The 18th-annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts is on Saturday,July 9th & Sunday, July 10th at and around YSU. There is a juried arts fest that features the work of over 75 artists. There will also be dozens of performances, and participation from arts, culture and creative groups. The Festival is part of a larger weekend of events including the Youngstown Wine and Jazz event, St. Nicholas Greek Summerfest, and the 2k16 gospel fest. More information at ysu.edu/sfa or 330-941-2307.
M Gallery at Erie Terminal presents the art exhibit, "Tacit Aligning: Paintings by Dragana (drah-GAHN-uh) Crnjak (CHURN-yak)," on view Friday, June 3 through Friday, July 22. The opening reception is this Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-5:00, Thursdays 1:00-7:00, or by appointment. "Tacit Alligning" highlights Crnjak's research during visits to Iceland in 2012 and to medieval monasteries in Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Montenegro while on sabbatical in 2015.. M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place is located at 112 W. Commerce Street, in Youngstown.
The Soap Gallery presents "Celebrate Youngstown," an exhibit featuring local artists who have been inspired to create artwork depicting the beauty of Youngstown. The exhibit runs from Friday, June 3rd through Saturday, June 25. It is free and to the public. [The opening is Friday, June 3, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.] The Soap Gallery is located at 117 S. Champion Street, in Youngstown. Hours are 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, Tuesday - Saturday. More information at SoapGalleryYo.com.
YSU/Mahoning Valley Dietetic Association presents "Sip and Paint," on Wednesday, May 18, at 6:00 pm, at Magic Tree Pub and Eatery, 7463 South Ave, in Boardman. The instructor is Tami Johnson. Ticket information available at email@example.com.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy will host a performance of scenes from the opera Cosi fan tutte by Mozart on Thursday, May 12th at 5:45 pm, by members of the YSU Dana School of Music Opera Workshop. This free performance will be held at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road. More information about the performances or the Southside Fine Arts Academy can be obtained by calling 330-707-2144.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy will host a performance of the opera The Billy Goats Gruff, on Tuesday, May 10th at 4:45 pm by the Young Artists of Opera Western Reserve. This operatic version of the Norwegian fairy tale is adapted from music of Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini. The performance is free and will be held at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road. More information about the performances or the Southside Fine Arts Academy available at 330-707-2144.
There will be a panel discussion regarding the film The Hunting Ground with Sofie Karasek of End of Rape on Campus and Lynn Bilal of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence on YSU's campus in Williamson Hall room 2212.
First Class Big Band will be presenting the Tony Leonardi Jazz Concert on Monday, May 23rd, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, at Los Gallos in Boardman. First Class Big Band is comprised of almost all Dana School of Music (YSU) alumni, faculty, and students.
The YSU Department of Women's and Gender Studies is sponsoring a lecture on "Title IX & Campus Sexual Violence," by Sofie Karasek of End of Rape on Campus regarding Sexual Violence on college campuses, and the documentary film, "The Hunting Ground," on Friday, April 22, at noon, in Room 2212 of Williamson Hall on the YSU campus.