The Update | YSU Ceramics Works at Conference; O’Donold’s Pub Shuttered

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The ceramics program at Youngstown State University’s Cliffe College of Creative Arts will have 22 works included in an exhibition at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

The NCECA conference will take place March 15-17 at Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati.

The exhibition will include original works from YSU associate professor Missy McCormick, faculty member and alumna Amanda Spinosa and alumni Chris Kamykowski, Dan Newman and Maggie Paul. Eight current student works will be represented: Alexis Best, Elena Carballo, Thomas Davidson, Justus Lowther, Leah Sydney, Alyssa Strange, Rose Redfoo and Mychal Vens.

Titled Western Reserve Currents, it will feature work from artists representing YSU, Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Curated Storefront, Clayton Bailey’s World of Wonders, Hieronymus, Hope Center for Arts and Technology, Kathy Koop’s Celebration of Life, Kent State University, Northern Ohio Clay and The University of Akron.

The NCECA conference is expected to draw thousands of visitors from around the world.

O’Donold’s Pub Closed by Landlord

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A longtime downtown bar and restaurant has been closed by the landlord.

A notice posted on the front door of O’Donold’s Irish Pub, 122 W. Federal St., over the weekend states that the business has been “retaken” by the landlord. The door is locked, and entry is prohibited without the written consent of the landlord, the notice states. The building is owned by SKA Ltd.

O’Donold’s is owned by Christian Rinehart of Cleveland, who opened it in 2012. He also owns Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts, which had a location right around the corner of the Phelps Street pedestrian corridor.   Rinehart closed that location in January, saying at the time that it would reopen on the second floor of the building that houses O’Donold’s later this year.

Rinehart, who could not be reached for comment, told The Business Journal in January that his goal is to consolidate his businesses and reduce his workload. Suzie’s opened in 2014.

‘Bob & Tom’ Comedian Coming to Robins

WARREN, Ohio – Comedian Donnie Baker of the “The Bob & Tom Radio Show” will come to Robins Theatre on Friday, June 2, for an 8 p.m. show.

Tickets range between $20 and $28 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale Friday, March 17, at 10 a.m. at and the box office, 160 E. Market St. A presale for members of Friends of the Robins Theatre will start at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Baker is known for his overzealous, rude and lewd comedy. He comes off as a nitwit, but his fans appreciate his insightful, and offensive, comedy.

Event for USFL Season Ticket Buyers

CANTON, Ohio – A signing day event for USFL season ticket holders will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Hall of Fame Village Center for Performance.

Current season ticket holders and those who are interested in buying season tickets are invited and can RSVP HERE.

The free event will include a cocktail hour, photos with cheerleaders, mascots and uniformed mannequins, a meet and greet with Cleveland Browns legend Kevin Mack and Pittsburgh Maulers coach Ray Horton and more.

Art Gallery Owner to Speak at Club Event

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Source Gallery owner Mark Hamilton will be the speaker at the March 27 Lunch & Learn event at the Columbiana Women’s Club’s century home at 121 N. Main St.

The club specializes in showcasing the work of local artists, crafters and makers while also exhibiting work by regional and national artists whose art complements the curated collection on offer.

Hamilton manages all aspects of the gallery, including curating, custom framing and running the on-site digital Glowforge design studio. Works featured include: ceramics/pottery, drawing/printmaking, fiber arts, furnishings, jewelry, leatherwork, metalwork, painting/watercolor, photography, sculpture and woodwork. 

His diverse background includes work as producer, homepage and interactive service; associate researcher with Center for Electronic Reconstruction of Historical and Archaeological Sites; manager of interactive strategies (marketing IT/webmaster), Development Dimensions International Inc.; a Bachelor of Fine Arts (University of Wisconsin-Madison), graduate studies in computer animation and graphic design (California State University, Fullerton) and a master’s degree in design (University of Cincinnati, DAAP) and certification as a professional picture framer. For more information, click HERE.

To RSVP for this event, call 330 207 1470 by March 20. A catered lunch is included.

Evening With Automotive Artist at Museum

WARREN, Ohio – The National Packard Museum will present An Evening with Guy Shively on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m.

The renowned local artist will share stories of his distinguished career in the automotive art world. Guests can watch as he demonstrates his talent on a BMW motorcycle. Admission is $10 at the door and includes museum access and light refreshments. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase for a chance to win a Guy Shively custom hand-lettered Bell motorcycle helmet donated by Motozilli.

A special exhibition of Shively’s motorcycle and automotive art is now on display at the museum and runs through May 20.

Innovative Art Exhibit to Open at The Butler

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An exhibition of works by Steven McCallum titled “Caspita!” will open March 19 at the Butler Institute of American Art and run through June 11. McCallum will visit the museum for an artist’s reception on March 19, from 1 to 3 p.m.

For the past 20 years, McCallum has been exploring the nuances of “computer-built” digital images and photographic manipulation, the results of which are expressed in large-format digital prints.

“Steve is one of the most innovative artists in Ohio,” said Louis Zona, executive director of the museum. “He is known for his hard-edged abstractions and spatial interplay. The Butler exhibit is impressive for its scale in that imagery dominates the Davis Gallery. McCallum has taken over the gallery and has made it his world where shapes overlap shapes and lines create a sense of volume. This dynamic work underscores the power of scale and the significance of edge.”

Pictured at top: This untitled work by Mychal Vens will be part of the YSU ceramics in an exhibition in Cincinnati.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.