The Butler Institute of American Art on Wick Avenue in Youngstown presents the exhibit "George Gallo: Contemporary Impressionist," through Sunday,June 12. George Gallo studied under the Russian master George Cherepov and found his best expression came from painting landscapes. The Butler is open every day but Monday; admission and parking are free. More information about this and other Butler exhibitions and events is available at butler art dot com.
The New Castle Playhouse is presenting "Holiday Gift Biz-R" at the Annex Theater on Sunday, November 1st, from 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM. Children can enter the Build-a-Scarecrow contest at 11:00 AM. There is also free coffee and food and a Chinese Auction. More information on the event can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOTTA HAVE IT! is a retrospective exhibition at the YSU McDonough Museum of Art, on display from September 18 – November 6. Over 100 pieces on view will be auctioned off and the proceeds benefit the John J McDonough Trust. Auction items can also be found at mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu and on Facebook. The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 11am-4pm.
The Trumbull Branch of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the exhibit "Signs: Photographs by Mark Perrott & Chuck Biddle," running through Sunday, March 13. This photo exhibition features roadside images and rooftop landmarks taken over a 30-year period by photographers. TMuseum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at butlerart.com and (330) 743-1107.
The Butler Institute of American Art presents an Illustrated Art Talk by Butler Director Lou Zona, on Sunday, January 31, at 2:00 pm, in the Beecher Center Auditorium, in the Butler. The topic for this talk is "Thoughts on Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol." The program is free; seating is on a first come, first served basis. More information at butlerart.com.
Youngstown's newest fine art gallery, The Soap Gallery, will host their Grand Opening Gala and Art Walk on Friday, October 2nd, at 5:00 pm at 117 S. Champion Street. The Opening will feature artists who unite the arts in Youngstown and represent a range of artistic styles. Live music will be provided by Third Class and Bitter Alms. More information can be found at Stephen@SoapGalleryYo.com or Daniel@SoapGalleryYo.com.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Kent poets Major Ragain and Joe Caley, on Wednesday September 2, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Ragain with five collections of poetry and Caley, a decorated Vietnam veteran, are facilitators of the Kent Veterans Writers’ Circle. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
The Butler Institute of American Art presents a Director's Art Talk on Sunday, August 23, at 2:00 pm, in the Beecher Center Auditorium, in the Butler. Join Butler Director Lou Zona for the first in a series of five illustrated talks that cover two centuries of artistic movements from the Neo-Classicism of France’s Jacques Louis David through the Post-Modernism of America’s Jeff Koons. Program highlights will also include Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Post Modernism These programs are free; seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Mill Creek MetroParks Fellows Riverside Gardens presents Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat, a large outdoor exhibit on display through October 31. [Vanishing Acts takes a compelling look at the precarious plight of the world’s trees and what that means to our everyday lives.] The self-guided exhibit begins at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center and continues throughout the Gardens. Discovery backpacks with activities related to the exhibit and trees are available for families to check out at the Information Desk. Admission is free. More information at