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call the station at 1-800-554-4549.
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 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.
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.
Poetry Reading and Ribbon Cutting—Akron Art Museum
Thursday, April 13, from 6–10:30 p.m. 1 S. High Street, Akron. Enjoy the first public poetry reading from the children and adult participants of the Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders project. The official ribbon cutting ceremony for two outdoor, interactive poetry kiosks in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden will also be celebrated. Western Reserve PBS is proud to serve as a media sponsor for the Traveling Stanzas project. Free; no registration required. For more information, visit http://www.akronartmuseum.org.
Organist Christopher Houlihan—Stambaugh Auditorium
Sunday, April 23 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Young American musician Christopher Houlihan is widely acknowledged as one of the brightest stars in the new generation of organists. Houlihan is director of music and organist at the Church of Holy Apostles in Manhattan and Artist in Residence at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. For more information, call 330-259-0555 or visit http://www.stambaughauditorium.com.
Avatars: Relics from the Future—Canton Museum of Art
April 29–July 23 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. The figurative works combine human, animal and architectural form, as artist Gary Spinosa seeks to materialize spiritual energy through his serenely benevolent figures. Admission is free on Thursdays. Western Reserve PBS is proud to serve as a media sponsor for the exhibition. For more information, call 330-453-7666 or visit http://www.cantonart.org.
Plant the Seed to Read Book Festival—Fellows Riverside Gardens
Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. Enjoy this fun event that promotes literacy. Bring your camera to the Western Reserve PBS booth for a meet-and-greet with Nature Cat! For more information, call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-740-7116.
Verdi Requiem—Canton Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m. Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. The season concludes with this monumental work by Verdi, featuring four soloists and a 225-voice choir composed of the Canton Symphony Chorus and several local college choruses. For tickets or more information, call the box office at 330-452-2094 or visit http://www.cantonsymphony.org.
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.