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2024 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition – Regional Show of Region 1

The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition, now in its fifty-fourth year, is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of our talented young people in the state of Ohio. The exhibition is open to all of Ohio’s 1,112 high schools, both public and private, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education. Our purpose is to provide all budding young artists of the state with opportunities to advance their talent, whether that be through scholarships or simply experiencing the process of entering their work in a competition. The exhibition is a valuable incentive for our young people; it encourages an appreciation for the arts throughout Ohio and reflects the fine quality of art instruction and talent which exist in our state. Learn more about the state exhibition at

Laura Camara & The Jake Reed Trio – “Shades of Ellington” Album Release Concert

Join Laura Camara & The Jake Reed Trio for a special concert commemorating the release of their new album, "Shades of Ellington"

Laura Camara and the Jake Reed Trio have been lighting up stages all over Ohio since 2018. Comprised of some of Columbus’ top jazz musicians such as Bradley Mellen on Bass, Tony Bonardi on Piano, Jake Reed on drums, and Laura Camara on vocals, the groups unique musical interpretations, extraordinary improvisational skills, and incredible synergy, electrify the music and transport the listener to the most unexpected places. The Jake Reed Trio has been performing at venues all over Columbus for over 10 years. In 2018 they decided to team up with award winning local jazz vocalist Laura Camara. Since then they have performed a series of programmed concerts of original jazz arrangements such as “Shades of Ellington”, “The Music of Laurel Canyon” and “Sarah Vaughan, The Divine One”. The group has performed at The Refectory Restaurant, First Unitarian Universalist Concert
Series, and The Columbus Museum of Art. Their most notable show “Shades of Ellington” has recently gained traction all over the state of Ohio. The group was invited in April of 2022 to perform this show at Blu Jazz in Akron, listed in Downbeat Magazine as one of the top 100 jazz clubs in the world. Laura Camara & The Jake Reed Trio are in the midst of recording their first album featuring the music of their most popular show “Shades of Ellington” which they plan to release in April of  2024.  

$10 – $20

MAC Family Fun Series – You Gotta Meet Mr. Pierce

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH, United States

Family Fun Series

It's time for some family fun at the MAC! You'll be delighted with our new family series programming, which is geared toward preschool - young elementary-aged kids and their families.

Featuring authors Chiquita Mullins Lee & Carmella Van Vleet. Additional details coming soon.

Dhvani – Grand Vocal Concert by Vijay Siva

Vijay Siva is one of the foremost vocalists today in Classical Carnatic Music. A child prodigy, at the age of four he exhibited a rare intuitive capacity to identify ragas.

Vijay Siva had his initial tutelage in Carnatic music from his mother, Akhila Siva, a vocal musician from Chennai. Vijay Siva later became the disciple of the legendary vocalist, Sangita Kalanidhi late Shri D. K. Jayaraman. He later received guidance from the legendary Sangita kalanidhi late Smt. D. K. Pattammal. Vijay Siva is also an accomplished percussionist (mridangam), and received his training from Kumbakonam Shri Rajappa Iyer.

Vijay Siva has performed in numerous and famed locations all over India and abroad including USA, Canada and Singapore.

A recipient of numerous awards and titles, Vijay Siva has received recognition for both vocal and percussion (mridangam), including awards for devotional music in 1974 and the coveted Rajaji Tamboora in 1981 from Tamil Isai Sangam, Chennai. He was also awarded first place in Classical and Light Classical Music Competitions (1984) conducted by AIR. He is the recipient of prestigious titles: Isai Peroli (1995) from Karthik Fine Arts, the Youth Award for Exellence by Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Trust in 1995, and the first recipient of Kalki Krishnamurthy Award (1996) by Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Trust, Chennai.


