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Pastel Society of America 45th Annual Exhibition—The Butler Institute of American Art
Through Feb. 4 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Features works by some of America’s premier pastel painters. The works are drawn from the organization’s annual exhibition, held at the National Arts Club in New York City. For more information, call 330-743-1107 or visit http://butlerart.com.
Elijah Pierce: An American Journey—Canton Museum of Art
Through March 4 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton. Explore the work of self-taught folk artist Elijah Pierce (1892-1984, a prolific African American wood carver known for his brightly painted sculptural panels illustrating biblical stories, moral lessons, historical events and images from popular culture. For more information, call 330-453-7666 or visit http://www.cantonart.org.
100 Years of American Print Making II—The Butler Institute of American Art
Through April 15, 2018; open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This exhibition from The Butler Collection is a survey of American printmaking over the last 100 years. It can be said that every artistic movement and principle artist of the last century is included in this wonderful journey through American art history. For more information, visit http://www.butlerart.com.
Shen Yun—The Ohio Falun Dafa Association
Saturday, Feb. 3, and Sunday, Feb. 4 State Theater, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Experience the divine culture of a lost world as the world’s premiere classical Chinese dance and music company brings a lost world to life with unrivaled artistic mastery. For more information, or call 888 974 3698 or visit contact http://ShenYun.com/Cleveland.
Mansfield Symphony: The Planets—Renaissance Performing Arts
Saturday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. 138 Park Ave. W., Mansfield. The Mansfield Symphony goes side by side with the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra for a robust performance of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.” For tickets, call 419-522-2726 or visit http://mansfieldtickets.org.
Tomeka Reid Quartet—Conservancy for Cuyahoga National Park
Saturday, Feb. 17, from 8-10 p.m. Happy Days Lodge, 500 W. Streetsboro St. (S.R. 303), Peninsula. Chicago-based cellist, composer and educator Tomeka Reid is equally adept in classical and jazz contexts. Reid predominantly finds herself in experimental and improvisatory settings and composes for a wide range of instrumentation, from big band to chamber ensemble. Her music combines her love for groove with freer concepts. Doors open at 7 pm; concert begins at 8 pm. Tickets are available at http://conservancyforcvnp.org.
Gospel Meets Symphony—Akron Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. E.J. Thomas Performing Arts, 198 Hill St., Akron. The Akron Symphony Orchestra and the inspirational voices of the Gospel Meets Symphony Choir join together for the silver anniversary presentation of Gospel Meets Symphony. The evening will close with a 25th anniversary tribute celebration, which will take place following the concert in the concert hall’s lobby. Enjoy a special reception to help celebrate the milestone event and share memories of past Gospel Meets Symphony performances. The tribute celebration does not include a ticket to the performance. Concert tickets must be purchased separately, by phone at 330-535-7302 or online at http://akronsymphony.org.