Sunday, October 24, 2010

Featured Artist





Featured Artist
John Patterson

John uses calendars, agricultural magazines,
and his own extensive collection of Polaroid pictures as
reference and inspiration. With limited instruction, he has
created a substantial body of work since he began
painting eighteen months ago.
















Sunday, October 10, 2010

An Afternoon of the Arts

The 2010 Afternoon of the Arts competed with beautiful weather, homecomings, and one of the area's largest craft shows, but still garnered great reviews from those who attended. A Members' Art Exhibit at the GATY was the central focus of the event, with over four dozen pieces of art shown. Artists at work included Nancy Hawkins, Barb Lyras, Trish Blackman, Janet Marstellar, Natacha Keramidas, Richard Fisher, Sharon Nelson-Bianco, Dru Marchese, Ed O'Malley, Jeff Vargo, and woodcarvers Eugene Bennett, Ed Marchiori, Nick Kitchokoff, John Grantonic, Al Cochenour, Tom Evans, and Alex Yankuch.

Kelly Bancroft and Steve Reese, of Brady's Leap fame, entertained for most of the afternoon. Interludes by contemporary dancer Michelle Edison, poet Jordan Shaver, guitarist David Joachim, and Melissa Clavin's incomparable Y Line Dancers kept the pace lively.

Michael's Craft Center, the Y Leaders' Club, and Y staffers provided crafts to entertain the younger set. Suzanne Gray's collaborative art project, Cathartic Heeling, was open to anyone willing to bare his/her soles.

Refreshments were generously donated by Rulli Brothers and Sam's Club.

A special thank you to the Y staff for the outstanding efforts in readying the food court area for the event, keeping the refreshment table full, and cleaning up afterward.















Thursday, October 7, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Now collecting images for the new footprint montage,
Cathartic Heeling. It's easy to participate... trace your
feet on white paper. On one image, print a trait that you'd like to
eliminate in your life; on the other, something you want to
achieve or honor. Add a bit of artwork and you're done!
Send your images, and you'll be included in
the new montage.




Everyone is invited to join us at the Davis Family YMCA
on Saturday, October 9th for An Afternoon of the Arts.
Live music, artists-at-work, poetry readings,
dance performances, kids' crafts and more!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Y Art and Humanities

45 Mc Clurg Road

Boardman, OH 44512

(330) 480-5656

All classes are adult unless otherwise stated

Fall 1 Sept. 13 – Oct. 23

Monday

Beginning Crocheting 10:30 -11:30 am

Beginning Knitting 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Pre-School Story & Craft 3-4 yrs 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Youth Digital Imaging 9-16 yrs 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Plein Air (outdoor) Painting 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Photoshop & Digital Imaging 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Guitar – Children & Teens 6:30 –7:30 pm

Tuesdays

Pre-School Story & Craft 4-5 yrs 10:30 - 11:00 am

Home School Art 6-8 yrs 11:15 am - Noon

Home School Art 10-18 yrs 12:15 - 1:15 pm

Acrylic Painting 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Youth Art 6-8 yrs 3:45 – 4:30 pm

Youth Art 9-14 yrs 4:45 – 5:45 pm

Conversational French 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Wednesdays

open Studio* 11:30 – 1:30 pm

Teen Creative Writing 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Creative Writing 7:15 – 8:00pm

Thursdays

Senior Art 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Youth Drawing 9-14 yrs 3:45 – 4:30 pm

Youth Painting 9-14 yrs 4:45 – 5:45 pm

Acrylic Painting 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Fridays

Printmaking 10:00 am – Noon

Saturdays

Jewelry 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Art Parties, as scheduled** 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Teen Anime Club Sept 18th 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Sundays

Open Studio* 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Art Parties, as scheduled** 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Fall 2 Nov. 1 – Dec. 11

Mondays

Beginning Crocheting 10:30 -11:30 am

Beginning Knitting 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Pre-School Story & Craft 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Digital Imaging –Youth 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Plein Air (outdoor) Painting 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Photoshop & Digital Imaging 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Guitar – Children & Teens 6:30 –7:30 pm

Tuesdays

Pre-School Story & Craft 10:30 - 11:00 am

Home School Art 6-8 yrs 11:15 am - Noon

Home School Art 10-18 yrs 12:15 - 1:15 pm

Acrylic Painting 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Youth Art 6-8 yrs 3:45 – 4:30 pm

Youth Art 9-14 yrs 4:45 – 5:45 pm

Etched Glass 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Conversational French 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Wednesdays

Open Studio* 11:30 – 1:30 pm

Pottery 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Teen Creative Writing 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Creative Writing 7:15 – 8:00pm

Thursdays

Senior Art 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Youth Drawing 9-14 yrs 3:45 – 4:30 pm

Youth Painting 9-14 yrs 4:45 – 5:45 pm

Acrylic Painting 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Fridays

Printmaking 10:00 am – Noon

Life Drawing 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturdays

Paint on Pottery – Families 10:00 – 11:00 am

Paint on Pottery – Adults 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Jewelry 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Art Parties, as scheduled** 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Teen Anime Club Oct. 16th 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Sundays

Open Studio* 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Art Parties, as scheduled** 3:00 – 6:00 pm

* Studio open for Y art students (provide your own supplies) – no instructor

** Parties for birthdays, girls’ night out, family get-togethers, any occasion

All classes open to members and non-members

Wednesday, August 18, 2010



Visit the Fine Arts Building at the Canfield Fair to see
Canfield Fair Gothic, a banner created by Y staff and members.
While you're there, don't forget to have your picture taken
for inclusion in next year's Faces of the Fair montage.

Monday, August 2, 2010


During week 7 of Camp Curiosity, campers were
challenged to make a rooster for the Canfield Fair.
The criteria was that they could only use cast off
Christmas decorations... a old tree, a large candy cane,
a silk poinsettia, red beads, garland, and a yellow
ornament. After drawing their own rendition of the
Christmas Re-Rooster, they then created pine cone
bird feeders to add to the rooster.
The finished sculpture will reside at the Y
until Sept, when it will travel to the Canfield Fair.

Friday, July 2, 2010

YETI The Abominable Junkman

Created by participants of the Davis Family YMCA's Camp Curiosity.
July 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Another session completed with some wonderful artwork now hanging at the GATY. Earlier in the session, we had a mini reunion, when Tre Smaroff, now living in Boston, paid us a visit.