As part of YSU's African American History Month program, Dr. OkakaOpio Dokotum, poet, playwright, filmmaker, and associate professor of Literature and Film at Kyambogo University in Uganda, is presenting a lecture on Debunking the Myth of Africa, the Dark Continent, on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:00 pm, in the Ohio Room in the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus.
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, at 12:00 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.
As part of YSU's African American history Month program, Monica-Beasley Martin, a Youngstown resident and author of Bald is Beautiful, is presenting a lecture on her book and the importance of hair care for African American women, on Friday, February 6, at 6:30 pm in the Kilcawley Center Gallery on YSU's campus. A book signing will follow the lecture.
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.
The Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present a concert of gospel music on Sunday, February 1 at 1:30 pm at St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave, Youngstown, as part of the church's 'Sunday, Sauce and Song Concert Series." Songs include Southern gospel, gospel and African American Spirituals. The concert is open to the public.
The Africana Studies Program and the McDonough Museum of Art are presenting photagrapher Dawoud Bey as YSU's African American History Month Keynote Speaker. Bey's exhibit at the McDonough Picturing People features 50 images representing the evolution of Bey’s work over three decades.The lecture is on Thursday, February 12, at 5:30 pm in the McDonough Museum galleries in Youngstown. More information on the lecture can be found at mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu.
The Trumbull Art Gallery is presenting the first one-man exhibit of the paintings of Larry Beckstein. The show can be seen Tuesday, January 10, through Saturday, February 14, between 12 pm and 4 pm. The Gallery is at Courthouse Square in Warren, 158 N. Park Avenue. More information can be found at trumbullartgallery.com.
The Trumbull Art Gallery is featuring an exhibition of photographs from David Hume Kennerly's newest book David Hume Kennerly on the iPhone. This show is being presented in collaboration with YSU's College of Creative Arts and Communication. The show can be seen Tuesday, February 2, through Saturday, February 7, between 12 pm and 4 pm. The Gallery is at Courthouse Square in Warren, 158 N. Park Avenue. More information can be found at trumbullartgallery.com.
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.