Library looks at Packard legacy
Dan Mathey will present a timeline of the notable Packard family at 11 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Cortland Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 578 Lakeview Drive.
The illustrated presentation will focus on the Warren family's lasting influence and what their contributions have meant to the community. Mathey is a historian, artist and member of the Trumbull County Historical Society.
The program is free and open to the public, and no reservations are required. For more information, call the Cortland Branch Library at 330-299-8120.
Orchid paintings displayed at Weller Gallery
"Jewels of the Jungle," a collection of orchid paintings on silk, opens Friday at the Weller Gallery, located at Mill Creek MetroParks' Fellows Riverside Gardens.
Gunter Schwegler's work features three dimensional objects as well as paintings, and his pieces can be found in galleries across the country and in private collections.
The show runs through March 10. For more information, call 330-702-3000.
Opera company receives grants
Opera Western Reserve announced three grants this week to help fund its programming.
The Warren P. Williamson Jr. Fund of The Youngstown Foundation awarded OWR $1,000 for general operating expenses. Dominion Resources Services Inc. and the Aimee and Lulu Seidel Foundation each awarded the opera company $1,000 for its educational outreach program "Fun With Opera." OWR takes the program to area schools free of charge.
For information regarding OWR, go to www.operawesternreserve.org or call 330-480-0693.
Philly artist featured at Butler
Philadelphia artist Anthony Latess will attend a reception for his exhibition "iRemember - Moments and Details in Personal Icons, 1950 to the Present," which opens Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown.
The work features personal family photographs taken from the 1950s to the present and details how images have changed or stayed the same since originally created. The photographs, painted with gouache and written on in colored pencil and painted over with watercolor, include the artist's reflections and memories.
The exhibition runs through March 10, and the opening reception will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 330-743-1107.
Artists sought for juried show
The Hoyt Center for the Arts and Jameson Health System are presenting "The Art of Healing," a juried exhibition exploring the healing potential of art in medicine.
To celebrate the opening of the new emergency/ surgical wing at Jameson North Campus, the Hoyt Center for the Arts in New Castle, Pa., is seeking work by artists with healing as the theme. Healing can mean recovery, treatment or providing care. It can appear in the form of a portrait, an abstract painting, a vessel or a found object sculpture. Healing could be the very process of creating the work itself.
Artists are asked to include a brief description of the work submitted and how it relates to the theme. The deadline for hand delivered entries is March 9 at the Hoyt Center, 124 E. Leasure Ave. More than $1,500.in cash prizes and purchase awards will be given. The exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the new emergency/surgical wing and run from March 23 to June 29. For information and a prospectus, call 724-652-2882 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org