The Update | Printmaking Sessions at YSU; Sharon Parade Winners

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University’s art department will present a new Red Press Collaborative installment featuring guest artist Jeffrey Sippel today through Friday, March 22, in Bliss Hall, Room 4025.

Open studio sessions will take place each day from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. throughout the week. Sippel will be present for a reception and artist talk at 3:30 p.m.

The Red Press Collaborative is a program designed to promote fine art printmaking at YSU and within the Mahoning Valley.

Sippel and students will create a limited-edition print throughout the week, showcasing various printmaking methods. The final print will be available via a donation of $125. Each print from the edition will be signed, numbered and fully documented.

Sippel is professor of art and printmaking coordinator at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. His work is included in many renowned collections, including the Smithsonian Institution.

Winners of Sharon St. Patrick’s Day Parade

SHARON, Pa. – Between 4,000 and 5,000 spectators watched the second annual Slainte Sharon St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, according to a press release. The winners are as follows:

  • Most Distinguished: Trails End Conservancy, Hermitage. 
  • Most Creative: Warehouse Sales, Sharon.
  • Most Festive/Fun: Rachel’s Tumbling, Sharon.
  • Most Irish: Ross Williams, bagpiper.
  • Best Team Spirit: Mercer County Wheel Patrol (Zem Zems); second place: Buhl Club Dancers from The Buhl Club, Sharon.
  • Best Pet in Costume: Honey, Laddie’s Sky Club’s border collie; second place: Nala, owners are Eddie and Caitlin O’Neil.

Student Art Exhibition at the McDonough

Liz Maugans is the juror of the YSU student art and design exhibition.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 87th annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition will open Friday, March 22, at the McDonough Museum of Art on the campus of Youngstown State University and run through April 6.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place that day from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition and awards reception are free and open to the public. The McDonough Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The juried show is a yearly tradition that features works by students who have taken art classes at YSU during the 2023-24 year. Local businesses and individuals support this exhibition by contributing cash awards and gift certificates.

Award categories include ceramics, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, digital media and graphic and interactive design.

Juror of this year’s exhibition is Liz Maugans, director of YARDS Projects and Curator of the Dalad Collection at Worthington Yards in Cleveland. She is the chief of community engagement and programming at ART EverySpace. Maugans co-founded and is the former Executive Director of Zygote Press, a nonprofit printmaking studio in Cleveland.

Pavlik to Appear at Boxing Hall of Fame Event

CANASTOTA, New York – Former middleweight world champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik of Youngstown, Ohio, will take part in the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum 35th anniversary celebration and class of 2024 induction festivities June 6-9.

“Kelly Pavlik provided so many thrilling moments for boxing fans around the world,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “We are excited about welcoming ‘The Ghost’ to Canastota. We know fans will enjoy seeing him during the festivities.”

Pavlik compiled an 89-9 amateur record before turning professional in 2000. He defeated Jermain Taylor for the WBC/WBO middleweight championship in 2007 and reigned until 2010. 

During his career he scored victories over Edison Miranda, Marco Antonio Rubio, Bronco McKart and Fulgencio Zuniga among others while compiling a 40-2 (34 KOs) record. Pavlik was named Fighter of the Year in 2007 by Sports Illustrated.

More than 35 boxing greats from the United States and abroad, including “The Coal Miner’s Daughter” Christy Martin and “Irish” Micky Ward, will participate in the Hall of Fame weekend celebration.

The Class of 2024 includes boxers Ricky Hatton, Ivan Calderon, Diego Corrales (posthumous), Michael Moorer, Jane Couch, Ana Maria Torres, Luis Angel Firpo (posthumous), Theresa Kibby (posthumous), trainer Kenny Adams, manager Jackie Kallen, publicist Fred Sternburg, journalist Wallace Matthews and broadcaster Nick Charles (posthumous).

Many events will take place in Canastota and nearby Turning Stone Resort Casino throughout the four-day celebration, including ringside talks, fist casting, fight night, 5K race and fun run, boxing autograph card show, banquet, parade and induction ceremony. 

Complete event details can be found HERE.

Grove City College Symphonic Band in Concert

GROVE CITY, Pa. – The Grove City College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will have its season opening concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in Ketler Auditorium in the Pew Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

The West Middlesex High School Concert Band will open the concert and join the Symphonic Band for a combined performance of Claude T. Smith’s “God of Our Fathers.”

Shenango vs. Cancer Basketball Game

SHARON, Pa. – Penn State Shenango’s annual Shenango vs. Cancer basketball game will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Hickory High School gymnasium.  

Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and the Dr. Edgardo Lob Memorial Cancer Care Fund through UPMC Horizon in Greenville.

Admission is free, but there will be a donation basket at the door. The event will include food vendors and a 50/50 raffle, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society and the Dr. Lob Fund. Organizers request that all donations be cash only.

This year’s event is being held in honor of Patricia Millan-Campbell, a longtime employee of the Hickory School District, who passed away earlier this month after an extended battle with cancer.

Pictured at top :The Mercer County Wheel Patrol won the Best Team Spirit award in the Sharon St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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