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.
Mill Creek MetroParks will be accepting applications for its annual Nature Photography Exhibit from Saturday, February 1st through Sunday, February 9th. Applications are available at millcreekmetroparks.org. [The annual Nature Photography Exhibit runs from Saturday, February 22nd through Sunday, March 9th in the Ford Nature Center (840 Old Furnace Road) in Youngstown.] More information is available at (330) 702-3000.
The Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents their spring art tour, titled, Spring in Wyeth Country! Philadelphia and the Brandywine, from Thursday, April 24th through Sunday, April 27th. [This tour will include a visit to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Rodin Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Brandywine River Museum, and more.] Reservations, more information, and a complete tour itinerary are available at (330) 744-5035.
The Ashtabula Arts Center (2928 West 13th Street) presents Susan Powers in a Program on Fashion of the 1950's on Saturday, February 8th at noon. [Susan Powers has been collecting antique and vintage clothes for twenty years, teaches the Costume And Fashion class at Ursuline College and the Victorian Silhouettes class at Lakeland Community College, and her exhibit of 1950's clothing is on display at the Arts Center through Sunday, March 2nd.