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Maggie Meiners: Revisiting Rockwell—Butler Institute of American Art
Through Feb. 26 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. In this exhibition, Maggie Meiners uses Norman Rockwell’s work and reinterprets the scenes by using photographs as the final product. She attempts to contemporize Rockwell’s original works by integrating social issues and elements more suggestive today into each photograph. For more information, visit http://www.butlerart.com.
Jimmy Kuehnle: Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle—Akron Art Museum
Through February 2017 1 S. High St., Akron. Jimmy Kuehnle’s sculptures, created from coated polyester and coated nylon fabric, inflate and deflate, breathing like an organism, sometimes even pulsating with light. Humor and a sense of play are key components of Kuehnle’s work. Other works spill out organically from rooms and galleries that are created with right angles and rigid geometry. Free admittance on Thursdays. For more information, visit http://akronartmuseum.org.
Dreamworlds: The Art of Imaginative Realism—Canton Museum of Art
Through March 12 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton. Award-winning artists from the entertainment, fantasy and gaming industries will transport you to an exciting and dream-like realm of unworldly wonders. For more information, call 330-453-7666 or visit http://www.cantonart.org/exhibits.
Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar—The Butler Institute of American Art
Through April 17 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. View this touring exhibition of The National Guitar Museum that explores the artistic evolution of the world’s most popular musical instrument. This unconventional exhibit features 40 instruments and includes 20 photographs of renowned musicians and their instruments. For more information, visit http://www.butlerart.com.
Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose—Akron Art Museum
Through May 7 1 S. High St., Akron. Western Reserve PBS is proud to serve as a media sponsor for this exhibit that highlights 51 remarkable contemporary artists who have been featured in the pages of the popular art magazine Hi-Fructose. View the original works beyond the flat worlds of paper and digital screens. Admission is free on Thursdays. For more information, visit http://www.akronartmuseum.org.
Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception—Massillon Museum
Through May 23 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. Western Reserve PBS is proud to serve as a media sponsor for this exhibit featuring 10 abstract paintings that for the first time are made accessible to patrons with blindness or low vision through use of multisensory experience. Each painting has been translated into sonic iPad screen apps and tactile models. Typewritten and braille labels, produced by Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, enhance the experience. Free admission. For more information, visit http://www.massillonmuseum.org.
Antique Motorcycle Exhibit— National Packard Museum
Through May 27 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. The museum’s 17th annual antique motorcycle exhibit, entitled “British Invasion,” serves to educate audiences about motorcycle history and to raise awareness of the significance of the motorcycle to transportation history. For more information, call 330-394-1899 or visit http://www.packardmuseum.org.
Mad About the Arts 2017—88.5 WYSU FM
Friday, Feb. 17, from 7-10 p.m. 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Enjoy an evening of contemporary art, music, wine tasting and food sampling. Entertainment will be provided by the YSU Jazz Ensemble from 7-8 pm. Dance music will be performed by The Sensations from 8:30-10 p.m. Mad About the Arts is a benefit for the McDonough Museum of Art and 88.5 WYSU FM. For more information and ticket costs, visit http://www.wysu.org.
Verb Ballets Continues the Legacy of Heinz Poll—Akron Civic Theatre
Friday, Feb. 17 182 S. Main St., Akron. Verb Ballets will showcase a company premiere of the soulful duet “3:00am” by Andrew Carroll, a former principle with Ohio Ballet. The program will also include a revival of Schubert waltzes, with live accompaniment by former Ohio Ballet music director David Fisher. Tickets are $12-$32. For more information, call 330-253-2488 or visit http://www.verbballets.org.
Kiss Me Kate—KSU School of Theatre and Dance
Feb. 24—March 5 (performance times vary) E. Turner Stump Theatre, 1325 Theatre Dr., Kent. While Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” plays on stage, the production’s cast and crew try to tame their own conflicts behind the scenes. Tickets are on sale at the box office, online at http://www.kent.edu/theatredance/kiss-me-kate or by phone: 330-672-2782.
Passionate Piano—Canton Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Feb. 25 Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th. St. NW, Canton. The rarely performed “Overture to the Yellow Princess” by Saint-Saens will open the program, which also features the 2016 winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, Nikita Mndoyants. Tickets on sale at http://cantonsymphony.org.
Beethoven & His Contemporaries—Canton Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, March 25, at 8 p.m. Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. Western Reserve PBS is a proud co-sponsor of this concert. Go back to the time of Beethoven with this thrilling all-orchestral concert. Featuring excerpts from “The Ruins of Athens,” Berwald’s Symphony No. 3, Liszt’s “Les Préludes” and Rossini’s ever-popular “William Tell Overture.” For more information, visit http://www.cantonsymphony.org. Box office: 330-452-2094.
Reflections of Italy—Western Reserve PBS
Oct. 4-13, 2017 In cooperation with Collette Tours, we are sponsoring a trip to one of the most romantic places in the world, with stops in Rome, Venice, Siena, Florence, Milan and more! For more information, call 1-800-554-4549 or visit http://westernreservepublicmedia.org.