The update | Etching sessions at YSU; Opening of golf courses at Mill Creek Park

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Richard Repasky will be the guest artist-in-residence April 4-8 at Youngstown State University’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts as part of the annual Red Press Collaborative.

Repasky will participate with the students in an engraving session each day from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Customers can drop by at any time to observe the engraving process.

Repasky will give an artist talk at 5:10 p.m. on April 6 at the McDonough Museum of Art. All events are free and open to the public anytime during opening hours.

YSU art students will collaborate with Repasky to produce a limited-edition print. The public will be able to observe the process. Prints from previous years will be available for sale and exhibition.

Chicago-based stone lithographer, educator, and artist Repasky has been making lithographs and teaching lithography for 25 years.

The Red Press Collaborative is a program designed to promote fine art printmaking at Youngstown State University.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Golf season returns to Mill Creek Park this week. The North Course and Pro Shop at Mill Creek Golf Course opened Wednesday, while hole #55 Bar & Grille opens today.

The park’s south course opens April 11, and the driving range and training center will open April 18.

Mill Creek Golf Course hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and, Saturday and Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

At the Wick Recreation Area, the par-3 golf course and batting cages open today, while the tennis courts and sand volleyball courts will open April 3. Wick’s hours are 8 a.m. until sunset, with lighted night hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 11 p.m. May 1.

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Two-time Grammy winner Eric Marienthal will spend hours practicing with Boardman High School jazz students on Tuesday, April 5, in preparation for the 20th annual Boardman Jazz Fest concert at 7 p.m. that night at the Boardman Performing Arts Center.

Marienthal has performed with Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Barbara Striesand and Aaron Neville. He will share his knowledge with the students during the day and perform with the three BHS jazz ensembles during the concert.

Admission to the Jazz Fest concert is $10 at the door (free for seniors).

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road, is accepting art donations for its Sunflowers for Ukraine fundraiser. Proceeds from the sale will benefit YMCA Ukraine which operates in 26 cities including Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv and Odessa.

Works in all two-dimensional artistic styles and media are welcome. Pieces do not need to be framed, but should have wire, sawtooth mount or command strips on the back.

The sale will begin on April 10. Donations will be accepted any time before or after this date. They can be left at reception. Artists must include their name, title, medium, and suggested price on the back of each piece.

For more information write to Suzanne Gray at [email protected].

NILES, Ohio — Auditions for the Trumbull New Theater production “Grease” will be held May 25 from 7-9 p.m. and May 29 from 2-4 p.m. at the theater, 5883 Youngstown Warren Road.

The casting requires women and nine men, aged 16 to 23. Actors must be able to demonstrate their ability to sing, dance and act, and be available for rehearsals in June.

The performances will take place from July 8 to 10 and from July 15 to 17.

The director is Ron Sinesio.

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Westminster College Scottish Fiddler Group will perform their faculty recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at the Wallace Memorial Chapel on the Westminster campus.

Led by Melinda Crawford Perttu, Associate Professor of Music, the recital will feature traditional and original music for the Scottish fiddle.

Crawford Perttu is an established American national fiddle champion and has performed across the United States, including a recital for the Lord Lyon of Scotland, as well as many other major Scottish cultural events.

She is also the founder and principal of the Strathgheny School of Scottish Fiddling at Westminster College and is the author of “A Violinist’s Guide to Scottish Fiddling”, published by Mel Bay, an American musician and publisher known for his music education books. . She also directs the Scottish string ensemble Ceòl na Teud from Westminster.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Lit Youngstown’s First Wednesday Readers Series will feature poets Cindy Bosley of Toledo and Jennifer Jones of Akron at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., downtown, at 7 p.m. on April 6. Readers will be followed by an open mic. session.

Bosley’s recent publications include an autofiction piece, “Algorithms, in Scoundrel Time”, and a collection of poems, “Quilt Life”, published by Bottom Dog Press.

Jones is a full-time professor at Kent State University-Stark, where she teaches courses in poetry, creative writing, and composition with a focus on social justice.

The May 4 reading will feature memoirist Angie Orlando from Kent and poet Christine Howey from Cleveland.

Pictured: An example of one of Richard Repasky’s prints.

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