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Observatory Park—Geauga Park District
Open daily at 6 a.m.; now until Memorial Day, open until 11 p.m.; Memorial Day–Labor Day, open until 1 a.m. 10610 Clay St., Montville Township. One of only 15 “dark sky” parks in the country, Observatory Park welcomes visitors wishing to observe the night skies without the interference of light pollution. For more information, call 440-279-0820 or visit http://www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
A Century of Fashion—The Butler Institute of American Art
Through 2017 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This is an exhibition of historically accurate women’s fashion costumes modeled on specific period fashions and reproduced from fashion plates of the era brought to life on Ballard’s dolls sculpted of papier-mache. For more information, visit http://www.butlerart.com.
The Museum Collection: C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Galleries—Akron Art Museum
1 S. High St., Akron. The art displayed in the McDowell Galleries features work from the Akron Art Museum collection from 1850-1950. The galleries are currently arranged according to three themes: In a Romantic Mood: Turn of the Twentieth Century Painting; The Modernist Approach: Northeast Ohio’s Artists and Collectors; and William Sommer: Master of Ohio’s Brandywine Valley. Free admission 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.
Avatars: Relics from the Future—Canton Museum of Art
Through 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.
Patrick Boyd: Man with a Holo Camera—The Butler Institute of American Art
Through Oct. 1 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. United Kingdom artist Patrick Boyd works at the intersection of photography, art and science, combining all with a unique graphic language. His imagery is both compelling and emotive. His works of meticulously created installations and captured sequences blur the boundaries between two and three dimensions. His works create a colorful world where real life, narrative, light and shadow connect and collide. For more information, visit http://www.butlerart.com.
Stark County in the Great War—Massillon Museum
Through Nov. 12; opening reception is June 10 from 7-9 p.m.; free admission 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. This exhibit commemorates the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I, featuring artifacts from the permanent collection. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit http://www.massillionmuseum.org.
Serial Intent—Akron Art Museum
Opening celebration June 2 from 7:30-9 p.m.; free admission on Thursdays 1 S. High St., Akron. Serial Intent presents 10 of Andy Warhol’s “Electric Chair” prints as well as groupings from several print, drawing and photography series held in the Akron Art Museum collection. Artists include Robert Indiana, Jacob Lawrence, Sol LeWitt, Michael Loderstedt, Craig Lucas and Karl Blossfeldt, among others. The exhibition offers opportunities to experience these multi-part artworks within the serial contexts intended by the artists who created them. Cash bar and food available for purchase. For more information, call 330-376-9185 or visit http://www.akronartmuseum.org.
9 to 5 The Musical—KSU School of Theatre and Dance
June 15–July 1 Porthouse Theatre, 3143 O’Neil Road, Cuyahoga Falls. This musical is based on the hit 1980 movie starring Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. When three female coworkers are pushed to the boiling point, they craft a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical boss. While their boss is away from his desk, the three women live out their wildest, hilarious fantasy—taking over the company and giving their boss the boot! Tickets on sale at https://www.kent.edu/porthouse and by phone at 330-673-3884.
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.