The Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents Paul Gertner in a performance entitled Braindrops - Mind-Reading, Magic, and iPads - The Art of Magic, on Friday, March 28th at 7:30 P.M. [In this program, Gertner takes a hilarious and magical look at new technology and how it is changing the way we live and even how we think.] Tickets and more information about this event are available at 1 (800) 577-6244.
The Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents the exhibition Faking It - Copying The Masterpiece, running through Sunday, March 16th. [Faking It focuses on two treasures, the Mona Lisa, created in 1507 by Leonardo DaVinci, and Snap The Whip, painted by Winslow Homer in 1872, and their many copies, fakes, and forgeries.] More information about this exhibition is available at (330) 743-1107.
The 16th Annual Youngstown State University Summer Festival of the Arts is seeking applications from artists for this year's festival. Applications for artists wishing to participate in the juried fine art show and have their works displayed at the festival are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of April 4th.
The Youngstown State University Women's Club presents a Valentine's Day event on Thursday, February 13th from 9 A.M. until 1 P.M. in the lobby of Maag Library, on the campus of YSU. [This event will feature displays of flowers, arts and crafts, and baked goods.] More information about this event is available at (330) 941-1717.
As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a Poetry Competition on Wednesday, February 26th. A maximum of two submissions per individual that contain subject matter related to Africa, the African American experience, or expressions inspired by historical figures, may be submitted to the Africana Studies Program by Friday, February 21st. More information about this competition is available at (330) 941-3097.
As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University's Bliss Hall Gallery (Room 2300) presents an exhibition of the art work of Maple Turner, running from Saturday, February 1st through Friday, February 28th. [Turner is a native of Youngstown who works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, sand, and reused materials.] More information about this exhibition is available at (330) 941-3097.
As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a panel discussion on African American Contemporary Art on Friday, February 7th at 6:30 P.M. in the Auditorium at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art (525 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown. [An Exhibition by African-American contemporary artist, Youngstown native, and YSU graduate, Maple Turner, will be on display in the Bliss Hall Gallery throughout the month.] More information about this event is available at (330) 941-3097.
Mill Creek MetroParks presents its annual Nature Photography Exhibition, running from Saturday, February 22nd though Sunday, March 9th in the Ford Nature Center (840 Old Furnace Road) in Youngstown. [This exhibition will feature photographs of nature taken by local and regional residents who are amateur artists.] Exhibit hours and more information are available at (330) 740-7107.
The Trumbull Branch of the Butler Institute of American Art (9350 East Market Street) in Howland presents an exhibition entitled American Pinball, running from Sunday, January 26th through Sunday, March 16th. [American Pinball is drawn from the extensive collection of Warren businessman Rob Berk and offers insight into the history and artistry of arcade game machines. Also included are pinball art designs by John Popadink.] Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at (330) 743-1107.
The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents Space Shapes running Saturday afternoons from Saturday, February 22nd through Saturday, March 8th for two shows at 1 and 2:30 P.M. each day. [Space Shapes shows the different shapes that can be found in the universe, and will include hands-on explorations of all kinds of shapes.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370.