Woven portraits of local citizens in exhibit at Arms


A new exhibit of woven portraits will open Friday at the Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., and run through Nov. 9.

Titled “Threads of the Past: Woven Portraits of Local Citizens,” it is a collection of portraits and accompanying biographies by William D. Walker, who learned the art of weaving while a student at Youngstown State University.

After discovering a double-weave process that allowed him to capture portraits in woven form, Walker decided to feature local citizens as his subject matter. Using a multi-harness floor loom with a double-weave pickup, Walker weaves two layers of cloth while hand-manipulating threads through both layers to produce the woven image. His images are colored using fabric dyes, with variations depicting references to his subjects’ histories.

The Arms Family Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $7 ($6 for seniors and $5 for children). Admission includes a same-day visit to the Tyler History Center. Call 330-743-2589 or go to

Carillon bell concerts at Westminster College


The Carillon Summer Concert Series at Westminster College will welcome three guest carillonneurs to perform on the College’s 42-bell carillon in July and August.

The series will open with a performance by carillonneur Jim Fackenthal on July 20. Fackenthal performs regularly on the Crane Carillon at St. Chrysostom’s Church in Chicago, the Millennium Carillon in Naperville, Ill., and the Butz Carillon at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

Gordon Slater will perform July 27. As the former Dominion carillonneur of Canada, Slater played the Peace Tower Carillon at the Houses of Parliament in Ottawa for 31 years.

Carlo van Ulft will be the featured carillonneur Aug. 3. Van Ulft is the director and carilloneur of the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon in Springfield, Ill.

All concerts begin at noon and are free to the public. Seating is on the Quad lawn outside of Old Main. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and lunch to enjoy during the concerts.

One of only 55 college carillons nationwide, Westminster’s bells are an integral part of campus life. In addition to chiming every quarter hour daily, they are played regularly by Paula Kubik, Westminster organist.

Comedian HaHa Davis coming to Kilcawley


Detroit based comedian HaHa Davis will perform in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center, on the campus of Youngstown State University, on Sept. 8. The show is a fundraiser for City Kids Care Inc.

Tickets are $20 ($40 for VIP) and go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday at or by emailing The show is for adult audiences.

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