Lifelong Learning Institute – William Faust – Antique Cornets: The Electric Guitar of the Victorian Age

William Faust will discuss the history of the cornet and its place in musical and cultural history. This brass instrument was so pervasive between about 1850-1900 that it held a similar status to today's electric guitar in rock and popular music. Mr. Faust will share the brief history of the instrument and several examples of antique cornets from his personal collection of over 100 examples dating as far back as the 1830s, as well as some relevant ephemera.

William Faust is Managing Partner of Ologie - a nationally known marketing agency focused on helping colleges and universities recruit students, raise money, and build their brands. He has been collecting and playing antique cornets for over 30 years and has a collection of over 100 instruments dating back to the 1830s. He lives in Columbus and Baltimore with his wife Wendy and has 3 grown children and one grandchild. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from The Ohio State University.

Songs at the Center – The Wonder Women of Country (Kelly Willis, Brennen Leigh, Melissa Carper)

Songs at the Center is proud to welcome songwriters Kelly Willis, Brennen Leigh, and Melissa Carper to the McConnell Arts Center, alongside our host, Eric Gnezda.

YOUR participation is a key part of the success of our series, having been broadcast to more than 400 PBS stations from coast-to-coast in nine seasons. Bring friends, and feel free to come and go as you please!

This taping is FREE to attend, registration is recommended.

Worthington Chamber Orchestra – An Evening with Schubert: Octet in F major, D. 803

Franz Schubert greatly admired Beethoven and modeled his Octet in F major on Beethoven’s famous Septet, using a similar six-movement structure and instrumentation. However, Schubert added an additional violin to the string complement. Schubert balances entertainment and ambition in his writing through jaunty dances, hummable tunes, and heart-rending moments. Like Beethoven’s Septet, these elements are married with virtuosic moments led by the first violinist and clarinetist. The Octet in F major is the largest of Schubert’s chamber works in instrumentation and duration.

Dr. V’s Generations Band – Folk Music Celebration

Ohio University professor celebrates the work and generosity of one of his recent physician-assistant (PA) graduates, Andi Lamb, PA-C, who provides medical care to vulnerable patients in both Appalachia and Africa.

Jeff Vasiloff (“Dr. V”), who teaches at Ohio University’s Dublin Medical Campus, and his Generations Band will present an evening of beautiful music and words to raise awareness and funds for medical clinics in Uganda operated by Imani Milele at

The concert will also feature guest vocalist Dr. John McCarthy, Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Profession of Ohio University....

The Worthington Chorus presents: Earthrise

Earth day comes around every year just as the Earth orbits the sun every year. Keeping our planet healthy and safe is a challenge for those in our lifetime. Join The Worthington Chorus as we reflect on our planet and discover how we can create change in ourselves to then change the world.

The Worthington Chorus presents: Earthrise

Earth day comes around every year just as the Earth orbits the sun every year. Keeping our planet healthy and safe is a challenge for those in our lifetime. Join The Worthington Chorus as we reflect on our planet and discover how we can create change in ourselves to then change the world.

Breaking The News (Cinema Columbus Film Festival 2024)

Frustrated by the dearth of women and people of color in the media, Emily Ramshaw wanted to do something radical about the white men dominating newsrooms. So, in 2020, she and a motivated group of women journalists banded together to buck the status quo and launch The 19th* News, a digital news start-up based in Austin, Texas. The film documents the honest discussions at The 19th* around race and gender equity, revealing that change doesn’t come easy, and showcases how one newsroom confronts these challenges both as a workplace and in their journalism.


Lifelong Learning Institute – Paul Beck – The 2024 Election: Current and Prospective

With control of the presidency and Congress at stake in a deeply polarized electorate, and the integrity of the electoral process itself under challenge, 2024 is shaping up as one of the most important elections in American history. By the end of April, the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees should have been decided, pending ratification by their summer national conventions. Many of the parties’ candidates for all 435 House seats and the one-third of Senate seats on the ballot in 2024 also will have been chosen. The class will review the outcomes of these nomination contests and how the different rules by party and by state have governed them. Attention then will turn to the prospective general elections for both the presidency and the Congress...

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