FACT starting new internship program

Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment:

• The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County is seeking students for a new internship program.

Those selected will help out at FACT events, take care of some office duties and work with local artists and FACT partners on various programs.

FACT is looking for five interns initially. Interns will be eligible for possible academic credit (depending upon their school) and will work with experienced artists and educators who can provide information on building a life and career in the arts. They also will be able to include the internship on their resumes and will be recognized at all FACT events and in its printed materials.

The deadline for applications is July 1. For more information, contact internship coordinator Eric S. Kildow at eskildow@gmail.com or info@trumbullarts.org.

“Frame Your Happiness” is the theme for this year’s public art project in conjunction with Youngstown State University’s Summer Festival of the Arts.

Working within the confines of a picture frame, artists are invited to create artwork expressing their version of happiness. The festival is partnering with Power of the Arts for the project, and the project displayed during the festival on July 8 and 9.

“Frame Your Happiness” is open to both profession and amateur artists. Picture frames may be made of any material and must be at least 8-inches-by-10-inches but no larger than 20-inches-by-24 inches. Frames can be new, handmade or recycled.

The art inside the frame should reflect what makes the artist happy, using any medium. Artists also can decorate the frame itself. The artwork can be two-dimensional or three-dimension, but only family-friendly artwork will be accepted. The work will be displayed outdoors and could be exposed to rain and / or wind.

Only one submission will be accepted per artist.

Artists will need to drop off the completed work on July 5.

The brochure with additional information on the project can be found online at www.ysu.edu/sfa. For more information, call Lori A. Factor at 330-941-2307.

• Playhouse Square has announced the lineup for its Cinema at the Square series.

The film series allows audiences the opportunity to see classic films on the largest non-IMAX screen in the state of Ohio. The moviegoing experience of the 1950s and ’60s is recreated with pre-show cartoons and shorts and music from the 1928 Kimball organ performed by members of the Western Reserve Theatre Organ Society.

Films need to be at least 25 years old to be considered, and six of the 14 movies are being shown for the first time.

One of those is “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane,” the 1962 Joan Crawford-Bette Davis thriller no doubt added because of the FX series “Feud,” which focused on the making of the movie and the rivalry between its two stars. Other newcomers include “The Blues Brothers,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “When Harry Met Sally” and Prince’s “Purple Rain.”

Repeat offering for the 20th edition of the series include “Annie” (1982 version), “Casablanca,” “Charade,” “Sabrina” (1954 version), “The Shining,” “Singing in the Rain,” “Top Hat” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

Cinema on the Square runs from Aug. 3 to 20 at the Connor Palace, and admission is $5 per film for adults and $4 for senior citizens and children ages 11 and younger.

Flex passes good for admission to any six films are $15.

• Do you have the perfect recipe for “Thunder Roast” or “Corn in the USA”?

A couple of Bruce Springsteen fans are putting together a cookbook called “Hungry Heart — Recipes to the Rescue” with all proceeds benefiting WhyHunger, a charity Springsteen actively supports.

The cookbook will feature fan-submitted recipes and anecdotes about their fandom. They’re looking for recipes that meet the standard, “What would you be really proud of serving at your table, should Bruce or any other member of E-Street stop by for a visit?”

The deadline for submissions is Aug. 31. Complete details can be found at hungryheartrecipestotherescue.yolasite.com

Andy Gray is the entertainment writer for the Tribune Chronicle. Write to him at agray@tribtoday.com.

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