Fundraiser honors Nemenz
Henry Nemenz will be the first recipient of the H.O.P.E. Award, which will presented as part of the fourth "Bella Nitesh Wine for Hope," a fundraiser for the Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. The H.O.P.E. Award is given out to a person(s) who donates time to children and the community. The fundraiser will be at 7 p.m. April 26 at Antone's Banquet Centre, 8567 Market St., Boardman. The event will feature a wine tasting (with collectible wine glass), heavy hors d'oeuvres, entertainment by Simply Ed Productions, a silent auction and other attractions. Tickets are $50 and are available online at www.hopemv.org or 330-726-2454.
Student exhibit winners named
Nineteen students received awards for the 78th Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition at the McDonough Museum of Art, 411 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Juror Dan Byers, the Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art, selected the winners from the 73 works by 43 artists chosen for display. The winners are Jennalee Butch, Nick Carney, Devon Carr, Jackie Chavez, Kelsey Davis, Sarah DelliQuardi, Amanda Durig, Kathleen Gallagher, Jenna Hudock, Chris Kamykowski, Laura Kosicrek, Sarah Kotlinski, LeeAnn Lewis, Rebecca List, Sara Oliver, Heather Seno, Andy Thomas, Mychal Vens and Joy White. The exhibition runs through Friday.
Opera premieres at Hiram
Hiram College's Marcia Kenyon Bissell Opera Workshop presents the world premiere of the opera "Verlorene Heimat (Lost Homeland)" at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Renner Performing Arts Theater, 11762 Dean St., Hiram. Composed by Dawn Sonntag, an associate professor of music at Hiram, the opera chronicles the final months of World War II as experienced by the ethnic German East Prussian Neuber family and a young Jewish-Ukrainian girl, Hedwig. Admission is free. For more information, call 330-569-5294.