at 7:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium, in Youngstown. A Youngstown Holiday favorite for years, Carols & Cocoa and the Dana Holiday Concert features performances by many Dana School of Music ensembles. Tickets available at stambaughauditorium.com.
The YSU Dana School of Musicpresents the Dana Young Artist Competition, on Sunday, November 20, from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium, in Youngstown. Students compete throughout the afternoon for the opportunity to perform a solo in the Spring semester with the Dana Symphony Orchestra. The public is invited to drop in anytime to watch a variety of performances.
The YSU Department of Theater and Dance presents "Blissful Beginnings, Opening Night Art Walks," on Friday, November 18, at 6:00 pm, in the Bliss Recital Hall, on the YSU campus. It’s a night devoted to the arts on opening nights of University Theater, where a Dana School of Music group performs as you take in student and faculty art exhibits before the opening night of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."
The YSU Department of Art presents a public reception for the Fall Graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. on Friday, November 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, in the McDonough Museum of Art, on the YSU campus. The reception is free and open to the public.
The YSU Dana School of Music presents a Percussion Ensemble concert on Wednesday, November 16, at 7:30pm, in the Spotlight Theater, in Bliss Hall, on the YSU campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
The YSU Dana School of Music and the Butler Institute of American Art present the Music at Noon concert series every Wednesday at 12:15 pm, at the Butler. The Brass Chamber Ensembles will perform on Wednesday, November 16. More information is available through the YSU Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.