The Update | ‘Malice’ Art Show to Open; Pumpkin Walk at Fellows Returns

BOARDMAN, Ohio – “Malice on Market Street,” an exhibition of artwork by Jennuhlee, will open Friday, Oct. 14, at Pop! Art Books Culture with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. It will run through November.

It will be the first gallery show at the book and pop culture shop at 6949 Market St.

“Having an artist the caliber of Jennuhlee showing at our store is a major coup for us,”

Said Craig Duster, owner of POP! “She is a fiercely talented artist and really represents the very best artwork that Youngstown has to offer.”

Duster said the exhibition shows the artist at her best.

“This show is pure Jennuhlee,” Duster said. “It’s edgy but instantly accessible. It takes pop culture, horror and cartoon characters and turns them all around. She is one of the only artists I know of that can make Freddy Krueger look cute and a Disney princess look menacing.”

Jennuhlee said she was often told by her art teachers that her work wasn’t neat enough.

“For a long time I tried to repress it to appease them,” she said. “But the chaos of my art is my outlet. I think it’s what allows me to be such a happy bubbly person.”

There is no charge for admission to the opening reception.

A frequent fixture at local art fairs and a popular commission artist, Jennuhlee recently won the Juror Award in the Professional Fine Art Division at the Canfield Fair.

POP! opened in November. It offers a wide selection of used books, comics and local and national artwork.

Pumpkin Walk at Twilight Returns Sunday

YOUNGSTOWN – Mill Creek MetroParks annual Pumpkin Walk at Twilight will take place Sunday, Oct. 16, from 4-8 p.m. at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave.

Families can take part in the wonders of the fall season as they walk along the pumpkin-lined paths as the day turns to night. Be sure and visit Scarecrow Row, a new attraction in 2022, located near the Margaret Cushwa Education Building. Scarecrow Row features various scarecrows dressed and decorated by local area nonprofit organizations. This free, outdoor event is open to the public and sponsored by 21 WFMJ/WBCB.

Ahead of the Pumpkin Walk, the annual family pumpkin carving will be Friday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fellows.

The finished pumpkins will be displayed during Pumpkin Walk at Twilight. The outdoor carving area will be located in a section of the parking lot at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Pumpkins and carving tools will be supplied or feel free to bring your own carving tools. Carving will continue while pumpkin supplies last. Carved pumpkins cannot be taken with you before, during, or after the event – they are to be displayed at the Pumpkin Walk event. Groups of 10 or more should call ahead. This event is also free and open to the public of all ages.

Professor to Lecture on Women Reformers

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College’s Angela Lahr, associate professor of history, will present the annual Henderson Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Witherspoon Maple Room of the McKelvey Campus Center on campus.

Lahr’s lecture, “Saints, Statues, and Barbie: Six American Women and Their Legacies of Conscience,” will focus on the conclusion of her latest manuscript project. Tentatively titled “Stoking the Conscience: Religion, Political Culture, and American Women Reformers in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,” Lahr’s manuscript examines the ways selected religious American women reformers attempted to use the tool of conscience to enact or resist change.

Lahr’s manuscript explores the work of six women who lived in the 19th and 20th centuries: anti-slavery and women’s rights proponent Angelina Grimké Weld; temperance activist Frances Willard; anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells; Pauli Murray, the first African American woman ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church Pauli Murray; Catholic Worker co-founder Dorothy Day; and conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly.

“All six women illuminate the widespread role of the conscience in American history. Long before the country was founded, Puritan settlers were called up to create a ‘city upon a hill,’ a moral, religious, and political example for the rest of the world. American political culture has thereafter been shaped by appeals to citizens’ consciences,” said Lahr.

 “The stories of the women featured in my manuscript reveal the ways that these activists drew on their religious traditions and utilized the cultural power of the conscience to sculpt the nation’s future. As the #MeToo Movement has used new tools to advocate for change in recent years, an examination of how women in the 19th and 20th centuries did the same is important,” she said.

The event is free and open to the public.

Pictured at top: Jenuhlee poses with one of her paintings.

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