Deadline for entry for the 77th Area Artists Annual Exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art has been extended to January 9. The Butler’s area show is open to artists who reside within Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties in Ohio; and Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania. Works in all media are eligible including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculpture and crafts. No more than two works may be entered, and the entries must have been completed within the last two years. Entry forms are available at 330.743.1107, ext.
88.5 WYSU and the McDonough Museum of Art at YSU are sponsoring the 20th-Annual Mad About the Arts, a celebration of music, art, food, and wine. It will be held at Stambaugh Auditorium, a new location for the event, on Friday, February 20, 6:30 - 10:00 pm. The YSU Jazz Ensemble and the band Redline are providing the music. [Tickets are $80, with discounted tickets at $65 available for members of WYSU 88.5 FM and the McDonough Museum of Art members; YSU faculty members, staff and students; and YSU Creative Arts & Communication alumni.] Ticket information is available at 330-941-3363.
The Knox Building and Nove Gatto in Erie Terminal Place in downtown Youngstown present an exhibition of 1,000 unique pieces of art by International Artist and Youngstown native Maple Turner III, with a reception on Saturday, November 29 at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available now at Defend Youngstown & Youngstown Nation and at the door. More information is available at 330-502-8982.
Mill Creek MetroParks presents its annual Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman's Mill on Saturday, November 29th from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Lanterman’s Mill will be festively decorated for the event. There will be fine entertainment, chestnuts roasted over an open fire, Santa Claus, and artisans demonstrate crafts at this popular community event..
Christmas on the Farm, a craft and gift market will be held on Saturday, November 29 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Molnar Farms in Poland. The farm will host several local artisan vendors with unique hand-crafted gifts, decorations and treats perfect for the holiday season at its inaugural seasonal market. Entry is free and open to the public.
The Butler Institute of American Art hosts its 44th-Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7. Show opens at 10 am both days and runs through 5 pm Saturday, and 4 pm Sunday. This juried show features visual artists and craftspeople showcasing their work. Information about the show is available at 330-743-1107.
The Villa Maria Nativity Display is an annual indoor Advent tradition featuring hundreds of nativity sets from around the world, with entertainment from musicians, choirs, a bell choir & more. It is open December 6 and 7, & 13 and 14, noon - 5:00 pm at the Villa Maria Community Center, in Villa Maria, Pa. The Villa Farm will be open then, as well. More information about all the Christmas activities and events at Villa Maria is available at 724 964-8920, ext. 3348.
Youngstown State University’s Department of Art presents a lecture by sculptor Michael Jones McKean, on Monday, November 3, 5:30 pm, in the McDonough Museum of Art’s Lecture Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Trumbull Art Gallery is hosting a free "Happy Hour Painting" class at the gallery, for veterans only, on Monday, November 10 at 6:00 pm. The instructor will display a completed painting that participants can copy during this 2-hour class. All materials are provided.
The Geauga County Library Foundation and the combined Friends of the Libraries presents author Alex Kershaw, at the Notre Dame Education Center, on Auburn Road, in Chardon,on Saturday, November 8, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm, sharing his stories about the heroism and sacrifices of the “Greatest Generation” during World War II.