The Update | Art Exhibit at the McDonough; ‘American Pickers’ Looking for Antiques

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – “Space Swim,” a Women’s History Month exhibition featuring the works of Pittsburgh artist Carolina Alamilla, will open Monday, Feb. 27, in the Solomon Gallery inside Bliss Hall on the Youngstown State University campus. The exhibition will run through March 30.

The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Alamilla is an assistant professor of studio art at Washington & Jefferson College. She lives and maintains a studio practice in Pittsburgh.

‘American Pickers’ Coming to Ohio

A crew from the History channel show “American Pickers” will be in Ohio in April in search of troves of antiques.

The show’s stars travel the backroads of America in search of historically significant items, meeting the folks who amassed them along the way.

Residents who have a private collection that might interest “American Pickers,” or who know someone who does, can contact the show by emailing or calling 646 493 2184. Include name, phone number, location and description of collection with photos.

“American Pickers” is not interested in stores, flea markets, malls, auction businesses, museums or anything that is open to the public.

YSU, Struthers Concert Bands in Concert

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown State University and Struthers High School concert bands will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Stambaugh Auditorium. 

The 37-member Struthers band, under the direction of Joshua Hawkins, will perform “Beyond Reach” by Adrian Sims; “In a Quiet Place” by Bill Calhoun; and “Rough-Riders” by Karl L. King.    

The YSU band, led by Kate Ferguson, will perform “Symphonic Dance #3 ‘Fiesta’” by Clifton Williams, conducted by Ben Pickard; “Courtly Airs and Dances” by Ron Nelson, conducted by Brennan Rivers; “Chasing Sunlight” by Cait Nishimura; and “Fusion” by Brian Balmages. 

Tickets are $8 ($7 for senior citizens and free for anyone with a valid YSU ID) and available at or the door that evening.     

Pictured at top: Art from Carolina Alamilla’s “Space Swim” exhibition at the McDonough Museum of Art.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.