Butler Institute of American Art: 77th Area Artists Show

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.

Throwing Stones at the Glass Ceiling: An Evening with Jen Ralston


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 Wirewill 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.


TAG's photo2015 Exhibit Selection Process Discussion

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 of the 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

3rd Annual Columbiana Wine Festival

The Columbiana 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 makers competition featuring raffles and prizes. The event is 21+ with no pets or children allowed. More information can be found at

TAG: photo2015

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.

TAG: Opening Reception for Photo2015

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.  

Exhibits related to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Butler Institute of American Art, Wick Avenue, Youngstown presents portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by John Wilson, and works by Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and other African American artists--in celebration of Black History Month. Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at (330) 743-1107

YSU: The African Marketplace

As part of YSU's African American History Month program, The African Marketplace is bringing together various vendors of diverse African American cultural products, on Saturday, February 14, from noon - 2:00 - pm, in the Chestnut Room, in the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus. Musical entertainment will be provided by the youth Harambee dancers and the Youth Choir of New Bethel Baptist Church.

The McDonough Museum of Art Reception and Lecture for Visiting Artists

Kelly Phelps, associate professor and chair of Art at Xavier University, and Kyle Phelps, an associate professor at University of Dayton, are presenting a joint lecture and discussion on their ceramic, sculpture, and media artwork on Wednesday, February 4, at 6:30 pm, at the McDonough Museum of Art in Youngstown. This is a free event. 


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