The Update | FIVE Squared Art Show to Open at YMCA; Beatles Tribute Coming to Robins

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Davis Family YMCA’s eighth annual FIVE Squared benefit art show and sale will take place from Feb. 6 to 28.

It will feature more than 460 pieces of 5-inch by 5-inch works of art donated by professional and amateur artists.

Adult artworks (yellow tags) are $25 or five for $100; youth artworks (blue tags) are $10, or six for $50.  All proceeds benefit the Y’s ARTreach program, which offers free art classes in under-served areas.

The art is hung anonymously, with buyers learning the name of the artist only after purchasing a piece.  The sale begins at 2:30 p.m.; no early sales will be permitted. However, raffle tickets will be sold ($1, six for $5) from 1:30-2:15 p.m. that day, with 10 winners winning a place in line to choose a piece of art to purchase before the general sale.

In addition to the small art, there will be a silent auction from Feb 6-16 featuring larger art by Diane Beatty, John Fire, Nancy Hawkins, Rebecca Hawkins, Chris Leeper, Christi Kacvinsky, Paulette Susan Policy, Kristina Rule, Cy Svagerko, Loretta Tipton, Lindy Wilcox and Don Wright.

There will be live music and light refreshments at the opening reception, which is free and open to the community. The public is also invited to view the show during regular YMCA hours.

For information, call 330 480 5656.

Beatles Tribute Act Coming to Robins Theatre

WARREN, Ohio – Hard Day’s Night, a Beatles tribute band, will come to the Robins Theatre April 30 for an 8 p.m. performance.

Tickets are $20 (plus fees) and go on sale  Friday at 10 a.m. at RobinsTheatre.com and weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the box office, 160 E. Market St.

A presale will begin Thursday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m., accessible only to Friends of the Robins Theatre members. Go to the theater website for information.

Classical Guitar Recital at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Dana School of Music will present a classical guitar recital by the duo of François Fowler and Christopher Mrofchak on at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in Bliss Recital Hall, lower level of Bliss Hall, on the Youngstown State University campus. Admission is free. Masks are required.

The duo will perform music by Tárrega, Beethoven, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Bach, including several pieces arranged by Fowler. 

Pictured: The Davis YMCA art committee is Peggy Lesko, Angela Garner, Mary Grace Fowler, Mary Lee Myers, Penny Senyak, Mary York, Suzanne Gray, Ellen Sandel and Vincenzo Manna.

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