The YSU Department of Art presents a guest artist lecture by Summer Zickefoose, on Wednesday, February 15th, at 5:10 pm, in the auditorium of the McDonough Museum of Art, on the YSU campus. Zickefoose is a member of the art faculty at Wesminster College, in new wilmington, PA. Her sculptures, performances, videos and installations have been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
The YSU Dana School of Music presents a recital by violinist Ferenc Szecsodi (SEH-chur-dee), and pianist Aniko Szokody (SOH-koh-dee), on Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30 pm, at St. John's Episcopal Churh, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown. Featured works are Cesar Franck's A minor Violin Sonata, Three Hungarian Folk Dances by Leo Weiner, and works by Peter Toth, Jeno Hubay, and William Kroll. The concert is free and open to the public.
The 19th Annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts will be held at and around Youngstown State University, Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9. Artist applications for the juried fine art show are now available. Artists are encouraged to apply by the April 3 early deadline, although applications will be accepted until the event is full. Over 80 artists participated in the two-day event last year, which also includes an ethnic festival, jazz concert and multiple family activities.
The John J McDonough Center for Contemporary Arts at YSU presents La Calle (Lah keye yay), Photographs from Mexico and Selections from the Collection of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, by artist & photojournalist Alex Webb. The exhibition, on display through Friday, March 3, features 30 years of color work inspired by the poet Octavio Paz (Oct tah vee oh Pahz). Information at 330-941-1400. The Museum is open to the public and admission is free.
The YSU James Dale Ethics Center is sponsoring a talk by former CIA agent, noted author, & commentator John Kiriakou, on Tuesday, March 14, at 7:00 pm, at St. John's Episcopal Church, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown. The theme of Kiriakou's lecture is Ethics in the Intelligent Services. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested, and can be made at church office at 330-743-3175. The lecture is also sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church and WYSU-FM.
The YSU Dana School of Music presents the 11th Annual YSU Wind & Percussion Invitational, on Friday, February 24th at 7:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium, in Youngstown. The invitational includes clinics, workshops, rehearsals, and an evening concert featuring guest groups. Ticket information at stambaughauditorium.com and 330 259-0555.
The YSU African Student Union's Movie Night features Clint Eastwwod's 2009 film Invictus, on Friday, February 24 at 7:00 pm, in the James Gallery of YSU's Kilcawley Center. The film explores how a country divided can come together to celebrate athletic success.