Tuesday, August 30, 2016

CALL FOR ART But I Know What I Like

The Y is hosting it's fourth annual But I Know What I Like art show from October 9-November 20th.  All family friendly two and three dimensional art will be accepted within the confines of the downloadable prospectus.  Drop off dates are Friday, September 23rd from 10-5, and Saturday, September 24th from 10-3:30.

The twist of the BIKWIL show is that it's judge by non-professionals, as in "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like."

BIKWIL, davis YMCA, suzanne gray, Call for Art
download & print   prospectus

download & print   entry

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Hooray for HOLLYWOOD

We are very fortunate to have acquired more than 20 paintings of 1940s movie stars.   Not only is the subject matter from that era, but that's when they were painted by a young man who was still in high school! After Ervin Newman returned from WWII, he never painted seriously again, but instead concentrated on working at Youngstown Sheet & Tube, raising a family, and enjoying his favorite pastimes... baseball and fishing.

After he died in 1985 at the age of 62, his wife Cecilia treasured his paintings.  Now, at 90, Mrs. Newman has generously donated them to the Y.  We've planned a simple, yet elegant, opening reception for Wednesday, July 27th, from 3-5 at the GATY, to showcase the art.  The event is free and open to the community.  Red carpet and/or 1940s attire is encouraged!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

FIVE Squared Reception

Volunteers and staff prepare for the opening
 Brandon with our VP, Beth Scheller

 Leaders Club volunteers

 The Classical Strings Quartet

 Perusing the silent auction art work

 Photomontage featuring all donated art

 WFMJ covers the event

 Making note of  favorite art location

 Executive Director, Tom Grantonic, camera in hand

 Checking out art from Russian orphanage

 Most sought after artist... Chris Leeper

 YMCA CEO Tim Hilk

Countdown to sale
Queuing up to pay

Opening Day....